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Hack 02-11-2008 05:02 PM

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I learned something after scaling my 18/12 pitch's much easier going up than coming down.

Is it possible to lay the extension ladder ON the roof rather than just up to the edge or gutter? If the extension ladder extends past this at a shallower angle, it becomes a sort of scaffold on the roof itself. Then you're not walking on the roof...see my lame attempt at a picture below...

I've done this before and it works rather well. I feel much safer...

Hack 02-11-2008 05:05 PM

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Originally Posted by inspectorD View Post
If you are determined to DIY maybe rent some staging...and get some other things done also.
Just a thought, sometimes it is better to get someone out to do it. This frees you up for other DIY stuff.
I agree with this 200%. My roof is pretty scary, so I go up there as little as possible.

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