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Following are some of the more Frequently Asked Questions.

Before contacting us directly about any questions you might have about Ladder Mart or your order, please read the following for the answers to some of the more commonly asked questions.

The Ladder Mart Team

Q: How long does it take to get my Little Giant Ladder after I place my order?
All orders will be shipped via FedEx Ground, FedEx Home Delivery or freight directly from the manufacturer within 1-2 business days from the order date based on product inventory. Ultra Fiberglass and Skyscraper ladder orders may take longer to ship. Please allow additional 7-10 business days for FedEx delivery. Orders will be processed and shipped in the order that they are received. Shipping time may vary based on product availability. We do not currently ship to Hawaii and Alaska.

Q: Does my Little Giant Ladder come with a warranty?
Yes - The Type 1A & 1AA Little Giant Ladders come with a manufacturer's LIFETIME WARRANTY covering all materials and workmanship. All other ladders and accessories come with an industry leading warranty.

Q: What is Ladder Mart's return policy?
Ladder Mart will return/refund any item purchased from the website within 60 days of the product receipt date with the following conditions:

1. Customer must send an email to and obtain a return number (RMA) for an authorized return of order.
2. Customer is subject to paying all freight charges to ship returned products to the manufacturer.
3. Customer will also be subject to a restocking fee on all returns:

Restocking Fees
35% of sale price for all Ladder returns.
35% of sale price for all Telescoping Plank returns.
35% of sale price for all Little Jumbo Stepladder returns.
35% of sale price for all Accessory returns.

Please Note: All of the above procedures must be followed in order to receive a refund. These policies also apply to exchanges.

Q: What size ladder is right for me?
It is difficult to recommend a particular size ladder because everyone has different needs. Take a look at the following size comparisons - these should give you a good idea of which Little Giant Ladder will work best for you:

The ladder shown in the infomercial on TV, the Model 17 stores at 4 ft 7 inches and opens to a 4, 5, 6, or 7 ft stepladder. In the extension position it extends from 9 to 15 feet in one-foot increments. It will extend approximately 1 1/2 stories high or the equivalent to a second story window of a typical home. This Little Giant Ladder is ideal for a typical 1 story or a split-level home. The Type 1A Model 17 makes up approximately 30% of all Little Giant Ladder sales, our most popular ladder.

The Model 22 stores at 5 ft 7 inches and opens to a 5, 6, 7, 8, and 9 ft stepladder. In the extension position it extends from 11 to 19 feet in one-foot increments. It will extend approximately 2 stories high, or the equivalent of the roofline of a typical 2 story home. This Little Giant Ladder is perfect for a typical 2 story home. The Type 1A Model 22 makes up approximately 45% of all Little Giant Ladder sales, our best selling ladder.

The Model 26 stores at 6 ft 7 inches and opens to a 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, and 11 ft stepladder. In the extension position it extends from 13 to 23 feet in one-foot increments. It will extend approximately 2 1/2 stories high, or equivalent to the roof peak of a typical 2 story home. This Little Giant Ladder is perfect for a typical (large) 2 story home. The Type 1A Model 26 makes up approximately 20% of all Little Giant Ladder sales, our tallest extension ladder.

Q: What is the difference with the various ladder ratings (Type 1, 1A, 1AA)?
Here is a quick explanation: Essentially, the Type designation of each ladder is simply a rating of how much weight a single rung on the ladder can bear. The American National Standards Institute defines the load rating of each ladder and prints the information on a safety label located on the leg of every ladder.

Load ratings for Little Giant ladders include the Type 1, with a capacity of 250 pounds, the Type 1A, with a capacity of 300 pounds and the Type 1AA, which supports up to 375 pounds.

Type 1 = Safety rated at 250lbs.
Type 1A = Safety rated at 300lbs.
Type 1AA = Safety rated at 375lbs.

Q: Why is the Type 1A Model 17 listed as 15 feet in the extension position?
This is how OSHA classifies all extension ladders, and is common among all brands of ladders. They take a measurement of all the ladder sections laid end to end and classify the ladder as that height of extension ladder. Therefore a typical 24 foot extension ladder really isn't 24 measured feet high, but rather the length of the combined ladder sections. When you take into account the necessary overlap of each adjacent ladder section you lose some of the ladder height.

Q: Are Little Giant Ladders certified?
Yes - Little Giant Ladders are 100% certified in the US and around the world by OSHA/ANSI, UL, CSA (Canada), QAS (Australia), TUV (Europe), and MIL (US Military certification).

Q: What type of aluminum is used to manufacture the Little Giant Ladder?
Little Giant Ladders are made from 6061-T6 Aircraft Quality Aluminum.

Q: Who currently uses the Little Giant Ladder System?
General contractors, home inspectors, painting contractors, electricians, plumbers, and home owners alike have been using Little Giant Ladders for over 30 years now. In fact there are over one million Little Giant Ladders in use today in the US. The Little Giant Ladder is ideal for anyone who wants one ladder that does it all.

Q: Does the US Military use the Little Giant Ladder?
Yes - The Little Giant Ladder is used on US Military bases all over the world. All branches of the US Military - Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines use the Little Giant Ladder on everything from Aircraft carriers to cargo planes. The Little Giant Ladder is one of the world's greatest ladders and is recognized as such by the US Military. The combination of superior strength and compactability make the Little Giant Ladder the logical choice for the various needs of the US Military.

Q: Can I get replacement parts for my Little Giant Ladder?
Yes - The manufacturer can provide you with every replacement part you would ever need for your Little Giant Ladder. The various hinge parts, locking pins, rung caps, and rubber feet are easily replaceable. On a much larger scale, the inner and outer halves of the Little Giant Ladder can also be replaced by the manufacturer. Please call the manufacturer directly at 1-800-453-1192 and press #1 for Customer Service for assistance with your replacement parts.

Q: I need a larger ladder than the Model 26. Do you have anything bigger?
Yes - Even though the Little Giant Type 1A Model 26 is the largest extension ladder manufactured, Little Giant also offers a line of large A-frame ladders that extend up to 21 feet in the A-frame configuration. If you own a home or business with high vaulted ceilings you might want to consider one of the Little Giant Skyscraper models. Please check the products page for additional information regarding the Skyscraper A-Frame ladders.

Q: Will my Little Giant Ladder come with an owners manual complete with instructions?
Yes - Every Little Giant Ladder comes with an owners manual complete with a product registration card of your new ladder. You will also receive a FREE instructional DVD that demonstrates the proper operation of the Little Giant Ladder System.

Q: How do I register my new Little Giant Ladder?
Simply fill out your product registration card located in the back of your owners manual and drop it in the mail. Or you can register your new Little Giant Ladder online at the manufacturer's website ( On the homepage, simply click on the register link at the top of the page and fill in the appropriate information.

Q: What forms of payment do you accept?
Ladder Mart accepts Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover.

Q: Is shipping free?
Yes - Shipping is absolutely free within the continental United States via FedEx Ground or freight.

Q: Is there any sales tax?
No - You do not have to pay sales tax for online orders outside the state of California*. *Since Ladder Mart is operated in the state of California, orders placed intrastate will be assessed the California state tax of 9.75%.

Q: How are the ladders shipped?
Your new Little Giant Ladder will be shipped to you directly from the manufacturer via FedEx Ground or freight, safely packaged in sturdy corrugated boxes to help protect the contents during transit. All ladders are shipped fully assembled. Each ladder has been personally inspected at the manufacturer to ensure the highest quality.

Q: Do you sell other types of ladders or products on your website?
No - Our goal was to offer only the best ladder and ladder accessories. That's why we exclusively sell only Little Giant Ladders, because they are the best ladders available on the market today. We are the Little Giant Ladder experts.

Q: You haven't answered my question, is there someone I can contact directly?
If you have any questions about Little Giant products or store policies that have not been answered by this FAQ section, please fill out our customer service request form on the contact page (click here) and we will respond to you as soon as possible.

Please be sure to include your contact information and order number so that we can quickly identify your order.

PLEASE NOTE: Before contacting us, please make sure that you ordered your Little Giant Ladder from this exact website. If you ordered your ladder from the infomercial on TV or if you ordered from another website WE WILL NOT BE ABLE TO ASSIST YOU. Ladder Mart, while we are one of the largest, is just one of many distributors of Little Giant products. We ONLY have records of customers that placed their orders directly with our website.

General product questions are always welcome.

Ladder Mart
409 N. Pacific Coast Hwy., Ste 790
Redondo Beach, CA 90277-2870
Fax: 310-606-2023

Hours of Operation: Monday through Friday 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM Pacific Standard Time.

Little Giant Type 1 - Alta One

Little Giant Model 17
Type 1 250 lbs. Rated
Extension Height: 9'-15'
Stepladder Height: 4'-7'
Storage Height: 4ft. 7in.
Weight: 30 lbs.
OUR PRICE: $264.99

Little Giant Model 22
Type 1 250 lbs. Rated
Extension Height: 11'-19'
Stepladder Height: 5'-9'
Storage Height: 5ft. 7in.
Weight: 39 lbs.
OUR PRICE: $309.99

Little Giant Model 13
Type 1 250 lbs. Rated
Extension Height: 6'-10'
Stepladder Height: 3.5'-5.4'
Storage Height: 3ft. 7in.
Weight: 24 lbs.
OUR PRICE: $229.99

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