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Old 11-08-2006, 08:08 AM
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Suggestions for getting up to high parts of a roof?

OK, so my husband is really worried about me getting up on top of the highest part of our roof because it's very steep. I want to put icicle lights on the three flat parts of our roof (over the garage, porch and the second story) but where I really want the lights is on the apex of the house. Coming out that little grate thing in the attic is not an option, so getting on the roof is probably not going to happen either (plus it's hella steep, like I said).

So does anyone have any suggestions about getting lights up there? I am looking at buying a 24' ladder and one of those 11' poles especially made for hanging clips/lights, but the ladder won't be 24' when I put it at an angle and I'm not too sure how well those poles work (mostly unsure of how to get the clips/lights off because it doesn't have directions for that on the box).

Well...any suggestions? Here's a picture. The second story flat part is about 20' high and I can get some lights up there, but the apex is about 30' high and I'm beginning to think it's just not going to happen.



Incidentally...I can stand on the roof over the porch (that's how I'm going to reach the second story).

Maybe I should just be happy to get the lights on the other three parts?
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Old 11-08-2006, 08:24 PM
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If it were me I'd be happy just doing the second level and forgetting about the peak. I'm not a ladder loving person however.
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I am not sure if money is an issue, but you might try calling a tree trimming service for a quote for just that part. I know here locally they do that kind of stuff during the season for a little of nothing just so they can keep their guys busy during their off season.
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Whatever you decide, be very careful. I'm sort of afraid of heights, and as it turned out, for good reason. Falling HURTS. The lowest part of your roof is higher than where I fell, so I cringe at the thought of... well I think that goes without saying. Frankly, I think if I were in the same situation I wouldn't even attempt it. I don't think it would look bad if you just did the parts you can get to.
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I was thinking maybe hiring someone to put some permanant mounts in place, maybe a a tree service or a guy who does roofing, and then every year you could use the pole thingy to easily place the strings of lights.
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I guess I am lucky because BF drives for a construction rental company so we have access to man lifts all the time. I wish I was closer to ya, he would have no problem coming over and helping.
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Yeah...I am not sure what I am going to do.

My friend has 30' ladder that I am thinking of using, but I will just have to make myself NOT lean. I have been up on our roof at the old house for about 6 years in a row now and I haven't fallen off, but this is light-years different.

I'll just have to see what we decide. I'm going to do it this weekend, so I will let you guys know!

Thanks for the responses! Christy that is so nice! I need to make friends with a construction person apparently.
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