My house is a modified A-frame. That makes for interesting eaves that need painting.
I have a two-car metal carport on one end of the house with the steep eaves that need painting. There is also a bathroom window up there that I want to replace with a thermal pane window.
How do we (painter, carpenter, and me - not all at the same time) get up there and work safely?
One thought is to fasten a 2x4 ledger onto the house, leaving screw or nail holes to repair later. Then place a long 2x4 "rim" jois that will rest on the metal roof of the carport. Cross 2x4's as floor joints and 3/4" sturdi-floor plywood. That would leave us a 4' x 24' platform paralle with the house. That would provide a 'floor' for ladders.
Another thought (not yet researched for availability locally) would be to rent a boom man lift or bucket truck.
A third would be to remove 3 or 4 panels of metal roofing and sticking a 24' ladder up between the rafters (which are 5' apart.)
Renting some kind lift is the most appealing labor-wise but these guys are slower than slow, and the rental fee could break me.
So you ask, why am I concerned with this problem? Because the guys who paint do not have a solution either. One who works with a general contractor WITH equipment, shook his head and said "move the carport." NOT!
Your thoughts, folks?