Safely cleaning gutters from the roof
November 21, 2007 6:39 AM Subscribe
How do you safely clean your 2nd story gutters from a steeply sloped roof?
posted by lyam to Home & Garden (9 answers total)
I saw this
question but it doesn't really address the heart of my question. How would you safely clean gutters from a high, sloped roof? A tall ladder could work, but it seems likely that the risk of falling is increased by constantly moving up and down the ladder. Also, it's a tremendous pain in the ass. Scaffolding would also work but is cost-prohibitive. I suppose I could pay someone but I'd rather not. I enjoy saving money and the satisfaction of working on my home where possible. So that leaves working from the roof. Which is dangerous. And scary. So what methods can be used to safely work from the roof and close to the gutters? Harness and anchor? To what? Special shoes? That won't damage asphalt shingles?
Or perhaps I'm missing other options from working on the ground. Cherry Picker? iRobot gutter cleaner? 2 story gutter wand? Trained squirrels?