Owner & CEO of Eagle Eye Roofing
There are a variety of commercial roof cleaning products that can be used to clean commercial roofs. However, even if it is highly recommended that you conduct regular cleaning only through the help of a professional roofing contractor, as a business owner, you still need to be familiar with these cleaning products so you know what you’ll have to deal with. If you’re investing your money in commercial roof cleaning, then you’ll have to make sure that the cleaning products used don’t fall short of your hopes or expectations. Having your property well maintained throughout, will save you in the long run.
In this blog post, we’ll go through the factors that need to be considered when choosing commercial roof cleaning products. This is so you are aware and well-informed about the different products that your roofing contractor will use on your roof.
The type of commercial roof you have should be the first thing you should take into account. Whether you have a metal roof, BUR membrane, green roofing, thermoplastic PVC, EPDM roof membrane, or TPO roof, you should know what kind of commercial roof cleaning products will work best on them.
For instance, cleaning products containing harsh chemicals can quickly damage the less resilient roofing materials such as vinyl and rubber membranes found on flat roofs. However, they can be used on other roofing materials such as metal roofs. So do your research and ask your roofing contractor as they have the expertise and knowledge on what will work best for the type of roof you have.
There are two types of roof cleaners: chemical and eco-friendly. Eco-friendly choices are safe to use on roofs above gardens and plants because they do not contain any dangerous chemicals. On the other hand, chemical-based cleaning products aren’t necessarily environmentally friendly. They usually use ammonia, copper sulfate, and trisodium phosphate which can be harsh even though they are very good at getting rid of stains, molds, and algae.
Always remember that not all roofing cleaning products will work for any type of commercial roof. So always pay extra attention to the chemical composition of the cleaning products used so you’ll know whether they will be compatible with the type of commercial roof you have.
The effectiveness of the product in removing stains, molds, algae, and discolorations is ultimately one of the most crucial considerations when choosing commercial roof cleaning products. How effective they are makes a lot of difference. For instance, even when a cleaning product can indeed remove stains, it can still fail to eradicate the underlying cause of the discoloration. It’s likely that whatever caused the stain will return if that cause is still there, and you’ll need to use your product more frequently to keep up with it.
By far, the most effective cleaning products are those containing harsh chemicals as they can really remove the stains, algae, and molds and even their underlying causes. But again, you have to consider that although they may be effective in cleaning other roofs, they can also be damaging to others. So make sure that you consider that as well.
Eagle Eye Roofing is an expert in commercial roofing and cleaning. We have over 10 years of experience providing business owners with commercial roof services to help protect their businesses. We’ll give our best professional recommendations and rest assured that we won’t oversell. For any of your commercial roofing needs, Eagle Eye knows what to do and what products, tools, and equipment to use. Contact us today and we’ll give you a free estimate!