East Queen Anne Classic Brick Tudor

East Queen Anne Brick Tudor

The steep roof lines called for the use of a cherry-picker

Client: Mike P.

City: Seattle

Neighborhood: East Queen Anne

Date Completed: August, 2008

Date of photo: October, 2009


Methods: Because of the steep roof lines, the biggest challenge on this project was accessing all areas of the house without damaging the roofing or other architectural features of this beautiful, turn-of-the-century classic brick Tudor-style home. To achieve this we rented a cherry picker. When so much of the house is only accessible with a piece of equipment that only one person at a time can use, it was difficult finding ways to keep the remaining painters on the crew busy. For one thing, we employed a smaller crew on this job than we would have on a similar project with easier access. This meant that a job that otherwise might’ve only taken a week required a little more time. A few unexpected rainy days didn’t help either. Fortunately, we had a wonderful client who understood the challenges facing us in painting his house!

Client testimonial: Gary and his team were very professional, punctual and careful. The job involved painting third story dormers on one side of the house that are difficult to reach with conventional ladders. Gary was very creative in his use of a Genie lift to access these areas, saving time and money over the alternative (renting a scaffold). Gary and his painters were also careful to work around the mature plantings surrounding the house. The work in August took a couple days longer than the estimate in April but only because of a delay caused by rain. The crew cleaned up after the work was completed in a thorough and satisfactory manner. Gary and the other painters were dependable, gregarious and easy to work with.

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