Do It Yourself { DIY } "Easy Roof Cleaning TV Special Products"

Chuck Bergman

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Do It Yourself { DIY } "Easy Roof Cleaning TV Special Products"

Hello, this information is from:
Chuck Bergman Charlotte / Sarasota County Roof Cleaning and Pressure Washing Florida.
To start with, after 21 years of roof cleaning, I do not suggest that you do it yourself. A professional roof cleaning lasts 3-6 years and most of mine average 4-5 years. The average cost is around $300.00 - $400.00 here in SW Florida, Charlotte and Sarasota County.
That's only about 85.00 a year and that includes us buying the chemicals and doing the work properly.
But, for those who like to "do it yourself" on many around the house projects.
If you want to go up there, you may as well do it right!
Don't be fooled by the new "fad" TV specials you may see!!!
These new fad products such as "Spray and forget it" "Roof -b- Clean" {names altered} etc etc that you may see on TV or in a store or on the internet etc, have just one drawback in common. Just one!

THEY DON'T WORK. I have tried a few and other pros have tried others.

It's just more of the same old sales gimmicks, that are so prevalent nowadays, only with a bigger disappointment after you work so hard for nothing!
Powdered or condensed products can be manufactured cheaply, shipped for a few bucks.
Then they let you do all the work of mixing, renting or buying power washing machines, risking your neck, etc and then tell you to either wait a few months for results or if you complain that they don't work, they will simply say you applied it improperly.
Often too, they push their products by bashing the time tested chlorine based mixes professional roof cleaners use. WHY? Simply because gallons of chlorine mixes are not something that they can profitably sell you!

Also, part of their pitch is that their product is “green” and then they will stress how bad bleach is!
However, if you do some research you’ll soon discover that chlorine based roof cleaning is superior in both safety and effectiveness and recommended by the roofing manufacturers themselves! http://www.asphaltroofing.org/pdf/tb_217.pdf
My son and I have cleaned thousands of roofs with a 3-4% chlorine mix and no damaging pressure, since 1994
*That's how long this has been just a father and son business, but I had cleaned with this same method myself since 1991. Prior to that, I cleaned roofs with pressure washers, which, now that no pressure systems are available, is far better to avoid any pressure!
Pressure washing does do damage to roofing!
But back in those days, that's all that us roof cleaners knew how to do!

"Easy Roof Cleaning TV Special Products" require the use of a pressure washer, because without one, they do not clean your roof! With a pressure washer, you will lose 10-20% of the granules on your shingles.
Now, if you still want to try to do it yourself, the correct way, this is what you need. A 3-4% solution of Sodium Hypochlorite [ bleach / chlorine ] and a good pump up garden sprayer.
Mix the chlorine and water to reach a 3-4% chlorine solution { Chlorox is 6% } in a 5 gallon bucket, add a cup of TSP and some Dawn Dish Liquid. Fill your 2 gallon tank and be ready to make about 20-30 trips up a ladder. Roofs average 40 - 60 gallons of mix, depending on their size etc. As you spray, KEEP THE ROOF WET WITH THE MIX FOR AT LEAST 20 MINUTES IN ALL AREAS -DO NOT ALLOW DRY SPOTS TO FORM.
If you have gutters, just leave it up there on the roof and let it keep cleaning. If you don't, you have to rinse it off, or it will kill the leaves on the plants below and perhaps some plants as well.
[ We at Chuck Bergman Charlotte / Sarasota County Roof Cleaning and Pressure Washing Florida, use mixes with TSP and a professional surfactant, instead of Dawn in 100 gallon poly tanks, 12 volt pumps or air pumps, both designed with roof cleaning chemical applications in mind and 200'+ of hose, along with specially made wands and spray tips etc. We at Chuck Bergman Charlotte / Sarasota County Roof Cleaning and Pressure Washing Florida, carry tarps and sprinklers to protect plants ]
That's it!
Roof cleaning is a hard one to save $ on with "Do It Yourself" just check on the prices of chlorine you will be paying and it is dangerous to watch what you are doing, while up on a roof! You really should be a trained a professional. So do it at your own risk. But that's how you do it!

Chuck Bergman Charlotte / Sarasota Roof Cleaning and Pressure Washing.
Boca Grande and all of Charlotte and Southern Sarasota Counties in Florida.

941-698-1959
941-474-8883
941-483-3673
941-255-8600


Email: SoftRoofWash@Gmail.Com

Serving:
Charlotte County
Englewood, Englewood East, Woodmere, Cape Haze , Charlotte Harbor, Charlotte Park, Cleveland, El JoBean, Grove City, Harbor View , Harbour Heights, Manasota Key, Morgantown, Murdock ,Peace River Shores, Pirate Harbor, Placida , Port Charlotte , Punta Gorda, Punta Gorda Beach, Punta Gorda Isles, Ridge Harbor, Rotonda , Rotonda West, Rotonda Sands, Solana, South Punta Gorda Heights, Tee Estates, Burnt Store, Tuckers Grade, Gulf Cove, South Gulf Cove, Gardens of Gulf Cove, Riverwood

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Sarasota County, FL
Englewood , Englewood Beach, Laurel, Nokomis, North Port , Osprey, Southern Sarasota , Sarasota Square, Siesta Key, Venice, Osprey, Plantation, Manasota , Manasota Beach, Siesta Key, North Venice, Vamo, Casey Key, South Venice, Tarpon Point, Venice Beach , Venice Gardens, Venice Groves, Warm Mineral Springs Roof, Gulf View Estates, Jacaranda, Blackburn Point, Southwood
 

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victoria stiles

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Beautiful pictures. And the garden looks pretty awesome. I love gardening. I spend most of my time in gardening. I have just installed the sprinkler system in my garden. These are oscillating sprinklers. Garden look beautiful with these sprinklers.
 

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Do It Yourself { DIY } "Easy Roof Cleaning TV Special Products"

Hello, this information is from:
Chuck Bergman Charlotte / Sarasota County Roof Cleaning and Pressure Washing Florida.
To start with, after 21 years of roof cleaning, I do not suggest that you do it yourself. A professional roof cleaning lasts 3-6 years and most of mine average 4-5 years. The average cost is around $300.00 - $400.00 here in SW Florida, Charlotte and Sarasota County.
That's only about 85.00 a year and that includes us buying the chemicals and doing the work properly.
But, for those who like to "do it yourself" on many around the house projects.
If you want to go up there, you may as well do it right!
Don't be fooled by the new "fad" TV specials you may see!!!
These new fad products such as "Spray and forget it" "Roof -b- Clean" {names altered} etc etc that you may see on TV or in a store or on the internet etc, have just one drawback in common. Just one!

THEY DON'T WORK. I have tried a few and other pros have tried others.

It's just more of the same old sales gimmicks, that are so prevalent nowadays, only with a bigger disappointment after you work so hard for nothing!
Powdered or condensed products can be manufactured cheaply, shipped for a few bucks.
Then they let you do all the work of mixing, renting or buying power washing machines, risking your neck, etc and then tell you to either wait a few months for results or if you complain that they don't work, they will simply say you applied it improperly.
Often too, they push their products by bashing the time tested chlorine based mixes professional roof cleaners use. WHY? Simply because gallons of chlorine mixes are not something that they can profitably sell you!

Also, part of their pitch is that their product is “green” and then they will stress how bad bleach is!
However, if you do some research you’ll soon discover that chlorine based roof cleaning is superior in both safety and effectiveness and recommended by the roofing manufacturers themselves! http://www.asphaltroofing.org/pdf/tb_217.pdf
My son and I have cleaned thousands of roofs with a 3-4% chlorine mix and no damaging pressure, since 1994
*That's how long this has been just a father and son business, but I had cleaned with this same method myself since 1991. Prior to that, I cleaned roofs with pressure washers, which, now that no pressure systems are available, is far better to avoid any pressure!
Pressure washing does do damage to roofing!
But back in those days, that's all that us roof cleaners knew how to do!

"Easy Roof Cleaning TV Special Products" require the use of a pressure washer, because without one, they do not clean your roof! With a pressure washer, you will lose 10-20% of the granules on your shingles.
Now, if you still want to try to do it yourself, the correct way, this is what you need. A 3-4% solution of Sodium Hypochlorite [ bleach / chlorine ] and a good pump up garden sprayer.
Mix the chlorine and water to reach a 3-4% chlorine solution { Chlorox is 6% } in a 5 gallon bucket, add a cup of TSP and some Dawn Dish Liquid. Fill your 2 gallon tank and be ready to make about 20-30 trips up a ladder. Roofs average 40 - 60 gallons of mix, depending on their size etc. As you spray, KEEP THE ROOF WET WITH THE MIX FOR AT LEAST 20 MINUTES IN ALL AREAS -DO NOT ALLOW DRY SPOTS TO FORM.
If you have gutters, just leave it up there on the roof and let it keep cleaning. If you don't, you have to rinse it off, or it will kill the leaves on the plants below and perhaps some plants as well.
[ We at Chuck Bergman Charlotte / Sarasota County Roof Cleaning and Pressure Washing Florida, use mixes with TSP and a professional surfactant, instead of Dawn in 100 gallon poly tanks, 12 volt pumps or air pumps, both designed with roof cleaning chemical applications in mind and 200'+ of hose, along with specially made wands and spray tips etc. We at Chuck Bergman Charlotte / Sarasota County Roof Cleaning and Pressure Washing Florida, carry tarps and sprinklers to protect plants ]
That's it!
Roof cleaning is a hard one to save $ on with "Do It Yourself" just check on the prices of chlorine you will be paying and it is dangerous to watch what you are doing, while up on a roof! You really should be a trained a professional. So do it at your own risk. But that's how you do it!

Chuck Bergman Charlotte / Sarasota Roof Cleaning and Pressure Washing.
Boca Grande and all of Charlotte and Southern Sarasota Counties in Florida.

941-698-1959
941-474-8883
941-483-3673
941-255-8600


Email: SoftRoofWash@Gmail.Com

Serving:
Charlotte County
Englewood, Englewood East, Woodmere, Cape Haze , Charlotte Harbor, Charlotte Park, Cleveland, El JoBean, Grove City, Harbor View , Harbour Heights, Manasota Key, Morgantown, Murdock ,Peace River Shores, Pirate Harbor, Placida , Port Charlotte , Punta Gorda, Punta Gorda Beach, Punta Gorda Isles, Ridge Harbor, Rotonda , Rotonda West, Rotonda Sands, Solana, South Punta Gorda Heights, Tee Estates, Burnt Store, Tuckers Grade, Gulf Cove, South Gulf Cove, Gardens of Gulf Cove, Riverwood

==================================================================================

Sarasota County, FL
Englewood , Englewood Beach, Laurel, Nokomis, North Port , Osprey, Southern Sarasota , Sarasota Square, Siesta Key, Venice, Osprey, Plantation, Manasota , Manasota Beach, Siesta Key, North Venice, Vamo, Casey Key, South Venice, Tarpon Point, Venice Beach , Venice Gardens, Venice Groves, Warm Mineral Springs Roof, Gulf View Estates, Jacaranda, Blackburn Point, Southwood
 

Chuck Bergman

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Changes I have made since this post was made

My phone numbers are all shut off, except the main office phone 941-698-1959
I have 12,000 + customers in my "Regular Customer Data Base" so the "Lacal call forwarding numbers, that ring into it, I have no need of paying for antmore.
Watch my videos by searching Youtube for BERGMAN ROOF CLEANING. Here is the last roof I did in 2017.
https://www.youtube.com/edit?o=U&video_id=_ZD7lnoHM3I
 
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Chuck Bergman

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Thanks Dan. Roof Cleaning Institute Of America is a great place to learn things, when

Thanks Dan! Roof Cleaning Institute Of America is a great place to learn things, when you already know everything, like you and me! I don't know if you are a member there or not? If not, check it out!
 
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