Powerwash pine shatzs off garage roof...


Old 11-29-11, 06:57 AM
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Powerwash pine shatzs off garage roof...

I had a heckava problem with collections of pine needles on my garage roof. The pitch is too steep to sweep them off so I made a very long handled 'hook' to get behind them and pull. This is 1,000X easier/better.

I simply stand on the ladder and point the wand (with Zero deg. nozzle) and blow them off in maybe 5 minutes. I have done my gutters this way for years; I don't know why I didn't think of it before?!

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Old 11-29-11, 07:05 AM
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I'd be leery of using a PWer on a shingled roof. The pressure will also remove some of the granules on the shingles and shorten their life
Old 12-16-11, 10:14 AM
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Mark, I've already out lived Christopher Hitchens. The life of the shingles will certainly exceed the time I will give a rat's backside about them. I simply needed a simple way to deal with 'the problem in hand'.

Old 12-16-11, 07:25 PM
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It's good this works for you.
I think Mark is pointing out the fact that this might not be something we could endorse for others to do.
Many people are getting by on a substandard roof and might want to be warned of something that can hasten their roof's final end.

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