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  1. Marc, Not sure, send AC a message and he will be more than happy to answer that for you. I am planning on using his system as well. Kim R
  2. Marc, If you do not use chlorine for cleaning, what method are you leaning to? I think the best way to get to the bottom of this topic is to find a roof with moderate to heavy stains, do a before and after soft wash cleaning inspection.( 10-15 yr old roof , not a 25 yr for obvious reasons ) I have seen the difference and it might be best if as inspectors you could witness it first hand, if you have not done so already. Take Care, Kim R
  3. Here are some samples of 10 year old shingles that have been cleaned, what is your take on if there is granule loss? One question, have you ever inspected a roof before and after a non-pressure cleaning? Click to Enlarge 210.54 KB Click to Enlarge 86.49 KB Click to Enlarge 73.79 KB Click to Enlarge 52.91 KB Click to Enlarge 105.8 KB
  4. Kurt, Thanks for the words and I really look forward to learning more than posting, you guys really do have some great info here. I just wish I had more hours in the day. Thanks to all of you for the insight and hope you all have a great holiday! Take Care, Kim R
  5. Removed during the process NO, Killed, YES, The term bleach means to whiten or lighten, or make translucent, Yes "translucent" but KILLED to decompose. I live In Parrish, Fl. my neighborhood has an age of 5-7 years, "Algae" prevalent for the last two years depending on the orientation of the home. Some worse than others, some homes appearing on the all roof ridgecap only. Using quality methods in FL. approx. 7-8 years or more. BOTH Brandon, Hope this one is better if not let me know what more details you need. Take Care, Kim R
  6. Jim and other forum members, I apologize if you felt that I came here to stuff your forum with nonsense or links. My only intention was to be able to work with your organization and share some information I have, as well as to learn from your experiences. I am sure that many of you see a lot of things that homeowners will never see, as many will never step foot on their roof. Your experiences will allow us to educate the public in an unbiased manner. What the return is for your profession is to be able to understand any options that are available when you are consulting on an inspection.
  7. Ok, networking then. Link droppers, at least, have the virtue of writing short posts. I'm not looking for someone with a PhD, but I don't like wasting my time reading nonsense either. ( you could have moved on there is plenty of other stuff here to read) Brandon ( key word here Brandon ) asked clear questions. You responded with nonsense (.Once again your opinion Jim)( "Well I do not think that is for you to decide how Brandon thinks or do you have the habit of telling people how to think or what to think" ) That has nothing to do with PhDs, your marital status, your gender, your experience i
  8. Marc, Thank you and yes there is a lot to learn, as learning is a never ending process. We do work constantly on the process, as well as any science we can find to understand this issue. Please come visit and check it out as some of you may choose to add this on to the current services you may offer. We are an extremely welcoming bunch who truly want to educate as many who are willing to learn. I would really like to know if this "Algae etc." has ever made it's way inside from an inspectors point of view. Take Care, Kim R
  9. Sodium hypochlorite *is* bleach. And you didn't answer the question. You didn't answer the question. And Jim the Variables ARE??? Hmm. many. You didn't answer the question. Again variables involved? That link has nothing to do with the question. Lots of words, but nothing addressing the simple question that was asked. Aside from your laudable aversion to pressure washing, I've heard nothing from you that indicates you have any specialized or complete understanding of roofing at all. You write lots of words, but most of them make no sense. And, so f
  10. Wow Mike , I feel for you, I just googled roof cleaners in Kenmore Washington, all I can say is WOW!, there are guys ruining roofs and totally getting away with it. That has got to change, let me work on this at RCIA and see if we can drum up a few guys to get some alternatives for Washington or who ever sles might be dealing with this in there area. This will be the topic for the week over on our end. Take Care, Kim R
  11. Homeowner? Hell, around here, that's how a most of these "professional" roof cleaners leave the roofs. You should see what they do to expensive shake roofs. ONE TEAM - ONE FIGHT!!! Mike Mike Those guys that do that ahh, ya have no place on a roof, EVER! Lazy ignorant hacks! That needs to change, the people in your area and other areas need to know that do not have to settle for less and there is a better choice. One that does not damage a good roofing system. As far as cedar shakes that is a whole nother ball game and are way more vulnerable to improper cleaning method
  12. How can you move a liquid from one place to another using "absolutely no pressure" ??? I'm guessing, er hoping, that Kim means "absolutely no pressure ". No, no pressure washer ever! we use a pump delivery system that moves the water(chems ) equivalent to a garden hose.It is called a soft wash. Here are some before & afters. Click to Enlarge 36.54 KB Click to Enlarge 45.12 KB And here is some homeowners idea of roof cleaning[:-censore Click to Enlarge 106.1 KB Hope this help to understand the cleaning process and the big difference betw
  13. Shuck the machine get a roof pump with a tank and some chems. There are many ways to apply chemicals to the roof, high tech and low tech cheaper ways , but they ALL use absolutely no pressure. If this is an avenue you choose please read through the threads as there are other things you need to know before you have at it. Hope this helps, Kim R Check this out as a starter package: Roof cleaning set-up
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