The traditional way to mount a rolling ladder or rolling door is by mounting brackets right to the wall, but sometimes choosing to mount your rail to the ceiling works best. Here are a few scenarios where you might want to mount your rolling library ladder or rolling farmhouse door to the ceiling.
Unique Walls, Doorways, or Other Openings
If you’re working with header-less or non-typical doorways, floor to ceiling hallways, tall doorways framed with crown molding, or other irregular situations, ceiling-mounted hardware may be the best solution for installing a track for your rolling ladder or door. You can even add a header behind the door if you want to fill up the empty space, but this is an optional aesthetic preference.
You Want to Avoid Drilling into the Wall
There are many reasons why homeowners want to avoid drilling into a wall. Maybe you have an expensive or decorative wall treatment, dramatically textured walls, or brick or concrete walls. In any of these cases, ceiling-mount hardware allows you to install a rolling door or library ladder while keeping your wall intact.
You Want to Install a Rolling Ladder Above Shelving or Bookcases
In some cases, mounting a rail for a rolling library ladder above shelving or a bookcase can be difficult or impossible using wall-mounting hardware. This circumstance is a perfect situation for using ceiling-mount hardware.
You Want to Install a Sliding Ladder in a Kitchen
If you can’t install a rolling ladder rail directly to your cabinets using typical mounting hardware, try using ceiling-mount instead.
You Prefer the Look of Ceiling-Mount Hardware
Maybe either style of hardware would work for your application, but you just prefer the stand-out aesthetics of ceiling-mounted hardware. That’s a perfectly good reason to make the choice too!
If you’re looking for ceiling-mount hardware for rolling doors check out our selection at cshardware.com. If you’re looking for rolling ladder ceiling-mount hardware instead, check out the Custom Service Hardware Ladder Easy Order Form (rail mounting brackets are on step 9). We’re sure to have the perfect options for your unique application.