Rent or Build Scaffolding
I need to mount a cell booster antenna above my roof. I plan to mount a structure to the roof rake fascia which will extend about 4 feet above the peak. I tried going up there with a ladder, and quickly decided it was not safe.
There’s an attic hatch on the wall below, so I was thinking I could use it to attach a platform. The other end support could either go straight down about 12′ to the balcony below, or brace to the wall with diagonal supports. The latter seems like a more sound structure, but it means permanently marring the Hardie siding. I could repair the damage somewhat, but if I ever want to use the platform again the damage and repair will get repeated. With the former option, I could use extra long supports extending past the platform to form uprights to attach the railing, making the railing a little more simple and sturdy.
I guess a third option would be to build a free standing scaffold, but that’s a much bigger job. I’d probably still have to use the hatch to attach a stabilizer.
Anything obviously wrong with these plans, and any opinions on which one makes the most sense?
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