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Here is a pic of my Son Jamie Tucker cleaning a shingle roof with a solar panel. ALWAYS be sure and allow the roof cleaning chemicals to run under the panels, or the algae will re grow quickly. Never step on any part of a solar panel.



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Chris, what type of metal hardware is normally used on these solar panels? I would hope it's stainless so the SH doesn't rust it before you have a chance to load the ladders on the truck.

PS. Thanks for the answers you gave me on the phone the other night about mix ratios.

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Rick2 wrote:

Chris, what type of metal hardware is normally used on these solar panels? I would hope it's stainless so the SH doesn't rust it before you have a chance to load the ladders on the truck.

PS. Thanks for the answers you gave me on the phone the other night about mix ratios.


 Yes, it is always Stainless, and you are welcome biggrin



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Its funny. Some customers think that it is easier for us and that we use less materials when they have solar panels when in fact its just the opposite. I would much rather have a clear path to apply roof cleaning mix than to try to finagle around solar panels on a roof.

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Its funny. Some customers think that it is easier for us and that we use less materials when they have solar panels when in fact its just the opposite. I would much rather have a clear path to apply roof cleaning mix than to try to finagle around solar panels on a roof.


 Me 2 Larry, especially when the solar panels are right near the edge of the roof!!!! That gives a narrow path to walk on to both clean, and watch run off w/o falling off the roof!



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After I had done my first job that had solar paneling on the roof I enacted a 20% up charge on every bid since.

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I get that question a lot too. People do not understand that solar panels are a pain and sometimes are in the way of you getting to the bottom half of the roof especially on barrel tile, that means you have to move the ladder to where the edge is and clean what you could not get from the roof which takes up more time and hence keeps the price the same as if they were not there or raises the price up higher. Like Scott said, 20% upcharge well 10% here or you will be doing one less roof cause Jerry at Mobile Wash will do it for 75% off his already super low price of 39.95.

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After I had done my first job that had solar paneling on the roof I enacted a 20% up charge on every bid since.


 Not here in Tampa no You can hear shoppers proudly state "Why so much to clean my roof, one side has solar panels" We charge a little extra too for solar panels, unlike some idiots who give a discount for them.



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Apple Roof Cleaning Tampa FL (813) 655-8777 wrote:
Roof Cleaning Richmond VA 804-687-4960 wrote:

After I had done my first job that had solar paneling on the roof I enacted a 20% up charge on every bid since.


 Not here in Tampa no You can hear shoppers proudly state "Why so much to clean my roof, one side has solar panels" We charge a little extra too for solar panels, unlike some idiots who give a discount for them.


 smile Discounts on solar panels.... ignorance is bliss.



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