How to Install a Rolling Ladder

By Gene and Katie Hamilton

Tools Required
  • Electric drill
  • Measuring tape
Materials Required
  • Rolling ladder with hardware
  • Steel track
  • Wood screws

Before You Begin

These are an overview of installing a rolling ladder on a track. Follow the specific instructions supplied by the manufacturer of the rolling ladder.

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  • Step 1 : Install the track and brackets

    Depending on the type of track and brackets used with the ladder, follow the instructions to drill holes for the screws for the steel brackets that fit into the track.

  • Step 2 : Attach the top fixtures to the ladder

    Attach the top fixtures to the ladder

    Center the fixture around the rung at the top of the ladder to attach the top fixtures. Follow the measuring directions for their placement.

  • Step 3 : Install the bottom fixtures to the ladder

    Install the bottom fixtures to the ladder

    Follow the instructions to measure and secure the bottom fixtures to the ladder.

  • Step 4 : Mount the ladder on the top track

    Lift the ladder to the track and hook the top bracket onto the track. Adjust the bottom so it can roll or remain stationery. Illlustrations courtesy of Architectural Products