We do our best to leave houses in the same condition that we found them in, and that includes the gutters. If I lean an aluminum ladder up against a gutter, I'm going to scratch it up.

Ladder scratches at gutter

I've never received a complaint from a homeowner saying we scratched up the gutters, and I hope I never do. My old trick was to throw a towel, jacket, or sweatshirt over the end of my ladder before leaning it against a gutter, but I've found a far better solution. Tape!

Tape at ladder 3

By applying electrical tape to the portion of my ladder that leans against the gutter, it no longer scratches the gutter. The tape lasts for a long time, and it's easy to replace when needed.

No scratches caused by ladder 2

Shortest. Post. Ever.

Author: Reuben SaltzmanStructure Tech Home Inspections

Subscribe button

Older Post

Automatic water leak protection

Newer Post

Carbon monoxide alarm requirements for Minnesota