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Greetings!

I'm newly registered. Happy to be hear I can see there is a wealth of knowledge on this site.... it's a bit intimidating haha

 

Don't know if there's something else I needed to do?  I was half expecting a welcome email or some suggested articles.

We waited to the last minute to do this.  We are a building maintenance/pressure washing company but have been getting asked more and more about softwashing and roof cleaning.  

First softwash is coming up next week and we are a bit frantic trying to get it together.  Can you point me to the right articles to get started with a basic set up?  We are in Vancouver, Canada.  If there are local suppliers that would be great. 

Thank you for your help!

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Hey guys, I just started my Roof Maintenancing business with a partner from the roofing industry. We both have extensive roofing knowledge and hope to bring those tools into this field to really boom. Our company, Roof Guardians specializes in Roof Washing but we were roofing specialist before roof cleaning specialist so we know shingles inside and out. We want to be Metro Atlanta's contact for any roofing need! 

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Hey guys, I just started my Roof Maintenancing business with a partner from the roofing industry. We both have extensive roofing knowledge and hope to bring those tools into this field to really boom. Our company, Roof Guardians specializes in Roof Washing but we were roofing specialist before roof cleaning specialist so we know shingles inside and out. We want to be Metro Atlanta's contact for any roofing need! 

Welcome to the roof cleaning institute! 

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My name is Wade and I am new to roof cleaning I have been on here reading for a while trying to gain as much info as my brain can handle.  I really appreciate all of you guys, y'all are very helpfull.

Me and my buddy are about to start a roof cleaning business in the Houston area.  I did pressure washing and flet washing for about four years and got out of it in 2009. Even then I would come to this fourm and troll  for info.

At the time I just did not have the time to add Roof Cleaning to my other stuff.

I would also like to thank Kevin at Peak of Perfection for talking with my the other Day. I look forward to getting to know many more of y'all.

 

I am only doing this part time. i am a firefighter in Houston for my full time job.

 

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Hey guys, I just started my Roof Maintenancing business with a partner from the roofing industry. We both have extensive roofing knowledge and hope to bring those tools into this field to really boom. Our company, Roof Guardians specializes in Roof Washing but we were roofing specialist before roof cleaning specialist so we know shingles inside and out. We want to be Metro Atlanta's contact for any roofing need! 

Welcome Roof Guardians!

Greetings!

I'm newly registered. Happy to be hear I can see there is a wealth of knowledge on this site.... it's a bit intimidating haha

 

Don't know if there's something else I needed to do?  I was half expecting a welcome email or some suggested articles.

We waited to the last minute to do this.  We are a building maintenance/pressure washing company but have been getting asked more and more about softwashing and roof cleaning.  

First softwash is coming up next week and we are a bit frantic trying to get it together.  Can you point me to the right articles to get started with a basic set up?  We are in Vancouver, Canada.  If there are local suppliers that would be great. 

Thank you for your help!

Look at the softwash thread in the secrets of roof cleaning

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Hi my name is Manu Harrison I'm in Packington ,Lichfield, Staffordshire England . I've been living in the UK with my wife and two boys since 2003. I work full time  in landscape sales ie selling paving decking fencing etc.We have a real problem here with black spot algae particularly on imported Indian sandstone. I am asked every day by members of the public how to clean it . I  recommend ready to use products which have limited success but have been cleaning a few myself where people have given up and are ready to rip up their patio . I built my own mobile 1 gpm  60 psi pump  in a box style trolley and have been really surprised at results my customers are happy my boss would rather sell a new patio . So won't be getting any help from my regular job at this point.

I am originally from New Zealand and from 1992 to 1995 worked for a concrete roof tile manufacturer pressure washing roofs and preparing them for re coating .Although I didn't realise  what it was at the time the manufacturer supplied us with a chlorine based chemical wash that we were supposed to apply 2 weeks  before pressure washing (sound familiar). Truth is I only ever applied the wash twice and must have cleaned over 100 roofs believing 4500 psi and a turbo nozzle cleaned a roof pretty quick and I was far to busy too to apply chemical.The roofs that I had applied the wash to were virtually cleaning themselves.So have had some roof cleaning experience . I am amazed by what your all doing with non pressure roof washing and hope to be joining you as a full payed up member soon.

I'm ready to get back to the gutter line again  and have my first roofwash job lined up am building an open trailer set up on a shoestring (budget) so will let you know how I get on . This is a great forum I am so glad I found you all Thank you.

Here are before and after non pressure black spot algae pics to explain.

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Hello everyone. First post, and not positive I'm in the correct section so I apologize in advance if I'm not. My name is Erick and I am from a small town in WNY. For the last 18 yrs I have been in the Steel Workers Union employed at a cutlery manufacturing plant in a neighboring town. So besides all the reading I've been doing here on this site, and endless hours of watching videos on the subject I am definitely new to Roof Cleaning. Up until a cpl years ago I didn't even know such a service existed until stumbling across a video while researching a new pressure washer I wanted when we were selling our house.  Since then mind has been churning to say the least and I have been driving my wife crazy with all my chatter on the subject. We haven't been able to take a ride I without me noticing and talking about every roof we pass since.  Which by the way I notice no other home owners seem to be aware this service exists either by the looks of the roofs in my surrounding areas. I'm talking in some nice neighborhoods with well kept homes and landscapes etc. There are dirty neglected roofs. I actually noticed today one of the homes that was in need of a cleaning is in the process of being replaced by a contractor !    I'm sure this is a common event around here considering the lack of knowledge regarding roof cleaning. Today was the day i decided that my idea of starting a small roof cleaning business can no longer be just an idea.  I will admit I am  somewhat intimidated by all the steps necessary to get a business going from scratch and Im having an information overload with all the great content on this site that pertains to having a successful business venture. Hopefully it is normal to be having this anxiety lol!   I'm most overwhelmed with the actual Business end of it all for sure. I'm ready to get uncomfortable as one post put it on here and I'm gonna take the risk $$ and  pursue starting a roof cleaning outfit after more than a year plus contemplating and brain storming. I am surely going to need advice and have plenty of questions especially regarding what to do first as far as start up. I have not even decided on a company name if that tells ya the infancy state of my new venture! I need to know what my first steps should be. I know I need to come up with a name and get a Fed tax ID and form an LLC most likely etc.  Oh and I def intend to become a premium member  once I get this ball rolling. Just unsure of what I should be doing first I guess. As far as equipment I have a decent idea of what I will need to get started but I will post before I make any purchases so you all can weigh in on the pros and cons. Any and all advice is much appreciated even criticism when it's warranted. I have thick skin. That's what factory work does for ya I guess! Thanks for having this great forum and I'm sorry for my looooong run on paragraph intro. Look forward to making some friends on here and to  what lies ahead for me with the new Roof Cleaning adventure.   

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Hello everyone. First post, and not positive I'm in the correct section so I apologize in advance if I'm not. My name is Erick and I am from a small town in WNY. For the last 18 yrs I have been in the Steel Workers Union employed at a cutlery manufacturing plant in a neighboring town. So besides all the reading I've been doing here on this site, and endless hours of watching videos on the subject I am definitely new to Roof Cleaning. Up until a cpl years ago I didn't even know such a service existed until stumbling across a video while researching a new pressure washer I wanted when we were selling our house.  Since then mind has been churning to say the least and I have been driving my wife crazy with all my chatter on the subject. We haven't been able to take a ride I without me noticing and talking about every roof we pass since.  Which by the way I notice no other home owners seem to be aware this service exists either by the looks of the roofs in my surrounding areas. I'm talking in some nice neighborhoods with well kept homes and landscapes etc. There are dirty neglected roofs. I actually noticed today one of the homes that was in need of a cleaning is in the process of being replaced by a contractor !    I'm sure this is a common event around here considering the lack of knowledge regarding roof cleaning. Today was the day i decided that my idea of starting a small roof cleaning business can no longer be just an idea.  I will admit I am  somewhat intimidated by all the steps necessary to get a business going from scratch and Im having an information overload with all the great content on this site that pertains to having a successful business venture. Hopefully it is normal to be having this anxiety lol!   I'm most overwhelmed with the actual Business end of it all for sure. I'm ready to get uncomfortable as one post put it on here and I'm gonna take the risk $$ and  pursue starting a roof cleaning outfit after more than a year plus contemplating and brain storming. I am surely going to need advice and have plenty of questions especially regarding what to do first as far as start up. I have not even decided on a company name if that tells ya the infancy state of my new venture! I need to know what my first steps should be. I know I need to come up with a name and get a Fed tax ID and form an LLC most likely etc.  Oh and I def intend to become a premium member  once I get this ball rolling. Just unsure of what I should be doing first I guess. As far as equipment I have a decent idea of what I will need to get started but I will post before I make any purchases so you all can weigh in on the pros and cons. Any and all advice is much appreciated even criticism when it's warranted. I have thick skin. That's what factory work does for ya I guess! Thanks for having this great forum and I'm sorry for my looooong run on paragraph intro. Look forward to making some friends on here and to  what lies ahead for me with the new Roof Cleaning adventure.   

Too many questions to answer, all at once, but always remember this - Your company name shall say what you do, and where you do it. Example, my company is Apple Roof Cleaning Tampa Florida. That is the legal name of my company. It says what I do, and where I do it at.

 

 

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Too many questions to answer, all at once, but always remember this - Your company name shall say what you do, and where you do it. Example, my company is Apple Roof Cleaning Tampa Florida. That is the legal name of my company. It says what I do, and where I do it at.

 

 

Thanks Chris  for the advice re naming the company. I've written this reply a couple times but I didn't see it post so this is a second attempt. Have a great day. 

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Thanks Chris  for the advice re naming the company. I've written this reply a couple times but I didn't see it post so this is a second attempt. Have a great day. 

I see you live in Cuba New York, so what is the nearest larger city near you, and how far away is it ?

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On my cell and having some issues with my response. I'm seeing several duplicates and no response?? Anyways I am about 75 miles from Buffalo and that is the closest large city to me. I see an RCIA member (Chautauqua Wash) is about an hr west of me. 

Nothing posted Erick, try again

Nothing posted Erick, try again

On my cell and having some issues with my response. I'm seeing several duplicates and no response?? Anyways I am about 75 miles from Buffalo and that is the closest large city to me. I see an RCIA member (Chautauqua Wash) is about an hr west of me. 

Nothing posted Erick, try again

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Hi I hope it's ok to come back in here . I really hope I haven't come across all wrong on here after re reading my first post a little further back up this page I did use a power washer on roofs about 25 years ago and would never do  that again I have personally seen the damage caused by high pressure washing to roof tiles in to loft space and on ceilings. I walked away from that along time ago and have not been on a roof to clean it for 20 years.I do some part time drive and patio cleaning to supplement my main full time job but would love to turn a small  part time business into a full time small business over the next few years by learning as much about non pressure washing from the experts at rcia as I  can  I'm moving slowly as money comes available and would like to become a premium member soon. Do you accept premium members from outside America and could I be certified by you eventually as you see fit .Even though I am in the UK.Do you have any UK members.

My dream really is to be cleaning roofs from a ladder rather than walking roofs do you think this is possible and would 3 1/2 gpm pump at 45 psi be enough to do this.If yes this would probably be my next purchase .

Once again apologies if my first post came across all wrong. 

Thanks Manu Harrison

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Amazing Gary thanks .I believe I read in one of the build your soft wash system forum you said you wash from a ladder or of the ground. Do you think the size of pump I suggested would get me started doing this.Wow it's 1.40 am here I will come back to you tomorrow. Thanks again Gary

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Chris T I hope you were able to decipher my response amongst all the duplicates to your question "About closest large city". I'm clearly having issues with the simple task of communicating back and forth here but for everyone's sake I'll get the hang of it soon HOPEFULLY!!  In the meantime should I post my questions here under new members topic or start a new thread in general discussion?

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