Rubber roofing is known for its incredible resistance to wear-and-tear. However, it requires extensive maintenance and cleaning to perform well throughout its lifespan. While it may sound like a daunting task, it’s actually a fairly simple one.
In this post, The Thomas Roofing Company, Inc., your trusted roofing contractor, discusses how you can keep your EPDM roof as squeaky clean as possible.
Clean Up Loose Debris
Strong winds can blow leaves, branches and even trash onto your EPDM roofing. The first step of cleaning your roof is removing this debris. You can use a soft-bristle broom for sweeping and a garden hose for any loose dirt. If you have gutters, you should remove any harmful materials before proceeding further.
Apply Rubber Roof Cleaner
Once you’ve cleaned up any debris, you can now apply a rubber roof cleaner to your roof. Use a sprayer to apply it in a circular motion with a sponge mop. Work in small areas and remove the cleaner residue by rinsing it out in a bucket with clean water. Should you find any remaining residue on the roof, you can loosen this by spraying it with a hose and spray nozzle.
Alternatively, you can simply use warm water and dishwashing soap to scrub away the filth, mildew or scuffs in your rubber roof. If you feel like you’re out of your depth when it comes to cleaning your rubber roof, you can always ask your local roofing company for advice on what to do.
Do You Need a Professional?
While cleaning up your EPDM roof is a fairly simple task, it’s still best to hire a professional. With a professional, you reduce the risk of accidentally damaging your roof during the cleaning. Additionally, a pro can spot underlying damage to your roof and recommend the best solution. For the best results when it comes to cleaning your EPDM roof, it’s always a good idea to hire a professional instead of doing it yourself.
Turn to The Thomas Roofing Company, Inc. for your roof maintenance needs. We are your number one provider of siding and roofing services. Give us a call at (410) 692-8998 or fill out our contact form to request a quote. We serve homeowners in Columbia, Towson, Westminster and other areas in MD.