United Rentals is a leading provider of extension ladders for rent, with heights ranging from 16 feet to 40 feet. Extension ladders are portable with easy setup for jobs like painting, light installation and landscaping. Our ladders are made from fiberglass or aluminum and employ a series of locks, used to provide additional stability and safety at each height level. Our inventory features this fiberglass extension ladder, which is 28 to 32 feet and nonconducitive, making it the perfect ladder for electrical maintenance and power work. We also offer a range of aluminum extension ladders, like this 36- to 40-foot extension ladder, commonly used for construction, roofing and repair.
Learn more about extension ladders in our FAQ section below.
We offer extension ladders in a range of sizes and heights, from 16 feet to 40 feet. As a general rule, extension ladders should be about 10 feet longer than the project’s height to ensure proper setup and use.
Extension ladders greatly vary in weight, ranging anywhere from 20 pounds to 150 pounds, depending on what material they are made from. Aluminum ladders are more lightweight but less durable and weather resistant. Fiberglass ladders are heavier but more durable. It is important to note that extension ladders have load capacities — the heavier the ladder, the higher the load capacity. Need more help? Contact one of our equipment experts for further guidance.
When using an extension ladder, it is important to measure the height needed for the intended application, as the maximum height of an extension ladder does not correspond to its actual reach. Considering the reach and angle at which an extension ladder is placed from a wall, a 16-foot extension ladder can be safely used at a height of 9 feet.