Roof Cleaning

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  1. Paul

    Paul Guest

    Does anybody do roof cleaning, im toying with the thought of adding it to my services, ive been reading about softwashing for roofs and the exterior of building, you apply a bio-degradeable bleach to the roof with a low pressure pressure washer, i just cant seem to find the products in the UK they all seem to be in the USA, and i dont know if you can use a normal industrial pressure washer.

    is there anybody who can shed some light on the subject


    Paul
     
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  2. chip

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    Not really, but the bloke who put next doors double glazing reckons to pressure wash them can damage the tile, not in breaking it but cos he says they have some sort of coating on and to pressure wash can remove it and cause leaks. I've a reasonable knowledge of the building trade, but never heard that, but I've never done roofing. I wouldn't take that as gospel, though I would look a bit deeper if considering it
     
  3. Gmeister

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    I am not sure if I can help...but...

    My mate had alot of moss on the roof, which kept going in the guttering clogging it up, he decided to power wash his own roof, so aslong as you wash downward your fine, no water should go in the roof.

    When we did this, I noticed how some roofs look cleaner then others, especially two houses side by side with the same roof so people out there do do roof cleaning, I wouldnt know how they go about it though.
     
  4. Paul

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    this is why i want to use the soft wash method there is no pressure being thrown down on the roof slate/tiles, its a low pressure method, but finding it hard to get the kit and find in depth info on it
     
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  7. Paul

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    yeh ive seen them before but its not what i want to do, i want softwashing chemicals you spray them on, leave them then rinse it off no hard pressure
     
  8. rcproperty

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    oh right, other option it so phone a company that offers the service and speak to them about it, they might beable to help you.
     
  9. Paul

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    ive found one down south ive just sent them a email this morning, hopefully they will get back to me
     
  10. rcproperty

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    yer they should do, not like you are local to them for them to worry about it!
     
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