Painting while standing on a slopped roof

Old 06-30-05, 10:48 AM
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Painting while standing on a slopped roof

I am getting ready to paint my house. I have a slopped roof over my front porch deck and need to stand on it to paint the 2nd story above the deck roof. How do you make or where do you purchase the supports I have seen roofers use while installing shingles on slopped roofs?
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I've seen them at the Home Depot
But the ones at Western Tool Supply are much better quality
Old 08-05-05, 05:49 PM
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You could attach roof hooks to a ladder. The hooks go over the roof peak and hold the ladder flat on sloped roof. If you have two ladders, each set up with roof hooks as mentioned, you could get a pair of ladder jacks which would allow you to span a plank of wood between them.

I'm pretty paranoid (a 45 degree roof slope will do that) so I wear a sport climbing harness to which I attach a climbing rope, the other end goes over the roof peak and is attached to an anchor on the foundation of the other side of the house. That way if I slip, the worst that will happen is a bruise and maybe a mess from having dropped a paint bucket.


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