Cleaning your metal roof is essential for preserving its look and keeping it in good condition. You want your metal roof to appear its best since it is the focal point of your home’s curb appeal. Cleaning the metal surface is also necessary for reasons other than aesthetics. Getting rid of dirt and leaves might actually help your roof last longer. Likewise, cleaning the roof regularly prevents dirt from clinging to the roof and spoiling the paint.
While it’s not as quick and straightforward as washing your car, cleaning a metal roof is quite simple and well worth the effort. Professional metal roofing contractors do more than just manufacture metal roof systems. We are always developing information to keep our clients up to date on issues such as how to care for their roofing and metal panels.
In this blog post, we’ll show you how to clean a metal roof properly and, more importantly, how to clean a metal roof safely!
Safety is one of the most critical aspects of cleaning your metal roof. Metal is slick, specifically when cleaning chemicals and water are mixed together. To clean a metal roof safely and successfully, you must remember a few key points, including the following:
Avoid using abrasives and chemicals that violate roof warranties on metal or paint, such as:
The following are a few important things to bear in mind when cleaning a metal roof:
If there is any substantial debris on your roof, remove it by hand or with a brush before beginning the cleaning procedure to ensure a clean surface.
A dirty runoff will fall downhill while washing your roof, so begin at the top and work your way down. Otherwise, as dirty water pours down the roof, it will spoil the area underneath that you just cleaned.
Never use anything on a metal roof, including wool scrubbers, sandpaper, paint thinners, high-pressure washers, and wire brushes. With such kinds of things, you’ll scuff up your panels and do additional harm. Always stay away from them!
Using your cleaning liquid and brush, thoroughly clean each panel. To avoid stains, quickly rinse it with clean water until the water runs clear. Then, using a towel soaked in plain water, clean the panel again.
We recommend cleaning your roof thoroughly once a year. However, just like any other form of cleaning, the more you keep up with it, the less intimidating the work will be. Cleaning should take around 3 hours, depending on the size of the roof and the method utilized.
We proudly offer an extensive range of residential, commercial, and industrial metal roofing services in and around Edmonton. Our compassion toward the planet and its people makes us stand out from the crowd. Learn more about Stahl Roof Systems.
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