Cleaning is crucial to maintaining the appearance and longevity of your metal roof. As your home’s metal roof serves as the highlight of the exterior of your home, you want it to appear at its finest. Beyond just appearance, cleaning the metal surface is also required. Removing the dirt and leaves around your roof may extend its lifespan. Similarly, regular roof cleaning can keep dirt from adhering to the roof and damaging the paint.
Cleaning a metal roof is pretty easy and well worth the effort. However, it’s not as quick and simple as washing a car.
We’ll demonstrate how to thoroughly clean a metal roof in this blog, but more notably, how to do so safely.
Safety is one of the most important considerations when cleaning your metal roof. Particularly when cleaning agents and water are combined, metal is slippery. You must keep in mind a few essential details in order to safely and effectively clean your metal roof, including the following:
Professional metal roofing services can help you effectively clean and maintain your metal roof safely.
Avoid utilizing materials that negate metal or paint warranties on roofs, such as:
A few crucial considerations for cleaning a metal roof include the ones listed below:
Before starting the cleaning process, remove any significant dirt from your roof with a brush or by yourself to guarantee a clean surface.
When washing your roof, dirty runoff will slide downward, so begin at the highest point and proceed downward. Otherwise, the area beneath will become contaminated as unclean water leaks off the roof, ruining what you just cleaned.
Nothing should ever be used on a metal roof, not even wool scrubbers, sandpaper, paint thinners, high-pressure washers, or wire brushes. With such items, you’ll scratch up your panels and do further damage. Avoid them at all costs!
Each panel should be scrubbed thoroughly with your cleaning solution and brush. Rinse it rapidly with clean water until the water flows clear to prevent stains. The panel should then be cleaned once more with a towel dipped in water.
Once a year, we advise giving your roof a complete cleaning. The more consistently you do the work, the less daunting it will be, just like with any other type of cleaning. Depending on the size of the roof and the cleaning technique used, cleaning should take about 3 hours.
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