Last night during a wind storm (gusts around 50mph) a small section of
my vinyl siding got blown off. It's about a 2 foot wide section right
at a roof peak (ie it's a small triangle). I'd give this small job a
shot myself but I don't have a tall enough ladder to get up there
(maybe 20 feet up). Sooooo.. Dumb question but what would be my best
bet to call? Would a vinyl siding co. come out for such a menial job
(or charge a ton)? Would a local hany man be a better bet?
I'd stick with attempting to get a handy man type out. Only problem may be,
is they might not have a ladder that tall. Call a few people out of your
local paper, until you find someone interested in doing it, without robbing
Don't know if you will see this message, because of the flooding/sporging
I don't know how long you've been in the house or how much maintenance
you plan to do yourself (gutters, window trim, etc.) but have you
considered buying a ladder? If you go used (Saturday Super Ads or
your local Craig's List) you might be able to get one for close to the
cost of that handy man call.
Related Story - A few years ago I was looking for a 10' step ladder,
so I took a shot on ebay, more as a curiosity than an expectation of
finding one nearby. I found like-new aluminum ladder about 20 miles
from my mom's house, which is 300 miles from mine. It was two weeks
before Christmas and we were heading to Mom's house anyway, so I
contacted the seller and asked if he'd hold it until Christmas week if
I won the bidding and paid immediately. He said he would, and for $55,
I ended up with a seriously like-new ladder. Luckily I had a van to
strap it to to get it home. I'm still pretty happy about that deal!
We got quite a nice fiberglass extension ladder at a pawn shop for
a reasonable price. Of course, Himself knows how to look for damage
and abuse; the OP might not have the knowledge to do that.
In the spring it's quite a weight for me to handle, but by the fall
toughened up enough to swing it around pretty well.
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