I want to attach two 4" long, 1.5" dowels to the fascia board. The free
end of each dowel will hold a Y Screw Hook like this:
The two dowels will be 13" apart, so I can place my aluminum extension
ladder between the two hooks to prevent side-side motion. Without
extending the hooks away from the fascia, the ladder will press against
the 1.5" overhang of the first row of (brand new) shingles.
I am aware of hanger hooks like this:
But I'm not sure how to use them, especially with machine screw threads
on one end.
Another factor which may or may not be a problem: the fascia board is
off-vertical by 18 degrees, the pitch of the ranch house roof.
I welcome your suggestions for other approaches.
Buy a pair of ladder standoffs. Or just fasten a couple of wooden blocks to
the rails to bear on the fascia.
BTW, if you are getting side to side motion from your ladder, you are doing
Also helps if you are using an extension cord or water hose up on the
roof. I managed to knock over the ladder with a hose while cleaning
the swamp cooler. As a widower, there was no one home to help. Had to
wait 2 hours for a neighbor to come home. After that, I always
bungee-corded the ladder to a gutter bracket !
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