Moss off roof cleaning

Discussion in 'Gutter & Fascia Cleaning' started by ash brown, Mar 25, 2015.

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  1. ash brown

    ash brown Active Member
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    Been asked to quote for this, its both sides of a steep pitched bungalow roof 10 metres in length each side and roof 9 metres to ridge. Any ideas on methods and quoting? ive removed moss from my roof with scraper on harris pole and got the thickest off but would want to leave a better finished job for a customer.
     
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  2. Smurf

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    Sorry I can't help as I don't get involved in roof cleaning as is way too much hassle
     
  3. rshandyman

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    I have done a few. Hard work.I did it from the ladder with gutter tool on my harris pole and then with stiff brush attached to my gardiner clx 27.
     
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    But I bought ladder attachment last week so I will be able to do it from the roof
     
  5. TolishAPurd

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    Ash, you might have seen it already but I made a thread about a roof clean I did not so long back. Might be worth a look if you haven't seen it. Careful not to underestimate it, it is hard, and uncomfortable work if you're just scraping, and not pressure washing it off.
     
  6. ash brown

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    Probably best left by the look of it, didn't know if there was a easy way id not thought of. Not keen on high pressure washing in general. I shall make a graceful retreat from this job lol
     
  7. rshandyman

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    No easy wat that is for sure
     
  8. TolishAPurd

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    Apart from the hard graft mate, I actually enjoyed it, the weather was beautiful both days. It was just the price that soured it as I walked away with what I could make on a couple of casual days on the windows-so not worth the work or the danger. on the danger front I never felt I was in any real danger as I could comfortably sit down on the roof or ladder.

    I would do it again on a bungalow, but only today I turned down a roof clean in a house as the stakes are a lot higher.

    Its all about price, so if you don't really want it, put in a nice high price and you might just get lucky and have it worth your while.
     
  9. Smurf

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    Even using a chem treatment most suppliers say the moss on the roof needs to idealy be scrapped off first for the best results:confused:
     
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