Use Articulating Ladder to Get to Roof
Clean Debris from Gutters
Clean Out the Old Gutter
Don't damage gutters by propping a regular extension ladder against them. An articulating ladder bends to go up and over the gutter, transferring weight to the roof (Image 1). Many home improvement stores rent articulating ladders.
If an articulating ladder is not available, prop an extension ladder against the side of the roof (Image 2).
Begin by cleaning debris from gutters. Use a scoop and a bucket to avoid leaving a trail of debris around the house (Image 3).