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Contractor using ladder jack scaffolding during a vinyl siding install above a garage

Get Paid for Ladder Jacks and Scaffolding

Ladder jacks aren’t something you see on every job, so you might not think to document it when you see them being used. But you should!

If your subcontractor needs to use a ladder jack or scaffolding, you can pretty much bet you’re paying for it, even if it’s not listed in the itemized invoice. So, you may as well get paid for it, right?

So, if you have a siding job with ladder jacks, take a picture of it.

Not convinced it’s worth your time?

Let’s look at a real example. A client took these photos of the crew using ladder jacks during production.

Contractor using ladder jack scaffolding during a vinyl siding install above a garage
Contractor using ladder jack scaffolding during a vinyl siding install

We submitted the photos along with our post-production supplement and our client earned an additional $132 per day the ladder jacks were in use.

Ladder jacks and scaffolding trade summary

Without the photos, the carrier likely would have rejected the claim. But simply taking a few photos earned him $264. Say you have 10 jobs that require ladder jacks this year. That’s a potential $2600 you could be missing.

Don’t leave money on the table. If you’re a good contractor, you or someone on your team is  already visiting the site during production to make sure everything runs smoothly. You’re already there. Snap some pictures and get paid for it!

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