On the front and back of my garage the shingles overhand the edge of
the roof by a few inches. Is there a standard way to support this edge
so that a ladder can be used without crushing the shingles? Thanks.
Yes, I have it on my new roof from last year. I don't know what they
call it but any roofer can tell you. I will call it a metal drip edge
but don't trust me and call some roofers or maybe a home depot or the
They're great for painting. They get the ladder about a foot away from the
wall so you can reach under. The spread also makes it safer to reach outside
the ladder. They can also be put on the bottom end to spread the base, though
I've never used mine that way.
For the gable end, have fun!!!! For the Eave side, the standoff goes
ON THE ROOF, not against the wall. The home emade stand-off could be
made with 2 different lengths to fit the roof slope, but I'd want an
outrigger on the bottom of the ladder as well.
You could use ladder stand off attachments for your ladder. I have these
and they work great, helps stabilize the ladder too.
First of all the shingles should NOT overhang the roof that far - but
the answer to your problem is a set of "legs" that fit the ladder and
touch the doof surface instead of the eaves.
You can make your own - see:
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