roof cleaning - first job

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  1. sdrah

    sdrah Guest

    good evening everyone - I was asked to do a "quick clean" to a mossy roof something like this http://www.pesticide.org/Alternatives/phase-2-solutions-for-consumers/roofmoss.jpg

    However I haven't cleaned a roof before - and don't have the equipment nor the experience . Any help from you guys will be appreciated .

    It's a bungalow so is not too high but having no experience I am lost ... The owner wants me to cleaner the moss only and i was wondering if I should jet wash it or to use a wire brush and then a petrol blower ?! :)

    or what do you think about this wand http://www.amazon.co.uk/Telescopic-...68133&sr=8-13&keywords=karcher+extension+pole ?

    or shall I get a roof hook for my ladders ? how safe are these hooks http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/LADDER-RO...by_BabyFeedingUtensils_EH&hash=item231086e2a0

    thanks a lot x
     
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  2. Smurf

    Smurf Banned
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    I would say there is no such thing as a "quick clean" when trying to get moss off a roof for a start.
     
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    Example vid:

    This is an experienced roofer doing it the old school way but as you can see is dangerous work especially when not using a fall arrest system etc. One slip and would be game over at that height.
     
  4. sdrah

    sdrah Guest

    thx Smurf - It is a good , pretty safe and cheap method - so very probably I will do the same with a scraper something ...

    Any ideas how much to charge ? I reckon it will take me most of the day to clear two 3 bed cottages - about £160? for the roof and about £80 + for gutters

    Anyway thx
     
  5. Duncs

    Duncs Grand Master
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    thats gd bit of cash good luck nice one
     
  6. sdrah

    sdrah Guest

    im gonna tie a rope / belt from the chimney - plus some ladder hooks will be helpful

    thx again
     
  7. Donny

    Donny Well-Known Member
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    Scraping will take you ages, i always powerwash, lay down tarps , always use a roof ladder, i never charge less than £250 per roof , aint worth it if you do, if i was too scrape a roof id want £500 minimum
     
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    Aye up Donny's back. Welcome mate.
     
  9. mr shine

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    welcome back donny
     
  10. Donny

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    Thanks a lot guys, after my hols in September I was over at my parents house most nights and weekends, been getting it old people friendly lol, Good to have some free time again lol
     
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