Homeowners who need frequent access to their storage space might appreciate the LST Metal Scissors attic ladder. It can support up to 300 pounds, the maker says, and comes in six sizes to fit rough openings from 22 by 31 inches to 25 by 54 inches and ceilings up to 10 feet 10 inches. All units include a 13/8-inch-thick rubber-gasketed insulated door that delivers a 5.2 R-value. Prices range from $600 to $780. A fire-rated version is also available.
Fakro America, 630/543-1010, fakrousa.com.