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05-29-2019 05:55 AM
ORLTG So sorry, I was referring to this particular post a few posts up. Didn't mean to offend anyone.

"I use my cordless vacuum cleaner to clean my roof top".
05-28-2019 11:55 PM
Cleanupcrew I don't understand why this is funny. You appear to be an inside cleaner of small areas. We clean 40 000 sq metres of roof and concrete per year.
If you can provide something positive then please do.
Pete
05-28-2019 08:04 PM
ORLTG Very funny
02-04-2019 09:50 PM
Cleanupcrew Some unusual answers.
We clean a lot of roofs and how it's done depends on the roof structure.
Over hear we have predominately Colorbond (metal ) roofs and pre treat with 2% SH then pressure wash.
Cement tiles are about the same process. With a 20 inch surface cleaner.
They come up great!
Terracotta roofs are all by themselves and require 5 - 6 % SH to nail lichen and then a lower pressure to remove them.
Thatched roofs only require ~ 4-6 % sh and no pressure.
Hope that helps from a company that has cleaned 500 000 sq metres + of roof.
Pete
02-01-2019 04:55 AM
JohnEgan We use the recommended non-pressure roof washing procedures for Tile Roof Cleaning Orlando and chemicals that are recommended by the National Roofing Contractors Association.
11-18-2018 05:29 AM
kenneth12
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Originally Posted by John Willingham View Post
A professional roof cleaner will have all the equipments and tools needed to clean your roof. But if you prefer to do the cleaning yourself, you have to have the following tools and other essentials in order to properly do the job.

1. Pressure washer – A pressure washer is a must in tile roof cleaning. You should also have the recommended nozzles appropriate for your type of tiles. Concrete and clay tiles have small pores that can only be cleaned by a manual brushing or with the use of a pressure washer. 1,200 to 1,500 psi is adequate to remove dirt and stains without eroding the surface.

2. Ladder – Have sturdy ladder with foot stays.

3. Plywood – You will use the plywood to distribute your weight. Tiles are fragile and can easily crack under weight pressure. It is better to foam treat the underside of the plywood to lessen the pressure.

4. Cleaning Chemicals – Chemicals and other cleaning agents help the efficient roof cleaning process. Professional roof cleaners use and recommend sodium hydroxide based products. They are safer, environment friendly and just as effective degreaser. The chlorine and water solution is also an effective cleaning option that is also cheaper.
5. Primers, Sealant, and Paint – Cleaning can erode and peel away tile coatings and paint. Newly cleaned tiles are prone to dirt, moisture, and damage. Re-coat the seal and paint in order to protect the tiles from dirt and moss infestation.

6. Replacement Tiles – Cleaning your roof is also a good time to repair minor damages. Replace cracked and loose tiles uncovered during cleaning. There is also the possibility that you might unintentionally damage some tiles walking on the roof.

Hi John,
Thanks for sharing useful information about roof cleaning.
11-15-2018 05:55 AM
akbuildingservices it is very difficult to clean tiled roof by your own self.so it's best option to hire a professional cleanser for your roof cleaning.i used to hire a AK Building services for Cleaning a roof and any other parts of house.if you want to hire contact(561-471-8817)AK Building Services.
12-27-2017 01:49 AM
vacuumreviews I use my cordless vacuum cleaner to clean my roof top.
12-26-2017 07:40 AM
vacuumreviews
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Originally Posted by sohorugcleaning View Post
Roof staining organisms such as algae, lichens and moss feed off the organic material in shingles. In other words, they eat the roof. The longer they go untreated, the more damage they will cause.

Homeowners often find confusing and conflicting information when researching roof cleaning services. To assist homeowners with making informed decisions when deciding on which roof cleaning contractor to hire, this article describes the differences between the three main roof cleaning methods.

If you're confused by conflicting information when researching roof cleaning services, here's a break down.
Roof staining organisms such as algae, lichens and moss feed off the organic material in shingles. In other words, they eat the roof. The longer they go untreated, the more damage they will cause.

Homeowners often find confusing and conflicting information when researching roof cleaning services. To assist homeowners with making informed decisions when deciding on which roof cleaning contractor to hire, this article describes the differences between the three main roof cleaning methods.

1. The eco-friendly, non-bleach, low pressure roof cleaning method
Roof cleaning companies that use this method use high-grade eco-friendly products that do not contain toxic chemicals such as chlorine-bleach, phosphates or other chemicals that can kill vegetation and pollute waterways. This method also uses a low-pressure rinsing system, avoiding the use of damaging high pressure scrubbing or brushing.

2. The chlorine-bleach roof cleaning method
Roof cleaning contractors who use sodium hypochlorite (chlorine bleach) mix it in high concentrations with other chemicals such as trisodium phosphate, also known as TSP.

They spray it on the roof and wait for it to dry and then re-apply it several times as needed. Stains and moss or lichens that don’t come off on the day of treatment may eventually come off with rain in the months to come.

3. The high-pressure power washing method
Some roof cleaning contractors use high pressure power washing methods to attempt to remove roof stains.
Thank you sohorugcleaning for the lovely informative post. it will help a lot of people over here
12-26-2017 07:36 AM
vacuumreviews nice explanation and good points thanks lindsey
12-14-2017 11:51 PM
momentum In order to restore your commercial roofing system to its optimal performance, it's necessary to have a maintenance strategy in place that includes professional cleaning.
Have a nice weekend
11-23-2017 02:54 AM
amanda1 Maybe pressure washing can solve your problem.
11-20-2017 09:47 PM
momentum Hello ,
All tips are quite helpful. Regular cleaning extends the life of your roof. With professional cleaning services, you can tap commercial grade equipment, training, and expertise to ensure that your roof does not only look clean, they are also thoroughly clean.keep sharing.
11-01-2017 08:57 AM
blackjack nice thread learning a lot
11-01-2017 03:06 AM
sohorugcleaning Roof staining organisms such as algae, lichens and moss feed off the organic material in shingles. In other words, they eat the roof. The longer they go untreated, the more damage they will cause.

Homeowners often find confusing and conflicting information when researching roof cleaning services. To assist homeowners with making informed decisions when deciding on which roof cleaning contractor to hire, this article describes the differences between the three main roof cleaning methods.

If you're confused by conflicting information when researching roof cleaning services, here's a break down.
Roof staining organisms such as algae, lichens and moss feed off the organic material in shingles. In other words, they eat the roof. The longer they go untreated, the more damage they will cause.

Homeowners often find confusing and conflicting information when researching roof cleaning services. To assist homeowners with making informed decisions when deciding on which roof cleaning contractor to hire, this article describes the differences between the three main roof cleaning methods.

1. The eco-friendly, non-bleach, low pressure roof cleaning method
Roof cleaning companies that use this method use high-grade eco-friendly products that do not contain toxic chemicals such as chlorine-bleach, phosphates or other chemicals that can kill vegetation and pollute waterways. This method also uses a low-pressure rinsing system, avoiding the use of damaging high pressure scrubbing or brushing.

2. The chlorine-bleach roof cleaning method
Roof cleaning contractors who use sodium hypochlorite (chlorine bleach) mix it in high concentrations with other chemicals such as trisodium phosphate, also known as TSP.

They spray it on the roof and wait for it to dry and then re-apply it several times as needed. Stains and moss or lichens that don’t come off on the day of treatment may eventually come off with rain in the months to come.

3. The high-pressure power washing method
Some roof cleaning contractors use high pressure power washing methods to attempt to remove roof stains.
10-31-2017 11:32 PM
momentum Thanks for this article. I really like your insight. All tips are quite helpful. Roof cleaning and maintenance is essential if you wish to keep the roof fit as a fiddle. It's essential that you pick the best material for the roof of your house.Keep sharing.
10-23-2017 05:20 AM
sannusoni Pressure wash is the best way! After pressure washing, just wash the tiles with water. Use cleaning chemical to clean dirty area only instead of treating complete area.
10-09-2017 11:24 PM
sohorugcleaning I only know about carpet cleaning😜
10-09-2017 10:59 PM
momentum Your tips are quite helpful. It is true that always hires professional cleaners for this work, as they are trained in a variety of cleaning methods. Professional cleaners quickly assess your needs and will deliver the work within the given time frame and on a reasonable rate.Keep sharing.
09-26-2017 04:26 PM
missannienow Oh heavens, THIS IS a job for professionals. So many people fall off roofs and get hurt trying to do this. As a nurse, I had quite a few patients who fell of their roof and broke things. A professional will already have the right equipment and know how to safely do this. Be sure you look at reviews of the companies work - a LOT of them, because some companies cheat by posting fake reviews.
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