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Date: May 13, 2014
OMG, Looks like it ruined the roof !
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Guys, I got this email after a call from a local veteran roof cleaner about 45 miles away from me. 

He is a veteran roof cleaner, who has been doing this nearly as long as I have, and knows what he is doing!

Please read it, and check out the pics he sent me.

 

 

 

Chris,
 
Glad we had a chance to speak on this matter I called you about today. I had my meeting with the GAF shingle manufacturer and as expected the name of the game is pass the Blame. Because of his not seeing this type of drastic color change in 20 years he concluded it was simply a mystery and I would have to be responsible. That said...he pointed out the roof was installed improperly...with nails exposed...and fiberglass breaking down the 9 year old roof already. This is a 30 yr. Timberline. 
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As I stated, all the other areas around the roof that were cleaned look fantastic and restored to the charcoal color. I even cleaned a section, using the same solution, at the time he was there and over soaked it confirm it was not the cleaning chemicals...That section now looks great. Sad to think...you can do everything right...take every precaution...only to get told...We don't know why but just have your insurance pay the tab. 
 
All this and the homeowner loves the cleaned roof so much he wants me to finish the job! I not sure about that one as why would I cause myself more liability. 
Anyhow, here is the pictures you asked for... CLEANER BEWARE!!!! Fireplaces could emit soot from synthetic material burnt off logs like Duraflame...You will never see the soot on the roof...or know it is going to have a reaction until its too late! I hope this helps all good roof cleaners out there who like me take pride and care in their workmanship.
 
Keep in Touch,
 
Dante Rodriguez
Bay Area Roof Cleaning Co.
727-389-2687

Dante Rodriguez
Bay Area Roof Cleaning Co.
727-389-2687

 



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Date: May 21, 2014
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Hmmmm, never saw anything like that. However [don't want to be the bad guy here] but I can see some runs, from the chemical applied and it looks obvious to me, that the chemical application is the cause of the different coloration. If this person were not a veteran roof cleaner, I'd guess he tried a new chem - perhaps one with de-greaser properties etc and that caused the starting area to discolor?
I honestly can't see the roofing manufacturer being at fault. If it was soot, it should be happening to others regularly and that still wouldn't put the roofing manufacturer at fault.
I wish I had an answer, that I could honestly guess at with my years of experience, that would get the roof cleaner off the hook. But I don't see one?
Sorry,
Chuck

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Hello all,

First post for me on this forum. I'm new to the industry and have been posting on the SoftWashing forums for a few weeks, but I am all about getting education where ever I can. I was wondering if there was any follow up to this issue? Is it possible the company that supplied his SH may have gotten their chemicals mixed up, or perhaps the home owner (or previous home owner) may have applied one of those roof sealants/coatings that could have reacted with the SH to cause this?

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Troy Layman wrote:

Hello all,

First post for me on this forum. I'm new to the industry and have been posting on the SoftWashing forums for a few weeks, but I am all about getting education where ever I can. I was wondering if there was any follow up to this issue? Is it possible the company that supplied his SH may have gotten their chemicals mixed up, or perhaps the home owner (or previous home owner) may have applied one of those roof sealants/coatings that could have reacted with the SH to cause this?


 No Trpy, it is still a mystery as to what happened to this roof, but do not let an isolated case like this stop you from a future in the roof cleaning business. 



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Mysteries...my brain hates them LOL. One of the worst ever was the moving rocks in the racetrack in Death Valley, although I see they discovered the answer early this year. I won't let this slow me down. If the two of you have done this for 20+ years a piece and only seen this once, I feel pretty secure I'll never see it happen.

Thanks Chris!

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So I don't get it. Are you saying the area that is cleaner is damaged? The roof looks like a good cleaning would do wonders. What am I missing?

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