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Old 08-13-2007, 09:45 AM
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I recently had attic stairs installed and wanted to share my experience with TV. I called around to find the best price and settled on S&S enterprise, ( a friend had used them)they where polite on the phone and set the apptment to come out and install my stairs the very next day. when the men showed up the following day( 10 mins early ) they where very nice and had the job done and cleaned up and gone in 45 mins. I couldnt be happier, if you want attic stairs installed for less then $180 then I highly recommend these guys. its hard to find good quality work now adays so when we do we need to share the info with others. I almost forgot, the # is 352-299-4530
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Old 08-13-2007, 10:19 AM
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Thanks for the info.

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Old 08-13-2007, 11:14 AM
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Are there any options for attic stairs - other than the pull down type?
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Old 08-13-2007, 11:58 AM
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they did offer a telescopic type stair, however this version was more expensive.
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Old 08-13-2007, 03:55 PM
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I hope this post has help anyone thinking of installing Attic Stairs
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Old 08-13-2007, 04:04 PM
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FOR THAT PRICE I WOULD BE SILLY NOT TO HAVE IT DONE. A GOOD 8 FOOT LADDER COST $90. AND IT WOULD NOT BE AS SAFE. THANKS FOR THE INFO. THE KAR GUY
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There's a guy named Tim Williams who also installs stairs. He did ours and we were delighted with him as well.
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We looked into Tim, however his prices couldnt compete with the S&S price.
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sistagirl??
Did they place 2 4' x8' pieces of plywood in the attic???
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Just something to keep in mind with the attic. During my home warranty period, we had the electrician over and he commented that when he first moved down to Fl from the Northeast and started work, he was notching the beams to accommodate the Romex electrical wiring until the builder scolded him that by notching the 2X4's he was compromising the roof-truss system. With the next breath he said be sure you don't let anyone lay plywood directly on top of the Romex because that will compromise the wiring. OK I said, what do you suggest? He suggested furring strips which would allow the Romex to lay under the plywood without supporting the weight of the plywod and storage. If you go above the garage, you'll see plenty of Romex and you'll see what I'm referring to. Just something to think about for anyone thinking about attic stairs and how the installer might put down the couple of sheets of plywood which usually goes along with installing the attic stairs.
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Old 08-13-2007, 10:25 PM
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They did put down 2-4X8 sheets of plywood. I paid for an extra sheet to be installed.
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They did put down 2-4X8 sheets of plywood. I paid for an extra sheet to be installed.
Was is really plywood, or waferboard? Our installers said they were going to use plywood, but actually used waferboard. When I asked about it, they said, "well, it's the same thing." It isn't the same thing. Waferboard is cheaper and weaker.

How did they get 4X8 sheets up through the opeing?
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Old 08-14-2007, 07:54 AM
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My husband had the same concern about the plywood, so he checked it himself. It was plywood and not waferboard. The sheets are cut to fit thru the hole and then reassembled once they are in the attic.
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Can anyone recommend a company that does kickplates and gutters? Thanks
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