How To Clean Polycarbonate Roofing - ExcelitePlas

How To Clean Polycarbonate Roofing

Discover the versatility of polycarbonate sheeting for roofing applications, from greenhouse glazing to pergolas and protective screens. Unlike glass, polycarbonate offers a low-maintenance solution with its smooth finish that repels dirt and moss, while wind and rain clean its surface. Maintenance involves an annual cleaning using mild soap and water, avoiding abrasive tools to prevent scratches. Adjusting the slope of a pergola enhances drainage and self-cleaning efficiency. Explore our guidelines for proper care and maintenance, ensuring longevity and clarity for your polycarbonate roofing projects.

Polycarbonate sheet stands out as one of the most versatile clear plastics on the roofing market. Its uses span throughout the home, from greenhouse glazing to pergola roofing, and even as protective screens or windshields.

While we appreciate the appeal of glass-like clear roofing, concerns about dirt are understandable due to its transparency. However, polycarbonate flat roofing offers a virtually maintenance-free solution. With its smooth finish, it doesn't attract dirt or moss, and leaves are effortlessly swept away by the wind. Additionally, rain effectively self-washes the surface of the material.

 Glass like polycarbonate roofing

Indeed, maintaining flat polycarbonate roofing is straightforward, and frequent cleaning is not necessary. Once per year is recommended.

Due to its susceptibility to scratches, it's crucial to handle polycarbonate sheets with care and use appropriate cleaning methods. Here are some guidelines for cleaning your pergola roof.

Old pergola roofing

To clean polycarbonate roofing:

  1. Remove Debris: Sweep away any loose debris like leaves and branches using a soft broom or brush.

  2. Rinse: Use a garden hose or pressure washer on a low setting to rinse the roofing, removing dirt and grime.

  3. Prepare Cleaning Solution: Mix a solution of mild soap or detergent with warm water in a bucket.

  4. Scrubbing: Dip a soft sponge or cloth into the cleaning solution and gently scrub the polycarbonate roofing in a circular motion, focusing on areas with stains or buildup.

  5. Rinse Thoroughly: Rinse the pergola roofing again with clean water to remove soap residue.

  6. Dry: Allow the veranda or patio roofing to air dry naturally or use a clean, soft cloth to pat it dry.

  7. Optional: For added shine and protection, apply a specialized polycarbonate cleaner or polish according to the manufacturer's instructions.

Regular cleaning helps maintain the clarity and longevity of polycarbonate roofing. Avoid using abrasive cleaners or tools that could scratch the surface.

curved pergola with transparent roofing

Increasing the slope of the pergola ensures better drainage, making it easier for self-cleaning. Conversely, if the slope angle is too shallow, leaves may accumulate, posing cleaning challenges like this picutre:

Too flat roofing

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