Best ladder


#1

Hello,

My neighbor is in need of a new ladder as he needs to do a small roof repair! As he knows I recently did my roof, he asked me what type of ladder he should purchase. He said he has went to purchase a new ladder and was confused as they have so many brands and types! I told him I would ask on this site to see is their is an industry standard or a recommendation!

He said he likes the idea of the LITTLE GIANT ladder as he could use this for other projects as well!
Not sure if this is a good ladder or just a gimmick that is overpriced due to advertising! Seems like I see alot of people use WERNERS!

I figured you boys would know more than anybody about ladders!

Any thoughts!
Thanks


#2

Hi,

For him the Little Giant would be good.

They are a good investment.

I have 6.


#3

Yes Werners are great ladders and yes as Lefty said the Little Giants are awesome. The LGs are pricey though.


#4

louisville ladders are the best ive ever seen.

gweedo


#5

I got werners. Its a fold up just like a little giant. Also a 24 footer. my dad has a little giant and he loves it aside from its weight is almost the same as his.


#6

Thanks for the info!

I just went and checked out ladders on my lunch hour and man are the LITTLE GIANTS expensive! Home Depot had a GORILLA brand that was about 1/3 of the cost of the LITTLE GIANTS. The salesman said they are a good ladder just not made in the USA! Just wondering if the LITTLE G is worth the extra $. It seems as though you are paying top dollar for the LG’s to pay for all those late night infomercials!


#7

See if the Gorillas or the other “foldable” ladders will do the bonus parts like scaffolding, two sided approach on an A frame style, etc.


#8

Black tip Werners. little giant is for DIY and homeowners, not Roofers.


#9

The little Giant is a great little ladder.
For extension ladders I always use wood with safety rungs up to 24’.
For longer than 24’ I like the fiberglass Werners or Green Bulls.