Members Login
Post Info TOPIC: Ladder stabilizer


Member Roof Cleaning Institute Of America Certified Roof Cleaning Specialist

Status: Offline
Posts: 2513
Date: Oct 17, 2013
Ladder stabilizer
Permalink  
 


How many use a stabilizer on the ladder so you don't mess up the homeowner gutters. We own 2 and use them all the time. Being a painter contractor before roof cleaning we use them all time. I am still amazed that I see guys not using them.



__________________

Liberty SoftWash

Eric Seitz
717-324-4208
Dallastown, PA 17313

Roof Cleaning York, Lancaster and Harrisburg, PA

Power Washing and Pressure Washing York, Lancaster and Harrisburg, PA

See Our Picture Gallery Here

Roof Cleaning PA

 

 

 



Premium Member Roof Cleaning Institute Of America

Status: Offline
Posts: 1056
Date: Oct 17, 2013
RE: Ladder stabilizer
Permalink  
 


Eric,

I'm ashamed to admit that just the other day I forgot ours in the yard but 99.9999999999% of the time we use them. Our 40 and 32 foot ladders are, I believe, entirely too heavy to lean against gutters. There is always a possibilty that the gutter can get "pinched" which not only damages the gutter but dirt and algae will settle and grow in the this area leaving it unsightly.

Hank



__________________

Pocono Non Pressure Roof & Exterior Cleaning, LLC

Stroudsburg, PA 18360

570-994-6918

Serving the Pocono and Lehigh Valley(Carbon, Lehigh, Northampton, Monroe, Pike and Wayne Counties), PA community as well as both Warren and Sussex Counties of New Jersey



Premium Member Roof Cleaning Institute of America Certifiied Roof Cleaning Specialist

Status: Offline
Posts: 1440
Date: Oct 17, 2013
RE: Ladder stabilizer
Permalink  
 


We typically use them with our bigger, heavier-duty ladders. The ladder(s) that hang on the side of our skid(s) generally don't have them because they are never actually get worked off of and are never used for more than a minute or two.

__________________

Ugly Shingles LLC Roof Cleaning Logo

517-798-5800

Ugly Shingles LLC Roof Cleaning Metro Detroit 

Get a FREE Roof Cleaning Estimate - See Our Picture Gallery Here

Roof Cleaning MI



Premium Member Roof Cleaning Institute of America Certifiied Roof Cleaning Specialist

Status: Offline
Posts: 1440
Date: Oct 17, 2013
RE: Ladder stabilizer
Permalink  
 


I agree, Hank! Those bigger ladder can be VERY heavy causing a lot of damage to gutters.

__________________

Ugly Shingles LLC Roof Cleaning Logo

517-798-5800

Ugly Shingles LLC Roof Cleaning Metro Detroit 

Get a FREE Roof Cleaning Estimate - See Our Picture Gallery Here

Roof Cleaning MI



Member Roof Cleaning Institute Of America Certified Roof Cleaning Specialist

Status: Offline
Posts: 2513
Date: Oct 17, 2013
RE: Ladder stabilizer
Permalink  
 


Even the smaller one when climbing up and down they move from Side to side and scratch off the power coating. 16 or 40 they get a stabilizer on it. Some homeowners watch us and I would not want to lean a 16 foot up without one.

__________________

Liberty SoftWash

Eric Seitz
717-324-4208
Dallastown, PA 17313

Roof Cleaning York, Lancaster and Harrisburg, PA

Power Washing and Pressure Washing York, Lancaster and Harrisburg, PA

See Our Picture Gallery Here

Roof Cleaning PA

 

 

 



Premium Member Roof Cleaning Institute of America Certifiied Roof Cleaning Specialist

Status: Offline
Posts: 1440
Date: Oct 17, 2013
RE: Ladder stabilizer
Permalink  
 


A ladder should have a solid foundation before attempting to climb it. If a ladder has to ability to move from side-to-side, it is not solid ground and should be secured much better before attempting to climb it. I do agree, if there is a risk of gutter damage, proper steps should be taken to protect these delicate surfaces.

__________________

Ugly Shingles LLC Roof Cleaning Logo

517-798-5800

Ugly Shingles LLC Roof Cleaning Metro Detroit 

Get a FREE Roof Cleaning Estimate - See Our Picture Gallery Here

Roof Cleaning MI



Premium Member Roof Cleaning Institute of America

Status: Offline
Posts: 126
Date: Oct 17, 2013
RE: Ladder stabilizer
Permalink  
 


We use them a lot more now than we did before. We also use the ladder basemate which is the best bit of kit we have bought imo. They make leveling the ladder so easy on any kind of surface.

__________________

 

Cork Window, Gutter & Roof Cleaning

Roof Cleaning Cork Ireland



Premium Member Roof Cleaning Institute of America Certifiied Roof Cleaning Specialist

Status: Offline
Posts: 1440
Date: Oct 17, 2013
RE: Ladder stabilizer
Permalink  
 


Ladder leveler kits are great to have. Our larger ladders have those as well. They make working on uneven ground much safer!!

www.grainger.com/Grainger/WERNER-Ladder-Leveler-4XP35%20Handling-_-Ladders,%20Platforms%20and%20Scaffolding-_-4XP35&ci_src=17588969&ci_sku=4XP35&ef_id=UmBl5QAAADaT2xyP:20131017223413:s

__________________

Ugly Shingles LLC Roof Cleaning Logo

517-798-5800

Ugly Shingles LLC Roof Cleaning Metro Detroit 

Get a FREE Roof Cleaning Estimate - See Our Picture Gallery Here

Roof Cleaning MI



Premium Member Roof Cleaning Institute of America Certified Roof Cleaning Specialist

Status: Offline
Posts: 1384
Date: Oct 17, 2013
RE: Ladder stabilizer
Permalink  
 


That is the same ladder leveler kit that I use on my ladders.  We always use ladder stabilizers.  I would not want my gutters scratched from having a ladder put on it so why w
Ugly Shingles LLC wrote:

Ladder leveler kits are great to have. Our larger ladders have those as well. They make working on uneven ground much safer!!

www.grainger.com/Grainger/WERNER-Ladder-Leveler-4XP35%20Handling-_-Ladders,%20Platforms%20and%20Scaffolding-_-4XP35&ci_src=17588969&ci_sku=4XP35&ef_id=UmBl5QAAADaT2xyP:20131017223413:s


 



__________________

Professional Roof Cleaning, Power Washing,
& Pressure Washing services company in
Houston Tx, Katy Tx, Fulshear Tx,
Richmond Tx, Sugar Land Tx,
Roof Cleaning Power Washing Pressure Washing
Marcus Raif
Katy, Texas
www.k-mpw.com
Roof Cleaning Pictures Houston Tx
Facebook



Guest

Status: Offline
Posts: 260
Date: Oct 17, 2013
RE: Ladder stabilizer
Permalink  
 


We use them on every roof.

__________________

Clean and Green Solutions - 281 - 883 - 8470

We provide an awesome roof cleaning service using non pressure methods.



Premium Member Roof Cleaning Institute Of America Certified Roof Cleaning Specialist

Status: Offline
Posts: 622
Date: Oct 18, 2013
RE: Ladder stabilizer
Permalink  
 


We use them on on every ladder. They make it so much safer, and like Eric said, when using them there is no chance of the ladder sliding against the gutter and scratching the paint

__________________

Kleen Roofs & Exteriors

1111 Nixon ave. nw

Grand Rapids, Mi 

49534

Kleen Roofs

www.kleenroofs.com

(616)914-9064

Pictures of our work



Premium Member Roof Cleaning Institute of America

Status: Offline
Posts: 132
Date: Oct 18, 2013
RE: Ladder stabilizer
Permalink  
 


We use them on every job up until this week. I had a slate roof that was installed with metal hangars and I was afraid the stabilizer would crack the slate tiles. This install is not the turn of the century slate install. They are just hung over a polypropylene sheeting on hangars, so they have a "float" to them. It must be some kind of manufactured slate system...

Anyone ever work around these types of roofs? Will they support a ladder stabilizer?

I wrapped our ladder edge with protective cloth to keep from scratching the gutter. We would like any suggestions the pros have.





__________________

PASoftwash LLC 

Indiana, PA

Steve Salley

724-201-WASH (9274)

Roof Cleaning Indiana County PA

www.PASoftwash.com

http://youtu.be/FZ-3zv8iIvk

 



Member Roof Cleaning Institute Of America Certified Roof Cleaning Specialist

Status: Offline
Posts: 2513
Date: Oct 18, 2013
RE: Ladder stabilizer
Permalink  
 


They should hold up to the stabilizer. I take duck tape and make a big ball on the end of them.

__________________

Liberty SoftWash

Eric Seitz
717-324-4208
Dallastown, PA 17313

Roof Cleaning York, Lancaster and Harrisburg, PA

Power Washing and Pressure Washing York, Lancaster and Harrisburg, PA

See Our Picture Gallery Here

Roof Cleaning PA

 

 

 



RCIA Founder

Status: Offline
Posts: 7617
Date: Oct 18, 2013
RE: Ladder stabilizer
Permalink  
 


Roof Cleaning By A&E wrote:

Even the smaller one when climbing up and down they move from Side to side and scratch off the power coating. 16 or 40 they get a stabilizer on it. Some homeowners watch us and I would not want to lean a 16 foot up without one.


 Me either! It kind of sucks when you bend up the gutters, and your customer is watching yawn



__________________


Apple Roof Cleaning Tampa Florida

711 Westbrook

Brandon, FL 33511

813 655 8777

See our website here 

Click here for more information

Here are more of our services

Watch a short video

 




 



Premium Member Roof Cleaning Institute of America

Status: Offline
Posts: 132
Date: Oct 24, 2013
RE: Ladder stabilizer
Permalink  
 


Thanks for the tip Eric
I see so much damaged to upper lips of gutters, and we just do not want to add to it... One more way to say "We are the professional company to do business with.




__________________

PASoftwash LLC 

Indiana, PA

Steve Salley

724-201-WASH (9274)

Roof Cleaning Indiana County PA

www.PASoftwash.com

http://youtu.be/FZ-3zv8iIvk

 



Premium Member Roof Cleaning Institute of America

Status: Offline
Posts: 49
Date: Oct 24, 2013
RE: Ladder stabilizer
Permalink  
 


I don't know why you wouldn't have a standoff.. For one, they add so much stability to the ladder.. Safety when roof cleaning is key! But also, it gets you away from the solution, whether you are roof cleaning or exterior cleaning, if the ladder is making contact with the roof or the siding the solution runs down the rails then onto you or your clothes. Home depot now sells standoffs that are removable with a pin, money well spent!

__________________

Serving: Berlin MD,Ocean City MD, Salisbury MD,Rehobeth DE, Milsboro DE, Selbyville DE and surrounding areas.

Kendall Roof and Exterior Cleaning

443-880-7011

MJ


Premium Member Roof Cleaning Institute Of America Certified Roof Cleaning Specialist

Status: Offline
Posts: 306
Date: Oct 24, 2013
RE: Ladder stabilizer
Permalink  
 


Never once have I or our employees have not used a ladder stand off, now my gutters installers are up and down so much that they don't use them and I have never see any damage caused, they set them steep and they weigh about 150.

We are looking for a new for the Werner fiberglass ladder that is not a bolt on, ladder max won't fit.

__________________

Mike Jackson

Roof to Curb Cleaning Pro's

1506 Magnolia Dr.

Cincinnati, OH 45215

513.542.PROS (7767)

www.rooftocurb.com

 
Check out our RTC video HERE!


Guest

Status: Offline
Posts: 170
Date: Oct 25, 2013
RE: Ladder stabilizer
Permalink  
 


i always keep stabilizers on my ladders. even for the quickest job I dont risk it. i'm kind of a big guy lol so it doesnt take much of my weight to mark up a gutter

__________________
Northern Neck Property Services
Proudly serving the Northern Neck, Middle Peninsula & Surrounding Areas
804.450.3341
Safe Roof & Exterior Cleaning Serving the NNK of VA
Northern Neck Roof Cleaning


RCIA Founder

Status: Offline
Posts: 7617
Date: Oct 30, 2013
RE: Ladder stabilizer
Permalink  
 


jimmyjamroofcleaninman wrote:

i always keep stabilizers on my ladders. even for the quickest job I dont risk it. i'm kind of a big guy lol so it doesnt take much of my weight to mark up a gutter


 I hear ya Jimmy! I too have never met a meal I did not like biggrin

I like the removable ladder stabilizers because we use flatbed roof cleaning trucks, and the stabilizers stick out too far, if they are not easily removable.

 



__________________


Apple Roof Cleaning Tampa Florida

711 Westbrook

Brandon, FL 33511

813 655 8777

See our website here 

Click here for more information

Here are more of our services

Watch a short video

 




 



Premium Member Roof Cleaning Institute of America

Status: Offline
Posts: 126
Date: Nov 1, 2013
RE: Ladder stabilizer
Permalink  
 


We use the microlite ladder stand off, I don't have a link just now but it should come up if you google it. It is light at about 1.8kg and has soft wheels which flatten off when weight is put on them making it very stable but will roll up a wall no problem. It is very easily put on or taken off the ladder, makes getting on or off the ladder easy and safe. Have a look at it.

__________________

 

Cork Window, Gutter & Roof Cleaning

Roof Cleaning Cork Ireland

1 2  >  Last»  | Page of 2  sorted by
Quick Reply

Please log in to post quick replies.

Tweet this page Post to Digg Post to Del.icio.us


Create your own FREE Forum
Report Abuse
Powered by ActiveBoard