About Putnam Rolling Ladder Company

What is Putnam Rolling Ladder Company?

Putnam Rolling Ladder began in 1905 and has become a leader for the rolling ladder industry. Learn more about Putnam Rolling Ladder here.

Are Putnam rolling ladders made in America?

Putnam’s Classic No. 1, Quiet Glide, LOG, and ALTA collections are designed and manufactured in the US and assembled in Wisconsin.

Rolling Ladder Types and Styles

What types of rolling ladders are available at Putnam Rolling Ladder? 

Putnam Rolling Ladder offers both wood and metal rolling ladder options.

What types of rolling wood ladders are available?

A variety of wood species are available in our Classic No. 1, Quiet Glide and Meadow Lane collections.

Do you sell log ladders?

LOG ladders are available in custom heights and widths. Learn more about our LOG Ladder here.

What are the benefits of the Quiet Glide rolling ladder?

Quiet Glide offers the aesthetics of a vintage library ladder but with the quiet roller technology of today. Quiet Glide also offers braking wheels.

What is the difference between the various Putnam rolling ladder models?

Take our Style Quiz to find the best match for you.

What is a Meadow Lane rolling ladder?

The Meadow Lane Hook Ladder offers simplistic beauty at an attractive price. Available in two ladder lengths, four hardware finishes, and two wood species, the Meadow Lane Hook Ladder keeps choices simple! Find the options here.

Rolling Ladder Hardware

What types of hardware are available for a Putnam rolling ladder?

Classic No. 1, Quiet Glide, and ALTA offer an option for your ladder to always stay on the track or be removed. Meadow Lane features a hook, and LOG features our Stationary Mounting Brackets. All ladders can move between 'stored' or 'climbing' position. Quiet Glide and ALTA also have the option for a braking wheel for added stability.

Rolling Ladder Safety

Can library ladders roll on carpet?

Rolling ladders are designed to roll on hard floor surfaces.

Can rolling ladders be locked into place?

While the ladders cannot be physically locked onto the track, Quiet Glide and ALTA offer braking wheels that use a spring to lock the wheel which prevents the ladder from moving left or right when a user steps onto the ladder (40lb triggers the brake).

How much weight can my ladder support?

All Putnam ladder systems and step ladders have a maximum weight capacity of at least 300 lbs. Specific ladder systems can support higher weights, as detailed below:

Putnam Step Ladders (Painter, Pivot, Step Stool) and Putnam Log Ladder: Supports up to 600 lbs.

Putnam Quiet Glide and Alta Ladder Systems: Supports up to 500 lbs.

Putnam Classic #1 and Meadow Lane Ladder Systems: Supports up to 300 lbs.

Rolling Ladder Installation

What is the best angle for a library ladder?

The standard climbing position is about 12° from the wall.

How much clearance do you need for a library ladder?

Several factors come into play when choosing the best ladder for your space including: use of ladder, ceiling height & measurement from floor to where track will be mounted. You can design and see specs for your ladder here.

How do I choose the right sized rolling ladder for my space?

Are ladders from Putnam Rolling Ladder Company easy to install?

Yes, our ladders are easy to install and come with instructions.  We’ve sold thousands of ladders and our customers vary from DIY individuals to Contractors and Designers.

Ordering a Putnam Rolling Ladder & Customer Service

How do I order a Putnam rolling ladder?

How long will it take my Putnam rolling ladder to arrive?

Each ladder line varies, create a quote for your ladder here.

What happens if my rolling ladder arrives damaged?

We value our customers and the product we sell. Our Customer Service Experts can be connected with at https://putnamrollingladder.com/contact-us/ or call 800-882-0009

How can I contact Putnam Rolling Ladder customer service?

Our Customer Service Experts can be connected with at https://putnamrollingladder.com/contact-us/ or call 800-882-0009