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Your TPO roof offers reliable protection that can last for many years, and there is no doubt about that. However, it’s also important to understand that any roofing system requires proper maintenance in order to perform optimally. Part of your TPO roof’s maintenance is regular cleaning.

In this post, roof repair and maintenance expert Sully Jones Roofing shares a quick guide to cleaning TPO roofs.

Why It’s Important to Keep Your TPO Roof Clean

Here’s a closer look at the importance of cleaning your TPO roof:

  • to maintain its maximum reflectivity and associated energy conservation benefits

  • to prevent the accumulation of dirt and debris as well as food sources for birds and other animals

  • to prevent algae and other plant growth

  • to prevent chemical contaminants from building up on the roof surface and harming the membrane

Tips on Cleaning Your TPO Roof

Much like any other commercial roofing system, your TPO roof requires the proper way of cleaning. But due to safety concerns and potential damage to the roof membrane, it’s best to hire a professional to carry out TPO roof cleaning. Equipped with the right tools and skills, they can perform the job adequately and safely. You can also rest assured that they will follow best practices when it comes to TPO roof cleaning, such as:

  • Protecting low curbs, base flashings and other points where water could enter

  • Using a low-pressure washer to clean and rinse dust and dirt

  • Using a soft-bristled brush or floor broom as well as a cleaning solution composed of water and a mild, non-abrasive detergent for cleaning the surface of the roof membrane

  • Inspecting the membrane and making sure no damage has occurred

  • Repairing any incidental damage according to manufacturer guidelines

Sully Jones Roofing is a local company that provides commercial and residential roof replacement services. With our expertise in this field of home improvement, you can rest assured that your project will be carried out to a high standard. Call us at (619) 444-0150 or fill out our contact form to request a free quote. We serve customers in San Diego, CA.