Care / Cleaning Quick  Guide

01

CLEANING INTERNAL GUTTERS
Your StruXure system has a 360 ̊ internal gutter system to get the water off the louvers when closed. These gutters may get filled with leaves and debris, particularly if near trees that shed or have falling leaves. Leaves and debris collect and clog the hole leading to the downspouts for your system. This will cause the gutters to back up and potentially have water spill over the gutters. It is the owner’s responsibility to make sure the gutters and downspouts are clean and clear of any debris that will cause the system to not perform properly.

02

MODERATE DIRT
Your system will require occasional washing to remove any dirt or environmental buildup. We recommend using clean water with a garden hose and soft-bristled brush is. You may use a quality auto detergent and/or auto brush to enable a gentile removal of dirt. Rinse thoroughly and wipe down dry.

03

HEAVIER DIRT ACCUMULATION
Wash in the manner indicated above, but use the following solution:
1/3 cup detergent (e.g. Tide®)
2/3 cup trisodium phosphate powder (also known as T .S.P .) 1-gallon water

04

PRESSURE WASHING
If you choose to pressure wash your system, please use low pressure 1500-2000 PSI when cleaning. More aggressive PSI can damage or dislodge some of the powder coating from the aluminum. StruXure will not warrant any against peeling or removal of powder coating from part of our system as a result of aggressive pressure washing (above 2000 PSI).

05

MILDEW ACCUMULATION
Mildew can collect on surfaces of all types of building products. This can happen when the surface gets little or no sunlight to dry it off. Normally, mildew will appear as black spots and can be removed by using the following cleaning solution:
1/3 cup detergent (e.g. Tide®)
2/3 cup trisodium phosphate powder (also known as T.S.P.) 1-quart sodium hypo chloride 5% solution (e.g. Clorox®)
3 quarts water

06

ENVIRONMENTAL BLACK STREAKING
Black streaking can also collect on the surface of a structure. Black streaking can be removed by using Gutter Zap 4, which can be purchased online.

07

CAULKING COMPOUNDS, TAR, ETC.
Use mineral spirits in reasonable amounts, apply directly to foreign substance. Rinse the area thoroughly with water immediately after cleaning.

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