The inherent risks in cleaning and restoring windows are no threat to
Gabriel Lawson and his team?after all, they've spent more than a decade as recreational rock-climbers. Today, they climb walls in an urban environment, scaling commercial and residential buildings alike to wash windows as the WCB?covered, bonded, and Alberta Construction Safety Association?compliant technicians of Men At Heights Inc. They even channel mountain-climbing skills into their techniques: rather than relying on scaffolding and man lifts, the technicians use durable, lightweight industrial ropes and execute rappelling moves to access high and hard-to-reach places.
Once in the air, they eliminate dirt and grime with handheld steam cleaners, rendering windows clean and free of streaks that rags and tongues can leave behind. They tackle additional debris with vacuums and gentle microfibre brushes. Though their window-washing methods often don't require more than water, they call upon biodegradable plant-based cleaning products to make frames and sills sparkle. And the men also power wash homes and walkways, repair signs, and restore glass.