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Choosing the right ladder for your home or business use is very important, because it can be either a time saver if you get it right or it could end up being an inconvenient tool if the wrong ladder is used. There are specific models for different tasks, each with its own set of advantages and disadvantages however there are three main designs that we are going to be looking into further below.
Since ladders are important for any home or commercial premise, it is important that you get things right in the first place so that your ladder continues to lend you help with your various DIY endeavours without forcing you to seek a replacement brand time and again.
Before discussing about the Bentley telescopic ladder, let us take a look at some background to ladders and the criteria you should be putting into consideration when choosing one.
There are several models of telescopic ladders available on the market today. Commercially, be it your big box or a corner hardware store you will find these three basic popular styles:
They each offer advantages and disadvantages over each other, however, the telescopic style which falls under the collapsible system tends to be what most DIYers would prefer these days and below is the reason behind it.
Articulated Ladders - The articulated units are the most popular and can be found everywhere. Their simplicity and reliability makes them the choice for the service industry. They are priced in the middle range. Storage and transport is half the space but the same weight of a standard ladder. The only disadvantage is that most of them can’t reach high enough when fully extended.
Extendable Ladders - The extendable units can reach higher as they are actually two ladders in one; however there is a trade off on the weight they can support, and the safety margins decrease the higher they reach. Storage and transport is the same to a standard ladder. Prices hover just above the lower range. A disadvantage is the space it takes for storage, transport, and the awkwardness of handing the unit.
Collapsible Ladder - A collapsible ladder is better known as a telescopic ladder. They offer many advantages the older designs above do not. They can have the same weight capacity averaging at 300lbs. Their construction being mostly aluminium; makes them very light. When fully collapsed they do not take much more space than the size of a large briefcase. The only disadvantage is that the price range for the units is in the higher range. Although with their increase in popularity the prices are coming down drastically.
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