Wondering if anyone does anything special for trimming out attic accesses. Aside from the standard casing/1x2/caulking the drywall... Anything decorative, or are we trying to hide this as much as possible?
On the ceiling, casing only, paint to match the ceiling, make it disappear as much as possible. I only did wall access panels twice, I had small doors made up with jamb and casing on 4 sides. The inspector will want to see it properly insulated and sealed. I think the only way that will work on a wall is an insulated door with weatherstrip.
If they're in a garage ceiling (and 99% of the ones I do are), I make a face frame out of 1x3's using pocket screws and attach it to the stair unit frame while on the floor. Depending on how the walk door(s) and garage door is trimmed out, I may use a roundover bit on the frame. Then, I use a drywall lift to lift and position it in place. After securely nailing it, I open up the stairs and attach the sides of the stair box to the ceiling joists.
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