Folding ladders are handy. They open easily and when closed, store easily in confined spaces; they are portable and available in various sizes. Collapsible ladders can be retractable, loft-style or step-ladder style. They are made by a majority of either aluminum or wood. Prices vary greatly and often depend on the height, width, material used and the manufacturer.
Multipurpose folding ladders folded into two or three sections. About two sections models have a tray near the top step of holding tools or paint. Some builders use the middle section of three sections models as an extended ledge to keep their work materials. That way they can avoid repetitive stair stepping. Loft ladders have sections that fold back in place within a framework ladder folds flat against the surface of the attic door when not in use. Both rose types are made of either aluminum or wood, including birch, pine, ash, beech and larch.
Folding ladders can be used instead of a ladder, the working platform or conventional ladder. Multi-functional ladders, when folded, saving space and are easier to carry during transport. This type of ladder is also often used by those in the building and construction trades as they travel to and from the project sites. When folding loft ladders are attached to the inside of a wind, the suitably pulled down by the wind cover, and then fold when necessary.