Ladder for gutters cleaning

Old 07-23-21, 02:32 PM
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Ladder for gutters cleaning

I never cleaned gutters before. I need ladder. I have 2story house. I'm guessing gutters are 15-20ft above ground...
I've seen my neighbors cleaning gutters standing on a high ladder using leaf blower and power washer with bent pipe.
Is there any ladder you recommend?
What is the best method to clean gutters?
Old 07-23-21, 02:58 PM
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You would usually want to use a typical extension ladder but use a standoff (ladder stabilizer) that gets mounted to the ladder.

The type you use depends somewhat on the depth of your soffit. With narrow soffit you can put the stabilizer against the siding and use a little shorter ladder. But if you want to be up higher or have wide soffit, you want the type of stabilizer that goes on the shingles, just above the gutter. It keeps the ladder from denting or scratching the gutter and puts you out at an optimum working height/location.
Old 07-23-21, 03:09 PM
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Cleaning gutters is a PITAA, should think about some type of gutter protector to minimize the need to clean.
Over the years I have tried every brand and style, the best, and one I have been using for the past 12 years with excellent results, and yes I have heavy tree/leaf drop, is Gutter Stuff!

Simplest material, about $1 liner ft, and an easy DIY install!

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Is there any ladder you recommend?
While I'm partial to Werner the brand name isn't all that important, what is important is the duty rating! A type III ladder is homeowner duty and the flimsiest ladder sold, the older it gets the more wobbly it gets. I typically won't buy anything but a type I if it's much longer than 20' in length although for limited use you could stretch it 4'-8' [type II] You'll probably need a ladder about 5' longer than the height you need to reach. That accounts for the 3' overlap and and standout.
Old 07-24-21, 04:59 AM
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From Marq....
is Gutter Stuff!
Simplest material, about $1 liner ft, and an easy DIY install!
Hey Marq, never heard of this stuff. How often do you need to clean out the media or replace? Doesn't the roof granules clog up the media? How well does it handle heavy downpours and does it interfere with snow and or ice? Price is right and it looks easy to install.

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