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AUGUST JLC 1998 LADD ERS — TOP How to choose and use the right ladder for the job BOTTO M It's easy to spot a contractor on the road — I just look for a ladder rack on the truck. Most contractors keep at least an extension ladder and one or two stepladders. In this article, I'll explain how these ladders are rated, and how to use them properly. Choosing a Ladder The first step when choosing a ladder is to decide what ladder material best fits your needs: aluminum, fiberglass, or wood (see next page). There are merits to each material, and asking a group of contractors which type of material is the best is a sure-fire