Keeping Your Roof Shingles and Tiles Clean and Stain Free
Published on Friday, 25 September 2009
If you want your house to last long, keeping your roof shingles and tiles should be on top of your list. Since the roof covers your whole house, it catches all the dirt that comes to your house. Leaves, dust, mildew and moss get to your roof shingles and tiles. Not only do they destroy your roof, they also ruin the beauty of your house.
Get a two-gallon bucket and mix in it a gallon of hot water, ¼ cup of laundry detergent, ¼ cup of trisodium phosphate and a cup of household bleach. But before cleaning the roof shingles and tiles, place some garbage bags at the edge of every downspout to keep the cleaning solution from going to your plants and trees. Prepare everything you'll need as well. You'll surely need a sturdy ladder. You'd also need eye protection and rubber gloves.
Now you can put the cleaning solution on your spray washer reservoir. If you are using a garden hose, you can put it on its spray bottle. Then you can climb to the top now to start cleaning. Just make sure that you spray the dirtiest area first and cover the rest of the roof after. You can even spray the dirtiest area again. Then leave it there for about 20 to 30 minutes before rinsing.
Use a low-pressure spray washer or a garden hose with a screw -on soft brush to clean the roof. You can scrub it when necessary. Then use the spray washer or hose to rinse the cleaning solution off.
After that your roof would surely be clean again. It's best to do this regularly to avoid "hard to remove" stains. Nevertheless, make sure you are safe while doing it too. More news