Care and Maintenance

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Now that you’ve made an investment in your home and lifestyle, it’s important to nurture that investment with proper maintenance. While Outdoor Elements louvered roofs are engineered to withstand varying climates and years of use, they are outdoors and exposed to changing weather. Regular expert maintenance will help them look their best for years to come. To keep your louvered roof in premium condition, we recommend our expert Care & Cleaning program.

Professional cleaners will come to your home and perform the following tasks to keep your system in excellent condition:

* Furniture and personal belongings must be removed by the owner. Assistance is available by request at an additional charge.

Schedule Your Appointment

Call 858.223.1796 to schedule the times most convenient for you or email and  a member of our team will reach out to confirm details.

Ongoing Maintenance

For those times when you can’t schedule expert maintenance, you can rely on Outdoor Elements USA Louvered Roof systems for their durable designs, with proper care and cleaning. To protect your louvered roof and keep it looking like new, we advise the following cleaning methods:

Start with a Light Rinse

Use a garden hose and a soft brush or cloth with clear water to give the occasional light cleaning to your louvered roof, being sure to work from the top down. In most cases, this method will eliminate the majority of dirt and grime.

Follow-up with Hand Washing

For dirt that doesn’t dissipate with a rinse, use a bucket of warm water and a mild all-purpose cleaner such as laundry soap or 409. Using a soft bristled brush or cloth, scrub the louvered roof gently, starting at the top and working downward. After hand-washing a section, rinse it with your hose and move on to the next section. If there are still stains remaining, move on to the step below.

Removing Mold or Mildew

For stains caused by mold and mildew, use a solution of one part bleach and four parts water. Spray this mixture on remaining spots.

To protect your louvered roof and keep it looking like new, it’s important to follow simple cleaning guidelines. We do not recommend the use of scrubbing compounds or high-pressure washers as they could cause significant damage to your louvered roof.

Avoid the following:

  • Acetic acid, oxalic acid, and phosphoric acid are not advised in concentrations exceeding 0.5 per cent. Hydrochloric acid, sulfuric acid, and similar acids in any concentration should not be used.
  • Do not use highly alkaline, aqueous cleaning agents for cleaning.
  • Ester, ketone, acetone, glycol ether, benzine, thinners, stain removers, chlorinated hydrocarbons, and any other solvent-based agents are unsuitable.