Note the aluminum construction for strength and long life.
Springs have been replaced with gas pistons that give you a slow closing effect (wont slam shut).
This ladder is rock steady when in use.
I have a brand new 22" "metal" attic ladder for an 8' ceiling (yes I messed up and bought the wrong one and cut the legs before I realized it). I will sell it for 1/2 ($120) or install it for you for $370.