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Looked at a job today where the homeowner wants there asphalt roof cleaned and wanted to know if I could clean the cedar gables.

The cedar siding and cedar gables are both stained, just different colors. Apparently they used different types of stain [the homeowner did not remember] being the siding looks fine and the gables are discolored. They do not want to restain just cleaned if possible. Did some searching but still unsure of the proper method

of cleaning without disturbing the siding below it. Any advice would be appreciated.20170515_121415_1.jpg

 






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OOPS  not sure why it posted one pic upside down and stretched. 



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The top would clean up nicely. There are some mixes here on the forum

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Roofcleanse+ wrote:

OOPS  not sure why it posted one pic upside down and stretched. 


 I fixed both for you.



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It's going to be difficult cleaning the shake above the siding. A bit of MacGyver might need to kick in here. No guarantees!

I would find some rubber roofing or inner tubes. Carefully slide the rubber between the two different sidings making sure you pass the spot where the sidings overlap. Get at least 4 but preferably 6 mil plastic and slide that under the rubber. Roll in over on itself so it is thicker and keep in place with push pins. If you can pull this off you are a hero. If they understand how hard it will be to keep everything off the lower and they are willing to sign off on that, you should be okay. Apply cleaning chems with a pump up sprayer.

Cleaning cedar...

http://nationalsoftwashalliance.activeboard.com/t63417868/would-anybody-tackle-this-job-what-do-you-recommend/

http://nationalsoftwashalliance.activeboard.com/t63442865/help-with-cedar-siding-test-area/

http://nationalsoftwashalliance.activeboard.com/t58578296/cedar-shake-siding-cleaning-mix-coverage/



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Thanks Brett,   I did read them previous posts but wasn't sure that would help in this situation. I did think about taping a tarp

along the top edge of siding to protect lower area. I like the idea of rubber, which I have plenty of but it may be best to decline that part of the job

due to the risk and inexperience with wood, just hate not being able to provide full service to customer.

Thanks again



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I'd say if the stained siding below is in good condition,.Sodium Percarbonate shouldn't hurt it anyhow. I would do a test area somewhere inconspicuous and go from there. Sodium Percarbonate is fairly mild, but will clean the discolored area. Keep the good stain wet while spraying the top area,...I'd try 6-8 OZ. per gallon and then neutralize with Oxalic as usual. I mean,.I've washes many decks with stain on them,..simply to remove the mold and dirt,..yet left the stain undamaged.

Likely the siding below could stand to be cleaned (Although from here it looks good) at least clean it along with the job.


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Roger, how much will you make cleaning the gable? You have to ask yourself if the amount of money is worth the risk.

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Talked to the gentleman today and he decided he didnt want anything done. quote "I can't see spending that kind of money to have someone spray

some solution on my roof and letting mother nature wash if off " LMAO   I explained the whole process and importance of cleaning a roof , even offered to rinse

but a no go. Wanted me to cut my price in half, I will not go below .20 sq ft. Must of been a bad day of golf.  Thanks all for your input, much appreciated



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Bummer. People don't realize the effort that goes into bidding these jobs correctly.

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