Roof job today

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  1. Donny

    Donny Well-Known Member
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    Nice slate clean we done today, 7 hours job and finish, came up a treat, no chems , just straight turbo nozzle clean, house had nice handy dormors and flat roofs , one happy customer, 2 happy cleaners ching ching
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  2. Midlands_Cleaners

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    u got the after pics aswell mate ..... lol jokes looking good
     
  3. Barney

    Barney Well-Known Member
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    Job looks clean mate.

    Is that a pressure washer? or just a low power washer. I've heard mixed reactions on pressure washer on roofs. Some say it gets under tiles and can cause leeks.

    I have one customer who has a conservatory roof who had it power washed (before I did job) and it got into the joints and in the panels. I know its a different case to tiles but when I clean roof tiles its normally just use the old scraping method.

    I suppose if ur working from top and working down then there is less chance of causing any damage.

    Nice job mate.
     
  4. Smurf

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    Now the stone work looks like it needs a good clean too;)
     
  5. Donny

    Donny Well-Known Member
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    Stone work was mentioned too her Smurf , I cleaned the copes on the front off house when we did the roof , harder too tell in the fading light and the house still wet but came up a treat, Barney its a 13hp Honda with an Interpump running a turbo nozzle on the lance set pressure at 1500 psi for slate, ive been power washing slate and tile for 8 years now and not once had water get into a house, roofs in Scotland have too be sheeted with ply then felted then slate or tile on top so little chance off leaks unless your a complete **** with the lance, and obviously you always start at top and work down I know building regs in England are less strict, if im cleaning a conny I use my hot washer at low pressure and a 35 degree nozzle so its nice and soft jet, never had any issues either, got 7 roofs booked up already and another 6 we cleaned last year tae paint and seal , busy times ahead.
     
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    Nice one ;)
     
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    well done donny gd job
     
  8. Tattooed window cleaner

    Tattooed window cleaner Active Member
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    I been asked to do a couple o theses in the past,I done the odd roofing jobs,chimney point/removal new ridge tiles n stuff
    Is it worth the outlay for the reward,don't want to know what you charge mate.that for you n your wallet ;)
    Just curious
    Is it standard pressure wash n petrol genny
    Just picking ya brains ta
     
  9. Donny

    Donny Well-Known Member
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    I never do a roof for less than £250 per day,(slate) tile is harder so charge abour £300 per day for that, vary your price a wee bit higher for dirty roofs, its a Honda 13hp with an Interpump, costs about a grand inc the nozzles etc, for roof work make sure you use a return too tank unloader valve on the pump.
     
  10. Donny

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    Thought youd like a pic off the roof now its dry, dove past the day and clicked it.
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