I am sick of paying some guy to clean my gutters every year and am thinking of buying an extension ladder. A few questions: 1. How do I know what size ladder to get? Is there an easy way to measure the distance from the ground to my gutters? I am not a good judge of distance and height so I am reluctant to estimate and find out I either bought too much ladder or not enough. Also I have to account for angle, slope of yard, etc. Any tips? We have a two-story brick house. 2. How do you transport the ladder home once purchased? I have a pickup truck but no ladder rack. I would hate to have to buy a ladder rack just to move it from the store to my house once. 3. I was thinking of getting aluminum because it's light, but I'm concerned about the corner of the house where there are wires. Will I be able to move a large fiberglass or wooden ladder by myself? Any ladder advice or personal experiences would be much appreciated!