Ladder or Pole? What do you use more?


#1

Personally i havent worked with ladders much yet but do you more often use ladders or poles for your work?

I personally have 3 work colleagues which are still schooled from the old stuff and they would walk up a 6 part chicago ladder with bracing…

But really often they get out the ladders from the car roof when theres a window thats too high to get to it with a 4 steps stepladder rather than just using a pole instead…

The people i work with right now usually have customers where you can pole the windows.

But really when you can pole a window you dont have to get a ladder out from your car.


#2

commercial my go to is the pole, residential it’s the ladder


#3

Storefront/commercial I pretty much only trad pole, unless it’s above about 12’-15’ then it’s the WFP. Never ladder if I can help it.

Residential, it depends.
Anything above what I can reach with a 24’ ladder is automatically relegated to the WFP. Less than that height and I need to weigh safety, quality and speed in the balance before choosing one method or the other.


#4

Ladder for most residential windows. Pole work for most commercial that is under 15’. I’m not great at pole work 20’ and up.


#5

Pole


#6

Well those 3 colleagues of mine just dont seem to like poles overall, theyre from the old school where poles werent a thing yet…But doesnt mean poles are bad.


#7

I had an Unger telplus 30 ft pole back around 1980. Long adjustable poles aren’t that new a thing. :sunglasses:


#8

Theyre in their rent in 3 years, its a bit longer ago :stuck_out_tongue:


#9

Poles for commercial

Residential rarely is poled


#10

I feel like Pole Work on houses is taboo. I would almost always prefer a ladder at residential jobs. Commerical jobs that are not residential windows, give me that pole!


#11

I have one of those used it once. To heavy !!


#12

We actually have a few houses that we have some windows to pole but thats very rare.


#13

What are you using to squeegee high windows a carbon fiber WFP?


#14

To Squeegee … 4 Piece 24’ Garlick.
Reaches everything I have. I bought the 5 Piece 30’ for one job that we did once , An that was it. It was higher than the 24’ would reach.


#15

Some day I’ll have to try a garlick pole.


#16

3 Piece 8’ The one I use the most.


#17

Is there a reason that you prefer a three piece over a two piece 8ft pole? I’ve always used a two piece for storefronts.


#18

…totally…


#19

With the Garlick poles the 2 Piece sticks come in 12’ lengths, Reducing down to 6’.
The 3 Piece 8’ size is good for most of the work we do,whitest reducing down to 3-4’
At 4’-5’ makes it easier to keep somewhere. The 3 Piece 8’ works for me
Where I keep them , so do the 3 Piece 12’ Sticks :sunglasses: