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I'm wondering if you guys rinse commercial jobs.  My concern would be renting a lift and then waiting for it to rain only to find out I need a second application.

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If possible wait for it to dry a bit and you can usually tell if it'll need a second coat. If in doubt...I always apply two coats.

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I agree with Bob Jr. Also, pick and choose your days, wash on a bright sunny day, as opposed to cloudy ones and you'll have faster drying time.

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Why would you rinse and remove the special cleaning solution you've applied before it's done its work 100%?

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Midtown,

I don't want to "rinse" and remove it, however I have read that there are times where the first application doesn't get it all. I don't want to have to double rent a lift. Does your recipe remove everything perfectly the first time? If so, what do you recommend using.

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You're making it to complicated. Chances are, there are gonna be spots on every roof that needs hit at least twice. Not the whole roof,...just spots.
Spray, wait 20-30 minutes for the application to work,...then hit the troublesome looking spots again. Mostly what I've been doing opposed to rinsing the entire roof is: Just kinda' blend the noticeable brown streaking spots with the rest of the roof and let the rain take care of the rest. The roof will look 100 times better when you pull out,...and only get better with time and rain.

I like the sunny days also,...but when it warms up to Summer heat,...those cloudy days are actually better for drying time. If the solution dies to quickly due to direct sunlight it won't work properly. I actually mist it with water to reactivate sometimes.

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roofcleaningminneapolismn wrote:

Midtown,

I don't want to "rinse" and remove it, however I have read that there are times where the first application doesn't get it all. I don't want to have to double rent a lift. Does your recipe remove everything perfectly the first time? If so, what do you recommend using.

Thanks for the reply!

Jeff



No, the first application is only the first application. And nothing besides...

 

 

 



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you can only remove a layer at a time apply, dry and re-apply if need be

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I put down just enogh to cover the roof for my first applcation i wait 20 min then apply second usaly ill just read the paper but it stinks when you run up a non walkable roof and dont wanna do it agian so now you gotta sit on the ridge 4 20 min.

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I agree with Jeff that your making it too complicated. But it seems to be a common problem that people think they can one coat it leave some stains and hope for the best. A properly cleaned roof will not have any stains left when you leave. On a commercial job you will have plenty of time to see the results before leaving. When we say there might be a light brown ding here and there we mean just that, a very light hint of dirt, not half cleaned black streaks. If there are no streaks and no thick pasty spots then you are done. If there are still streaks and they are brown they need hit again.

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Thanks for explaining it more in depth Bill. I realize that I still have lots to learn.

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I just recently did a job reguiring a lift and I was afraid of the same thing I found that starting on the area that had the most concentration of algae build up first, typical the north side. Do that area real well while letting your ground man do his thing and work together and go from the worst portion of the roof to the least affected area by the time you are finshed you will know if you need a second coat! Just like Bob says when in doubt its better to apply two coats then one Especially for commercial jobs really any job for that matter Nothing is worse than having another company come behind you to fix your mistake. Word of mouth travels fast!

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Heres a roof that looked like it neede to be hit again. I went back after a couple of week. and it was fine. I'm moving away from rinsing. Just the mist to fire it back up.

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Wow... I may have stepped away for too long.  There is NO way I would walk away from that roof to come back a week or two later to see it. If that was a commercial job they wouldn't let me... not with approving my invoice.

I always rinse... just lets me know (and them) that what I did worked.

Great looking job.. I just couldn't walk away before it looked like the third pic.


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Mitch wrote:

Wow... I may have stepped away for too long.  There is NO way I would walk away from that roof to come back a week or two later to see it. If that was a commercial job they wouldn't let me... not with approving my invoice.

I always rinse... just lets me know (and them) that what I did worked.

Great looking job.. I just couldn't walk away before it looked like the third pic.



How do you not know whether or not it worked? I have never had someone ask me to rinse because the roof didn't look clean. How many roofs have you cleaned that didn't look clean before you rinsed? Every one of these pictures below were not rinsed and the pictures were taken within 2 hours or so of starting the job.

I realize Mike's picture didn't look 100% clean, but he also said that he thought he was going to have to go back and touch it up. I think that picture is more the exception than the rule.

I guess I'm just not sure why you always rinse?

Brian

 



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Hey who knocking my pics??? LOL!!! I got better pics of moss lifting the shingles, then brand new too?

EDIT: This may have been one of my first no rinses. This also the job the HO wanted to charge me for using some of her water!

 Hindsight, This Some Good Chit! ... A better job than this one, If the black stain aint brown, Your not guaranteed out of a call back.

 This house hasnt called me back. I got lucky on this one. Not that the roof didnt come clean, but that it did.

 I do use more now.

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It all depends on the roofing project on hand. In one case I found a spot that was impossible to remove on cement.



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Mitch you will get tired of rinsing real fast.

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