Working on your gutters and siding often requires the use of ladders. Always use caution when working on a ladder. Use fiberglass ladders if you're working around power lines or performing electrical repairs. If you're using an extension ladder for tall elevations, you can add inexpensive ladder stabilizers to make sure your ladder doesn't rock from side to side.
For years, most gutters were made of galvanized steel or aluminum. Today, vinyl gutters are becoming more popular because they are durable and are easy to install. If your gutters are so deteriorated that you are thinking of having them replaced, consider tough vinyl replacements.