Alright I did my first pair of roofs today. One was copper-colored tin or aluminum and the other was standard shingles. The client was very happy but I just want to get a little feedback on my results and pricing.
I quoted $500/each for house wash and roof wash, and one had a small wooden deck and the other had a small stone walkway. Each house is 1 story and in the 2000 square foot range. I used a Fatboy setup with a Pro-Mix-A-Lot.
Here are the before and after pics.
I had to hit the shingle roof a 2nd time and had to do some small retouches on the copper one. I’m not sure if that was because my surfactant wasn’t strong enough but I was using cling-on that’s been sitting out unopened for at least a year. The first time on the shingle roof I walked it and sprayed standing up but the second time I bent down and really got close and that got it a lot cleaner.
Also, what do you do for a slippery roof that you also have trouble reaching the peaks on? I slipped and almost fell off trying to walk the copper roof and decided to hit it from the gutters but I had a really hard time getting the peaks.
Also what do you do for gutters that go into the ground and you can’t bag? Just flush them with water?
The biggest thing I didn’t expect was how difficult it would be to get pine straw off the roof. I brought a Kobalt 24v max blower and yeah it’s not a gas-powered but it still puts out some air. The pine straw was matted so bad I basically had to push it off.
Altogether we spent 7 hours on site and it was a 40 minute drive out into a beautiful lake community. Not ideal time-wise but I had a new employee I had to show how to do a house wash and it was my first time doing roofs so I’m ok with it.