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Alan 04-11-2011 09:34 PM

What's the best way to get on a roof. . . .
 
Without damaging the rain gutters?

Is there a special ladder attachment for this?

Stupid question. :)

Jackofall1 04-11-2011 09:54 PM

http://www.wernerladder.com/catalog/...?series_id=254

One of these will do the trick

Mark

Roofmaster417 04-11-2011 10:10 PM

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Originally Posted by Alan (Post 627681)
Without damaging the rain gutters?

Is there a special ladder attachment for this?

Stupid question. :)

I have 2 types and they are below.Ideally an extension ladder should IMO be placed on the rakeline of a roof.If your home is a hip roof or steep then a upper stabilizer is best to save your gutters.

The large stabilizer IMO isn't realistic for a homeowner unless you have ample room for storage.The top portion is wide and requires some space.The smaller is small storage friendly.Make sure you attach the stabilizer according to manufacture specs.

Also know ladder placement safety prior to using.The stabilizer should be attached so you have at least 2 1/2 to 3 feet above the gutters.Always have someone with you in case of an emergency.

No question is stupid when you are leaving the ground.IMHO

And depending on how many times its used will determine if constant assembly and disassembly is necessary.I never really trust bolts/nuts/washers when they are constantly tighten and disassembled.IMO

Alan 09-23-2012 04:14 PM

Looking to buy one of these now, to put some moss-out on the roof.

The link above doesn't work, but looking at werner's site, they only show the stabilizer, not a standoff... (is it the same thing?)

I'm confused looking at the image because it doesn't seem like it would be enough distance to keep the proper angle on the ladder while still pushing the ladder away from the gutter with the stabilizer sitting on the roof.


Does anyone have experience with this particular product? I have a 28' werner extension ladder.

http://us.wernerco.com/view/Products...ssories/97/97P

Alan 09-23-2012 04:15 PM

I may have answered my own question :

http://images.drillspot.com/pimages/7103/710317_300.jpg

Looks like the arms come off and flip around for roof access, and the other for leaning up against walls.


Still would like to hear a review on it if anyone has experience with it.

Thanks

joecaption 09-23-2012 04:19 PM

Any of those shown will work, and the people that just ansewered your question do this type work every day and know what there talking about.
Lowes and Home Depot both stock ladder stand offs.

chb70 09-23-2012 04:33 PM

Pro Ladder Dok

I have been using these for about four years now.

Alan 09-23-2012 04:43 PM

The one I linked to only fits a 3" rail.... Mine are 3-5/16.

:censored:

Any other suggestions?

chb70 09-23-2012 04:51 PM

Alan, did you check out this link that I posted Pro Ladder Dok you can buy them for a standard size 5" gutter or an oversized 6" gutter.

Alan 09-23-2012 05:04 PM

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Originally Posted by chb70 (Post 1015875)
Alan, did you check out this link that I posted Pro Ladder Dok you can buy them for a standard size 5" gutter or an oversized 6" gutter.

Yeah sorry, I should have mentioned that my gutters are plastic, so that isn't gonna happen. :laughing:

chb70 09-23-2012 05:16 PM

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Yeah sorry, I should have mentioned that my gutters are plastic, so that isn't gonna happen. :laughing:
No problem.

Alan 09-23-2012 05:18 PM

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Originally Posted by Alan (Post 1015868)
The one I linked to only fits a 3" rail.... Mine are 3-5/16.

:censored:

Any other suggestions?

I wonder IF putting longer U-bolts on the thing would decrease the safety. I don't see how another 5/16 of an inch in length would hurt anything. Sent Werner an email to see about that. :laughing:

kwikfishron 09-23-2012 05:28 PM

I have a couple of these, there the only ones I'll buy anymore. http://www.homedepot.com/webapp/wcs/...a#.UF-MebKPVN0


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