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I have had a few people contact me about gutter cleaning and I have stayed away but the calls are increasing. I am not one for ladders and heights but you gotta give them what you want so I am thinking about it. Was wondering if you guys offer this and if so what do you charge for your average size house? Do you guys add this service with your insurance company?
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If I can get to it with the gutter kit attached to my blower (first floor gutters only) then I'll take the job. Otherwise I suggest someone else.
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There has been talk of $1 per foot for a single story house but you would need to charge more for more difficult gutters.

Ask around, if you don't like the work, maybe you can find someone you can subcontract it too.
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I do a lot of gutter work. I dont have a problem with it when its under two stories. Three or more I send my roofing friend. He already works for me so its not subbed.

Screw all the gutter kits, attachments, the best way is with hand or scoop. Its also twice as fast if you can stand on the roof.

$1 PLF for 1 stories is a good starting range. Extra charge for power lines, 40 ft ladder, etc. You could charge $50-75 a hour easily too.

You can up sell gutter guards and charge install. Your already there and takes a few minutes to do.

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Do you guys add this service with your insurance company?
I would say that depends on your coverage. Ask your agent.
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Extra charge for power lines, 40 ft ladder, etc.
How much extra should be charged for such issues?
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How much extra should be charged for such issues?
If a 40 ft ladder is involved. I would add $75-$200 to the total. They are very hard to handle by yourself so a second man might be needed.

The power line is debatable but for safety reasons you will need a fiberglass ladder and you will be working slower.
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When you are up on the roof and are scooping out the gutters, do you wear any kind of safety harness?

I'd figure two of these roof safety devices nailed under a shingle along with a rope and harness could really be helpful.
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When you are up on the roof and are scooping out the gutters, do you wear any kind of safety harness?
Nope, if its to steep Ill clean from the ladder. It works just as good just takes longer since you have to keep moving the ladder.
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I'd figure two of these roof safety devices nailed under a shingle along with a rope and harness could really be helpful.
That would work but if the pitch is to steep your just as likely to fall installing them or even worse removing.
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Nope, if its to steep Ill clean from the ladder. It works just as good just takes longer since you have to keep moving the ladder.

That would work but if the pitch is to steep your just as likely to fall installing them or even worse removing.
If you have an employee on a roof they MUST wear a safety harness to an anchor with 5000 LBS working load limit. I always climb on the roof unless a crazy pitch, use a safety harness and blower, I can do a house in under 35minutes with clean-up. I generally also bring the pressure washer and tell them I can wash the sides for an extra fee. It takes some getting use too but roofs arn't that bad. If they don't want you nailing into their roof which is often the case, tie off to your truck or a tree or both. When you tie off use a Bowline with a Yosemite finish, it is an approved personal safety knot. I really don't like gutter cleaning but dollar bills are dollar bills.
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If they don't want you nailing into their roof which is often the case, tie off to your truck or a tree or both.
What kind of anchor do you use that you would be nailing into the roof?
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