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post #1 of Old 05-14-2013, 05:10 AM Thread Starter
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How to clean roofs?

  • Mix the hot water, bleach, and detergent and pour it into a sprayer.
  • Spray the solution on a portion of and let it stay there for about 15 min.
  • Use a broom to scrub the wet area of the roof.
  • Keep the roof portion wet until scrubbing goes on, if the cleaner begins to dry out, spray a bit more.
  • Rinse the cleaned section with fresh water, and repeat the process until the roof is clean.
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post #2 of Old 05-15-2013, 09:27 AM
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Great information!

We also clean roofs and paint. Here in hot humid Tampa FL rainy season the roof algae grows very quickly. Our painting and roof cleaning company has been battling the dark black roof stains that appear on the north side of roofs here in Tampa for many years!

Many times the stains require a second 'shot' of solution like the one you mentioned. Western Central Florida Roof Stains get jet black...with all of the rain and moisture.

Many of the house painters in Tampa use the same solution to clean dark algae stains from stucco like the ones pictured in the linked page.

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here is how to clean a tile roof with a lift :

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Thank you for taking the time off to reply to my post. Watched your video great idea indeed!
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Peerless, no ground man? No pre-wetting of plants?
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Hi Douglas,

Don was manning the water hose on this job.
All of the plants were pre-wet like you mentioned. The home had gutters all the way around that we cleaned/flooded and re-routed prior to cleaning.



not a bush was damaged during the making of this video

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You certainly do things differently over there......

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First apply algaecide to the roof that neutraling the algae growth.For smaller surface areas a good rinse down of all adjacent structures. However, for larger roof cleaning projects, periodic rinse and wet downs are the best way to protect and care for the property.

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Re: How to clean roofs?

Great information has been posted regarding how to clean roofs. cleaning roof is the process of removing dirt from the roof.
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post #10 of Old 07-20-2013, 02:36 AM
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For roof cleaning first one has to know what type of roof one has? take advice from roof manufacturer,avoid using chlorine bleach solution for cleaning the roof,avoid pressure washing,it may damage the color of roof and finally need to wear gloves, non-skid shoes or boots and goggles for safety purpose.
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To facilitate cleaning roofs now specialized robots have been designed.
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Roof cleaning in different season is really very complicated. Even though you have good experience. In winter when ice thumbed at roof. It really very embarrassing to hire unprofessional for your roof cleaning service. So you should have better experience for roof cleaning services.
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When you use bleach, make sure to bag off all gutter downspouts. It's not a bad idea to have a guy spraying down plants close to house with water while you are treating roof.
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To facilitate cleaning roofs now specialized robots have been designed.
cant be competing with robots.
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How to clean roofs

Here are various ways through which you can clean the roof. These are as under:-
1. Clean your roof 3-4 times per day.
2. Get a good inspection of the roof.
3. Use a cleaner to protect your roof.
4. Apply roof cleaner as spraying mechanism.
5. Use a sponge mop to clean the roof with the solution you are using.
6. Apply wet sponge to make the roof wet
These are the various methord through which we can clean the roof.
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post #16 of Old 10-02-2013, 05:39 AM
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Very good advice
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Very good advice
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thank you for this advice.
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post #19 of Old 10-26-2013, 07:22 AM
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Thank you for the advice. Your solution helps in cleaning the roof completely.
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post #20 of Old 10-31-2013, 08:15 AM
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Well dude!thanks to you for sharing that information.In according to me Vacuum cleaner is one of the best solution especially for roof cleaning.So,what do you say about it dude Am i right?????????????????????
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