Roof Tile Cleaning

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  1. Cleanz

    Cleanz Active Member
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    Hi, I've been asked to do a roof clean on a 5 bed house. (would be my first ever roof clean, apart from small flat roofs)

    First thoughts were to use a pressure washer but I've read so many horror stories and bad things about using them on roof tiles - so I'd rather not.

    I've been looking at this system :

    http://www.algoclear.com/content/14-equipment

    Trouble is although they mention some of the stuff they use, they don't appear to sell the system.

    Does anyone know where I could get a ready made spray system?


    If I can't get hold of one/too expensive, I was just going to use the moss-go treatment on the roof and get up there using a scaffold tower/roof ladders and a couple of those "backpack" spray things with a lance.


    Any thoughts?
     
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  2. Smurf

    Smurf Banned
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    All the mossgo type products I have seen you have to scrap off first the build up of moss on tiled roofs. Go figure
    Then once applied can take weeks/months to see any results :Image13:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yP97jLWp7oc
     
  3. mr shine

    mr shine Guru
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    there is also mossgo pro which is stronger and designed for commercial use , maybe worth a look at
     
  4. Cleanz

    Cleanz Active Member
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    That's what I was intending to use, the stronger stuff.
     
  5. Neil

    Neil Grand Master
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    Don't think I could get into this I would be too scared of falling through the roof or breaking tiles , bet it's a good earner though
     
  6. Cleanz

    Cleanz Active Member
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    Saftey's definately a priority! :) Gotta start somewhere though...


    I plan on using a scaffold tower and then a roofing ladder - I'm quite thorough, so won't climb on anything that looks remotely dodgy.

    Still unsure as to the method I'm going to use - at the moment it's looking like manual scraping, followed by a a fungicidal wash is going to be the best.
     
  7. Smurf

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    You're a braver man than me as roof work I would leave it to the so say pros. Simples... :Image3:
     
  8. Cleanz

    Cleanz Active Member
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    Well it's not till December time, so I've got a bit of time to book my funeral ;)
     
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