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Sal your bio says u cleaned 4 roofs ??



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I know for a fact that you can damage a white shingle by walking on it on a hot day, if you start slipping, twisting, turning, and digging in, you can mark it up.

I would suggest misting it down with water, but I suppose it would be hot again in moments. Just becareful if you notice you marking it up quit.







Let's see here using some common sense, If you want to be twisting, turning, digging in and slipping then maybe you should not be up there dancing or playing, this is a serious business, not a game or dance contest.

Of course you can damage a roof doing that nonsense but why would you want to be up there doing that? You are there to clean a roof, not be playing games or damaging their roof. The same can be said for using a crow bar or hammer on the shingles, not a good or smart idea, just some common sense.

I have never marked up a shingle roof so I don't know what you are doing up there, again, this is serious business, not games or a dance contest. I hope your customers don't see you up there doing that, if I saw people doing that nonsense up on my roof I would be afraid of them damaging my roof or worse.....falling off. I would run them off my property and tell them to not be dumbasses when trying to do serious work on a dangerous surface.

Why would you want to mist a roof with water??? That does not make any sense when you are trying to clean it, that will just dilute the roof mix and keep you up there longer. Wow. Maybe you should do more reading on this site and learn what to do, how to be professional when up on customer's roofs and and to not be dancing or playing on customer's roofs and damaging their shingles.

Wow. I thought all the contractors and newbies would have a little more common sense than that.

Just amazing.

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I've been cleaning gutters and on roofs for 6 years. Tennis shoes with softer soles are best. I've never seen marks left from walking roof. Remember its 20 plus degrees up there compared to the ground. Just my 2cents.

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I know for a fact that you can damage a white shingle by walking on it on a hot day, if you start slipping, twisting, turning, and digging in, you can mark it up.

I would suggest misting it down with water, but I suppose it would be hot again in moments. Just becareful if you notice you marking it up quit.





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Walk wrote:

I know for a fact that you can damage a white shingle by walking on it on a hot day, if you start slipping, twisting, turning, and digging in, you can mark it up.

I would suggest misting it down with water, but I suppose it would be hot again in moments. Just becareful if you notice you marking it up quit.




 




Let's see here using some common sense, If you want to be twisting, turning, digging in and slipping then maybe you should not be up there dancing or playing, this is a serious business, not a game or dance contest.

Of course you can damage a roof doing that nonsense but why would you want to be up there doing that? You are there to clean a roof, not be playing games or damaging their roof. The same can be said for using a crow bar or hammer on the shingles, not a good or smart idea, just some common sense.

I have never marked up a shingle roof so I don't know what you are doing up there, again, this is serious business, not games or a dance contest. I hope your customers don't see you up there doing that, if I saw people doing that nonsense up on my roof I would be afraid of them damaging my roof or worse.....falling off. I would run them off my property and tell them to not be dumbasses when trying to do serious work on a dangerous surface.

Why would you want to mist a roof with water??? That does not make any sense when you are trying to clean it, that will just dilute the roof mix and keep you up there longer. Wow. Maybe you should do more reading on this site and learn what to do, how to be professional when up on customer's roofs and and to not be dancing or playing on customer's roofs and damaging their shingles.

Wow. I thought all the contractors and newbies would have a little more common sense than that.

Just amazing.

I seen in one of your earlier post how you have no roofs whatsoever to clean.

maybe you don't have any work because of your personality, your reply above shows how rude and inconsiderate you are. matter how good you are at cleaning roofs don't cut it. People must like you, which I dont find you a likable person.

 



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Walk wrote:

I know for a fact that you can damage a white shingle by walking on it on a hot day, if you start slipping, twisting, turning, and digging in, you can mark it up.

I would suggest misting it down with water, but I suppose it would be hot again in moments. Just becareful if you notice you marking it up quit.




 




Let's see here using some common sense, If you want to be twisting, turning, digging in and slipping then maybe you should not be up there dancing or playing, this is a serious business, not a game or dance contest.

Of course you can damage a roof doing that nonsense but why would you want to be up there doing that? You are there to clean a roof, not be playing games or damaging their roof. The same can be said for using a crow bar or hammer on the shingles, not a good or smart idea, just some common sense.

I have never marked up a shingle roof so I don't know what you are doing up there, again, this is serious business, not games or a dance contest. I hope your customers don't see you up there doing that, if I saw people doing that nonsense up on my roof I would be afraid of them damaging my roof or worse.....falling off. I would run them off my property and tell them to not be dumbasses when trying to do serious work on a dangerous surface.

Why would you want to mist a roof with water??? That does not make any sense when you are trying to clean it, that will just dilute the roof mix and keep you up there longer. Wow. Maybe you should do more reading on this site and learn what to do, how to be professional when up on customer's roofs and and to not be dancing or playing on customer's roofs and damaging their shingles.

Wow. I thought all the contractors and newbies would have a little more common sense than that.

Just amazing.

I seen in one of your earlier post how you have no roofs whatsoever to clean.

maybe you don't have any work because of your personality, your reply above shows how rude and inconsiderate you are. matter how good you are at cleaning roofs don't cut it. People must like you, which I dont find you a likable person.

 



If you read the post correctly and have some short-term memory working, you would remember that houses sold and some jobs were delayed due to homeowner's scheduling conflicts for this past week, not my personality.

I guess we should chalk this up to another weak attempt at a personal attack. Let's be a little more professional here or maybe you should not post. This is not elementary school recess, this is a professional bbs where contractors are trying to learn and share with each other, not attack others with these weak attacks and manipulations of the truth to try to make someone look bad.

Time to grow up or leave.

This is a very weak attempt at a personal attack and that really shows what kind of character you have and trying to manipulate posts to say something other than the truth is also a weak attempt at a personal attack (the no roofs whatsoever part and the no work part) so keep the facts straight or don't bring them up, it only makes you look like a problem child, insecure and a troublemaker to say the least.

I don't care if you like me or not, having someone like you that does not like me will not make or break my career, there are many on this and the many other bbs's out there that I consider friends, have known for many years and we all talk shop once in a while.

Maybe I don't have any work because of my personality?    hahahahaha

That is a good one, very feeble attempt at an insult, most 5th graders can do a better job at insulting others but I guess that is your mental capacity.

I can really get into this if you would like but I am sure that you don't want to go there (if you are smart or think that you are).

I was not being rude and inconsiderate but actually I was trying to make a point that your dancing or whatever you are doing on the roofs (turning, grinding, etc..) is not how you clean a roof but acting inconsiderately for the homeowner's property and causing damage.

Like I mentioned, I have been walking roofs for over 30 years and have not damaged any shingles because I walk on them with care and consideration because first I don't want to fall off or slide if I lose my traction (sorry, no dancing here, turning or grinding or whatever it is you are doing to damage the shingles) and second I don't want to damage a customer's property.

Don't send me any more personal messages having a child-like hissy fit, it is not professional and makes you look childish.

Let's get back to the original topic finally and stop with the personal attacks, manipulating posts and trying to make someone look bad.

 



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If its hot enough to damage the shingles with shoes, then its too hot to clean roofs efficiently and effectively....i think that can be the easy way to sum it up!

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I just had to bring up an old post...  lol  sorry biggrin

I've installed many comp roofs with my construction company I used to have before being bought out.

What I have found on a steep roof... it has nothing to do with dancing, turning, twisting etc.  You can stand in one spot and not move and you will start to slide down the roof.  The tar in the shingles can not hold your weight.  These are brand new shingles.  What we did was work the roof against the sun.  it is always worse where the sun is shining on it directly. If you have a roof that will be in direct sun and you have to walk on it. pick a time when the sun is hitting it at an angle.  I have found no matter if it is 100 degrees out, the north side never gets soft enough to damage if your carful because you don't have the sun hitting it direct.  

If it is a roof you can't shoot from the gutter and have not choice but to get on it, it may take hitting it twice.  one side in the morning and the other side in the afternoon. 

As far as shoes. 

the harder soled shoes will rip up the roof, softer wont as bad, but sometimes none of it works  lol

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we never set foot on the roof no reason too.smile

that's what makes us stand out from the regular pressure washingguy's



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Nice video.... At first I thought you were standing on the fence LOL tell I saw the ladder.

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we never set foot on the roof no reason too.smile

that's what makes us stand out from the regular pressure washingguy's

 


 Never?

Justin, I'm sure you remember the job I did for a business partner's parents in Naples (you sold us some oxilic acid). There was no way to hit the hidden pitches on that roof from a ladder (see image). I realize nobody but me and the news chopper pilot would have known but I just couldn't do a partial job.

Never say never....

BTW...don't mention what we discussed last March in the forums. I'm still working on that.

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yes it will, you need to learn how to walk soft. Do not twist your foot 



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on ocassions when you run in to dormers there is no other way But to get on the roof, So I agree with Raystown plan the job accordingly . So far I have only come across that just once where I could see no other way of providing a thorough job.

And for what it's worth, good old tennis shoes is my footwear of choice.

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Barry those cougarpaws look like leather shoes to me correct? if so their not going to hold up to the cleaners we use. They will be destroyed quickly.

 



-- Edited by Walk on Sunday 28th of March 2010 12:26:39 AM


They now have a shoe designed more for roof cleaners.  Give them a call.  I talked with Alice.  Though not having to use them is key, they're in the truck for those times when ladder at the edge won't suffice.



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I like skate shoes for roofs I did roofing in west texas in the summer as a kid

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Sorry Clyde for the year late reply!!

 I'm closing in on about 100 roof cleanings with these shoes. The leather held up fine. I'm usually not getting alot of spray on them though. It was well worth the expense not to mention the customers reaction when they see us going through the extra effort of protecting their roof. After we get everything set up, I take a minute to put the cougar paws on and just about every customer that sees me doing this has asked about them and are impressed with the level of roof protection we offer. If anything, it shows the customer you have protecting their property as top priority.



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Way to go, Barry.  When it's time for a new pair, let me know.  I can save you some money on those Cougars.

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if you are set up to clean from a ladder i wouldnt risk it , after all you are trying to avoid replacing the roof by cleaning it.

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Just wet the roof prior to stepping foot on it. No biggie. You might have to run the chems alittle stronger but you'll get the job done.

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More of a problem during installation than on a seasoned roof from my experience.

Must be conscious of every step... look where you've been and avoid working in one spot for too long.

Also...take extra precaution near the ladder where most mistakes occur.   roof cleaning



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