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very steep soiled metal roof
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hey fellas...

man have i got a challenge on my hands...

sorry but i dont have any pics as yet but ive just quoted a massive 2 story home with a cottage and the metal roof on the thing is helter skelter steep!!

ive cleaned their gutters already on another job but theyve asked me to do the roof...

i tried getting onto the steep roof (within reason) but found i had no chance, far too steep...

the added problem is that the metal roof is extremely soiled meaning there may be some scrubbing involved to remove some the built up grime and mildew...

any tips on how to approach this???

i have a 5g/m pump with a 400L tank so putting my mix up there is no problem, its just the fact that this roof needs a good scrub if im to remove the "crap" off of it...

anyone encountered a MOTHER STEEP metal roof before that is soiled to hell

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Hey Caleb,...the customer needs to be made aware that the only way to do a job like this is the safe way. If they want a clean roof they will have to pay for the use of a lift. Don't try and save them money at the risk of getting hurt. other wise their only choice may be to have you spray it and kill any growth and let time take care of it.

teep metal means alot of runoff,...and maybe even a return trip after the first few weeks,...to hit it again.

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so the only safe wat to clean a metal roof is to rent a lift what is the average cost to rent the lift

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seauatthetop wrote:

so the only safe wat to clean a metal roof is to rent a lift what is the average cost to rent the lift




I think the point was that if the roof is REALLY steep, you should rent a lift. You dont need one on every metal roof job.



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Cougar Paws or Korkers help immensely when working on a metal roof. I have also found that a $20 pair of tennis shoes with the foam rubber sole cushion makes the sole soft and it grips the metal roof very well. I got mine at wally world.

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Ummm use a lift on that one. Have you ever slipped and hit your tailbone on a ridge? You will only do it once. Either pass or rent a lift. Some jobs are not worth it if you put yourself out of commission.

-- Edited by Roof Cleaning Portland Oregon 503-844-6788 on Saturday 2nd of January 2010 02:39:22 AM

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You will spend approx 200.00 a day for a lift. You will have to get it, use it, get it back. I would like to be able to clean metal but I can't see where it is worth all the trouble it is to do the job

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Best way to clean metal roof is to use Truck Wash Supreme, 20/1 mixture foamed on and brush. Use chicken ladders if possible or lifts. when bidding these roofs you must charge more as it is a slow process.

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You add $300 a day to the price for the lift, the lift cost is not quoted in the price, it is an add on if needed. The customer is paying for the lift, has nothing to do with the price you are charging to clean the roof. There are other safe ways to do it without a lift.

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