How do I clean my pergola or patio roof?
If you own a Brustor patio roof, you can enjoy the great advantage of using it all year round, in every weather condition. The fully automatic slatted roof provides sun, shade, ventilation, and shelter at the touch of a button, making this the ideal outdoor solution. Our pergolas are all made with the best materials and treated with a self-cleaning protective coating (quality coat), but they also need some maintenance to look good and function correctly. We've collected a few tips to make your pergola shine all year round.
Cleaning the louvered roof and structure
The roof is very sensitive to the outdoor elements, making it more vulnerable to dirt, especially when it is located underneath trees and plants. Over time, the roof will collect some dirt. This will not damage the aluminum material, but it is advisable to keep it clean and free of obstructions. The best way to do this is to completely tilt your slats and then remove any twigs and leaves that may prevent the slats from closing. If you also find acidic substances such as bird droppings or tree sap on the roof, clean this immediately to prevent damage to the coating.
Thanks to our Brustor allround cleaning set, cleaning an aluminum patio roof is relatively easy. The job is done in 3 steps:
- First remove stains on your aluminium roof, pergola or awning (cassette and/or arms) with lukewarm water and a mild soap. We strongly advise against using a pressure washer for this purpose.
- Persistent stains can then be removed with the All-round Cleaner. This product cleans and degreases powder-coated metals, PVC, synthetic surfaces, non-ferrous metals, etc. It removes grease, soot, oil, fuel oil, graphite, moss, insect stains, petrol and other substances. It is not recommended to use this product in hot weather or full sun.
- Then apply a protective layer with the ALU Structure Protector. This product cleans and protects structured powdercoated metals against UV radation, sea air,... and prevents attachment of salt, mosses and stains.
Ask your local dealer for the Brustor cleaning set.
Thorough cleaning of the gutters
Finally, clean the gutters thoroughly and remove all dirt and leaves that have settled in the inner edge of the slatted roof. As soon as this has been cleared, you can remove any remaining dirt with a garden hammer. If your patio roof is surrounded by trees, keep an eye on the gutters, especially during autumn.