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

Ladder Jacks and Scaffolding on roofing and siding jobs

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. Ladder jacks and scaffolding requires time to set up, break down, and can even impact the speed in which the material is installed.

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 to prove that ladder jacks were necessary and used during the install.

Ladder jacks and scaffolding trade summary

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. It is always a good idea to snap some pictures of additional equipment that is required to complete an install.

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