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Just curious if any of you clean gutters for your customers? I've been doing it at an hourly fee and besides the dangers its pretty easy money. If you do would you mind sharing some of the techniques you use?

If the roof isn't all that steep i typically do everything from the roof...either blowing the dried up leafs out with a blower or picking the wet junk out with my hand. If it's too steep i do everything from a ladder.
 

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Originally posted by mottster
I've been doing it at an hourly fee....
if hourly works for you...great!

but I would never charge hourly for that job. I charge a flat fee of $35 minimum and that is if it an easy job--about 20 minutes.

people will pay the flat fee because if they have called you, chances are they can't find anyone else that will actually do it after they have said they would.

people don't like for you to blow the gutters unless they are dry because the leaves will blow between the gutter and facia board.

gutters are a good way to make a buck and introduce yourself to new customers.

I have done as many as six houses at one time on the same street after having an appointment with only one lady.

she got on the phone and called her friends and I simply carried the ladder from house to house.

two hours later and it was cha-ching time for the ole deposit slip. all six paid with a check! ;)

GEO
 

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We do ALOT of gutter jobs. We don't do hourly, either. For a simple 1 story, it starts at $50.00. Two story starts at $100.00. Add more for gutters around the whole house, steep roofs, or other dangers that make the job harder.

The 5-gallon bucket is the way to go. You can use a hook from a bungee cord to hook it to the ladder.

Also, we've been installing gutter guards for some of our customers, which is another good money maker.
 

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Good idea, maybe I will start offering that service. Hmmm.

I like the $50 for one story, $100 for two story. Thats a good idea. So for a three story I charge $200 right? he he!



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I charge the price of the yard. Small yards usually have small roofs, and visa versa. Worked well for me for years now.

Of course, there are exceptions.
 
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