ReNew Roof & Exterior cleaning

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About ReNew Roof & Exterior cleaning

  • Birthday 07/22/1963

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  • Website URL http://www.streakyroof.com

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  • Location Charlestown, NH

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  1. ReNew Roof & Exterior cleaning added a post in a topic: Rubber slate roof help   

    Typically no surfactant on slate roofs. I use a 40% mix on steep slate roofs. They come out great like this church roof I cleaned last fall. Clients were wowed!!

  2. ReNew Roof & Exterior cleaning added a post in a topic: Lichen removal Charlestown NH   

    Lichen is rampant up here in Charlestown New Hampshire. Small immature lichen growths can be removed easily with little to no damabe to asphalt shingles with a high volume rinse.


  3. ReNew Roof & Exterior cleaning added a post in a topic: New Water Hose ??????   

    I tried the expanding hose route and they all failed quickly. One thing about the flex hoses is the connector ends (swivels) have a very small throat, like 3/8". Not very good flow.
  4. ReNew Roof & Exterior cleaning added a post in a topic: New Water Hose ??????   

    Ive been using Flexzilla for 3 years, same hose. Works awesome. Its lightweight and tough. Love it. 
  5. ReNew Roof & Exterior cleaning added a post in a topic: Plastic nozzles   

    Thanks Guys
  6. ReNew Roof & Exterior cleaning added a post in a topic: Plastic nozzles   

    Im wondering if anyone uses plastic (pvdf) nozzles on their roof cleaning set up?
    Im getting tired of my typical jrod setup (stainless) rusting. I am looking into the the plastic nozzles, they are cheap and made out of Kynar.
    I do have a Master nozzle but I use that for rinsing.
    Any input would be appreciated
  7. ReNew Roof & Exterior cleaning added a post in a topic: What type of roof is this?   

    Thats the wisdom I stick with, No surfactant. 
  8. ReNew Roof & Exterior cleaning added a post in a topic: What type of roof is this?   

    I had to use a lift on this roof. Being 130+ years old and the interior was refurbished about 10 years ago, I didnt want to risk spraying and rinsing up the roof, never want to do that anyways. Plus it made it so much easier and faster. Cleaned whole roof including steeple, garage and north side of the rectory in less than 3 days. The hardest part was putting down 2x10s for the lift wheels so we didnt ruin the grass. The lift oes pretty good around tight corners but there does nee to be some space for the lift to swing around the corner.
  9. ReNew Roof & Exterior cleaning added a post in a topic: What type of roof is this?   

    The lift was a rental. I wished I owned one. I was thinking of a bucket truck at some point.
  10. ReNew Roof & Exterior cleaning added a post in a topic: What type of roof is this?   

    Yes, Slate cleans up really nice. I used about 30 gallons of mix @40% on this side of the roof (north side) and used no surfactant. I probably could have used less mix if I added surfactant but the slate here is over 130 years old.  IMG_2856.CR2 IMG_2895.CR2 IMG_2903.CR2
     And Chris, the patina'd copper ridge cap wasn't affected, still green. Client is Super Super happy, Said it was a miracle.
     

  11. ReNew Roof & Exterior cleaning added a post in a topic: Chris Tucker heart troubles   

    Get well soon Chris.
  12. ReNew Roof & Exterior cleaning added a post in a topic: Streaky aluminum   

    Looks nice, what did you use for a mix ratio?
  13. ReNew Roof & Exterior cleaning added a post in a topic: Streaky aluminum   

    I tried some Oxalic acid mixed 10oz dry to 1 gallon of hot water. Didnt seem to work very well. It did pull up some of the creosote buy I may have mixed it too weak.
  14. ReNew Roof & Exterior cleaning added a post in a topic: Streaky aluminum   

    I havent tried oxalic acid, I should.
    It took 3 coats with f9 at 1:1 but as I said it was real heavy deposits of mostly creosote which has built up for about 15 years. 
    F9 isnt really too expensive compared to other chemicals. The expensive part for me is the shipping costs.
    Never using oxalic Im not sure what the costs are or how it compares to f9.
    Yes Ted I will suggest to my client to paint the metal stack. Its galvanized steel, could be aluminum its polished and only about 24" tall. Single story ranch. 
    So my main concern now is the discolored aluminum. I could clean with an aluminum polish and use a metal etching chemical to help make it look closer to the rest of the oxidized snow shield or just clean it up and tell them it will oxidize over time.
  15. ReNew Roof & Exterior cleaning added a post in a topic: Streaky aluminum   

    F9 works as advertised. Its an awesome product. I will post pics after I clean up the aluminum snow shield.