My father used to build and design aluminum ladders and it was something that I have grown up around my whole life. Now I know that for a great number of you, the humble ladder may not mean much but there are in fact ensure industries which are built on them. You only need to look at the world of window cleaners and the fire service to get an understanding of this. Most people have an aluminum ladder in their homes and when it comes to buying a new one I have always thought that it is just so important that you really weight up all of the factors before you eventually decide to dive in.
There are some common pitfalls which should be avoided when buying a new ladder and here is exactly what I think those are, and what you should be looking to avoid when you go to buy your new ladder.
Bear with me on this one… there are two common mistakes with regards to size that people make here, when it comes to buying a new ladder. The first issue is that many people buy a ladder which is way too big than they are ever going to really need, they will pick up ladders which are larger than their house and that makes storage a nightmare, it also means that they are spending money which they don’t need to. A second issue here buying too small, when extendable options are available. Always consider what you actually need your ladder for before you decide upon which to purchase.
Something else which few bear in mind is the level of flexibility in a ladder that you may need. For example there are many ladders which are able to be folded into all shapes and sizes and these are the ladders which are idea for those who have got an awkward property. In spite of this however so many people think that a ladder is a simple straight up and down option, which of course it really isn’t. There is much more to a ladder’s shape and size than simply one which goes up and down.
Not Spending Enough
If you really want a high quality ladder which is going to last you a lifetime then you are going to have to spend the money on it, the beauty is that you will only have to spend that money once. Those who decide to save money and who look to buy a lower cost ladder will find that they have to replace it within no time at all. The key to having a great quality ladder and one which will last is to make sure that you invest heavily, in doing that you will be making the smart move.
As I said, there is so much more to the purchase of an aluminum ladder than just turning up and buying the first one you see.