Hire a Pro Advice: Install Attic Stairs

Cutting a hole in a ceiling for attic stairs is not a trivial job. Get help finding a carpenter to install attic stairs.

By Gene and Katie Hamilton

A carpenter who specializes in remodeling has the skills and tools to install a folding attic stairs. Such a pro should know the intricacies of house construction because he/she has come up through the ranks of the trade and evolved and perfected using tools and techniques.

You'll find that many carpenters who install attic stairs are on the staff of a general contractor, installation service or remodeling company and can be found online through a contractor referral service. Sometimes they advertise in local newspapers and the "Yellow Pages" . Look for their business card in hardware stores, lumberyards and home centers.