Back on the roof!
So... after a couple of weeks of rain, it is time to head on back up to the roof and get those gutter guards installed. Honestly, cleaning out the gutters is a bit of a full time job at the moment... the high winds and the amount of trees means that there is quite a bit of leaf and twig debris that fall of our roof... and with the rain, most of that makes its way down to the gutters to try and cause havoc there.
Of course, I'm not going up there whilst it is raining... I don't have a death wish... but I have noticed that it is quite a good deal easier to clean the gutters whilst I'm up on the roof instead of schlepping a ladder around the group. Plus, there are several spots on the ground where my ladder just doesn't reach there gutters anyway, and there are other places where the ground is not really level enough for a safe climb!
Plus, now that I've been up on the roof a few times, I'm getting a good deal more confident about moving around up there. I'm still pretty safe though... anytime I near the edge, I'm sitting and moving around on my bum instead of walking to the edge. My brother-in-law said that it is just too easy to just have a moment of distraction and find yourself pitching unbalanced towards the edge.
Anyway... back the task at hand... blowing off the debris from the tiles, cleaning the gutters and then installing the guards. Should be easy enough... even for a non-practical person like me!
First things first, getting the tools and guard rolls up to the roof! Actually, no real tools were needed for this installation. The gutter guards are plastic mesh type ones that you roll up and into the gutters (after cleaning). They aren't supposed to be a permanent solution, and you will still need to clean the gutters... and the area around the guards, but they should make it less frequent. Plus, you can probably just go and blow most of it off with a portable blower like the one pictured. Other than that, it was just gloves to protect my hands (those mesh things are spiky... and the gutters are really grubby!), and a pair of scissors to cut the mesh.
In hindsight, I probably should have had an extension cable up here so that I could easily swap batteries for the blower.... or brought up the heavy duty air cannon!
Honestly, in the late morning/early afternoon... it is quite peaceful and warm up here in the early winter days. Not crazily hot thankfully, but not too chilly either. When you are in the Sun, I could imagine just sitting up here with a book and a drink... Plus, from here I get to admire some of the arborist's work from a closer vantage point!
...oh yeah, I forgot that I left the rake and the bin out the front there... I will get those later!
So, I almost managed to completely ring the house... but of course, as Murphy's Law would have it... I was about half a roll short of completing the job today. Ah well, never mind... I ordered another roll and will pick it up tomorrow and then I can finish off the last half section at the back. Slowly, slowly, we are getting the maintenance of the house and grounds under control... lots of work at the start, but it will get easier as some of the longer term things get into place.
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