Whether needing a lift to clean your home siding or clear your gutters, extension ladders put lofty exterior spaces within reach. There are many options when it comes to selecting an extension ladder including material, size and height. Let Ace help you find one to fit your needs.
Aluminum extension ladders are strong and light weight, making them durable and relatively easy to transport. However, since aluminum conducts electricity it’s important to avoid using these ladders where electrical lines are near. If working near electrical wires is a consideration, fiberglass extension ladders are a popular option since they are both durable and resist electricity. Keep in mind, they are usually heavier than aluminum models as well.
Since extension ladders can reach up to 30 feet or higher, manufacturers make sure many of their models collapse or fold for ease of storage and transportation. If storage space is extremely limited in your vehicle or at home, many telescoping ladders can close down to just a couple feet. Beyond storage and extension purposes, folding extension ladders can be used in a variety of other ways including as step ladders or even scaffolding bases.
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