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Cleaning a conservatory roof
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Clive Woody
Old 20-12-2007, 3:04 PM
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Default Cleaning a conservatory roof

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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Old 20-12-2007, 3:11 PM
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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


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Old 20-12-2007, 3:16 PM
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Discussed in a couple of threads, have a look at this one.
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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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I just use a car brush with a built in extendable handle, it works fine, followed by a gentle hose down.
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Old 21-12-2007, 10:04 AM
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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
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.
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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.

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Discussed in a couple of threads, have a look at this one.
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!
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David,

I enjoyed your post. Unfortunately not all window cleaners are as clever, helpful or inexpensive as you.
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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
Unfortunately not all window cleaners are the same David.
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Old 11-01-2008, 1:33 AM
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20 is cheap, the lowest price an average conservatory should be 35

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Old 05-09-2008, 10:25 PM
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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.
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Old 12-04-2009, 7:54 PM
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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.
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soda, water, sprayer//// leave//// done .
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David,

I enjoyed your post. Unfortunately not all window cleaners are as clever, helpful or inexpensive as you.
my sister was charged 100 cash for her conservatory roof to be cleaned
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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!!
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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.
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Old 09-08-2010, 4:35 PM
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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.
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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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