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Gutters

lawnboy

LawnSite Senior Member
Location
michigan
hey I was just wondering how many of you do gutters, and how much you charge. I personally hate doing it, so I usually stay away from it, but lately I have been getting alot of calls.
 

machine

LawnSite Member
Location
OH
Lawnboy, I have done gutters for years, they are very easy. I choose to do roofs that are flat or with a low pitch. I use a backpack blower and I am done within a halfhour tops. I charge anyware to 65 to 95.

I would advise, to do the gutters when the tempatures are above the freezing level. Also, you made need to get a rider on your insurance policy, because some policies don't cover gutter cleaning. And if you have a friend in the roofing business, get some of his/her cards; I spot alot of problems with roofs that need repair, because I am the only one that is up on the roof year after year. There is couple more hundred in your pocket for the referral. I don't think it is bad work, It fills slow time when you have it.
 

geogunn

LawnSite Gold Member
Location
TN
mercy...machine!

from mowing, landscaping, and speculation...to gutter cleaning.

is there anything that's off limits?;)

GEO
 

tpirobert

LawnSite Member
Location
Asheville, NC
I do gutters only for exisiting lawn accounts only. At one time I had people that called only for gutters. I consider this a courtesy type service. My customers don't have to try and find someone else to stick ladder thru window pane. I only do those gutters that can be reached with 16foot ladder or walking on roof. It's good money, but one slip off roof.....
 
Pretty easy $$$, but know your limits and be careful. I won't do anything I'm not comfortable with. If you do them at the same time as the fall clean up you can just toss all the crap onto the lawn and clean it up as you go later. Don't try to bag the stuff, it's a pain and dangerous. You can also leave a big green barrel below you to throw debris into.
 

mykee

LawnSite Member
Location
S W Michigan
OH BOY OH BOY OH BOY ANOTHER NEW GUY ASKING ABOUT GUTTERS
I LOVE IT BECAUSE I CAN REMEMBER A COUPLE MONTHS AGO WHEN I POSTED ABOUT THE SAME SUBJECT
YOU ARE IN FOR A TREAT WITH THAT POST
YOU WILL GET ALL THE IMPUT YOU EVER WANTED AND MORE
DRINK IT ALL IN AND DO WHAT YOU THINK IS RIGHT THATS WHAT I DID
I DONT DO A TON OF THAT WORK AND IT IS ALL FOR EXISTING CUSTOMERS BUT I HAVE FOUND IT TO BE WORTH MY TIME FOR THE MONEY ESPECIALLY IN ADDITION TO THE CUSTOMERS OTHER JOBS
 

machine

LawnSite Member
Location
OH
plymouthvaliant73, I would get your facts straight, If I were you. You definitely do not want to open yourself up to a defamation and liable suit.
 

Eric ELM

Husband, Father, Friend, Angel
Location
Chicago, IL USA
Lawnboy did start the Life Sucks thread. The way Plymouthvaliant73 wrote his post, I guess you could take it either way, but I took it as he was telling you that Lawnboy started that thread, not that you had started it.
 
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