The LadLock attaches to your ladder and provides an angle-adjustable stabilizer that presses against roofs to help hold your ladder in place. Remember: there are no old, bold roofers.
As you can see in the photo, once you’ve attached the LadLock to your ladder, you can adjust the specific angle of the stabilizer by de-tensioning the two friction lock knobs, then positioning the stabilizer plate to fit the roof you’re working on. Then you simply tighten them down to lock the plate and use the ladder for the rest of the day.
It’s a very simple idea — and a simple tool — but anything that saves you from an embarassing (and possibly income-ending) swan dive off the roof seems like a great idea to me.
The bad news: LadLock wants $150 a pop for ’em. Of course, if you have a few spare hours and a welder, you could easily build one of these for $50 or less.
The LadLock [Corporate Site]