Cleaning your metal roof doesn’t have to be complicated. In fact, metal roofing materials are so durable, you only need to clean them twice a year. To help you get started, here are three ever so easy tips for metal roof cleaning that will boost your home’s curb appeal.
Easy Tip #1: Clean Off Any Debris
When you start your bi-annual rooftop maintenance, it’s best to begin with a basic cleaning. Grab a ladder and a trash bag! If your roof is pretty steep, you can try hosing it down instead. Target loose leaves, twigs, and dirt that has accumulated over the last six months. This debris can lead to accelerated corrosion on your rooftop, plus it distracts admirers from your beautiful paint job. Make sure to empty those gutters while your at it!
Easy Tip #2: Wipe it Down
No, you don’t have to wipe down your entire roof. Simply look for any smudges and grime that could eat away the paint. While a soft cloth (or sponge) and a bottle of Formula 409 will typically do the trick, tougher smears may require a stronger solution. If your basic cleaner isn’t cutting it, try blending together some water, dish soap, and household bleach (with a 5-1-1 ratio).
Easy Tip #3: Apply Your Paint Touch Ups
If you don’t find any scratches or cuts in the paint coating, you’re done! Otherwise, grab a bit of paint (approved by your roof’s manufacturer) and a small brush. Make sure to perform these touch ups by hand, as a sprayer will inevitably blow paint all over your roofing system.
Congratulations! Your roof beautiful roof is ready for another six months of eye-catching. For more information about metal roof cleaning, or to schedule an inspection, feel free to call our experts at Capital Construction. Call612-720-2190.