Ladder Scratching Doors

The picture above shows a six foot ladder leaning against an aluminum garage door. This is not really a good idea because the aluminum garage door is usually thin in certain spots and can easily be scratched.

Over the years I have seen more damage done from simple home maintenance professionals using ladders and leaning them up against sections of the house that are easily damaged. Some of these sections include windows, doors, gutters and siding.

If you need to lean a ladder up against some of the sections of the house listed above it would be a good idea to wrap some padding around the top of the ladder.

For large extension ladders you can purchase specifically designed parts that attach to the top of the ladder to protect the building surface.

You will find a lot of painters with these attachments on their long ladders.