When you need to make repairs or clean gutters, your ladder needs to lean on the house often against the gutters. This is a guide about leaning a ladder against a roof without crushing gutters.
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When using an extension ladder in cleaning gutters or going on the roof of the house, etc., your weight on the ladder can damage, crush, or even tear off your gutters when you put the ladder up against the gutters before climbing.
To prevent damage by a ladder, get a delivery type plastic milk crate. Place it on the ground, open side down. Extend the ladder at least 3 rungs above the crate. Use wire, string, or bungy cord to secure the crate to the ladder, around the middle of the rung itself.
Works great! Thank you for the idea. I used a milk crate today on a ladder when working on my daughters house. I have photos but can't see how I can insert into this thread.
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