An extension pole is a long, cylindrical stick used for adding leverage and extending objects to increase reach. It is made of various materials such as wood, aluminum, and composite. It fastens to the object to be extended using a screw or a locking mechanism. It is available in different lengths and sizes to fit different objects and applications.
An extension pole has various applications such as in household cleaning, house painting, recreational activities, and sports. It is commonly used for reaching high walls and ceilings when painting in lieu of a ladder.
Types of Extension Poles
Kinds of Extension Poles include the following:
Aluminum extension pole
Aluminum is the ideal material for a medium length extension pole.
An aluminum extension pole is lightweight and affordable.
However, extreme wind can break it easily.
It also tends to bend, especially the thinner one, when extended too long.
Wood extension pole
A wood extension pole is stiffer, heavier, and more stable than the aluminum type.
It has great wind resistance.
However, it does not have the ability to expand, as it comes in a fixed size.
It can also cause fatigue and can be difficult to use.
Composite extension pole
A composite extension pole is made of fiberglass and carbon fiber.
It has the durability and stability of wood and the flexibility of aluminum.
It is a professional grade extension pole.
It can last for years.
Choosing Extension Poles (Buying tips)
Telescopic property: Choose a retractable or telescopic extension pole for more length options and easy storage.