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Apple Roof Cleaning

Do You Charge Extra For Cleaning Gutters Out/Blowing Debris Off Roof ?

Do You Charge More Money To Clean Out Gutters And Remove Debris From The Roof ?  

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  1. 1. Do You Charge More Money To Clean Out Gutters And Remove Debris From The Roof ?

    • Yes, I charge extra because it is a lot more work.
    • No, I consider it part of my overall roof cleaning job.


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I include debris removal, however the gutters I charge for.

Amen Brother!

I don't mind blowing a FEW leaves, but we charge for anything taking longer then 10 minutes.

You can flat get BURNED here in Florida cleaning out gutters, ESPECIALLY the one between the pool and the house.

This is called a "Super Gutter".

Leaves and Pine Needles are a pain to get out, and blow all over the screen room.

It can easily take as long, or longer, to clean this gutter as to clean the roof.

Snakes, lizzards, dead frogs, and all kinds of nasties can be found in them.

I have a friend that just cleans gutters for a living.

He starts out at 150 dollars to clean JUST the super gutter, and more for the entire gutter system.

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I agree, here in jersey I am more fortunate to not have as many creatures "passing" in the gutters. I include debris removal because if I say I promise a clean roof people expect I clean off the leave debris; not just the mold stains. Hoever it is all factored into my quoted price.

I have found in the fall and spring months here in jersey; gutter cleanings are a quick nice up-sell.

What do you use to clean your gutters, I give them a blowout with a handheld blower.

Do you snake downspouts?

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I agree, here in jersey I am more fortunate to not have as many creatures "passing" in the gutters. I include debris removal because if I say I promise a clean roof people expect I clean off the leave debris; not just the mold stains. Hoever it is all factored into my quoted price.

I have found in the fall and spring months here in jersey; gutter cleanings are a quick nice up-sell.

What do you use to clean your gutters, I give them a blowout with a handheld blower.

Do you snake downspouts?

I use a commercial STIHL blower, or dig em by hand, or with a gutter scooper.

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Most roof cleaners I know charge extra for cleaning out gutters, or removing leaves/debris off a roof.

Just curious what YOU do ?

I voted "no" because there was no "sometimes" option. Depends on how bad it is. If it is going to take me more than 15-20 minutes to blow the roof and gutters, I'll charge a fee based on how bad it is. Then there are the jobs that don't look bad so you bid it with the gutters included, only to find them jam packed with 5 years of mud and decomposed leaves that you couldn't see from the ground.

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I voted "no" because there was no "sometimes" option. Depends on how bad it is. If it is going to take me more than 15-20 minutes to blow the roof and gutters, I'll charge a fee based on how bad it is. Then there are the jobs that don't look bad so you bid it with the gutters included, only to find them jam packed with 5 years of mud and decomposed leaves that you couldn't see from the ground.

Working as a roofer for years, we always charged customers if they called us to blow a roof off, or to clean their gutters.

I don't mind telling everyone that the prices we got as a roofing company to blow a roof off/clean gutters, was more then many roof cleaning companys get to clean a roof.

I can see a mechanic rotating tires while doing a brake job, he has to pull the whells off anyway.

But TRY and get a mechanic to align AND Balance the wheels, and include it with the job ?

We are like you Mike, and don't mind blowing a leaf, here and there.

But if it is going to take a considerable amount of time, we charge for it, and rightfully so.

At least IMHO

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But if it is going to take a considerable amount of time, we charge for it, and rightfully so.

At least IMHO

I agree...and in neighborhoods where I know there's going to be a good bit of leaves/pine straw, I just build it into the price of the roof cleaning, since it has to be done anyway....it isn't as if it is optional.

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Hey Chris,

Did you run this guy outta business or what? I noticed he advertises No chlorine, on his rig.

eBay: Roof Cleaning / Pressure Washing Business W/Website (item 180107416782 end time Apr-22-07 11:58:41 PDT)

I bet he did! He knows how to price it right when it's time to get some cash flow.

:lgmoneyey

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I definately charge for cleaning out gutters!

It often creates a mess all around the gutters!

Built up silt, slop, bugs, frogs, pine needles, years of pollen, you name it!

Now, if I bid the roof at say $350.00 House $80.00 Cage and Deck $90.00 Driveway / walk another $60.00 = $580.00

Then, I won't charge extra for cleaning out the gutters, instead, i'll tell the homeowner that "i'll clean out all your gutters as well, without charge"

If i'm just doing the roof- Big difference!

Now, gutter crap is all over the walls and plants too and it's my responsibility to leave evertything looking nice, so, gutter cleaning is an extra $75.00 or more.

Amen Brother!

I don't mind blowing a FEW leaves, but we charge for anything taking longer then 10 minutes.

You can flat get BURNED here in Florida cleaning out gutters, ESPECIALLY the one between the pool and the house.

This is called a "Super Gutter".

Leaves and Pine Needles are a pain to get out, and blow all over the screen room.

It can easily take as long, or longer, to clean this gutter as to clean the roof.

Snakes, lizzards, dead frogs, and all kinds of nasties can be found in them.

I have a friend that just cleans gutters for a living.

He starts out at 150 dollars to clean JUST the super gutter, and more for the entire gutter system.

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I definately charge for cleaning out gutters!

It often creates a mess all around the gutters!

Built up silt, slop, bugs, frogs, pine needles, years of pollen, you name it!

Now, if I bid the roof at say $350.00 House $80.00 Cage and Deck $90.00 Driveway / walk another $60.00 = $580.00

Then, I won't charge extra for cleaning out the gutters, instead, i'll tell the homeowner that "i'll clean out all your gutters as well, without charge"

If i'm just doing the roof- Big difference!

Now, gutter crap is all over the walls and plants too and it's my responsibility to leave evertything looking nice, so, gutter cleaning is an extra $75.00 or more.

Wow! how can you do all of that for that much money. My cheapest housewash ever has been $295- and that was a small house. Unless you count the time I just cleaned one side. That's all they wanted- $195.

You can and should be charging much more.

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Not in my area of Florida :(

Unfortunately, I charged as much for work in 1990 as I do now.

Competition is nuts here!

Firemen, school teachers and snowbirds all do pressure washing on the side.

This is the truth--- Often [and I mean monthly] I bid a tile roof of about 2000 sq ft at $450.00 and the homeowner tells me he paid $90.00 last time!!!

I'm not kidding, it makes me sick.

Fortunately there is just about enough work, that i'm able to do 2 average jobs a day and make about a thousand a day in the winter months and maybe 1/2 that in the summer.

If you don't have price cutting part timers in your area, be very thankful!

Wow! how can you do all of that for that much money. My cheapest housewash ever has been $295- and that was a small house. Unless you count the time I just cleaned one side. That's all they wanted- $195.

You can and should be charging much more.

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I do have them here, but I guess I don't have nearly as many. People here don't like taking the time to have to meet more than person for a quote either. They all want to call you tomorrow and get it done yesterday. A good problem to have, an impatient community.

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1/2 my customers want it done tomorrow and 1/2 say they are getting 3 estimates.

A good talkin' part timer, doing $600.00 worth of work for a $150.00 has a lot of clout!

I do have them here, but I guess I don't have nearly as many. People here don't like taking the time to have to meet more than person for a quote either. They all want to call you tomorrow and get it done yesterday. A good problem to have, an impatient community.

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Amen Brother!

I don't mind blowing a FEW leaves, but we charge for anything taking longer then 10 minutes.

You can flat get BURNED here in Florida cleaning out gutters, ESPECIALLY the one between the pool and the house.

This is called a "Super Gutter".

Leaves and Pine Needles are a pain to get out, and blow all over the screen room.

It can easily take as long, or longer, to clean this gutter as to clean the roof.

Snakes, lizzards, dead frogs, and all kinds of nasties can be found in them.

I have a friend that just cleans gutters for a living.

He starts out at 150 dollars to clean JUST the super gutter, and more for the entire gutter system.

DUDE LAST I CHECKED GUTTERS WERE NOT EVEN THAT EXPENSIVE..150 DOLLARS COULD PROBABLY REPLACE THAT GUTTER

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DUDE LAST I CHECKED GUTTERS WERE NOT EVEN THAT EXPENSIVE..150 DOLLARS COULD PROBABLY REPLACE THAT GUTTER

LOL! Wanna bet? You couldn't even get a regular gutter replaced for that, and since the super gutter is built into the screen enclosure, it'd be quite a job to replace it. More like $1500.00, and that's just a guess.

I agree, $150.00 is a bit steep to clean a super gutter, but then again, I've done some that took well over an hour to clean out.

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Why Are Ur Hands In The Gutter..you Need A Pressure Washer..lol J/k

We do not even own a pressure washer, we are a roof cleaning company.

Used to own one, made my customers nervous because they were scared we would use it on their roof.

HOW roof cleaning and pressure washing EVER got "connected" is beyond me ?

I am a roofer by trade, but I went into the cleaning of roofs.

I am not, have never been, nor

have I any desire to be a pressure washing contractor, or to own a machine.

But,, I have lots of friends who pressure wash, it is just not what I do.

More comfortable on a roof, lost on a parking lot or driveway !

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Hey Chris,

Did you run this guy outta business or what? I noticed he advertises No chlorine, on his rig.

eBay: Roof Cleaning / Pressure Washing Business W/Website (item 180107416782 end time Apr-22-07 11:58:41 PDT)

The owner of Squeaky Clean I have never met, and seldom run into in a competitive situation either.

Tampa is a tuff place to make it, it really is.

Perhaps they WERE making it, and just want to do something else ?

Whatever, I wish him luck in his next venture, and hope he gets a decent price for many years of his work.

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Chris, not charging = leaving money on the table. Lets say you came out to give me an estimate. Your price is $350 for the roof. Then, you say to me,

"As an add-on service we charge $45 to clean out your gutters while we are up there. This includes making sure the gutters are free flowing and cleaning up all debris. This saves you from calling us back and having to charge you over a hundred dollars for the service or worse yet having debris build up in the gutters which can lead to costly repairs. Would you like me to add this to your work order?"

Who would say no to this? On top of that you can use it as a closing tool. If they delay signing with you on the spot, you can always tell them you will throw it in for free if they book the work right there.

Chris how many jobs do you do per year? 200? Even if it you give it away half the time or people say no, you will put an extra 5 grand in your pocket from the ones that say yes. My guess is you would have to do an extra 40 roof jobs per year to make the same $5000 you are giving away for free.

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Chris, not charging = leaving money on the table. Lets say you came out to give me an estimate. Your price is $350 for the roof. Then, you say to me,

"As an add-on service we charge $45 to clean out your gutters while we are up there. This includes making sure the gutters are free flowing and cleaning up all debris. This saves you from calling us back and having to charge you over a hundred dollars for the service or worse yet having debris build up in the gutters which can lead to costly repairs. Would you like me to add this to your work order?"

Who would say no to this? On top of that you can use it as a closing tool. If they delay signing with you on the spot, you can always tell them you will throw it in for free if they book the work right there.

Chris how many jobs do you do per year? 200? Even if it you give it away half the time or people say no, you will put an extra 5 grand in your pocket from the ones that say yes. My guess is you would have to do an extra 40 roof jobs per year to make the same $5000 you are giving away for free.

I farm it out Ken to a gutter cleaning specialist.

He does not clean roofs, and sends me all of them.

It more then makes up for any lost revenue.

But I understand what you are saying, and it is good advice.

Mike Williamson builds it in to his job cost, another good idea.

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Heck! I'd take that deal any day!

Trade out my gutter work for roof jobs! OH YA!!! :)

I caharge for everything I do, individually-like- { example }

Roof $350.

House $80.

Cage & Deck $95

Drive and walk $65.

Clean out gutters $60.00= $650.00

I then offer them a cheaper by the dozen price and offer to do the complete job for $590.00

If they say "I just want the driveway and gutters", there is no discount.

I only discount work if I do the roof.

I farm it out Ken to a gutter cleaning specialist.

He does not clean roofs, and sends me all of them.

It more then makes up for any lost revenue.

But I understand what you are saying, and it is good advice.

Mike Williamson builds it in to his job cost, another good idea.

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Heck! I'd take that deal any day!

Trade out my gutter work for roof jobs! OH YA!!! :)

I caharge for everything I do, individually-like- { example }

Roof $350.

House $80.

Cage & Deck $95

Drive and walk $65.

Clean out gutters $60.00= $650.00

I then offer them a cheaper by the dozen price and offer to do the complete job for $590.00

If they say "I just want the driveway and gutters", there is no discount.

I only discount work if I do the roof.

Yeah, we have cultivated many referral sources in our years in business.

Got to Chuck.

I am a RARE Bird, surviving JUST cleaning roofs.

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