Cost to Install an Attic Stairway

Submitted by: kennybetchel San Antonio, TX USA (Sunday, June 13, 2010)

Install attic access stairway – access door there but will require some lengthening…also some plywood couple 4×8 sheets laid for storage.

If you are a contractor or a handyman, how much would this job cost in your area?

Low Price: $240

Consensus Price: $425

High Price: $425



  1. Assuming you have bought a folding staircase which can be installed on the ceiling in the garage or on the ceiling of a hallway I would estimate that it would take a full day to install it. At $50-hr it comes to $400 for the labor and about $25 for additional materials.

  2. Maybe 4 hours just to install the stairs but it sounds like the first guy is customizing the size . $425 sounds about right.

  3. I’ve done 3 this year. 2 were removal of old stairs and install new- I charged $220
    And one was just an install, no removal for $175
    Not easy for one man to do, but doable.

    • For a removal and new installation in a hallway of a house attic stair.
      $250 is a fair price, I’m asking.

  4. with two people it takes about 2 hours to complete thats including remove old attic door and install new with screws into ceiling joist and trimming out. my cost will be $250 plus cost of new door.

  5. Remove existing attic ladder & replace with new attic ladder. Labor – $240. Includes removal and disposal of the original attic ladder. Additionally, cost includes any fasteners and or hardware needed to secure new attic ladder. Price does not include cost of new ladder. (client to provide)

    Info. provided by: Q Professional Services LLC

What would a fair price be?