If you are a serial do it yourself type of person and you have some home improvement projects that you are planning to begin this year, you are going to need to assess what tools you have on hand to get the job done. Chances are you already have a well-stocked home improvement arsenal, but you can always add to it, right?
If you have a home improvement project that is going to take you outdoors let’s say to work on your siding, your roof, or maybe indoors on your vaulted ceilings you may need something more than just an average construction ladder.
Depending on your project, you may need to consider scaffolding.
If you project does in fact, require you to invest in some quality scaffolding you will have some work to do to figure out what the best options are for you. Here a few DIY home improvement projects that may be better suited to scaffolding than utilizing a ladder
If you are planning on giving your home exterior a new paintjob scaffolding may be a great way to go rather than relying on using a ladder. The benefits of a scaffold tower when painting is valuable to the job. Not only do you have a larger space to work with rather than standing on one rung of a ladder, you can save valuable time because you won’t have to move your tower as much as you would have to move a ladder. You also don’t have to constantly struggle with keeping your balance and instead focus on getting the job done quickly and efficiently.
Window Repairs-same thing goes for working on windows. You may have to reseal your windows, repair broken glass, or just give them a good cleaning. If you have second floor windows or you are working on an apartment building or condominium unit, scaffolding is much better option than utilising ladders. You can utilise the larger work space that the scaffold tower provides to get your job done faster than you would on a ladder.
Working on Ceilings-as any do it yourselfer or professional already knows, working on ceilings is one of the most taxing on your body. If you are working on a ladder, you not only need to control your balance, but you need to keep your focus by looking up at all times. This is not an easy task to do in addition to keeping focus on the actual ceiling work. Working on a scaffolding tower is not only easier on the person doing the job, but it is a much better option when it comes to safety on the job. You can prevent slips and falls, and damage to walls, and existing structures by not having a rusty old ladder leaning up against them.
Whatever home improvement project you are focusing on, the benefits to you and your project are worth checking into your options.