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Basic Roof Maintenance Tips

Have you just constructed a new roof? Or are you thinking of installing a new polycarbonate roof sometime in the future? For sure you’d like to keep your polycarbonate roof looking as pristine as on the day it was installed. Not to worry, we’re here with basic tips on how to maintain a roof to help it last as long as possible.

Check them regularly

Just like any type of roofing material, you’ll want to regularly check the roofing sheets to ensure that they are in good condition. You need to check for any cracks (this will be unlikely though not impossible), dents, holes, etc. that will require you to replace or mend the sheets.

Clean them regularly

Step 2 of our roof maintenance tips is to remember to clean your polycarbonate roofing! When checking your roof, see if it needs cleaning as well. Don’t use just any type of cleaner as this can damage the polycarbonate sheets. Never use ammonia, acetone, carbon tetrachloride, or gasoline as a cleaning solution. These kinds of solvents can cause cracks in polycarbonate sheeting and give the surface a frosted appearance. The ammonia will also wash away the UV-protecting film from the polycarbonate sheets. Mild soap and water will do.

Use a damp cloth or sponge

Remember that polycarbonate sheets are not scratch-resistant, so treat them gently. When washing it, think of it like you were cleaning a car. Instead of using an abrasive material, use a damp cloth or sponge to get rid of the dust and dirt. A dry cloth or sponge can leave small scratches on the surfaces, and the dirt can get into these scratches, making it even harder to clean.

Remove Debris

Leaves, twigs, and other form of debris can pile up on your polycarbonate roof. Make sure you remove them before cleaning your roof as this not only makes cleaning easier, but it also helps lessen the chances of scratching the surface as well. The best way to get rid of debris is by using a leaf blower or pressurized water. This ensures you do not scratch or damage the surface at all. If you do not have a leaf blower or pressurized water hose, don’t worry, a broom will do. Just make sure you use a light and steady pressure when sweeping the debris, so you do not scratch the surface. Don’t forget to inspect the gutters as well. This is an important step of basic skylight roof maintenance. You’ll need to clean out the gutters by hand. Just pick up any stray leaves or twigs blocking the gutters.

Solid polycarbonate sheets can last years when maintained and cared for properly. Just remember these basic roof maintenance tips and you’ll be good to go!

Need more help?

Duralon, a leading polycarbonate supplier in the Philippines with 22 branches and over 70+ outlets (depots) nationwide, can help you with all your polycarbonate needs. From roofing to sound barriers, clear skylights, translucent partitions, and decorative wall backgrounds – we have a polycarbonate solution for your home, office, or warehouse.

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