Sometimes you have to tackle a job that you
can't do from the ground and shouldn't do
from a ladder. Cornice restoration is an example:
it requires access to the whole cornice;
tools and materials have to be handy;
workers need both hands free to do the work.
Scaffolding fits the bill.
In addition to new construction, a number
of old-house jobs often require scaffolding.
These include masonry repointing, major
repairs to gutters and soffits, re-siding and
reshingling, whole-house painting and paint
stripping, and building a porch or addition.
There are several types of scaffolding, each
of which is right for some jobs and inappropriate
or dangerous for others. "Built up"
scaffolding—a temporary platform built