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    • Clive Woody
    • By Clive Woody 20th Dec 07, 3:04 PM
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    Cleaning a conservatory roof
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    • 20th Dec 07, 3:04 PM
    Cleaning a conservatory roof 20th Dec 07 at 3:04 PM
    Last weekend was spent with me balanced on step-ladders scrapping the algae and god knows what off our conservatory roof. Does anybody know of an easy solution for doing this or a product that removes the green stuff from a conservatory roof.

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    • Poppycat
    • By Poppycat 20th Dec 07, 3:11 PM
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    • 20th Dec 07, 3:11 PM
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    • 20th Dec 07, 3:11 PM
    You can get brushes on rods that are good cleaning conservatories that are angled in a way for the slope on the roof, I think they are pricey though

    http://www.hgpromotions.com/?page=products&cid=6
    Last edited by Poppycat; 20-12-2007 at 3:25 PM.

    • Mutton Geoff
    • By Mutton Geoff 20th Dec 07, 3:16 PM
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    • 20th Dec 07, 3:16 PM
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    • 20th Dec 07, 3:16 PM
    Discussed in a couple of threads, have a look at this one.
  • cupid_s
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    • 20th Dec 07, 3:17 PM
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    • 20th Dec 07, 3:17 PM
    my husband did ours the other weekend with a steam cleaner. Did still involve him standing on a ladder precariously but it looks good now and is easier than having to scrape it all off. He just hosed it down afterwards.
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    • 20th Dec 07, 3:32 PM
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    • 20th Dec 07, 3:32 PM
    I just use a car brush with a built in extendable handle, it works fine, followed by a gentle hose down.
  • andrewmoorcroft
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    • 21st Dec 07, 10:04 AM
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    • 21st Dec 07, 10:04 AM
    You can get brushes on rods that are good cleaning conservatories that are angled in a way for the slope on the roof, I think they are pricey though

    http://www.hgpromotions.com/?page=products&cid=6
    Originally posted by Poppycat
    Piccy shows a dwarf conservatory where you can see the roof from the ground! Most occasions you will be doing it blind unless you stand on something.
    I used a window cleaning attachment from poundland on a decorators extending pole. The window cleaning attachment had a mop on one side and a wiper blade on the other. The handle was hollow and tapered like a paint roller frame handle so it fitted straight onto a roller extension pole. I used Daz on the mop and it cleaned up the roof quite well but still took a couple of hours. My neighbour simply got the local window cleaner to do hers. It took around 1hr and cost £20.
  • D.Salkeld
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    • 2nd Jan 08, 9:45 PM
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    • 2nd Jan 08, 9:45 PM
    My neighbour simply got the local window cleaner to do hers. It took around 1hr and cost £20.
    Hi folks,

    First let me declare my interest, as it were. I AM a Window Cleaner
    In this case, considering all the other posts do you think this might be the best option?

    A bit like my car needed a new alternator.......................
    Took it to my local garage, half hour while I ate my lunch.........Done
    The.........THE BILL..................£179...£ 135 for the Alternator

    Now maybe I could have shopped around for an alternator.......but would probably paid similar....................
    Then me fitting it......................Well I'm only a Window Cleaner :confused:
    And the time of work would have cost me more.


    So, don't you think £20 to your local window cleaner with the equipment to do a good job is fair and better than falling of the steps.

    David
    • Stompa
    • By Stompa 2nd Jan 08, 9:51 PM
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    • 2nd Jan 08, 9:51 PM
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    • 2nd Jan 08, 9:51 PM
    Discussed in a couple of threads, have a look at this one.
    Originally posted by Mutton Geoff
    And FWIW, as a result of that thread, I ended up using Jeyes Fluid on mine. Not perfect, but the best cleaner I've found so far - though a bit smelly!
    Stompa
    • missile
    • By missile 3rd Jan 08, 11:10 AM
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    • 3rd Jan 08, 11:10 AM
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    • 3rd Jan 08, 11:10 AM
    David,

    I enjoyed your post. Unfortunately not all window cleaners are as clever, helpful or inexpensive as you.
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  • moonrakerz
    First tip - do it when it has been raining then the gunge and bird s*** will come off easier.
    Have a garden hose to hand as well.
    I use a triple extending mop/squegee from Focus £16.99, works fine.
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    So, don't you think £20 to your local window cleaner with the equipment to do a good job is fair and better than falling of the steps.

    David
    Originally posted by D.Salkeld
    Unfortunately not all window cleaners are the same David.
  • s brophy
    £20 is cheap, the lowest price an average conservatory should be £35

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  • keithwaugh
    If you are confident that the Conservatory roof is strong enough, you could put a ladder across the Conservatory roof beams to spread your weight. Using a second ladder to get up to the roof, you can then crawl along this roof ladder cleaning the polycarbonate roof with a brush on a hose.

    I had the confidence to do this after I had my house roof replaced. The Roofer covered my Conservatory roof with several 8ft x 4ft sheets of 8mm Plywood-3 sheets thick, and then walked on the roof to get at the house roof above the Conservatory.
  • daveliz
    I think I may have found a free solution.
    yes in the name of moneysaving I have an all natural free solution.

    The inspiration came to me when I was wondering how I was going to clean my roof. Nature showed me the answer.
    I saw a streak of clean roof and below was the secret.
    There was a small blob of moss. So I got to thinking, what would a massive wad of this do? I was amazed and so would you be.
    I found a flat roof with loads of moss and took about 3 handfuls managed to clean my roof balancing on a stool and using a broom to sweep it all over the roof, the algae comes off so easily and all that's needed after is a good hose down and good as new.
  • bigdoozer
    soda, water, sprayer//// leave//// done .
  • ladypinkof66
    David,

    I enjoyed your post. Unfortunately not all window cleaners are as clever, helpful or inexpensive as you.
    Originally posted by missile
    my sister was charged £100 cash for her conservatory roof to be cleaned
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    • withabix
    • By withabix 12th Apr 09, 9:15 PM
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    Flash bleach and a pressure washer.

    I did erect my conservatory myself however - so I know how well it is sealed!!
    British Ex-pat in British Columbia!
    • beyond skint
    • By beyond skint 12th Apr 09, 9:40 PM
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    beyond skint
    We're window cleaners, £20 is a good price, it up to you whether you want to do it yourself or pay someone without any hassle.
  • barrow boy
    Yes works well this kit from hgpromotions, good strong unit, helpful advice and quick delivery.My conservatory was a tall awkward shape and because the pole is 5 metres long I could see perfectly what I was cleaning & with the nylon barbs in cotton glove it was extremely good at removing bird mess and algae. Top class product would recomend without hesitation and not that expensive at £59.99 after all 2 goes or less and it's paid for itself.
    • niamhtra66
    • By niamhtra66 9th Aug 10, 7:36 PM
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    niamhtra66
    Barrow boy, your bigging up this company a bit and you know an awful lot about them,,, links to it by any chance????
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