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Well it seems I've got a bunch of ladders taking up a lot of room. Can you store these outside? They're aluminum/fiberglass. I'm thinking building some sort of rack under my deck. Will weather/sun light impair them from a safety standpoint?
 

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By aluminum ladder has been on a hanger in the garage. Think being outside would cause to oxidize. Fiberglass should ok but think sunlight may cause degradation. Not expert just my opinion
 

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I have them under the back deck haven't noticed any issues but if you leave them outside make sure to secure with lock&chain ! Too the deck preferably one of the support posts ;)
 

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I have them under the back deck haven't noticed any issues but if you leave them outside make sure to secure with lock&chain ! Too the deck preferably one of the support posts ;)
Ha! They're insured by Smith & Wesson...
 

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I have ladders that have been out in the weather for 30 yrs. , they are just fine.
Hang them on the side of a garage or barn if you want to keep them of the ground.
 

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my dad has hung aluminum scaffold on the side of our barn for his business for 30 years...they are still fine, although one did get stolen when i was around 15 years old.
 

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my dad has hung aluminum scaffold on the side of our barn for his business for 30 years...they are still fine, although one did get stolen when i was around 15 years old.
Yeah, I've got scaffolding too, lol... You'd think I actually worked for a living, ha, ha...
 

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We have 1 20 foot fiber glass ladder we got hanging on the back side of the garage hanging with 2 hooks,the rest of the ladder we have are a 6 aluminum and 8 foot fiber glass step ladders we having standing up inside the garage along with a little 4 foot wooden step ladder we really do not have any other place to store or put them..
 

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My problem is I had two houses for a long time. Sold one, so now I've got pretty much two of everything... I should start a rental business...
 

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Mine are stored outside. I have pegs on the back side of my garage (garage is not attached to the house) and the ladders are hung horizontally to the ground. A tarp covers them. Never had an issue.
 

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Mine are stored outside. I have pegs on the back side of my garage (garage is not attached to the house) and the ladders are hung horizontally to the ground. A tarp covers them. Never had an issue.
I might try something like that with the new shed. Problem is the back side of the shed faces the driveway, and I don't want to be looking at ladders hanging or a tarp. Maybe can figure out some sort of enclosure that I can stain same as the shed...

Thanks, appreciate the tip.
 

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I might try something like that with the new shed. Problem is the back side of the shed faces the driveway, and I don't want to be looking at ladders hanging or a tarp. Maybe can figure out some sort of enclosure that I can stain same as the shed...

Thanks, appreciate the tip.
What you could do is build a little wooden canopy over them attach to your shed to help protect them from the weather..
 
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