Accessories for ladders tend to be of two main types. Those that help make the ladder more stable, and therefore safer when in use, and those that hold tools and materials so you don’t have to keep going up and down the ladder.
This is a selection of some of the most useful items that will help improve the functionality of your ladder.
This is a lightweight ladder leveler that is anchored to the ground not the ladder. It is supplied as a single unit, which makes it suitable for extension ladders but not stepladders unless you buy two of them.
It is a well made, simple idea that works. Existing users give it a high star rating.
Ladder Jacks enable you to have a working platform between two ladders. Fit a jack to each ladder, put an eighteen inch wide plank on the jacks, and you have a work platform that can make some maintenance jobs a lot easier to access.
This is a useful stabilizer that can be used to bear the ladder against the roof, thereby protecting the gutters. If you’ve been paying someone to clear leaves from your guttering, then using this to do it yourself could pay for itself!
The span of this Werner ladder stabilizer can be adjusted to 49, 57 or 65 inches. It fits aluminum and fiberglass ladders, and not just those made by Werner. It is easily fitted to any other make of extension ladder, with all hardware being provided.
This is a top class tool belt that will last for years. It's made with full grain leather, high density neoprene and commercial grade nylon. It has 10 inch deep main pouches with full leather boots, and boasts 24 tool pockets and holders overall.
The pouches are fixed in position and can't be moved, and the big comfortable belt will fit most waists.
This is a rugged, high quality and hard wearing tool. Pricey but well worth it.