If you are a recent divorcee and used to rely upon your prior spouse to remove debris and staining from your residence's metal rooftop, you may be intimidated by the prospect of tackling the cleaning tasks on your own. If you follow the steps below, you can easily maintain the appearance of the roof and prevent metal pieces from becoming damaged from weight being applied to roofing materials.
Tools And Cleaning Supplies
- Shoes with plenty of traction
- Metal ladder that extends
- Claw tool
- Deck brush
- Hard hat
- Pruning shears
- Metal cleaning spray
- Rubber hose
Remove Branches And Leaves From Metal
Before climbing up a ladder, put on a pair of shoes that have plenty of traction on their soles. Work boots or sneakers with thick rubber soles can be worn and will prevent you from slipping from the ladder's rungs. Ask a neighbor or friend to spot you while climbing up a metal ladder that extends. Another person can hold the ladder steady if it begins wobbling while you are elevated.
After climbing up the ladder, use a claw tool to grasp branches or leaves that are not within your reach. Use a deck brush to sweep debris downward toward the ground. Before doing this, make sure that the person who is spotting you is wearing a hard hat or is temporarily standing to the side of the ladder so that they are not injured by falling debris.
Use A Cleaning Spray And Sponge To Treat Stains
If leaves and dead branches have been falling onto the roof on a regular basis due to tree branches being overgrown, use a pair of pruning shears to trim branches that are within reach and that are located over your home's rooftop. Clip the branches at an angle and gently pull them loose from trees. Toss the branches onto the ground. Apply a metal cleaning spray across soiled metal pieces. Use a sponge to wipe the damp surfaces.
More than one application of a metal cleaning agent may be needed to remove stains that have been on the rooftop for a while. After screwing a nozzle onto the end of a rubber hose, carry the end of the hose up the ladder. Begin spraying water across the top of the roof and work your way toward the bottom of the rooftop. Detergent, dirt particles, and mud will be rinsed away, resulting in a shiny metal roof. To learn more, contact a company like Drey Roofing.