ReNew Roof & Exterior cleaning

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  1. ReNew Roof & Exterior cleaning added a post in a topic What type of roof is this?   

    Thats the wisdom I stick with, No surfactant. 
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
     

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

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

    Looks nice, what did you use for a mix ratio?
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. 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. 
  10. ReNew Roof & Exterior cleaning added a topic in General Discussion   

    Streaky aluminum
    Need some help here.
    I was cleaning rust and creosote off from asphalt shingles on sunday using Barc f9 at 1:1 . Very heavy deposits. My problem is, the f9 left the aluminum snow shield with dark streaks. The aluminum was oxidized but now just looks like crap. 
    I asked Craig from f9 and he suggested Mothers aluminum polish with a soft polish ball. Im sure it would work but I dont want a shiny polished look. My client didnt really seem too concerned with it but I just wont leave it like that.
    Im looking for a spray on rinse off cleaner.
    Looked at Bar Keepers Friend. 
    Any advice would be appreciated. 
     
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  11. ReNew Roof & Exterior cleaning added a post in a topic Best Garden Hose   

    I use Flexzilla as well. Love it even though its 5/8" hose.
  12. ReNew Roof & Exterior cleaning added a post in a topic Another Fall Safety Harness Save   

    I use ladder levelers on my ladders. Helps a lot with uneven ground. Fairly cheap too. Added peice of mind.
  13. ReNew Roof & Exterior cleaning added a post in a topic How We Protect Landscaping When Roof Cleaning   

    I use the 6" clear poly tubing, 1500' I bought from Uline and attach with zip ties. Love it.
    Just over $100. And you can reuse them.
  14. ReNew Roof & Exterior cleaning added a post in a topic Improvements To The Forum   

    Seems a lot faster to me. Was very slow.
  15. ReNew Roof & Exterior cleaning added a post in a topic Pump trouble?   

    Ok. I do want the 1"poly pump. I'll have about 17cfm, hope thats enough.
    My Yamada is clicking loudly and there may be gunk in the pump. I took off my muffler and there is a combination of water gunk with oil from the compressor inside the muffler.
  16. ReNew Roof & Exterior cleaning added a post in a topic Home Advisor   

    Im not sure why or what service. 
  17. ReNew Roof & Exterior cleaning added a post in a topic Aro non-metallic 1" aodd pump for sale   

    Ok, thanks Gary. 
  18. ReNew Roof & Exterior cleaning added a post in a topic Aro non-metallic 1" aodd pump for sale   

    Gary do you still have this pump for sale?
  19. ReNew Roof & Exterior cleaning added a post in a topic Home Advisor   

    We did a roof clean and house wash the other day. Asked the HO if he could leave a review on H.A. He was happy to until HA Made him sign up for thier services. He hit the cancel button, no review. I will give them a month, then I will demand my $ back, ha ha ya we'll see how that goes.
  20. ReNew Roof & Exterior cleaning added a post in a topic Home Advisor   

    I dont agree at all with what they say about roof cleaning. Im giving it a try. I know it takes time but week 1 no leads. All they want is to sell me services. Had a webinar on thier invoice services. Sell, sell, sell.
    They have been calling me for3 years and as recent as last week asking if I can take on more roof cleaning work and now nothing. Not making sense to me.
  21. ReNew Roof & Exterior cleaning added a post in a topic Pump trouble?   

    It is possible that there is water in the system and I need a new muffler o4 I will take that one off to see if that helps.  I have been wanting to get another pump possibly 3/4". Having only one pump is kinda risky.
    Will definitely get a air motor for the Yamada if thats the issue.
    Kevin, do you have any 3/4" pumps for sale?
  22. ReNew Roof & Exterior cleaning added a post in a topic Home Advisor   

    I bit the bullet and joined. Will see what happens. 
  23. ReNew Roof & Exterior cleaning added a topic in General Discussion   

    Pump trouble?
    So last night I changes hoses over on my 2 reels. The o-ring on on my qc fitting had came out and I didnt realize it. When I put air to the pump, ya, SH everywhere. Pulled the air and put a new o-ring in. When I put some water thru the pump, it would pulsate like hell (never did before) and slow to a crawl. Compressor was on maybe 5 minutes. On the job today and it did the same thing plus it stalled a few times. Disconnected the air quick disconnect and plugged back in. Ran ok except the pulsating which wasnt all the time. I did notice clicking in the pump when spraying which I didnt notice before but I may have not payed that much attention to it since it was new 3 years ago. Any thoughts?
    1/2" Yamada kynar NDP-15-FVT-ECO
    Very little moisture in air lines.
    Thanks
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  24. ReNew Roof & Exterior cleaning added a topic in General Discussion   

    Home Advisor
    So I've been thinking of joining Home advisor. After reading their comments on how a roof should be cleaned and the results obtained from said cleaning, I am having 2nd thoughts. Same with Angie's list. I provided a link to their comments below. What are people's views on this service?
     
     
    http://www.homeadvisor.com/cost/cleaning-services/clean-a-roof/?zip=03603
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  25. ReNew Roof & Exterior cleaning added a post in a topic Quick connects and nozzles   

    I tried ball valves but I didnt particularly care for them. I usually do all my spraying off a ladder and I for one do not think it is safe to have to turn on and or turn off a ball valve when 2 stories high on a ladder. After spraying, ladders are slick and would rather have at least one hand on the ladder, unless harnessed. I use the bandit gun from Pressure Tek and it works great for me.