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ash brown

Been asked to quote for this, its both sides of a steep pitched bungalow roof 10 metres in length each side and roof 9 metres to ridge. Any ideas on methods and quoting? ive removed moss from my roof with scraper on harris pole and got the thickest off but would want to leave a better finished job for a customer.

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rshandyman

I have done a few. Hard work.I did it from the ladder with gutter tool on my harris pole and then with stiff brush attached to my gardiner clx 27.

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rshandyman

But I bought ladder attachment last week so I will be able to do it from the roof

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TolishAPurd

Ash, you might have seen it already but I made a thread about a roof clean I did not so long back. Might be worth a look if you haven't seen it. Careful not to underestimate it, it is hard, and uncomfortable work if you're just scraping, and not pressure washing it off.

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ash brown

Probably best left by the look of it, didn't know if there was a easy way id not thought of. Not keen on high pressure washing in general. I shall make a graceful retreat from this job lol

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TolishAPurd
Probably best left by the look of it, didn't know if there was a easy way id not thought of. Not keen on high pressure washing in general. I shall make a graceful retreat from this job lol

Apart from the hard graft mate, I actually enjoyed it, the weather was beautiful both days. It was just the price that soured it as I walked away with what I could make on a couple of casual days on the windows-so not worth the work or the danger. on the danger front I never felt I was in any real danger as I could comfortably sit down on the roof or ladder.

 

I would do it again on a bungalow, but only today I turned down a roof clean in a house as the stakes are a lot higher.

 

Its all about price, so if you don't really want it, put in a nice high price and you might just get lucky and have it worth your while.

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Smurf

Even using a chem treatment most suppliers say the moss on the roof needs to idealy be scrapped off first for the best results:confused:

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Rascal

Used to do a bit of roof cleaning. It's a pig of a job. If you don't need the work give it a miss. If you want to get into though there is good money and a bungalow is an easy start. No easy way to do it though - a wallpaper scraper is best!

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Smurf

or you could use an expensive doff system maybe that does not damage roof tiles as uses low pressure and superheated water.

 

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Rascal

I went to look at one of these today, just like the doff

 

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rshandyman
I went to look at one of these today, just like the doff

 

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what is your opinion then?worth to get system like that?Did You find out how much @Rascal ?

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Rascal

This system is 4k with vat. Or they hire them at 200 plus vat and will ship for hire on a pallet.

 

I'm not sure of it's use for domestic work tbh. Most using these kind of machines are big firms with big jobs, specialists stone cleaners.

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rshandyman

was it doff or toric or different @Rascal ?how about drive cleaning using this and wall cleaning and so on on domestic properties?no chemicals involved and also no risk of staining natural stones as example...

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Rascal

http://tensiduk.com/product-list/torik-stone-cleaning-system-product-information/

 

It's a great bit of kit at a very competative price. I'm going to put some feelers out and see if I get any takers and maybe rent one for a week. It would work well on patios, sandstone in particular. Less issues with pointing. It will be slower though and i'm not sure if you could sell it as better service for more money than just pressure washing....

 

Walls and stone work on a house is it's main use. I have never been asked to do this though so not sure how to push it.

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rshandyman

I think if you advertise it properly you will not necessary be able to charge more but gain competitive advantage to get more work with that system.I need to start looking into it.There are similar systems on thre market I need to find out which one is best for my requirements.

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cheapncheerful

I have done a couple of moss clears and the only way is to scrape away best done after a prolonged dry spell .

 

one thing to be said for jobs like this is its a change....something different and once finished you can forget the pain of it for a while

 

I used a scraper attached to a pole ...

 

bloomin frank just let it tumble down the roof and the guy had his porsche covered:rolleyes:

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Smurf

I know a local chap the uses doff & torc systems and will not use them on patio's or driveways. I'm guessing he makes too much money on specialist masonary restoration jobs as that what they have been designed for.

 

I think if you advertise it properly you will not necessary be able to charge more but gain competitive advantage to get more work with that system.I need to start looking into it.There are similar systems on thre market I need to find out which one is best for my requirements.

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rshandyman
I know a local chap the uses doff & torc systems and will not use them on patio's or driveways. I'm guessing he makes too much money on specialist masonary restoration jobs as that what they have been designed for.

But I can imagine that if you want to use them,you can.It would be additionall service and I was thinking that I would use it instead pressure washer.

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Smurf

I guess it's all about jobs that pay quite well as I know when I passed on a brickwork cleaning job onto him his quote came to 16,000 squid for 6 weeks work. Now he is not going to bother and go and clean a driveway for say 200 squid is he now when he can gain high value work like that.

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