## About Ladder Height Calculator (Formula)

The Ladder Height Calculator is a tool designed to estimate the appropriate height of a ladder needed to safely reach a roof or resting surface. It employs the following formula:

**LH=SQRT(H 2+(H/4) 2)+2**

Where:

- $LH$ stands for Ladder Height (measured in feet).
- $H$ represents the Roof/Resting Surface Height (measured in feet).

Here’s an explanation of each component:

**Ladder Height ($LH$):**This is the calculated height of the ladder needed to safely reach a particular resting surface. It takes into account both the direct vertical height ($H$) as well as the horizontal displacement.**Roof/Resting Surface Height ($H$):**This refers to the vertical distance from the ground to the roof or resting surface that the ladder needs to reach.

The term **SQRT(H 2+(H/4) 2)+2** computes the hypotenuse of a right triangle formed by the direct vertical height $H$) and a quarter of the vertical height ($4H $), which accounts for the horizontal displacement.

Adding 2 feet ensures that there is some additional length for safety and stability.

This calculator is particularly useful in construction and maintenance work, ensuring that the ladder selected is of an appropriate height to reach the intended surface safely. Keep in mind that safety should always be the top priority, and it’s crucial to follow proper ladder usage guidelines and precautions.