Roof stains caused by wood burning stove

Old 03-08-05, 09:30 AM
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Roof stains caused by wood burning stove

Does anyone know how creosote stains can be removed from a roof? Unfortunately, wood that was too green was used in our wood burning stove and now we have a stained roof. Thanks!
Old 03-08-05, 10:39 AM
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pressure washer will do it


Old 03-09-05, 08:05 PM
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My folks burn wood and have creosote stains. I've always thought they were permanent. I can't imagine what a pressure washer would do to the grit on a laminated shingle? Their solution was to reroof the house with rust colored shingles. The creosote blends in nicely now!

Sorry I don't have a solution, but if I was going to try something, I'd try lightly scrubbing an area with TSP (my favorite hardware store detergent) then rinsing and see what happens.
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I am assuming that you have regular asphalt, composition shingles.
If so..........

Do not pressure wash your roof.
You will knock the granules off the shingles and lose your warranty.
I'm not familiar with the type of stains you have, so I don't want to lead you in the wrong direction for treatment.

I just know that you don't want to pressure wash it.

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