Dear House Repair Experts,
I've been replacing weathered siding on my house and now what's left is high up on my chimneyIt's about 25' to the top. I've been reading about scaffolding and lifts. I'd like to use a scissor lift like the GS-1930, but it weighs 3400 lbs and all I have near that chimney is unleveled dirt. I've also looked at some booms like the one Home Depot rents, a JLG T350. That boom might require me to take out a tree and I'd have to have some of it in the street I think. The scissor lift looks best to me, but not sure how to prepare the ground to safely use it? My thoughts were to just level it with a pick and shovel and add some gravel. Maybe throw a sheet of 3/4 plywood over it and make sure it doesn't budge. Does that sound like something you'd like to risk your life on? Maybe there is a more appropriate scissor lift for this job? A better way to prepare the ground? What's the right way to do this job? Call in a construction company? I've gotten pretty good at replacing the siding and the stuff on the chimney is relatively easy except for the height! I did do the one side over the roof, but the side facing the street and the short sides I think a lift would be best.
I've been replacing weathered siding on my house and now what's left is high up on my chimney