Go Back   DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum > Home Improvement > Roofing/Siding

CLICK HERE AND JOIN OUR COMMUNITY TODAY...IT'S FREE!

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 07-10-2013, 02:20 PM   #1
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: Chantry Ontario
Posts: 80
Rewards Points: 77
Default

Ladder laid on 8/12 roof plane to walk on while prepping/painting roof


Here's a question I thought would be best answered in the roofing forum, sorry if I'm in the wrong place.....

I have an 8/12 pitch peak roof shingled with 80 year old metal shingles,
roughly 17' x 40' each roof plane. I want to lay a ladder vertically on each plane so I can walk it to wash it and prime/paint it.

I have scaffold enough to get to the eaves, and I thought I would get some hooks to fasten to the top of the ladder to hook over the eaves to secure the ladder. That way i could have the pressure washer and then the paint pump at the top of the scaffold and only have to carry the hose up and down my roof ladder.

I've also considered tying off the ladder to my car, and I am considering a harness/shock absorber so I don't get in trouble and/or plummet to my death.

I know that there are various methods you can use, other than my ladder arrangement,but is my way acceptable? I want to be safe, and I need info on how to safely secure the ladder, or if that's a bad idea let me know.

I am reluctant to cleat the roof and use planks, because it means puncturing the roof so much, and I don't think planks would be very good to use for washing/painting, having to move them all the time.

Ideas, anyone??

Thanks

Roly

ChantryOntario is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-10-2013, 03:09 PM   #2
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Hamilton, Ontario
Posts: 208
Rewards Points: 162
Default

Ladder laid on 8/12 roof plane to walk on while prepping/painting roof


Ladder hooks work fine, but it will be complicated to properly tie off. Can you run the scaffold high enough to put a proper guard rail in?
Ladder hooks, If your not used to them they can be a little hard on the feet after a while, and it may take a bit to get comfortable on them.
Get the ones with a wheel on the back, so you can roll it around your roof and not scratch it up. You'll need to wrap the bottom in cloth or something as well.

PatChap is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-11-2013, 07:39 AM   #3
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: Chantry Ontario
Posts: 80
Rewards Points: 77
Default

Ladder laid on 8/12 roof plane to walk on while prepping/painting roof


Thanks a lot for the info. I have some 3/16 aircraft cable I was thinking of attaching to the ladder, and running it down the other side of the roof to the tow hook on my car as a safety cable. That way I would feel ok tying myself off to the ladder also. Hadn't thought about the comfort issue, I guess the rungs of the ladder are hard on the ol feet after a while. If I buy a ladder hook, I'll definitely spring for the extra 3 bucks to get one with a wheel.
ChantryOntario is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-12-2013, 07:26 AM   #4
Lord of Slums
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Detroit Mi
Posts: 759
Rewards Points: 538
Default

Ladder laid on 8/12 roof plane to walk on while prepping/painting roof


Make sure to disable your car somehow. Maybe pull a battery terminal.
mj12 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
The moving Ice Dams after using a roof rake ?? Canufixit Roofing/Siding 9 02-05-2009 07:33 PM
Flat roof questions, advice, ballpark estimate JerryH Roofing/Siding 18 11-07-2008 04:08 PM
Roof Hook w/ Folding Ladder. Good Idea / Bad Idea? jjohanson Roofing/Siding 2 10-17-2008 07:45 PM
Railing on walk out roof MisterK Roofing/Siding 1 08-14-2008 10:42 AM
Flat roof - Rolled? - leaks Advice? JJ2001 Roofing/Siding 4 11-19-2006 06:17 AM




Top of Page | View New Posts

Copyright © 2003-2014 Escalate Media. All Rights Reserved.