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jim clark
Posted on Sunday, August 12, 2001 - 07:26 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I have an 1897 queen anne with a beautiful slate roof, except for where trees were overhanging. I cut down the trees, but that only revealed some unsightly patches left from these old pine trees. I was thinking of power washing or using some type of bleach and scrubing. Any ideas or past experiences for this?
JC
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Joe Jenkins
Posted on Monday, August 13, 2001 - 09:57 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Overhanging trees stain slate roofs. Power washing has the potential to damage the roof if the people doing the power washing walk on the roof or spray in a upward direction. There are some roof cleaning agents on the market that I have seen advertised in roofing magazines. Some people say they work well although I have no experience with roof cleaning. Try running a search on the internet for "roof cleaning."
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Chris Murphy
Posted on Monday, August 13, 2001 - 03:45 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Are you aware of a reputable slate roofer in the Twin Cities, Minnesota? Thank you.
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Ramsay Dick
Posted on Tuesday, February 10, 2004 - 05:52 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

re Jim Clark query ,run a copper wire along your ridging,this will keep slates clean.
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admin
Posted on Wednesday, February 11, 2004 - 01:19 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Or copper ridge.

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