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Old 10-30-2017, 06:39 PM   #1
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Suggestions For Painting Window Arch


A customer needs to have their window arch (wood) painted. The rest of the window is metal and is in good shape. This is the 2nd level of the home. With angled roofs and heat cable up there I need some ideas on how to get a platform there so I can do the work. I attached a photo so you can see what I'm dealing with. Your suggestions are appreciated.
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Old 10-30-2017, 07:24 PM   #2
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Send the architect who designed that mess to do it.

Seriously, a pair of roof jacks and a plank. No big deal.

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How tall is that window? Looks like you could just stand there and paint it.
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If the window opens I'd do it by rigging a platform out the window. Done it many times.

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Secure a rope over the ridge, Climb up the ladder and then secure yourself to the rope while you stand there. Life safety rope of course.
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The roof jacks. On situations like that, on the thin left side, I tack one on by itself without a short plank, for basic support. On the right, maybe a fixed section of an extension with a clamped on ladder hook set on the ridge.

I used to be concerned about roof leaks from jack nails but never had a problem, dabbing on asphalt patch.

If you are talking about the arch only over the window, and if the window opens, might consider hanging up out of it.
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Ridge hooks, ladders and plank...no holes in the roof to patch up...easy peasy.
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Whatever you decide, just make sure you're tied off on something.
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Thank you for the feedback. Roof angle too steep to just stand in front of the window. I'll try for something through the window first. Homeowner says there's a lot of stuff in front of that window and I haven't seen it yet. Always something.
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Throw chair cushion foam in that valley and you can stand there all day. Lug sole boots work best on steep roofs, IMO.

You'dstill have to rope off.
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Throw chair cushion foam in that valley and you can stand there all day. Lug sole boots work best on steep roofs, IMO.

You'dstill have to rope off.
I was going to recommend foam but I find myself using it mostly when its very hot.

Need to find another, mice fell in love with my last one.

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I'd hook a ladder over ridge of the roof in front of the window

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Why are you painting it? It doesn?t look bad in the picture.

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