How do I reach the 3rd floor peak of my house for painting?

I have an old craftsman duplex. There are two floors plus a third floor with just one room so it comes to a sharp peak. Ladders and scaffolding (at least not what I have available to me) do not seem like they will reach; and certainly not safely, from the ground. I do have a porch roof just below the 2nd floor but it is also at a peak. The windows on the 3rd floor are not very big but I could get out of them if I removed them. I'd greatly appreciate any help or ideas on this. Thank you.

Asked By: Penny - 7/8/2008
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I would rent a basket lift for the job. Check your local equipment rental store, there's a variety of styles & sizes available. In my area of Michigan USA United Rentals is the big player. Do an online search or check the Yellow Pages to see who services your area.
Answered By: Rocco - 7/8/2008
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Hire a professional to do just that part.. it'd be the safest way.
Answered By: Dimari - 7/8/2008
Unless you spent a fortune on ladders, yours are not stiff enough for a long reach - rent the strongest class in a stiff long fiberglass ladder. When I needed to take apart a tall tree, the difference in confidence over my light weight 16 foot was amazing... More
Answered By: mike1942f - 7/8/2008
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