On my own house which has paint about a year old there were tiger stripes on the facia. And in certian spots above them clusters of what is obviously something with the asphalt shingles interacting with the aluminum facia. I put a medium mix of LA Awesome up there applied through a spray bottle. 4-1 mix. Wiped it down with a soft bristle car brush. Came out great. But…it seems like if you look hard enough you can see where the stripes use to be. But nothing dramatic. Is it normal that under the stripes an ever so slight look of residue is present? Is it something the stripes leave behind? This is why we still only do flat surface work. Because I dont have the answer to this and have to ask you. But im getting closer. I see pros out there posting pictures of vinal siding asking why 2 days post wash there are some wet vinal streaks here and there. Hell, even I know it’s weep holes. Lol. Meanwhile the flat surface work is going great.
Maybe just stick with that then? Better to specialize than be a jack of all trades.
Having said that, I tried my hand at some flat work this week and I don’t usually:
Should do more, looks good.
Thank you. Im not sticking with flat only. Im waiting for the Summer to pass and will definitly go roofs. I want to go house wash but am very torn about that. To many issues with negative Nancys. Commercial buildings I will was today. Have scoped out Commercial properties I would like to and sending personalized snail mail letters to them with quotes. Mostly houses of worship with lots of flat work, and also HOAs offering them a kickback. I’m on this everyday and every hour. Up at 5AM producing letters when my mind is free and surving properties during the day, in addition to 100 plus yard signs flying up all over town, and plans to grow my rig. I think if I have the patience with this it will work. I have nothing but time and money is not a giant object. When I set goals and plans in motion they normally hapoen. Lets hope so in this case. I look at next year, not next week.
Houses are far less “negative” than commercial in my experience. People are generally great to deal with. If you’re willing to accept that crap happens every so many jobs, and own it when it does, then people are easy to deal with. Give them great service, and they’ll appreciate it, commercial generally doesn’t care as long as you make it as easy as possible for them, and you’re the low bidder.
Haven’t done any commercial work to compare it to, but I’ve been fortunate enough to have no major mishaps or known disagreements with my residential customers. Lots of word-of-mouth referrals. If the customer feels you do outstanding work and stand behind your service they’ll surely support/promote you. Did a duplex house the other day that cleaned up well. Three days later one of the occupants called and left a voicemail on a Sunday night to state that I had ruined their GFCI on the exterior of their home which knocked out power to half of their house. They had resolved the issue by replacing the outlet themselves but that I needed to be made aware of the incident. I called them back the next morning and offered to pay them for the $16 outlet they already bought at local hardware store and they were happy with it. I can’t prove I ruined the outlet as it seemed to be covered well when I washed the home, but I can’t prove that I didn’t ruin it. Paying $16 out of pocket to the homeowner made it right enough in their mind so now I can sleep well at night. Do a good job and stand behind your work whether you decide to go residential or commercial and you’ll be fine either way.
Yup. Gotta be able to sleep after your work. Good man.