As a building owner, a low-slope roof is an investment. It isn’t just the installation you have to worry about but also the roof’s maintenance. Of course, when it comes to maintenance, that also includes the roof’s cleaning.
In this post, residential roof installation experts State Roofing discuss how you can keep your TPO roof clean.
Prevent Dirt Accumulation
One of the ways you can keep your TPO roof clean is by preventing the accumulation of dirt and debris. This is because it can act as nutrients for algae and other plants in your roof. This can lead to potential damage to your roofing system.
Use a Pressure Washer
One way you can clean your roof is to use a pressure washer, running at 2,000 psi or lower, so you can remove the top layer of dust and dirt.
Brush Roof With Cleaning Solution
Once you’ve removed the top layer, you can use a long-handled brush with soft bristles and a cleaning solution to clean the roof membrane’s surface. Take care not to damage the membrane’s top surface, however, as this could lead to leaks and even more damage.
After brushing the roof with the cleaning solution and broom, you can rinse the roof once again with the pressure washer. Once that’s done, inspect the membrane to ensure there’s no damage untended.
Do I Need a Professional?
When it comes to cleaning your TPO roof, it’s best you hire a professional like metal roofing experts State Roofing. The reason for this is since they know how the roof works they can avoid any possible damage to the roofing system’s integrity.
Another reason why you should hire a professional is because once the cleaning is done, they’ll know what any damage caused will look like and can, therefore, advise you on what to do next to get it fixed as soon as possible.
To get started on your roofing installation project this spring, turn to State Roofing for your roofing needs. We are your number one provider of residential and commercial roofing services. Give us a call at (360) 205-3100 or fill out our contact form to request a free estimate. We serve clients in Seattle, WA and other nearby areas.