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Old 05-09-2015, 05:45 PM   #1
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Roof Cleaning

I'm sure it's been covered here, but I can't find this particular situation. The roof on our 2013 Georgetown has a one piece "pebbled" membrane. I'm sure the surface is to give better traction when walking on it, however it can be a real P.I.T.A. to clean well. I spent 4.5 hours up on the roof today with long handled brush, hose and sprayer filled with Awesome mixed 4 parts water to 1 part awesome. At the end, the roof looks pretty good, except there is some dirt, mold, fungus or whatever still present in the pebbling. I'm considering taking out my pressure washer and using the low pressure nozzle to try to clean it up better. Any ideas, pro or con? I'd appreciate any input. My Better Half says I am being too obsessive cause other people can't see it. I believe though that proper cleaning and maintenance prolongs the life of our belongings.
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Old 05-09-2015, 06:05 PM   #2
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I would say no to pressure washing no matter how many PSI you set it for.
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Wow, that sounds EXACTLY like my weekend last week, couldn't get mine "spotless" either. I also used awesome on it. All my wife said the whole time "don't waste too much time, no one will see it"
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Old 05-10-2015, 03:29 PM   #4
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It's most likely t p o you can use a weathered membrane cleaner never pressure wash I use spic and span in spring and fall and dawn dish soap in between if heavy sap or bird droppings I use a weathered me brain cleaner on a rag and wipe spots. If it was was a rubber roof acetone on a rag will work also on hard to clean spots


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Old 05-10-2015, 05:09 PM   #5
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Thanks for your inputs, I guess I'll just clean it a little more frequently and look into investing in a shelter, even though it doesn't sit very often.
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I cover ours with a breathable cover keeps leaves sap and bird droppings off after every trip I usually inspect it to make sure nothing was hit by a tree limb or any unforeseen hazards rinse off let dry then cover until next trip good luck and safe travels


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Old 05-10-2015, 06:09 PM   #7
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Thanks for your inputs, I guess I'll just clean it a little more frequently and look into investing in a shelter, even though it doesn't sit very often.
Yep. Don't let it get too dirty in the first place.

Also remember the point of cleaning the roof is two fold:

1. To make the roof membrane last longer.
2. To keep black streaks off the sides of the camper.

Once the roof is clean enough to accomplish these objectives, you're done. It doesn't have to look new. And be careful what you use to clean it with. Some things will shorten the life of the roof. Spic n Span and dish detergent are about all you should need.
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