A combination ladder is a ladder with several sections that can be assembled and function in several different ways depending on the job at hand. Often, a job or set of jobs will call for the use of several different types of ladders, whether it is gardening, home renovations, decorating, routine home maintenance, or even industrial application. Sometimes the use of a step ladder can be inconvenient or not appropriate, for example, pruning a tall tree or decorating along the staircase. In these situations, a combination ladder is an ideal choice, making the whole procedure simpler and safer for the worker.

There are four main reasons why a combination ladder is the best choice if you are planning to embark on a project that would otherwise require a variety of types of ladders. Combination ladders are convenient, cost-saving (one ladder can do multiple jobs), portable for storage and transport, as well as safety.