The Silent Paint Remover
I saw on the This Old House website an article about stripping exterior paint that cited a tool called the Silent Paint Remover as being a fast, safe, and environmentally friendly way of stripping exterior paint using infrared heat.
However, the tool and attachments are relatively expensive to buy or rent from the manufacturer (including shipping and minimum 3 day rental). I was thinking that it might be less expensive or about the same to hire a local contractor who already owns one of these Silent Paint Removers to do the work, but I have no idea how to to find one. Any suggestions?