What is the proper way to clean the Gutters on the 2nd floor roof. I have
borrowed a 30 ft ladder which can reach the 20ft height of the gutter.
Any experiences on climbing the 2nd floor roof and then cleaning the gutter
sitting on the roof.
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With all due respect, while Leafguard may be slightly better than add-on
helmets, it is still in the same category. A premium gutter screen, such
as Steelco (www.gutterscreen.net) is just as effective (with the
possible exception of pine needles) and cost a fraction of what the
gutter cover products cost.
There is no product that will make rain gutters 100 percent maintenance
free. A good product will allow the gutters to work at maximum
efficiency in a heavy rain, while reducing gutter maintenance to a bare
minimum. With any type of gutter protection, the gutters should still be
inspected at least twice per year (after the leaves have fallen, and
after the snow has melted).
While it would seem that gutter covers would keep out more debris than a
typical gutter screen, that is not always the case. It depends on the
kind of leaves and debris that target your roof. In any event, gutter
covers will be FAR more difficult to remove for gutter servicing than a
gutter screen will be. However, cheapo screens can be more trouble than
their worth. That's why I recommend Steelco. They are undeniably the
best, and they are not expensive.
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