Well, I’m getting kinda’ tired of lugging around my full sized extension ladder everywhere. I am considering the telescoping type, but have my concerns. I looked at one at a local retailer today, and it seems kind of “wimpy”. I have researched on-line, and there are many manufacturers, all claiming to be “the best”. Now, I understand that you get what you pay for, and have no problem spending the money for quality, but don’t want to order one on-line, and have to return it if poor quality. Also, being made of conductive Aluminum, instead of fiberglass.
Please share your thoughts on what type of ladder you use, Type II, Type I, Type IA, material made of, and most importantly, if you feel safe using it. Are you happy with it, or you would prefer another.
Thank You in Advance,
I should also mention that I use a 6’ Fiberglass for indoors.
I have a 16’ climbtech ladder that stays in the truck for the most part (Shown above) and a 14’ Telesteps ladder. The feet on the telesteps are designed poorly and wear out quickly, but it is not too heavey and works great for interior attic hatches.
Came into HI from General Contracting, so I have all the above. I use the Telestep 14.5’ model 1800, (27 lbs.) 95% of the time. It will access most roofs and attic access in most situations. Visit the guys at http://rewci.com . I’d stay away from the cheaper “Xtend-n- Climb”. Friends have them and they are not as well designed as Telestep. Telestep ladders are spendy, but then so are the doctor bills from falls and back injuries from lifting those monster extention ladders off the rack of your truck, at least at my age.
p.s. I get to leave my gas hog at home and take my car, much more comfortable as well.
I have been using my Little Giant for 8 years, when your life can depend on it why use something less.You get what you pay for. It’s a little heavy,but at 60 I can still get everywhere I need safely, yes that includes most roofs.
Yeah, after I fell off a roof 2 yrs ago, thus part of the reason for the career change, I don’t do two story roofs. Like Brian said “that’s what binoculars are for”. Being in snow country, most roofs are steep and that alone is enough to keep me at the eves and/or on the ground with my peepers.
Just like John, I use the LG most of the time.
I have 3 sizes the tallest to reach the 14 foot high gutter.
I add the 6 foot wooden when doing the rural inspections
because you just never know what lies hidden in the barn/coop/lambing shed.
The quality of the LG ladders never wears out.
And hefting it up makes for a good workout too especially at our age.