How To Choose A Set Of Telescopic Ladders?

choosing a set of telescopic ladders

If you are a person who is constantly, or even occasionally involved in some domestic or commercial DIY projects, chances are that you use ladders quite a lot. Telescopic ladders are arguably the most convenient types of ladders that you could use for such projects. Even so, it pays to get the best choice of telescopic ladders. Not only will you get the most out of you ladder performance wise but also you will have to worry less about safety issues involving the use of ladders. Having said that, it is important for you to get yourself the best telescopic ladder you can get. This article is all about pointing you in the right direction on how to choose a set of telescopic ladders.

Know Your Needs

The first thing you should do before choosing a set of telescopic ladders is to know your needs. Telescopic ladders come in different variants; we have the multipurpose ones and those meant for specific tasks such as loft access, interior and exterior painting, window cleaning, hedge trimming and decoration among others. It is hard to go a couple of months without needing a ladder. I’m sure it is not going to be for the same purpose every time you require a ladder, which means the more the purposes your telescopic ladder can serve the better.

What Size is Your Storage Space?

Secondly, you should know how much room you’ve got for tools in your house. Telescopic ladders are designed to economize on storage space. Even so, it is worth noting that they come in varying folded dimensions. Choose the set whose size you are most comfortable with to avoid compromising on your storage space.

Maximum Height and Weight Capacity

Something else you need to pay attention to when choosing a set of telescopic ladders is the maximum height when fully extended and its weight capacity. These are two of the essential considerations one needs to make to avoid getting the wrong set of telescopic ladders. If you are getting one mainly for indoor tasks, anything around three meters can do but if you intend to use it for outdoor projects, then the bigger the height the better. However, be careful with telescopic ladders with too high maximum heights because the stability of the ladder tends to decrease with increase in height. While maximum weight capacity is an issue of concern, it is worth noting that a significant number of telescopic ladders are quite flexible with this as most of them have a weight capacity that is above 300lbs.

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What’s Your Budget?

The cost of the telescopic ladder should be the other thing influencing your choice. This is a sensitive consideration as most buyers look for bargains. Although a lower price tag may sound like a bargain for your purchase, it is not always the case. Sometimes it is an indication that the set of telescopic ladders has a lower quality than others in the market. Therefore, get one that is of reasonable quality and within your budget to avoid disappointments in the future.

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                About the Author Tony Benson

                A long-time DIY enthusiast who has vast experience with renovating houses and general housing repair. Always has his toolbox and ladder in his car boot.