I bought this ladder last weekend to clean and fix the gutters and fascia boards on my 2 story home. I have a 40 ft ladder and a 16 ft that I’ve had for a while. I purchased this 28 because the 40 footer is so hard to handle. Well this is the best ladder I have ever used. First off I can handle it by myself. Secondly it is easy to extend and lower because it slides easy and the clamps work perfectly. Thirdly is very sturdy and handles my 220 pounds with no flexing. The ladders I have are aluminum but older and I think the newer ladders are better designed. I am very happy with Werner and would highly recommend this ladder.
PS. We used it to also clean my buddy neighbors gutters and he went out this weekend and bought a new ladder….because he didn’t want to be outdone by me! lol
Durable, Sturdy, Easy to Install, Easy to Move, Good Size & Weight, Nice Design
Very lightweight. I needed a ladder a few feet longer than the one I've owned for 20-plus years. This was the height I needed to cut down a tree. This lightweight ladder made the job much easier. I'm not a big person. It was sturdy enough for me. Also, I'm not very young anymore, so the light weight was very helpful. The slip resistant pads worked fine. My old ladder had none. I'm glad I bought it.
I was worried when ordering such a large extension ladder that it would be unwieldy. I was surprised to find that, while substantial, it was not impossible for me to move.
Be sure to watch ladder safety videos on youTube, if you've never used a large extension ladder before. The operation is very simple, but being smart about arm and hand placement is critical to your wellbeing.
The first task for my ladder was removing ice dammed gutters (after the thaw). The ladder was very stable, and worked well for removal of the gutters, and for replacing the facing boards. I feel a great sense of freedom, knowing that I can clean my gutters, and access remote areas for repair, without calling a repair person.
Durable, Sturdy, Good Size & Weight, Nice Design
aluminum leavesmarks on house siding add padding
Increased to 20' from my old worn out 16' and worried that the added length might be more difficult to manage for my smaller stature...but this ladder is easy to extend and, although lightweight enough for me to move, is sturdy enough for my 2nd story painting jobs. I looked at several before purchase. Type II fit my price and needs best.
As a petite woman, I wanted a ladder that provided the height I needed to access my roof, yet was light enough that I could easily move/carry it. This ladder meets both needs. At 22 lbs., I can haul it all over the yard with no difficulty, and the light weight makes it very easy to extend and collapse without losing control of the ladder or getting fingers pinched.
This ladder is a quality product for the metal portions. Feels sturdy and non-saggy even when fully extended and loaded to 250 lbs. Plastic end caps could be more substantial to take more of a beating that these long ladders are typically subjected to. Rope should be immediately replaced with a woven cotton or poly brand as the twisted strand that comes with it routinely gets stuck in rhe pulley block
This does seem like a good ladder. I wouldn't trust it with much more than the rated weight. On the plus side though it is very light and easy to move, easier than a fiberglass ladder I would even dare say.
On a side note the first ladder shipped was bent. The delivery company did the right thing and notified me and Home Depot rather than just delivering it for me to deal with. So kudos to everyone for the way that was handled.
This is great, light weight ladder. Easy to move, strong and sturdy. You don't need a heavy ladder unless you're planking and adding a lot of weight. The light weight is actually safer, IMHO. It's less likely to get away from you and cause property/physical harm, not to mention much less fatiguing.
You want to spray the flappers with silicone or WD 40 before use. Other than that, you should get years of use out of it.