Place the ladder at one corner of the building, near a downspout. Detach the down spout from the gutter prior to removing the gutter. The top of the downspout will either pull out of the gutter system, or may be screwed into the building. Use a screwdriver to remove the screws if necessary. Repeat the procedure to remove all downspouts on each corner of the building.
Place a ladder under the edge of the roof line in a location that provides easy access to the gutters.
Insert a crowbar under the gutter so that it is positioned between the gutter and the edge of the roof.
Lean back on the crow bar to pry the gutter loose in the location of the straps or spikes that secure it to the roof.
Climb down off the ladder and reposition it four to five feet from the first position. Repeat the process to pry the new section of gutter off of the house. Continue this process until the entire gutter system is removed.
Things You Will Need
- Ladder, A-frame
- Crow bar
- An A-frame ladder should be used, since a leaning ladder will not provide adequate access to the gutter.
- Some gutters are attached with screws. These should be removed with a screwdriver rather than a crowbar.