Cleaning Decra Stone Coated Metal Roof

Q: Will Roof OX clean my stone coated metal roof?

I have black stains on my Decra shingle roof and would like a recommendation on which of your products would work best for my application. We are located in Orlando, FL and the house is about 2,000 SF (approximately 2,600 under roof).Tired of the constant maintenance of asphalt shingles, I replaced the roof 10 years ago with Decra brand stone coated steel roofing. This metal roof claimed to be ‘stain proof’.

We are getting ready to put the house on the market and want to approve the curb appeal.
The majority of the black streaks and staining is on the north side which is also the front of the house.

Which product should I order? Roof Cleaner OX 3000 or OX 4500? I’m looking for something safe that will give me great results quickly!

David S from Orlando, FL

A: Use Roof Cleaner OX 4500 metal roofing including stone coated metal

Why Roof Cleaner OX

Roof Cleaner OX 4500 can be used on ANY type of roof (asphalt shingle, rolled shingles, RV roofing, tile, slate) this includes Decra brand rolled stone coated metal roofing and Metro Products ( Metro Tile, Metro Shake, Metro Shingle and Metro Roman Tile ).

On all metal roofs Roof Cleaner OX will need a strong 175-225psi rinse pressure to produce same day results which is perfectly suite for your need to get the house on the market with maximum curb appeal.

The reason Roof Shingle Cleaner OX is so safe is the absence of sodium hypochlorite (bleach) cleaners. The surfactants and detergents built into the cleaner will break the grip of the mold, lichen and algae.
With the grip loosened, the high volume, low pressure rinse sweeps the gunk into gutters revealing the roof as is was meant to be.

Realistic Results

Nothing is 100%, and that includes cleaners.
As much as everyone would like you to believe there is no effort in roof cleaning and the results are always a brand spanking new looking roof, it’s just not true!

Your roof will look Better in many cases MUCH BETTER but the only way to look new, is pay for new.

So how do you know what to expect? Use the Roof Cleaning Results formula:
Double Roof + Triple Stains
The formula is 100 – ( 2 x roof age + 3 x Stain Age ) = % improvement

In your case, the piece of data missing is the age of the stains on roof.
It affects the results you can expect.

For example if the stains are 5 years old: 100 – ( 2 x10 + 3 * 5) = 65% improvement.
or even if the stains are only 1 year old, the best improvement you can expect is 100 – ( 2×10 + 3*1 ) = 78%

Would a 78% or even 65% improvement from an afternoon’s effort be worth it? SURE it would. Once you get a sense of the results, then decide if a new roof is even necessary.