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    Roof chemicals

    Does anyone use anything besides SH & water for there roof mix? I am think about getting away as much as possible from chlorine for obvious reasons.
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    Re: Roof chemicals

    [quote author=Exterior Attack PW link=topic=6276.msg82388#msg82388 date=1224862771]
    Does anyone use anything besides SH & water for there roof mix? I am think about getting away as much as possible from chlorine for obvious reasons.
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    You let me know when they come up with something that works as well and is as cost effective!
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    Re: Roof chemicals

    I used a product called Roof Be Clean years ago on a couple of homes. It worked o/k on one roof but, I had to use bleach to get the second one clean. The stuff costs about $35.00 per gallon, by the time you dilute it you will still use about 4 gallons on a roof, Then they tell you that you may have to go back for a second application. Way too expensive and not anywhere near as efficient as sh and water.
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    Re: Roof chemicals

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    You let me know when they come up with something that works as well and is as cost effective!



    I was just asking. The reason for the question is that we had a fire in a spa warehouse this week and everyone that went inside got contaminated with large amounts of chlorine. We then discussed how bad it is for your lungs. We didn&#039;t have any real issues since everyone had the proper equiptment on but it got me thinking. I am still going to use it but I am definately going to protect myself better from now on. I just wanted to see if there was an alternative which I knew there wasn&#039;t and be as cost effective.
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    Re: Roof chemicals

    I thought the obvious reasons you were pointing towards were possible run off damage to plants etc... I had no idea you were leaning towards health issues. You are definitely right about the health issues though. I am on 4 different types of meds to help me breathe better. I&#039;ve got a resporator that I wear occasionally. My wife is on me constantly about wearing it. I reread my previous post to you. Sorry. I didn&#039;t mean to come off so brash. :-[
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    Re: Roof chemicals

    I didn&#039;t think you were being brash. You were just stating a fact which what I was asking anyway. Another reason why I asked is that I haven&#039;t done any roof work yet but I want to start doing them over here on the east coast and was just seeing what anothers might be using. I need to learn thats why I ask about things on here. You always give good information on these forums. You do a lot of roof work and I have seen your work so you have give good information. It just got me thinking about health issues like you said. I am definately going to protect myself. :thumbsup:
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    Re: Roof chemicals

    If your ever looking for &quot;Free Labor&quot; just let me know. I would love to tag along to learn a few things.
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    Re: Roof chemicals

    Are you planning on doing Tile Roof Cleaning or Shingle. Certain types of cleaners that can be used are sodium hydroxide based and work good on Shingle Roofs :yes: but cannot be used on Tile Roofs, especially if they are Painted. :no:
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    Re: Roof chemicals

    I am going to start with shingle roofs. They seem to be the majority anyway.
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    Re: Roof chemicals

    Ken, I have been using bleach to clean roofs and houses since 1994. I&#039;m not going to say it&#039;s good for you, but I don&#039;t have any breathing issues. It would be nice to wear your scba in screened in porches &amp; pool enclosers though, those are the places that will get you. Use the wind to your advantage on the roof and wear a good respirator as much as possible.
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