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How to choose a ladder

Choose it Right!

 

1 Select height

 

Ladder Size - House Diagram


Step Ladders

Ladder Size Aprox. Highest Standing Level Maximum Reach *
4' 1' 11'' 8' 6''
5' 2' 10'' 9' 5''
6' 3' 9'' 10' 4''
8' 5' 8'' 12' 3''
10' 7' 7'' 14' 2''
12' 9' 6'' 16' 1''

Extension Ladders

Ladder Size Aprox. Highest Standing Level Maximum Reach *
16' 9' 6'' 16' 1''
20' 13' 5'' 20' 0''
24' 17' 3'' 23' 10''
28' 21' 2'' 27' 9''
32' 25' 0'' 31' 7''
36' 27' 11'' 34' 6''
40' 30' 10'' 37' 5''

 

* Assumes a 5’ 7” person with 12” vertical reach

 

 

2 Select duty rating

 

Type III - 200lb Duty Rating Type II - 2225lb Duty Rating Type I - 250lb Duty Rating 

 

Type IA - 300lb Duty Rating TIAA - 375lb Duty Rating

 

 

3 Select material

 

Does not conduct electricity

Fiberglass  

Heavy duty, non-corrosive, and non-conductive (when clean and dry).

Perfect for working around electricity.

 

 

Conducts ElectricityAluminum

Durable and lightweight, perfect for handyman or maintenance projects.

NOT to be used around electricity (aluminum conducts electricity and is an electrocution hazard).