Any of you fellas ever used the “reviver” series of products?

Roof Reviver
Gutter Reviver
Fence Reviver
Concrete Reviver

Any Comments?

Here is there site :

I was actually gonna give this a try a while ago… So I would also be interested in hearing any reviews.

Roof Conniver is great if you’re patient.
“Yes Ma’am, I’m gonna spray this on your roof and it will look great in a few months.
Oh, you want to pay me when the roof is clean? Uh…”

Or you can blast the stains off. The manufacturers put lots of granules on shingles, so you can afford to remove a few (buckets).


Why not just use ARMA-approved methods?
I do.

I searched the ARMA Website this am and theonly thing they recommended was bleach, water, and maybe some TSP. Is that what you use Thad? I would love to know.

Pretty much.
That was written quite few years ago and there are some environmentally friendlier alternatives to TSP, but that’s the gist of it.

If you’re interested in coming to the New Orleans Networking Event on August 9, 10 you could learn a lot more about it. It’s primarily a power washer event, but the info on sales, marketing, SEO, getting on commercial vendor lists, etc. would apply to window cleaning, too.

Thanks for the invite Thad, and for the product (ARMA) information. Unfortunately, even though its not half-way across the country, my family and I are going to be visiting San Antonio on that week end for a family vacation. I would love to be there, but I am just a dollar short and a day late.

There’s always next year!

Also, if you need any help before then just drop me a PM. I’ll be glad to help get you up to speed.

A word of advice to anyone thinking about cleaning roofs- PLEASE avoid Reviver and other sodium hydroxide-based cleaners. NaOH is a powerful degreaser/ What do you think it does to asphalt shingles?
I’ll give you a hint. The thick, brown sludge that comes off of the roof isn’t the algae that you’re supposed to be removing.

Yeah, Thad, I uh, well after reading up some, I found out that sodium hydroxide degrades the organic materials (the hyrocarbons {aka the oils and tar}) that bind the aggregate to the fiberglass and paper. I also hear the chlorine dries out the shingle. Seems to me that there is a larger fight here than I anticipated about Sodium Hydroxide vs Chlorine (sodium hypochlorite).

From what I have seen so far, one is either for one side or the other. Or not for either one. Has anyone ever tried using both? I am by no means a chemist, but A) would it work, B) would the synergy of the two chemicals cause a violent reaction or volatile chemical, C) would it be cost efficient?

Just thinking out loud here.

The only people telling you that chlorine dries out shingles are the ones trying to sell you repackaged caustic or percarbonate for big bucks. It doesn’t.
Stick with the chemicals recommended by the manufacturers- Sodium hypochlorite, a surfactant, and water.
There is no excuse for putting a degreaser on a petroleum-based roof. Either it is strong enough to emulsify the asphalt and release the algae that way or it is too weak to do that and you have to use pressure to remove the algae (and some asphalt, too).