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No New Posts Work clothing (Preview)
So what does everyone prefer as work gear? I like Dickies blue uniform pants, brown Dickies button up shirt. Atlas 370 gloves, and Muck boots. The Dickies pants are VERY chlorine resistant,...almost chlorine PROOF. The shirts are very good also, not as good as the pants, but very resiliant none the l...
Raystown Roof Cleaning Central PA 1-800-236-0322 9 2380
No New Posts battle with MOSS/LECHIN
 
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I'm just getting started with roof cleaning. The majority of calls I've gotten are for roofs covered with moss and lechin. I've read a few posts about this but would like to hear some your experiences and techniques to kill it. Is the apple sauce/cider enough or do I need to add something else? Any good a...
RICH/SUNSHINE ROOF WASH 5 926
No New Posts Cleaning in cold temps. (Preview)
Alright alot of people want to know the secret to cleaning in cold temps. here it is... we have to clean these fast food restraunts with asphalt shingles at night. on average the temps at night here during the cold season is between 25-40 so heres the trick. first we up the mix about 10 percent. i know some...
Roof Rejuvenators Roof Cleaning Wilmington, NC (888) 366-3051 12 3664
No New Posts composite decking (Preview)
I've read a whole lot about watering before, during, and after for vegetation. Also to water down painted areas and anything else that could be damaged. I assume this also includes composite decking. My question is:   Has anyone had any bad experiences bleaching out the color of composite decking,...
RICH/SUNSHINE ROOF WASH 6 2716
No New Posts The First Job
 
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O.k. guys, I've got all of my equipment and have given a couple of estimates. Do you have any advice for me before I clean my first roof.
Clean Roof 9 969
Topic is Closed To Rinse or not to Rinse (closed)
 
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For those of you that haven't read this,  here's a good thread regarding rinsing. http://roof-cleaning-institute.activeboard.com/index.spark?forumID=123190&p=3&topicID=25708068
Roof Cleaning Pro Greensboro NC (336)362 7659 0 566
No New Posts Solar panels on roofs (Preview)
I have seen dirty roofs that have solar panels on them and was wondering if you guys do anything different with them?
Mobile Prowash 5 1070
No New Posts Preventative maintenance
 
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Does anyone have much experience or knowledge concerning the application of solutions to prevent algae growth on clean shingle roofs ? Also, what is the best information to give to homeowners concerning this ?
sbyrne 1 808
No New Posts Seasons/Temps and Roof Cleaning
 
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First post from the "First State". My first year has been a great experience.  Special thanks to Chris for all of your insight.   For the guys in the Mid-Atlantic and North East - (1) How long is your working season?  I've heard that most stop in late November and pick back up in April.  (...
Pal 7 1134
No New Posts Roof Leaks : Points to consider, things to keep in mind, contract verbage (Preview)
Re: Roof or SYKLIGHT Leaks (Being prepared for the UNSEEN POSSIBILITIES for CLAIMS AGAINST YOUR LIABLITY INSURANCE is IMPORTANT) Points to consider: 1.If it is already leaking or if their is a POTENTIAL problem you need to know. When possible on older or questionable roofs that are in disrepair hav...
Roof Clean USA Georgia 229-227-0000 1 2177
No New Posts What do you do about skylights?
 
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Normally when I treat a roof with zinc I end up washing the skylight when I am done, does your ground person hose them off after you spray the area? And has anyone ever had a skylight leak while spraying up next to it with a higher gpm machine? I would think that would be extremely bad news.
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No New Posts ARMA mixture and Applesauce mixture & DEQ
 
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Reading the ARMA mixture is stays a ratio of 1 to 4 but I dont see it saying 12.5 or household bleach which is 3-6%. When talking with DEQ about the mixtures for roof cleaning what is the actual percentage of SH with the applesauce mix? Around 4% but then it sits on the roof, reacts with algae and slowly goe...
Roof Cleaning Portland Oregon 503-844-6788 11 1506
No New Posts Seen the worst thing for us on TV!!!
 
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Man, I seen the worst thing for our industry today on Home & Garden tv. They showed roof cleaning,....or should I say roof destroying. They showed a guy on a ladder blasting the crap out of the shingles with a pressure washer. The shingles were lifting up all over the place and it just looked like des...
Raystown Roof Cleaning Central PA 1-800-236-0322 14 970
No New Posts WHEN TO RINSE THE ROOF ( 1 2 )
 
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THE NEW GUY HAS ANOTHER QUESTION, I SEE THAT A LOT OF YOU GUYS DON'T RINSE. WHEN YOU HAVE HEAVY MOSS ETC. ON THE ROOF DO YOU STILL NOT RINSE AND ALSO WHEN A SECOND APPLICATION IS NEEDED BECAUSE THE ROOF IS SO BAD DO YOU RINSE IN BETWEEN APPLICATIONS ,THANKS AGIAN FOR THE HELP VINNY -- Edited by TROPO at 22:18,...
Roof Cleaning Long Island New York (631) 220 6985 27 2773
No New Posts Having Multiple Resouces for Knowledge CAN make All the Difference (Preview)
Here is another link for all you NEW Cleaners, Even though this Publication is targeted at Pressure washing, it is still a VALUABLE source for marketing info, financial info, chemical info and a variety of other topics that pertain to running a successful cleaning business. The great thing is that i...
Roof Clean USA Georgia 229-227-0000 2 1946
No New Posts nozzles
 
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Whats the best nozzle set up, ( just starting out ), for shingle roofs using a Delavan 5800 series pump ? Many of the roofs in my area, ( upstate NY, are steep ). -- Edited by sbyrne at 09:56, 2009-02-12 -- Edited by sbyrne at 09:57, 2009-02-12
sbyrne 8 1088
No New Posts I need some help getting started!!
 
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I wanna thank all you guys for this grate information!! I would like to know where can I learn about the cleaning products and aplication.
NJ Roof Cleaner 6 992
No New Posts Attention New Roof Cleaning Apprentices and Professional Roof Cleaners (Preview)
Found a very useful link- I hope it makes a great quick reference tool for many of you that have requested a source to check compatibility of materials Go to this link and you will see a very nice CHEMICAL RESISTANCE CHART. Remember to always backup your reference data with an additional backup source b...
Roof Clean USA Georgia 229-227-0000 2 883
No New Posts How do you figure the square foot of a roof?
 
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I've been a member now for 3 days and I have to tell you that this is the place for the best info on roof cleaning. With all the dirty roofs in my area it looks like a great business opportunity. I'm definately looking into starting a roof cleaning business. ( I thought about lawn care but the competition is...
Shawdawg 10 2217
No New Posts Help to start my business
 
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I can see how valuable this forum is but I`m a see to catch on person. I would be willing to work cleaning roofs for free for a week if some one is willing to help me. It would be great if it was close to Bowling Green KY. or I could fly somewhere. I`m very serious because the economic situation has stunted my j...
Algae*Free Roof Cleaning 4 905
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