Chances are that unless you are as tall as Shaq, you will need to use a ladder at some point in time whether you own a house or an apartment. There are simply too many things that you will need to reach both inside of your home and out throughout the year that cannot be reached without the aid of a ladder. Unfortunately, with so many ladders out there to choose from, how are you going to find the perfect ladder that can fit all of your needs? Well, once you know exactly what you will require your ladder to do, the choice will be much, much easier.
When choosing the right ladder for your home or apartment, one of the most important aspects to consider is how large the ladder is and how well it can collapse. Not all ladders are able to collapse equally as well, and most of the traditional A-frame ladders are only able to close and not collapse at all. A non-collapsing ladder is a hard ladder to store, so if you find that there is far too much stuff in your closet or garage, you may want to avoid ladders that cannot be compacted down in size. Also, you need to consider the tallest area of your home that you will ever have to reach while standing on a ladder. While I doubt you will need an extension ladder that can allow you to change the wires on that telephone pole outside of your home, there is a very good chance that there is some point where you will want to be able to mount Christmas lights on the exterior of your home, a project which can be made much easier with an articulating ladder at your disposal.
If you are short on space in your home or garage (like most of us), you will want to stick with ladders that can provide you with a long reach while still being able to easily collapse down to a storable size. A collapsible ladder, as with any ladder, should be able to allow you to reach to at least the roof of your home, as a ladder is rather useless if it cannot reach at least twelve feet into the air. For those looking for a lot of height from their collapsing ladders, the telescopic ladder is just what you need, as it will give you unprecedented range while still being able to fold down into a neatly storable size. On the inside of your home, you can easily store a step ladder in any broom closet inside of your home or apartment. Even if you already own a regular A-frame ladder but have no idea where to put it, you can find a ladder rack that will secure your ladder to a wall of your garage without any difficulty whatsoever.
Finally, if you are serious about your ladder and you want only the best for your home, then you will want to use one of the many different industrial ladders. From a rolling ladder to much more stable options, these ladders are constructed not from aluminum, steel or wood like other ladders, but are instead built from fiberglass for the ultimate in strength and durability. A fiberglass ladder is inherently designed to provide you with the most strength possible, allowing people who are not exactly lightweight to use the ladder without the fear of it breaking under the load. Also, you can find plenty of ladder accessories for your fiberglass ladder, turning an ordinary ladder into a product that is perfect for just about any outdoor job.