What’s the best way to clean your stone coated steel roofing system?
Common sense tells us we must keep our property’s exterior components clean to avoid damage and deterioration. How does one clean stone coated steel material, though?
We’ll show you a few ways to do it the right way and extend the life expectancy of your premium roofing material.
Best Ways to Clean Your Stone Coated Steel Roofing
In one of our earlier posts, we offered a few tips to extend your stone-coated steel roof. These are the most essential points to achieve effective cleaning:
- Clean the Gutters – Even if you never directly wash the stones, you can do yourself a big favor by cleaning the gutters. When they clog, then rain water will accumulate in one place and soak the roof. This has a very deleterious effect on any roofing substance.
- Check Everything for Debris and Foreign Material – Then, clear away all tree leaves, twigs, wasp nests, garbage, and anything around the rest of the roof. While doing this, it’s a good time to make sure you don’t have tree limbs or other landscaping in contact with your roof.
- Select a Manufacturer-Approved Cleaner – Not every cleaning agent is safe or effective for stone-coated steel roof cleaning. Check with the manufacturer for acceptable cleaning solutions before soft washing the roof. Don’t forget to rinse with clean water when you’re finished to avoid leaving behind cleaning residue.
Ways NOT to Clean Your Stone Coated Steel Roofing
How about ways NOT to clean your premium metal roofing?
Yes, it’s important to know both the “dos” and “don’ts” of roof cleaning. We recommend staying away from these harmful cleaning methods:
- Don’t walk on your roof constantly. Aside from safety concerns, walking on the roof, even for cleaning, will degrade it prematurely.
- Don’t wash your roof with heavy water pressure (PSI of over 500), or at high temperatures (over 165 degrees). The process of using heavy force or hot water on the stone material will cause it to shed granules., thus ruining its life expectancy.
- Keep paint (especially spray paint) away from your roof. The chemicals in most paint substances can erode the stone.
- Avoid cleaning a roof, even the simple tasks, if you physically cannot do so. Many Americans either don’t know how to access their roofs safely, or they’re not in good enough shape for the work. It’s better to seek outside assistance than risk falling off your roof and incurring a serious injury.
When in Doubt, Hire a Pro for Cleaning & Repairs
While we don’t offer cleaning services ourselves, there are local businesses that can help you with roof, gutter, and soffit cleaning. This is well worth the cost if you suspect you have excessive gutter blockage or an otherwise filthy roof. For all other repair or maintenance concerns, you can depend on The Roofing Center for fast and effective help.
The Roofing Center: The Best Roofing Team in the Rockies
If you own a home or commercial business in Colorado, Utah, Idaho, or Montana, and need help with your roof, then we’re here to help. Even if you don’t know if you have a roofing problem, it never hurts to be preemptive, and obtain an inspection. That gives you the benefit of having a trained and licensed technician look over every crack and crevice of your roof to make sure it’s in good shape.
How do you know we’re the best in the Rocky Mountain region for roof repair and installation? Check out the testimonials on our website or visit our Google Reviews link and read the customer feedback. Our past clients have terrific things to say about our prompt, warranty-guaranteed services.
Contact us today for further assistance with repairs or ways to clean your stone coated steel roofing system.