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Tips for Buying the Right Ladder
Ladders are made for a wide range of uses and industries. Consider the following tips when purchasing a ladder for your home or business:

Tip #1: Consider the use
If you are looking for an emergency-use ladder to help with evacuating a home or building, a rope ladder may be appropriate. If you're looking for something more versatile, however, a step ladder or A-frame ladder may be called for. More industrial projects may require more complex ladder systems such as scaffolding.

Tip #2: Consider the material
Ladders typically come in four main types of material: rope, wood, fiberglass, and aluminum. No single material, however, will fit all needs, so refer back to the primary use on which you've decided. From there, know that rope is easily stored for emergency use. Wood is durable and non-conductive if it is dry, but it's also quite heavy to transport. Fiberglass is much lighter, but is often much more expensive. It is also non-conductive. Aluminum is great for durability and weight, but should never be used near open currents.

Tip #3: Consider the rating
Ladder manufacturers often use universal ratings in order to communicate the best application for the ladder. The rating will tell you how much weight the ladder can bear, and the type of use for which it is best suited.

Tip #4: A more expensive product does not necessarily translate to higher quality
You don't need to spend a fortune to get a quality ladder. If you weigh your needs and desires against how the ladder will be used, and how frequently, you can make a sound investment for your home or business.

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Ladders need to be safe, durable, and either heavy or lightweight depending on their purpose. Manufacturers, suppliers, distributors, and wholesalers often have many years of experience in this business. They often deal directly with commercial and industrial companies, construction contractors, and landscapers. Suppliers' big draw is the bulk discount.

They may also offer additional services for their customers such as custom products, online ordering, and rental options. Sales associates, skilled in all types of company products, can assist each customer with their exact needs. The company may sell anything from step and rolling to pull-down and tripod ladders, according to specifications.

Professionals in this field may have backgrounds in sales or construction, for example. Many suppliers target their sales to those in the roofing, landscaping, and firefighting industries.

To make price comparisons easy for customers, they may offer free quotes and estimates. Phone and virtual assistance is offered for products like stairs, lofts, attics, and step ladders. Suppliers should have extensive knowledge of all materials, including wood and aluminum, and be able to advise customers on the best materials for their needs.

Be sure these companies have a high safety record when it comes to their products. All ladders, such as step, rolling, and extension, should feature safety features and satisfaction guarantees. Many wholesalers have an online site, presenting an added value to customers. Companies should outline their return policies in detail, both in shops and on websites.

Ladder dealers sell related products that may be used in conjunction with ladders on the work site, such as platforms, extension ladders for climbing, and scaffolding. Product line may also include tools, supplies, and other safety equipment. From aluminum to wood, ladders and scaffolding should be durable for all purposes, whether for use in an attic, fire escape system, or construction site.