Best ladder accessories and why


#1

I dont really have a good ladder, and I was looking at the stabilizer and standoff addons. Im afraid Id punch a hole in the wall. I can be a brute, plus Im heavy with big feet. Any good ladder and accessories recommendations and reasons why? Tips.


#2

Werner has served me well


#3

Bullhorn/Stabilizer. Wedges/Stabilzers for ground, @squidskc thinks highly of then.

Get a normal aluminum extension ladder…being honest i dont use ladders but I keep a 20 ft multi position ladder in the trailer if needed. 90% of the time its used i use it in the A frame position. I put a. 24’ (?) in back truck if i know i need it. But these arent safe as extention ladders.

Or just put more holes in siding the even it out.


#4

I absolutely could not do my window cleaning job without these.

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#5

95% of the houses I do have 2 and 3 story decks. I use ladder with roof ridge hooks to keep it from sliding off the railings.


#6

What r they?


#7

Xtenda-Legs.


#8

Obviously they work and appear to be quick setup, but i cringe. I fear falling. I don’t fall or trip much as an adult, but im a tad scared of heights. I do get over it with repetiton and time. The guys from Mexico i see doing roofing here are fearless.


#9

I have a 16 ft extension ladder and a 28 ft Werner with equalizing legs on bottom that lock. Handy if you’re setting up on uneven ground. I use a Werner ladder stabilizer with tennis balls on each end to it doesn’t tear up shingles. I’ve started turning down jobs that I need to bring a ladder to.


#10

For roofs I use a Corner Buddy - https://www.menards.com/main/paint/ladders-scaffolding/ladder-safety-accessories/qualcraft-reg-corner-buddy-ladder-stabilizer/2470/p-1444451707811.htm

Can get from amazon too.


#11

I like the concept. How does it benefit using it?


#12

Found this diagram of its uses corner buddy.


#13

Keeps your ladder off the roof and gutters. Most the others, if you have a shallow pitch roof, the horns will not even sit on the roof unless you put your ladder at a dangerously shallow angle. Plus when you’re up there spraying from gutter line, still some room underneath you to spray w/o getting all over you.


#14

You haven’t steered me wrong yet. I’m going to order one


#15

I’ve got one on both my main ladders. The only disadvantage is that they’re a little too much trouble to take on and off so mine stay on all the time. But I’ve been using them for going on 4 years now and haven’t ever bought anything else.


#16

I always leave my bullhorns on to. But like you said if the roof doesn’t have a steep pitch they’re pretty much useless


#17

Got one of these on the way for Christmas lights. Pretty pumped about it.

http://www.thegoatsteepassist.com/the-compact-goat-includes-5-4-poles-with-soft-touch-hook-pad-and-wheel-giving-you-20-lineal-ft-total-weight-16lbs/

Otherwise, a handful of levelizers are a must. Here’s a video of one in action.

Here’s the link:

The Levelizer: The Fast, Safe, Easy Ladder Level https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00PJIH1C8/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_vre4BbGEEZ66K


#18

Do you use this only on corners or does it work well in any position?


#19

Any position, I’ve never used mine on a corner.


#20

Man that looks like a real PITA . Why not use a blower?