Here's the job.
As you can see the roof of the balcony is badly damaged as a result of a typhoon a couple of years ago.
All the wood work needs reworking and painting as does the top walls of the house to match the bottom.
I'm buying scaffold on Monday as it is both impractical and potentially dangerous to attempt using ladders, the scaffold will enable me to paint the house and replace all the guttering on the whole house, a $500 investment worth every penny.
Oh Jon, how incredibly beautiful. Does it bloom in early Spring for you as our dogwoods do here? The foliage is so full on yours, ours is full as well but not as rounded, more like clouds sitting on branches, with a lot of branching left showing. The foliage doesn't appear here until all the blooms are finished. Yours is just so very lovely. Thank you.
You have a blank canvas right there on that side of your home and it's going to soon be perfect. I'm so glad to know you'll have scaffolding. It's going to be fun seeing your progress and the changes you'll create . You be really careful, ya hear?
I've been looking at this job for a few years now, thinking about the how knowing I would have to do it alone. I drew it all up beforehand in order to figure it out. The main support poles are 5m in length that's approaching 16 feet to you guys, real heavy too, then there was the matter of getting 2 twelve foot planks right up on top, that was fun! A combination of brain and muscle. Just the work to do now.
Extra hands are thin on the ground here unless you want to pay for them of course, then that kinda defeats the object of DIY. I do like a challenge
I like the brown too, a very traditional color in Japan and it goes so well with the wall color which turns out to be vanilla.
Hours of replacing rotten wood, prep and painting, Phew! It doesn't show too well in the photos the small space between the eve of the main roof, in fact about 8 inches, It was a tight squeeze for me to screw on the plastic sheet.