For most people, being on a ladder is a major cause of unwanted anxiety. People want to spend as little time as possible on top of one, especially where a roof is involved. Although there are a few people who love the thrill of the danger, most people want to just do what they have to and then get down as quickly as possible. While measuring your gutters for GutterBrush does require a ladder, if you follow this easy procedure for measuring, your time spent off the ground will be minimal.
Step 1: Get the Things You Need
Before starting, gather together everything that you will need to make the process as quick and easy as possible. You will want a ladder that reaches to your roof and a tape measure. It may also be helpful to have either a ladder stabilizer or another person to hold your ladder steady. It is recommended that you don’t climb a ladder without at least one more person at home anyway in case of an accident.
Step 2: Set Up Your Ladder
It is important that your ladder is set up correctly to ensure maximum safety. You will want the ground that you are setting up on to be firm and flat so that the ladder doesn’t wobble or slide. You will want to make sure that the ladder is flat up against the house or gutter so it doesn’t sway while you are climbing up. If you have a two-sided ladder, make sure that both sides are even and on flat ground. You may have to move the ladder a few times in order to get the measurements you need, so be sure to set up safely each time you move.
Step 3: Measure Your Gutter
Once you are up on the ladder and looking at the gutter you will use your tape measure to measure across the top of the gutter from the back where the gutter meets the house all the way to the outer edge. This measurement will most likely be anywhere from 4-8 inches depending on the gutter that you are measuring. If there is anything obstructing your measurement, you may have to remove it or find a better place to make your measurement. You will also want to measure the length of the gutters wherever you are planning to install the GutterBrush so that you know how much to order.
After you have completed your measurements you will be able to decide which size GutterBrush you want to order and how much of it you will need. If you are planning on cleaning your own gutters before installation, it may be advantageous to do it at the same time you are making your measurements so that you don’t have to go back up more times than necessary. Again, if no one is helping you, make sure that someone is aware of what you’re doing to guarantee your safety in the event of an unfortunate situation.