Homemade Protective Pads for Extension Ladder

The plastic caps on the end of an extension ladder can scratch paint or siding when they are leaned against your house. A simple way to protect your siding is to wrap the ends of the ladder with scraps of carpet, then hold them on with duct tape.


  1. Thanks, Jerry, glad you liked the extension ladder tip. Seems like common sense is in short supply these days, so I try using it whenever possible to explain a Simple Solution. Thanks for writing and good luck!–Joe T.


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