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3 - Step Installation

STEP 1 - Prepare the Area

Identify an ideal location for your escape ladder beneath an upper story window. Measure and mark the correct dimensions for your ladder on the wall space beneath the window. Using the template provided, make cut marks directly on the wall and remove that section of drywall.
STEP 2 - Install the Pan

Insert the insulation sheet and pan into the open wall space. Through the pan, mark and drill pilot holes into the studs. Bolt the pan to the studs to secure the unit in place.

STEP 3 - Install the Ladder

With the ladder stack in the proper orientation bolt the webbing to the studs through each side of the pan. Place the ladder stack into the pan with the climbing assistance strap folded neatly on top. Finish the installation by caulking around the outer edge and paint or wallpaper the unit to match the room’s decorating style.

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Learn how you can install your new escape ladder in 3 easy steps.
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Different types of ladders are designed to keep you safe and productive when climbing or standing. Using the wrong style of ladder or simply ignoring the limitations of climbing equipment can result in a fall or serious injury.
Height reach Height is referring to the actual ladder height. Extension ladders should be 7 to 10 feet longer than the highest support or contact point, which may be the wall or roof line. The highest standing level is four rungs down from the top. The highest permitted standing level on a stepladder is two steps down from the top.

Reach height is the maximum reach assuming a 5’6” person with a vertical 12” reach.
Ladders are designed to safely hold up to a specific amount of weight. The Werner Performance System defines five different capacities using a color and star rating system. The Duty Rating is defined as the maximum safe load capacity of the ladder. A person’s fully clothed weight plus the weight of any tools and materials that are carried onto the ladder must be less than the load capacity.

Performance system
Werner offers ladder made from fiberglass and aluminum. Each material has characteristics which make it best for certain applications, or one material may simply fit the personal preferences of the user. For example, if working around electricity users should select fiberglass products due to their non-conductive side rails.