Sloped Roof Above Windows

Discussion in 'Traditional Window Cleaning' started by David@Aqua, Oct 18, 2012.

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  1. David@Aqua

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    Hi everyone
    I am having problems with cleaning windows above a sloped or angled roof, the ones you cant stand on and are half way up the house, my ladders are doubles which extend to 4.8m and i use a ladder stay but some roofs are to deep and cant sit my ladder properly so i cant clean them properly, any help would be grateful thanks
     
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  2. GMcleaning

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    either, get someone to foot the ladder resting on the tiles, or use your car/van as a footing device.
    or clean them from the inside, or dont clean them
     
  3. rcproperty

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    use a pole with squeege on, from the inside, or dont do them,
     
  4. Gmeister

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    I just pass those jobs off, I don't want to do them, one lady asked me to clean her windows with them on, (back and front with slopped roof) but could only clean bottems for a fiver!

    Last windy did whole house for fiver, but back in the day, those windys took risks, ive decided not to take risks like that any more..
     
  5. CNS-southwest

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    Wagtail on a pole should do it, practice with it at home first
     
  6. All Round Cleaning

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    Waterfed pole !!!!

    I recommend all trad cleaners at least have a basic wfp kit for these exact reasons .
    For the initial outlay costs the scope of work that you can complete will make it worth while .
     
  7. Dodger

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    Build one like mine, cost feck all and has more pressure than most battery backpacks!!
     
  8. Posh

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    That's what I bought my backpack for. Still use the car/van tyres occasionally & yes RC I know it's wrong but sometimes needs must lol
     
  9. rcproperty

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    i'll send you some bricks to use! lol
     
  10. Posh

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    I do use paving slabs on 1 job in the back garden
     
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