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Old 10-11-2008, 10:03 AM   #1
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How can I safely get to 2nd story dormers to paint?

I have had my son and a friend painting my house this summer, which has now turned into fall. They have come to a halt trying to reach the dormers on the 2nd story. The roof is very steep and impossible to safely stand on to paint. The pitch of the roof makes it difficult to get to the sides of the dormers. I'm looking for some safe tips or ideas so I can get the house done before the end of fall.

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Old 10-11-2008, 11:41 AM   #2
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How can I safely get to 2nd story dormers to paint?

Probably not the direction you want to go because of the expense but I rent a JLG articulated man-lift. You want a safe and quick way to get to hard to reach areas, that's it.
We have a local rental business that delivers and picks up. Costs $160 a day and I always make sure we are ready, including weather to get everything done in a timely fashion.

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Old 10-11-2008, 08:56 PM   #3
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How can I safely get to 2nd story dormers to paint?

Hard to say w/o seeing it, but I gather that it's beyond the average DIY without specialty tools such as a lift, jacks, roof hooks, or etc....or else they would have done it by now
Pics might help if it's a simple $100+/- tool that would do it
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Old 10-16-2008, 09:34 PM   #4
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How can I safely get to 2nd story dormers to paint?

Just as a friendly reminder, most accidents happen when you have limited time on a job and you feel rushed.

You have to make sure that you are safe, and then tie off ontop of the safety measures.

The suggestions above are worth the money.
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