Telesteps Ladders – What Are The Disadvantages?

Posted by Andrew Greess on Mar 7, 2013

Telesteps telescoping ladders are a great ladder for a variety of professional and home users.

telesteps laddersWe are a distributor of Telesteps Ladders and I think it is only fair that I share the disadvantages. These points refer to the telesteps telescoping ladders, not to the combination ladders or the attic/loft ladder also built by Telesteps.

Telesteps Disadvantages:

- Telestep ladders cost more than the cheap Chinese knockoffs sold under a variety of names (extend a step, xtend & climb, etc.) Note – Telesteps are worth it!

- Telestep ladders are not self-supporting. They need to lean against a wall or other stable support surface. If there isn’t a wall to lean against, you can’t use it. For example, if you were trying to get a kit down from branch of a tree, Telesteps probably isn’t your best choice.

- Currently Telesteps are available only in aluminum. This means they should not be used for electrical work. A fiberglass Telesteps ladder is currently in development and should be available soon.

- You can hurt yourself if not used properly. Note – this is true for any ladder, but I am not talking about any ladder so I will explain in more detail.

  • If you place the feet of the Telesteps ladder too close to the wall, it could tip backwards if you are not careful.
  • If you don’t ensure the ladder steps are properly locked, the ladder could fold up under you.
  • If you don’t follow instructions when closing the ladder, you could close the ladder on your hand - this will hurt!

I hope this helps. Please be safe. Comments?