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>Ladder Review – Best in Class

How to Choose Your Ladder:

Ladders come in all sizes and types. What you need will depend upon the job at hand.

Questions to ask yourself:

  • Do I need a lightweight ladder – usually made of aluminum or a fiberglass ladder that may weight up to 50 lbs?
  • Do I want a ladder that is more versatile that can bend into multi-configurations such as A-frame and extension? There are ladders that can actually be bent into seven different positions. This type of ladder gives you the most versatility for the many jobs around the home.
  • How high do I need my ladder to reach? Step stools are the smallest and are good for everyday use in the home. The largest extension ladders can reach roofs of multi-story houses. If you choose a ladder too short you may be try to reach something from the top rung and cause the ladder to sway. A ladder that’s too long can become unsteady.
  • What weight capacity do I need? In the chart below are the categories and specifications that are required by the U.S. to have a label showing the duty ratings fixed to the side of the ladder. Duty ratings is your weight plus the weight of any load you are carrying or placing on the ladder like tools & supplies.
Type IAAExtra Heavy Duty375 pounds
Type IAExtra Heavy Duty300 pounds
Type IHeavy Duty250 pounds
Type IIMedium Duty225 pounds

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Best Ladders in Their Class

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#1 Step Ladder

Little Giant Ladders, Flip-N-Lite, 5-Foot, Stepladder, Aluminum, Type 1A, 300 lbs Rated (15273-001) – Free shipping for Amazon Prime members

The Little Gian Flip-N-Lite is a lightweight aluminum stepladder that is easy to transport, set up and take down. Learn More #Ad


#2 Best Multi-Position Ladder

Little Giant Ladders, Velocity, M13, 13 Ft, Multi-Position Ladder, Aluminum, Type 1A, 300 lbs Weight Rating, (15413-001) – Free Delivery for Amazon Prime members

The Velocity’s wide-flared legs and aerospace-grade aluminum construction provide an unmatched feeling of safety and stability. Learn More #Ad


#3 Best Extension Ladder

Werner 7808 375-Pound Duty Rating Type IA Fiberglass Combination Step/Extension Ladder, 8-Foot
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The Werner 7808 is an extra heavy-duty professional use step ladder. Learn More #Ad


#4 Best Telescoping Ladder

Luisladders 10.5ft Telescoping Ladder Aluminum Telescopic Extension One-Button Retraction EN131 330 Pound Capacity Tall Multi Purpose Free shipping for Amazon Prime members

The Luisladder telescopic has one button for easy close and store. Learn More #Ad


#5 Best Heavy-Duty Ladder

Little Giant Ladder Systems 13610-001 Green King Kombo Pro 6′ A frame 10’ Extension-Hi-Viz Type 1AA, 6 Ft – Free shipping for Amazon Prime members

This combination ladder converts to stepladder, extension and leaning ladder configurations. Learn More #Ad


#6 Best Budget Step Ladder

Werner 356 stepladders, 6-Foot Free shipping

This ladder is perfect for general and household use at a great price. Learn More #Ad