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    Default Re: How to get to my roofline?

    Quote Originally Posted by wilmar View Post
    If you are still interested I am currently working on a solution to the same issue
    Don't leave us hanging like that!!!!!

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    Default Re: How to get to my roofline?

    They make hooks for your ladder that goes over the peak that secure the ladder so you can climb it to the peak
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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeKrebs View Post
    There is going to be at least a one time effort to put some kind of anchors up. There is system that uses magnets and once installed you use a long pole to click the lights to the anchors. Or same thing with some hooks. But I would think using a 25' pole would be a feat all its own.
    Yeah, I've got a similar issue in that I can't easily get lights up on the 2nd story gutters, or the roofline. I'm 53 and don't really like the idea of climbing all over my roof to hang and then remove lights every year. I *do* have anchors on the roofline that were installed when the house was built, but I still don't like the idea of getting up to said anchors to tie myself off. I also want to put lights up inside the archway of my front porch (see picture below) and figure if I can get up there once to install hooks or something, I can then use a pole to attach strings. I can actually climb out that window over the garage doors and hang a frame for that window, but getting up to that roofline and those top-level gutters...ugh...

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    One of my fantasies has been a motorized winch system in the attic that lowers hooks on cables and raises the lights from ground level without the need for a ladder.


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    Default Re: How to get to my roofline?

    Hi
    I do have a life time fix ?? with a bit of money and time making them.
    Hire a scaffold tower with out riggers and wheels,make sure it will go to the height you need. Make 2 pulleys that you can fix to the roof tiles or the brick work just below the tile but make sure the pulley is above the roof tiles. Buy some very strong fishing line put one end in the wheel move the tower around to the other side keeping hold of the end of the line (some one holding the roll of line will a pencil or rod so line comes off freely ) When you fix the other pulley put the line thought done so now you can pull your lights up every year ( just make sure one end is always fix the the ground ) You do need to test this on the ground but i can not see why it will not work ????? all best Martin

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    So Hereís what I ended up doing as want a break from the ladder thing for a few years Iíve installed mine to be a semi permanent install at least hopefully a couple years any way . But will have to get up there at some point to mount them.
    Canít see em till you get up close so I can keep the HOA off my but. Working out the details as I go along. But can remove and repair with little effort . Beats going up and down that ladder each year .


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    So I recently had this issue. Was paying a guy $300 a year to hang my lights because my roofline is 3+ stories in some areas. Was going to rent a boom lift then found out my neighbor had a bucket truck. I borrowed that and installed pixel led lights in j channel along the roof line. It’s a clean install and can be kept up year round. It satisfied my wife so it worked out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Adam_pgh View Post
    So I recently had this issue. Was paying a guy $300 a year to hang my lights because my roofline is 3+ stories in some areas. Was going to rent a boom lift then found out my neighbor had a bucket truck. I borrowed that and installed pixel led lights in j channel along the roof line. It’s a clean install and can be kept up year round. It satisfied my wife so it worked out.
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    I am not quite 3-stories up, but my roofline is similar to yours. We are on a crawl space and the back slopes down. I am not a ladder fan and will not go up to the peaks on a ladder. I am looking for a permanent install for the rooflines. I thought about the J-channel route and may very well do that for price. I have seen the new Permatrack. I may go that route when I weigh price/performance. Like you I will be looking for someone I know that has a bucket truck to get up there or I am hiring someone to do it.

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