Designed with professional tradesmen and contractors in mind, this compact three-piece fiberglass extension ladder can be retracted for use in tight spaces. The ladder, which is easy for one person to maneuver, can be transported inside full-size vans and on top of compact vans. It comes in five sizes from 16 feet to 32 feet. Cost: $225 to $415. Werner Co. 888-523-3371.www.wernerco.com.