We have a single-family house. When we had an attic fan, the fan’s ceiling shutter slats location was also the entrance to the attic. We no longer have the fan, but the slats remained.
We want to replace the slats with an attic access door, as it is very difficult to get into the attic (we have to lift the heavy slat unit up and slide it over, and then reverse the process to close it). It is not a large opening - the area is 30-inches by 30-inches (picture attached). We would appreciate your help. Thanks in advance!