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​Gutter Care for DIYers PART II

In our last blog about rain gutters, we recommended that homeowners have rain gutters professionally installed for the best protection against leaks.But what about a gutter protection system? There is only one that we highly recommend--and is the only one we distribute--that is not only inexpensive, but easy enough for almost any homeowner to install by themselves.That system is GutterBrush. GutterBrush [...]

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Ladder Fail II

Ladder Fail IIHere’s another good reason that we--ingenious designer and maker of ladder accessories that we are--invented the Ladder-Max standoff stabilizer.To protect your siding, gutters, and roof from ladder damage. And of course, primarily, to protect the person climbing the ladder. It never occurred to us before seeing this photo that ladders could also damage the electric meter, but [...]

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Ladder Fail I

Ladder Fail IThis guy is the reason we invented the Ladder-Max standoff stabilizer. And guys like him. Guys like, maybe … you?He’s not a complete idiot. He just has a big job to do—hang the Christmas lights on the second story eaves—and he’s got to move that ladder over and over to get the job done. He wants to get the [...]

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​Three Great Reasons To Use a Ladder Standoff Stabilizer

Whether you’re a professional contractor or a homeowner, using a ladder standoff saves you money, saves you time, and prevents injuries.Let’s start with how using a ladder standoff stabilizer saves you money. (Of course, when you save time and avoid injuries, you will also save money, but we’ll get to those in a moment.) Possibly [...]

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​Protecting Rain Gutters from Ladder Damage

In reviewing innovative ladder safety products, author and construction pro Chip Macdonald had this to say about preventing damage to rain gutters (eavestroughs) in Roofing Contractor Magazine:Let me try and recall how many gutters I have crushed, repaired and then crushed again while setting up and/or climbing ladders to the roof in the past 40 years. On second thought, let’s not [...]

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June is National Safety Month

The National Safety Council designates June as National Safety Month. Whether you’re a small business owner, a utility company worker, a contractor, or a homeowner, this is a perfect opportunity to concentrate on preventing accidents at home and at your workplace. This year’s theme is “Safety: It Takes All of Us.”This is pretty close to our own motto at Ladder-Max: [...]

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​LADDER SAFETY – Three Points of Contact

What are the best ways to avoid ladder accidents? The American Ladder Institute tells us that “three points of contact” is a big key to avoiding slips and falls from a ladder. When you are climbing and when you are coming down from your ladder, make sure that at every moment, you have two hands and one foot in contact [...]

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Light-weight ladder leveler

Need a light-weight ladder leveler?Ladder levelers are necessary for safety, but they can add Unnecessary weight to your ladder. Finally, a system that enables quick, secure attachment or detachment of your ladder leveler, minimizing weight and bulk on ladders that are already too heavy, too bulky and too awkward. The patented, Keylok® Quick Connect Leveling system does just that. Just snap the leveler [...]

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Is there a maintenance free gutter system?

Is there such a thing as a maintenance free gutter system out there? The simple (and disappointing) answer is, no.But there is a gutter guard system that is a breeze for any homeowner to install (any homeowner who is okay with climbing a ladder, that is), and very easy to maintain. GutterBrush is a “twisted wire” product which looks [...]

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​Best selection of Ladder Stabilizers here

There is no denying the importance and benefits of ladders as tools. But ladder users need to make it a point to follow some simple safety precautions that include using a ladder standoff stabilizer. Some other safety precautions include the following:Before using a ladder, inspect it to confirm it is in good working condition.Read the safety information [...]

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