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Living in florida we have Humidity, Mositure, Rain, Hurricanes, Ect.. Alot of homes that are replacing their roofs with metal roof. First of all they look great, whats not to cool is it's very slippery and is galvanized. What are you guys using to clean these roof because it has nothing to stick to, and also a possible roof factor. Please help me out trying get this figured out. Thank you.

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i remember reading a post a while back regarding metal roofs just needs soap and water then DS it. i think it was one of those standing seams type of metal roofs.i tried to find the post, but.. takes forever..


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Thanks I'll try it..

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Anybody ever find the thread for this. I have a chain of restaraunts that wants me to clean there metal roofs.  Any advice on roof mix for these, application methods, dwell times, etc. would be appreciated.

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Doug R wrote:

Anybody ever find the thread for this. I have a chain of restaraunts that wants me to clean there metal roofs.  Any advice on roof mix for these, application methods, dwell times, etc. would be appreciated.




Roy Lawson up in Tennessee is the GURU on metal roofs, search him out!



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I cleaned half a metal roof on a rental unit. Small roof. slipped many times took two hours. Looked at the other side and decided I no longer clean metal roofs. No Charge for the half.

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Lol, I understand!!!



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I cleaned half a metal roof on a rental unit. Small roof. slipped many times took two hours. Looked at the other side and decided I no longer clean metal roofs. No Charge for the half.


I'm with you Alabama!!!

I tried cleaning the only metal roof I was ever asked to do, back about 15 years ago or so, on Boca Grande. As chlorine touched it, it turned gray in some areas and black in others. I only did a small portion of it and quit.
Now, I don't do metal roofs. Not that it matters, that's the only one I ever got a call on!
A metal roof was also the only insurance claim I had made. I was just pressure washing a house and the over-spray that hit the metal roof showed up as gray splatters. I guess I'd say I DON'T LIKE METAL ROOFS!
The few I see around, quickly become odd looking, with stained appearances-but what I see does not appear to be algae-just discolorations???
Chuck The Tile and Shingle Roof Cleaner! { Built up roofs too-what left of them nowadays.}



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Living in florida we have Humidity, Mositure, Rain, Hurricanes, Ect.. Alot of homes that are replacing their roofs with metal roof. First of all they look great, whats not to cool is it's very slippery and is galvanized. What are you guys using to clean these roof because it has nothing to stick to, and also a possible roof factor. Please help me out trying get this figured out. Thank you.


Not to be disagreeable, but, I think metal roofs don't look great. I think they make a home look like a commercial building and up until more recent years, that's what they were for! That and barns. biggrin

The few I have around me, have odd staining within 5 years or so and after looking at it closely, it does not appear to be algae-just metal discolorations.

I hate to see metal roofs coming into my area and wouldn't have one on my home-unless I make it into a machine shop! biggrin

That's just my opinion, others can live in a barn if they want to! biggrinbiggrinbiggrin

Just kiddin' "MAYBE"??? confuse

I need to get some pictures of local metal roofs and show you all the discolored metal I'm talking about. hmm



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I seen a few metal roofs on homes, I think they look great, but I can't imagine them being care free, they will probably need repainted??



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I seen a few metal roofs on homes, I think they look great, but I can't imagine them being care free, they will probably need repainted??


I am talking about plain gray metal roofs. I haven't even seen the painted metal ones in my area yet. I have seen them up in Sarasota though. They look much better than plain gray metal, but yes, in time they will no doubt need repainting and if walked on, that time will be sooner than later, I would guess? confuse

Seems like a metal roof would raise the AC bills here in scalding hot Florida?

I have a remote temperature gauge up in my attic and even with a thermostat controlled roof vent fan, it runs 130 degrees in July and I have a light tan shingled roof. I can't imagine a dark green metal roof's attic temperature? no



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It is always a great idea to add some sodium metasilicate to your metal roof cleaning mix to inhibit corrosion! read this



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Florida has some of the most severe weather in the U.S. due to hurricanes and tornadoes. The laws concerning roofing materials, installation and inspections in Florida are stricter than many other parts of the country.

 

 

 

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I have a aluminum roof on my screened in porch, when it rains it is very loud and annoying. I wonder if it is worse on a metal roof covering the entire house?

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Apple Roof Cleaning Tampa FL (813) 655-8777 wrote:

It is always a great idea to add some S metasilicate to your metal roof cleaning mix to inhibit corrosion! read this


 

S silicate? found in packets in pill containers? a moisture retainer i believe? What about S bi-carbonate to increase total PH alkalinity



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Apple Roof Cleaning Tampa FL (813) 655-8777 wrote:

It is always a great idea to add some S metasilicate to your metal roof cleaning mix to inhibit corrosion! read this


 

S silicate? found in packets in pill containers? a moisture retainer i believe? What about S bi-carbonate to increase total PH alkalinity


 Not needed! once you get past PH 10 in your sh/water mix, there are no gains to be had by raising PH much more.

Alkalinity increasers like TSP, S Hydroxide, and bi carbonate are more effective at boosting more dilute sh/water mixes then we use for cleaning roofs.

But these are great questions you are asking Richard, aND NOW YOU HAVE FOUND SOMEONE TO AnsWER THEM, excuse the caps, my fat fingers!

BTW, S Metasilicate is about as alkaline as it gets! PH over 13!

Don't like surfactants on Metal Roofs either, makes them even more slick! Especially if you get the soaps on your shoes, your feet will go right out from under you!

You are only 24 Richard, and a great well paying career in roof cleaning awaits you, but save the soap to wash your hands with, unless you want to slip off a metal roof, and die young.

Or, even worse yet, slip off a metal roof , and become paralyzed, from the waist downyawn

I hate when that happens 



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