N > What is the proper way to clean the Gutters on the 2nd floor roof. I have
N > borrowed a 30 ft ladder which can reach the 20ft height of the gutter.
N > Any experiences on climbing the 2nd floor roof and then cleaning the gutter
N > sitting on the roof.
do on a windy day, or even a slightly breezy day.
Make sure someone else is on the ground as a safety. Either to
replace the ladder that fell down or get something you forgot to bring
with you. Hopefully not to call an ambulance.
If the roof is slippery or steep do not attempt. It's cheaper to hire
someone than to have an accident.
As for the things that go on the gutters to attempt to keep them
clean, I'm not so sure any really work. We have had two different
types here -- possibly variation on a theme as both models had
perforations. Both allowed through a lot of junk -- enough to clog
the gutter in the middle and/or near the downspout. The original part
of the house has a steep roof (I'd say close to 40°) and the addition
is much shallower (15°?). Both got clogged -- we removed the gutter
guard figuring it's not keeping out the debris (it's definately
organic) and cleaning will be a lot easier with out the things
covering the gutter.
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