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No New Posts Evolution of a New Business ( 1 2 3 ) (Preview)
I have read most if not all of the great posts by the gurus of roof cleaning on this site. Very impressive. Thanks for all of the help and advice. I have posted a small donation and will add to that as soon as I am able. I have also voted for a paid and closed forum. We are planning to start roof cleaning soon. We...
Mudpuppies 54 11275
No New Posts This should help those of you who question the method of roof cleaning (Preview)
We have just been contracted to clean the personal residence, business building and 14 rental properties for the owner of the second largest roofing company in Volusia County. this in itself speaks very highly of the RCIA roof cleaning method.
RoofBright of Florida 3 2720
No New Posts Zinc Strips (Preview)
The other day a potential customer asked me if I knew anything about putting Zinc Strips on the roof.  Does anyone know anything about this?
MPPW 4 2918
No New Posts Recurring Revenue (Preview)
I'm new to this, and I'm sure it's been discussed and I can't find the thread. Do you guys offer a separate maintenance service to keep the revenue coming from your existing customers? I guess what I'm asking is do you offer a spray-and-walk-away service on an annual renewal basis that maybe guarant...
Gilbo 2 1704
Poll Pre-Rinse (Preview)
Hello friends! I just wanted to see how many of you all pre-rinse the roof to cool it down before you start applying the chemical?  I know sometimes when it is really hot outside the solution will dry fairly quickly.  Just curious as to the differenct methods each professional uses.  Thanks guys! Mike...
Louisville KY Roof Cleaning 502-386-5961 17 2838
No New Posts Training Pics
 
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Hey guys! Just thought I would post some pics of the roof we did today for training purposes.  We used Apple Cider Sauce that was pumping from a 5850.  We did not rinse and put 2 layers of love on.  The results look great and some of the pics have a half clean/half dirty image so the viewer can immediately se...
Louisville KY Roof Cleaning 502-386-5961 9 800
No New Posts Hard water stains on glass
 
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I've gotten so much great info from all of you, I thought that I'd share something from my skill-set that could be useful.  I'm a window washer AND soon to be roof cleaner.  It has been my experience that the Total Dissolved Solids (TDS) in water can damage/stain glass.  I can't speak of the quality of wa...
Roof Cleaning Collegeville PA 2 721
No New Posts Chemical coating on roof
 
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Hey guys, I was cleaning a roof today using Apple Cider Sauce using a sprayer nozzle similar to a water hose nozzle.  I was wondering how much chemical should you put on the roof intitially?  Should there be a lot of chemical running off the roof into the gutter or should I use a different nozzle with more...
Louisville KY Roof Cleaning 502-386-5961 5 780
No New Posts Clarksville, TN Roof Cleaning (Preview)
After 1 week and a rain this roof came out great. Helps to have a clear day for the after pics also.
Great White Technologies 14 3318
No New Posts My first roof
 
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I just cleaned my first roof. This was the perfect house for a beginner, the homowner knew it was my first roof so it took allot of pressure of me. I was using apple cider sauce mix. On the after picture the roof had still not been rinsed. Thanks Chris. PS The homowner was so happy that he told me to have peopl...
CovenantCarl 12 862
No New Posts Roof Warranty Determination
 
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Hey guys, Haven't seen anything on here about how they determine if your roof warranty is still valid?  Do they do a lab test to a shingle or do they determine if the warranty is still eligible from visual observation?  Or perhaps another way to determine that?  It would be good info to know for our own re...
Louisville KY Roof Cleaning 502-386-5961 2 872
No New Posts Cleaning Process (Preview)
Hello friends! I am a new roof cleaner and had a question about the techniques you all use.  Using the non pressure method with the chemicals you all use, such as apple cider sauce or apple cider, etc., do you actually see the roof coming clean as you spray the solution on the roof from the tank?  I guess wh...
Louisville KY Roof Cleaning 502-386-5961 7 15022
No New Posts cleaning roofs downunder
 
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hey fellas...want to let you know this forum has been a great help to me even though im way over in Australia... am starting up "Lazarus Roof Revivals"...have order my spray rig and am set to go... look forward to making a much deserved donation to the forum once i get a few bucks in my pocket.....
cbtodacb 1 641
No New Posts Water restrictions (Preview)
I was just sitting here thinking about how hot it is here this week and a thought crossed my mind. Have any of the veterans had to deal with drought conditions where the state or county has placed water restrictions on the area. I can remember years ago, having such strict water restrictions that no non e...
The Roof Cleaners of Chester County Pennsylvania 610-842-2104 3 709
No New Posts First Large Target
 
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This is going to me my first really large target for cleaning. I have left a message and I am waiting for a call back.
Great White Technologies 12 827
No New Posts Chemical for NON-Pressure roof cleaning?
 
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I see you guys are using a non-pressure roof wash and wanted to know what it is, how long do you leave it on the roof before rinsing, how to rinse it off, how long do you tell your customer it will stay clean, how safe it is for flower beds and plants?
joeyroy11 2 753
Poll Removing paint from shingle roof
 
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What should I use to remove paint from shingles. The paint has been on the roof for about 6 yrs. It covers a pretty large area. Should I use paint remover? Will this change the color of the shingle? Thanks, Action Roof Cleaning
joeyroy11 7 1285
No New Posts Soap dispensing idea!! ( 1 2 )
 
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Hey, Iv'e been working on an idea for introducing the soap AFTER the pump and not having to add it to the mix itself. I've been looking to downstream decks with my pressure washer,... and thought that maybe you could sort of downstream soap into the roof mix using the same principle,..because downstr...
Raystown Roof Cleaning Central PA 1-800-236-0322 20 2392
No New Posts Wondering if I am doing something wrong/Differnt ( 1 2 )
 
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So i did the rest of my business partners house today and i noticed that while spraying the roof it didn't turn white like most of the pictures i have seen on here. We are using A Delavan 5850 pump, 100' of 5/8 hose with 3/4 end fittings, ball valve with power washer tips. (tried all 4 tips only change was how...
exteriorcleaning 23 1942
No New Posts Only 1 tank needed?
 
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Hi Guys, I have learned so much from everyone here.  Thank you all.  Am I correct in saying that only 1 tank is needed on or in a truck (filled with the cider) and I do not need a rinse tank? From what I read, there is really no need to rinse?!?!?!?  I love that , it should make the work a bit easier, that is for su...
Iannacchione 14 796
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