Choosing the right ladder rack for your vehicle can be a pain but you need to do it right because it is very important. And even though ladder racks are not really considered a necessity, its importance when it comes to professionally transporting your ladder whether you are an electrician, landscaper or a contractor cannot be ignored. Without a ladder rack, you would be forced to find other time consuming and stressful means of transporting your ladder or risk damaging your car by trying to fit the ladder inside, not only that, there are also high chances that you would rather use the car space for storing something else entirely.
With a ladder rack, you can easily store and transport your ladder on the roof of your UTE or 4WD without damaging either the interior or exterior of your car. The big question now is “how do you know which ladder rack fits your car perfectly?” and in order to answer that question, I will be giving you an easy to remember quick list of what to look out for while searching for the right ladder rack for your vehicle.
1. What is your main reason for buying the ladder rack?
There are a variety of options available when it comes to choosing the right ladder rack for you. But one of the major things that influence your final decision is “what are the main tasks you would want the ladder rack to serve for you?”
Ladder keepers: Gets installed on the roof inside of your work vehicle in order to protect your ladder from the elements.
Drop down racks: This ladder racks provides a functionality that allows you to easily lower your ladder from the top of your commercial vehicle to the exact height you need it to work.
Gutter mounted ladder racks: This type of rack is one of the most popular among contractors because of its ease of installing, its cost effectiveness and its durability.
Cargo racks: This type of rack is suitable for you if you plan to carry more than just ladders in the space provided.
2. What materials would you like to carry on the ladder rack?
When searching for a ladder rack for your UTE or 4WD, it is important you go for a rack that would accommodate the kinds of materials you wish to carry or store on it. If you wish to use the roof rack for carrying heavy building materials or equipment such as plywood, extension ladders, pipes or any other thing extremely heavy, then you need to go for a kind of roof rack that makes the task easier and also helps protect you from back injuries.
3. The quality of the rack matters
When it comes to the kind of ladder rack you choose, the quality matters. Going for ladder racks made from high quality materials can increase the durability of the racks. Also it is important the racks are well coated in order to prevent rusting or other damaging effects caused by the elements.