Do I need to clean my metal roof?2 min read
A metal roofing system often requires very little maintenance but cleaning for the roofing materials will be important to keeping them looking their best each year. If your metal roof has specialty coatings or is painted, this can keep it clear of various residue and debris. Most of the coding on metal roofs is designed to protect the metal from breaking down but with the right formula it’s possible that the roofing materials will stand up to the elements and prevent stains and mildew. If you are starting to notice stains and discoloration in your metal roof, cleaning can be important.
If you don’t regularly clean your metal roof there’s a chance that the stains that are building up could one day lead to oxidization in your roofing systems. This could lead to the chance that your metal roof will begin to rust or even have components which are beginning to fail.
When cleaning your metal roof do not use a high-pressure washer, abrasive materials or let the cleaner reach the soil if you are using any type of chemicals.
Using a small amount of bleach or detergent to remove mold or mildew and using the right safe practices can be an optimal way to clean off metal roofing materials.
If you are looking at your roof and noticing discoloration, it could be very important for you to contact a roof cleaning specialist. Cleaning a metal roof can be dangerous business and without the help of a professional, it may put you ask risk. A metal roofing professional will also be able to properly clean off your roofing systems and make sure that no damage will be done to your roof in the process of cleaning.
If you are interested in professional cleaning for your roofing systems, contact us today to learn more.
This post was written by Ted Williams! Ted is the owner of A Old Time Roofing which is the premier Pinellas County roofing contractor! Ted is a Master Elite Weather Stopper GAF Roofing Contractor, a double award winner of Best Steep-Slope Contractor from GAF and achiever of Master Elite Consumer Protection Excellence from GAF. He has been serving the Pinellas County area since 1978. A Old Time Roofing has been a tradition in quality workmanship, servicing residential and commercial properties.