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I have seen dirty roofs that have solar panels on them and was wondering if you guys do anything different with them?

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Here in MD alot of the solar panels have powder coated aluminum frames that can be damaged much like a gutter by the chlorine. The Glass will be fine (just don't let the chem dry on it). I always squeegee the panels, and remember most glass cleaners have ammonia so thats a bad mix with chlorine. I usually wash them first then rinse and squeegee any chem off with a little water during the cleaning. If they have the aluminum frames like many we run into keep the love off that frame just apply carfeully around them you you will be alright.

Oh and sometimes we see domed acrylic skylights, these should never have a glass cleaner used on them as it will fog the acrylic over time. For these I use Brillianize (Link for example)
http://www.jmkdisplays.com/cleanersnpolishes.html
you can find it at your local tropical fish store as it is commonly used to polish acrylic fish tanks.

And of course cleaning those windows is an extra charge

We also claim no liability for leaking skylights as you really couldn't cause that damage anyway, unless you fall through it or something else pretty extraordinary.

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Bill,

Brillianize looks like a great product. I have skylights on my house and never gave it much thought that they are acrylic. I've used Plexus (www.PlexusPlasticCleaner.com) for some auto detailing and this stuff is great on all plastics. One thing that I have discovered that you shouldn't do is use any kind of paper product to dry†plastic, the fibers of the wood will scatch plastic. Microfiber towels work well for drying off, probably anything of cotton will work too.

It says that it cleans clear and colored plastic: Perspex, Lucite, Plexiglas, Fiberglass, ABS, Mylar(window tint), Lexan, Acrylite, and all other Acrylics, (including painted surfaces).

Probably most roof cleaners wouldn't need Plexus for any of their jobs but it is a great product around the house, office, car and truck.

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Bill,

Are solar panels becoming popular in your neck of the woods?† I would think that they should be cleaned periodically to maintain there efficiency. Might be another service to sell to customers.

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Good call on the paper towels I forgot to mention that.† Yeah we have alot of them, mostly glass and charge to clean them periodically with our other maintenance contracts.

-- Edited by Baltimore MD Roof Cleaning 410-482-4367 at 14:22, 2009-03-04

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Baltimore MD Roof Cleaning 410-482-4367 wrote:

Good call on the paper towels I forgot to mention that.† Yeah we have alot of them, mostly glass and charge to clean them periodically with our other maintenance contracts.

-- Edited by Baltimore MD Roof Cleaning 410-482-4367 at 14:22, 2009-03-04




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