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Old 05-24-2012, 10:38 PM
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A buck a foot for one story, a buck and a half for two. 50 cents a foot added for steeper pitches or clay tiles etc, that you cannot get on the roof.

Like SECT said some homes only have a 80 feet of gutters....so just as a minimum on mowing, i have a minimum on gutter cleaning.....I don't take my ladder out for less than $100 bucks on a one story....less than $150 for a two story.

since it seems an easy job since one side doesn't even require a ladder and the other only takes an 8 footer, I'd figure out that price and take 10% off if you have to find a place to dump it, and a 20% discount if they have a place to dump it on their property.

So, for that property I would charge $90 if i had to dump it, $80 if they have an area to dump it on the property.
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I would say go up with the blower, the cleanup after takes no time at all.

Unfortunately, that roof is pretty steep and I doubt a blower can move that crap.

$100.00

Shimmy across the ladder and toss that crap on the ground using a dish glove, and bring a rag with some Windex to make the gutters look a tad cleaner on the outside. Client should then be happy.

I doubt bleach is a good idea to use for gutters, but man does it clean a dirty bathtub! I'd say bring a water bottle full of bleach, and the gunk inside the gutters should lift right off.

ALSO, you might need a knife. I've encountered jobs where roots have grown in between tiny cracks and sometimes you just can't pull the plant out without breaking something.
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Thanks guys.

Yeah, roof is way steep. I'm not going up there.

I was thinking I'd lay a blue tarp on the ground and just toss the gunk down onto it. I do have a gutter scoop at home that may come in handy.

I was thinking $100-$120 to do the gutter and the driveway.

If it were someone else, I'd bump it up a little, but I quoted him a fair price for hedge trimming last season and he just did it himself instead. This roof isn't something that the homeowner couldn't do himself either, so I know if I price it higher, he'll just do this himself as well.
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I would still charge over a $100 just for gutters. Most people wont get on ladders. I had homeowner refuse to climb up so I can show them damage. Its one of those jobs that 95% people wont do. The gutters wouldnt be in that bad of shape if he was willing to do it either.

I normally bring a 5 gallon bucket. Its less messy but those gutters would fill it up quick.
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I quoted $125. Will see what he says.
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How long are you thinking this job would take you?

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How do you figure the pitch of the roof when you are on site?
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How do you figure the pitch of the roof when you are on site?
I carry a small 24" level in my tool box and I always have a tape measure. To find the pitch of a roof you come out 12 inches on the level from one end hold the level "level" on the roof and use the tape measure to see how much distance is between the roof and the 12 inch mark. That number gives you the pitch of the roof. If its 6 inches between the roof and the level, you have a 6/12 pitch, if its 8, you have an 8/12 pitch and so on.
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A bit more than I expected, but I trust you and you're very reliable. Can you do it ASAP? I'll send a check via (name of bank) online payment today.
Congrats on the job!

Let us know how it goes and how long it took.
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