Ladder-Tite – Ladder Stabilizing Brackets
Climbing extension ladders can be quite dangerous and intimidating to the average home owner. One of the big dangers with ladder safety is having a ladder slip/slide to one side or backwards as you climb or work from the ladder. Years ago I had a pretty scary fall from a ladder that slipped to the side as I reached too far to the opposite side while painting windows. I learned a valuable lesson that day and luckily didn’t get hurt too bad. Needless to say I’ve become a huge fan of any device that makes ladders safer to use.
So I was pretty happy to try a new set of brackets designed to stabilize your ladder. The folks from Rogue Valley Innovations sent us their Ladder-Tite brackets to try. The Ladder-Tite brackets are made from aluminum and they are super easy to use. Simply loosen the set screws on the side, expand the bracket so that it covers the ladder rails and clips to the front edge of your gutter. If you look closely at the picture below you can see how well it attached to my ladder and gutter.
If you’re working in an area without gutters they also sell an accessory that allows you to attach the brackets to the fascia with a screw. Once the bracket is aligned and tightened the ladder becomes very stable and won’t slide or tip back.
I was quite impressed with these simple yet effective ladder stabilizing brackets called Ladder-Tite. These are especially useful when you plan on setting up a ladder in one position for awhile. Once you have them set the ladder is extremely stable which ultimately means you’ll feel safer and more confident in your work.
I used these while putting up Christmas lights this weekend. The only slight drawback to them is if you’re doing a task that requires frequent ladder moves. In that case you’ll have to remove them each time before moving the ladder. Regardless the Ladder-Tite brackets are a great ladder safety add-on that you should consider.
If you’re interested in buying the Ladder-Tite system then check out their website Here. The basic set starts at $29.95 or you can buy a contractor pack for $36.95 which includes the fascia brackets.