Ridge repair on steep barn roof?

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Pay someone to fix it. I’m not a fan of heights either.
That's sound advice. If you are here asking how to do it you probably should not be up there. I would not at my age and I worked heights before safety harnesses most of my life. New an old man who was a steeple painter. Said he climbed Steeples all over TX with a brush and and a bucket long before safety equipment was invented. Died in his bed at 93.
 
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It's awkward to position a ladder on the steepest portion. I've done it with roof jacks to install screws on part of the roof panels in that area, but I wouldn't think about going to the ridge without securing both the ladder and myself with something more secure.

Maybe I could build a wooden ladder with two sections. One section would scale the steepest portion and then be attached by bolts or hinges to a second section at the top. Both sections would be roped off to solid anchor points.

Another idea is to use a large cargo net or a few of them?

I'm also thinking about placing scaffold on the interior to remove and replace the rotted boards from underneath. The scaffold underneath would give me a flat working platform. Could roll it in the loft if I put some plywood down. But would still have to access the top of the roof to screw the ridge back down.
 
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So many ways things could go wrong here.
For me, in this situation, I would ascribe to the “buy once, cry once” rule, and have it done by professional.

I like to do my own work too, as well as keep costs down, but the risk here is more than I could justify.
 
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Worked at height most of working life;I would hire that job done.
Weigh the cost of the repair to a "possible"hopital bill.
In my younger days I free climbed as high as 140 ft.with NO safety equipment,them days are long gone.
 
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I fell off the house roof - once. Only a ten foot drop but, damn - it hurt. Nothing broken but a whole lot of sore parts. You would NEVER get me up that high or on that steep a roof. I'd hire it done. But then again - I'm 80 years old.
 
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One positive about the roof is that the texture is rough unlike a new metal roof that would also be very slippery.

I don't know how they built it originally, but I'm curious how they installed the last panel and then got down.
 
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I agree with others to hire it done.

If you use a ladder, a ladder hook would be a very good idea to keep the ladder in place.
Ladder hook
 
 
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