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Many homeowners take it upon themselves to make some home improvements using the well-known DIY method. Whether it's to increase your home's financial value or make it a more functional and enjoyable place for you and your family, the right equipment is essential to completing those tasks you have been putting off.
A ladder is an essential piece of equipment which can help you achieve just that. However, it's necessary to know which type of ladder to use for each task.
This is where we step in and help you make an informed choice.
Step ladders are probably the most popular ladders as they can be used anywhere. They are self-supporting, so you won't need to lean them against anything to complete your job.
There are two types of step ladders: the front step ladder and the twin step ladder.
The front step ladder has rungs (steps) on one side to help you climb, whereas the other side is used for support only. The twin step ladder is the most favoured as it has rungs on either side, allowing you to climb whichever side is most convenient while also asking a friend to mount them with you.
Both step ladders have rubber feet and are connected with a top cap—the spreaders, which join both sides, lock, stopping the ladders from buckling.
On the other hand, extension ladders are not self-supporting and need to be leant against something to make them stable and ready to use. However, extension ladders can reach greater heights, making them ideal for cleaning out the gutter, repairing the roof, or painting the house's exterior.
They have non-skid feet, a base which stays on the ground and a fly which slides upwards with the help of hooks, allowing you to reach higher up.
A variation of the extension ladder is the telescopic ladder which extends and locks by the foot to the user's desired height. Telescopic ladders fold down small to be ultra-compact, making them more versatile, portable and convenient. For user safety, they are fitted with a strong stabiliser bar with rubber moulded feet for long-lasting durability and feature controlled retraction to help prevent trapped fingers.
Folding ladders are similar to front step ladders as only one side is used to climb. Some folding ladders come with a sizeable versatile tool tray and handy tool holder handles, allowing you to keep your tools nearby whilst working at a height. Although they can be smaller in size, they can withstand up to 150kg.
So, these are our choices of the best ladders for DIY. We hope you found this article informative for more information on our wide range of access equipment, visit https://stripcurtainsdirect.co.uk.
And remember, DIY has its ups and downs, but you can keep your spirits high and tackle each task one step at a time with the right ladder.