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4 Roof & Gutter Maintenance Safety Tips

By October 15, 2015October 18th, 2023No Comments

Roof and gutter maintenance is one of the most important tasks to do this fall. That’s because with leaves and small twigs falling from the trees, debris can quickly clog up your gutter. When this happens, rainwater or melted ice won’t flow freely into the downspouts. The water could instead find its way to other parts of your home, including the roof, siding, walls, fascia, soffit, landscaping and the foundation.

Unfortunately, going up there to clean and inspect your roof and gutter is easier said than done. In fact, it can be dangerous because it involves climbing up a ladder. A small slip could land you in the hospital. Here are some safety tips from Gutter Helmet® of Greater Denver & Northern Colorado.

  • Always consider the weather before going to your roof. Never go up when it’s raining or when it’s windy. A strong gust of wind could knock you off your feet. Moreover, climbing a wet ladder could lead to a fatal injury.
  • Check your ladder and make sure it’s in good condition. Place the ladder on a solid and level surface and use the ladder stabilizer that attaches to the top of the ladder. While on the ladder, make sure your feet are planted firmly on the ladder. Keep your hips as close to the ladder as possible to maintain your balance.
  • Make sure you’re wearing sneakers or work boots to avoid slipping. Don’t forget safety glasses and work gloves if you’re planning to do some cleaning.
  • Don’t work on the roof alone. In case of an accident, somebody should be nearby to help you. If you don’t have a choice and you need to go up there alone, advise someone first.

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