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Mike Sullivan

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PostSubject: Copper Roof   Sat Nov 08, 2008 6:52 am

Chris, what would you use for cleaning a Copper roof?

Yesterday, a lady asked me to clean a small one in her back yard which covered a hot tub.

I declined from the possibility of my roof mix corroding the metal.
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PostSubject: Re: Copper Roof   Sat Nov 08, 2008 7:00 am

I googled it, and found out a few mixes.

I am going to try varying strengths of

Vinegar, salt, phosphoric or oxalic acid.
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PostSubject: Re: Copper Roof   Thu Feb 11, 2010 9:34 am

Mike Sullivan wrote:
I googled it, and found out a few mixes.

I am going to try varying strengths of

Vinegar, salt, phosphoric or oxalic acid.

If that mixture works, let me know. I Have a small cooper roof over a bay window to clean. HO doesn't like the green color that some people pay money to get. Go figure!
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PostSubject: Re: Copper Roof   Thu Feb 11, 2010 4:06 pm

garyw wrote:
Mike Sullivan wrote:
I googled it, and found out a few mixes.

I am going to try varying strengths of

Vinegar, salt, phosphoric or oxalic acid.

If that mixture works, let me know. I Have a small cooper roof over a bay window to clean. HO doesn't like the green color that some people pay money to get. Go figure!
I have sprayed many a copper roof with no reported problems.
It shines em right up, but it looses the green Patina some like.

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PostSubject: Re: Copper Roof   Sun Aug 14, 2011 6:38 am

Apple Roof Cleaning Tampa wrote:
garyw wrote:
Mike Sullivan wrote:
I googled it, and found out a few mixes.

I am going to try varying strengths of

Vinegar, salt, phosphoric or oxalic acid.

If that mixture works, let me know. I Have a small cooper roof over a bay window to clean. HO doesn't like the green color that some people pay money to get. Go figure!
I have sprayed many a copper roof with no reported problems.
It shines em right up, but it looses the green Patina some like.


Chris, you sprayed it with your roof mix?
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PostSubject: Re: Copper Roof   Fri Aug 19, 2011 2:02 pm

Roof Cleaning by A&E wrote:
Apple Roof Cleaning Tampa wrote:
garyw wrote:
Mike Sullivan wrote:
I googled it, and found out a few mixes.

I am going to try varying strengths of

Vinegar, salt, phosphoric or oxalic acid.

If that mixture works, let me know. I Have a small cooper roof over a bay window to clean. HO doesn't like the green color that some people pay money to get. Go figure!
I have sprayed many a copper roof with no reported problems.
It shines em right up, but it looses the green Patina some like.


Chris, you sprayed it with your roof mix?
Yes, but add some sodium metasilicate, it is a corrosion inhibitor.

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PostSubject: Re: Copper Roof   Tue Aug 23, 2011 11:03 am

What methods are most of you using when protecting copper gutters from our roof cleaning mix? I have roof coming up next week and the owner doesn't want the patina to get ruined.
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PostSubject: Re: Copper Roof   Tue Aug 23, 2011 1:10 pm

as far as I know natural cleaning products are among the easiest for cleaning; vinegar salt, lemon juice
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PostSubject: Re: Copper Roof   Wed Sep 14, 2011 3:41 am

Hi all, I would say one should be careful while doing cleaning of copper roofs with acids as there might be any opposite reaction with the acidic mixture. Hiring professionals would be a better idea. Vinegar salt and phosphoric acid as you guys suggested are good but I think it can be done also pressure washing through mild citric acid solution which should have a concentration of about 5%.




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PostSubject: Re: Copper Roof   Fri Jan 24, 2014 12:12 am

You can use a stiff metallic brush and a mixture of lemon juice and salt to clean your copper roof. If that mixture does not seem strong enough you can add white vinegar to the mix. Many chemicals sold may harm plants growing around your house. You should begin scrubbing at the highest point of your roof and work you way down.hope this helps you.
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PostSubject: Re: Copper Roof   Wed Apr 16, 2014 2:49 am

Maintaining a good roof literally tops the list of crucial home repairs and it keeps you and your family warm and dry, along with everything in your house to be safer to do so we need to have a good roofing services done.But inspecting your roof regularly and making little fixes as needed can prevent some costly repairs down..


roof leak repair
roof insurance claims


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PostSubject: Prefer re-roofing   Fri Aug 29, 2014 9:38 pm

The most common culprit is actually a blue-green algae known as Gloeocapsa Magma  which is spread by airborne spores. The stains caused due to it would  degrade the value of your home. These stains can be removed by cleaning but repeated cleaning with such chemicals  would damage or  reduce the life of your roof. A mixture of trisodium phosphate , bleach, and water  can remove these stains. Oxygen bleach lightens stains but do not expect for dramatic change. Recently, roofing manufacturers like Roof Lines in Toronto have begun using copper granules into roofing products to produce algae resistant shingles, but be sure to specify the type of shingle you need.
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