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Can I Rest A Ladder Against My Gutter?

Resting your ladder against the gutter is not recommended. Most gutter systems nowadays on modern houses are plastic and are not strong enough to take the weight of your ladder and you as you rest against it. Even older style metal gutters may not take your weight. Best not to risk it.

What you need to use is a ladder stand off, which fits to the top of your ladder. Rest the ladder and stand off against your wall, just below the gutter level, now you’ll be able to work safely with plenty of elbow room.

The video below shows you exactly how to fit a stand off and also how you use it when you’re working near or over guttering.