A fiberglass ladder is a series of vertical steps made of fiberglass material that combines the best qualities of aluminum and wood ladders. It is stronger and safer to use than the other types of ladders. It is not prone to rotting and breakage unlike a wood ladder. It also does not conduct electricity or weaken when exposed to fire unlike an aluminum ladder. Because of these qualities, the fiberglass ladder is very popular in residential and industrial settings. It is standard equipment in fire trucks and industrial activities involving electricity and heat.
Types of Fiberglass Ladders
Kinds of Fiberglass Ladders include the following:
Fiberglass ladder with a gravity lock
A fiberglass ladder with a gravity lock is typically used for industrial purposes.
Its locking mechanism depends on the force of gravity applied to lock the rungs.
Fiberglass ladder with a mechanical lock assembly
A fiberglass ladder with a mechanical lock assembly uses a positive action lock.
It can lock in a fly up or fly down position, making it popular in fire fighting services.
Choosing Fiberglass Ladders (Buying tips)
Versatility: Choose a fiberglass ladder that can be extended or retracted to different height for flexibility and easy storage. An extension fiberglass ladder can be used for reaching high cabinets, ceilings, roofs, and gutter lines, depending on the extension length. Rungs: Choose a fiberglass ladder with D-shaped rungs to make them easier to step on.