is there a better pole for residential and commercial or is there one better than the other for each application.

I use a different one for short & high work. For lower work the weight is not much of an issue.

I sell quite a few fiberglass Exel poles. They are economical and they are fairly light at the heights we sell.

Over 30’ I recommend carbon fiber. Less then that you should be fine with an Exel fiberglass pole.