Restore Copper Roofs

ROOFS & GUTTERS

Restore Copper Roofs

Everbrite will restore the color and luster of faded metal roofs and will keep both painted and copper roofs looking like new.

Metal roofs, gutters, weathervanes and cupolas can add a warm, beautiful accent to your home. You love the warm glow of the metal. But, how do you keep the copper and brass from tarnishing or weathering?

If not protected, copper will weather and turn brown very quickly and the distinctive copper look is lost. It takes many, many years for copper to turn from brown to green.

Everbrite™ Protective Coating is a clear, easy to apply, protective coating that will keep your metal roofs, gutters, weathervanes and cupolas looking new and will prevent tarnish and weathering. Is your Copper Roof already old and brown? You can restore your copper roof to "copper" again.

COPPER ROOFS & GUTTERS

If you love the look of copper accents, but hate the way they fade and tarnish, use our Everbrite Coating to restore and protect your copper for years to come. Everbrite seals out tarnish, oxidation and sun damage to make your copper accents shine bright and look new again, while protecting from future damage as well. 

To clean your copper, use our HD Copper Cleaning Gel. It’s a mild acid in gel form, so it won’t drip off your roof or harm your plants. Once your roof is clean, seal with Everbrite, our coating with UV blockers and antioxidants that will protect your roof. The coating is crystal clear and will not discolor or detract from your copper, and it’s easy to apply  (Instructions).

Tips for Cleaning and Restoring Copper Roofs

Read and follow all directions. Here are some additional tips we have discovered and that our customers have shared that may help.

  • Clean off residue or road grime with a mild solution of bleach and water. Wet down the copper first, then use a 10% bleach solution to wash off the copper. The Copper Cleaning Gel will not work as well if there is oil or road grime on the copper.

  • Wear gloves when touching the copper. The acids and oils in your hands will leave dark fingerprints. This only adds more work to your job. Ask your contractors to wear gloves while handling the copper.

  • Go through the entire cleaning and neutralizing process and solvent wipe on one small area or one panel first. This way you can make sure you have the system down. Depending on conditions and environment, copper roofs will clean differently

  • Make sure the copper is not too hot to touch comfortably with the back of your hand for 10 seconds. If it is, the cleaners and the Everbrite™ will dry too quickly and will make your job more difficult.

  • If you have a lot of minerals or chemical additives in your water, there can be a reaction with the copper. Many people find that using distilled water fixes this problem.

  • Don't wash off the dark and dirty gel with a hose or the dark gel can get on other surfaces and stain. Instead, wipe off with paper towels or old rags first to remove most of the dirty gel.

  • Make sure the rags or cloths used for washing, neutralizing or application of the coating have NOT been laundered with fabric softener. The residue can streak the copper.

  • The copper cleaning gel is water based and can get thick. Thin by mixing in a little water. You can use a kitchen whisk. The ingredients are food grade and will wash off of utensils used.

  • The Gel does not have an indefinite shelf life as it is organic without preservatives. Plan on using the gel within 6 months or so of receiving it. If it gets a little thick, it can be thinned with a little water. Just mix it in with a whisk or a paint brush.

  • On larger roofs, sanding or soda blasting will take a lot less time.

  • Using polish is NOT recommended on copper roofs because the copper on old copper roofs is rough and the polish can cause dark areas that can be difficult to remove. We do NOT recommend purchasing Everbrite™ Kits with Gel and Polish. Just Everbrite™ Kits with Gel are recommended for older copper roofs.

  • Once the copper looks the way you want it, neutralize to stop the acid from working, dry and apply 2 to 3 coats of Everbrite™ Protective Coating to keep your copper from tarnishing.

  • The Everbrite™ Coating does have an indefinite shelf life in a closed container so it is good for years.

COPPER GUTTERS

If you like the way your copper gutters or copper flashing give your home warm accents, you can keep your copper gutters looking beautiful. If not protected, the copper will weather and turn brown very quickly and the distinctive copper look is lost. It takes many years for copper to turn green and many people think brown copper just looks like painted metal.

Copper gutters are more expensive but add a warm, beautiful accent to your home. You love the warm glow of the metal. But, how do you keep the copper and brass from tarnishing or weathering? Everbrite Protective Coating is a clear, easy to apply, protective coating that will keep your copper gutters looking new and will prevent tarnish and weathering.

Everbrite™ has U.V. blockers and anti-oxidants which will protect your copper gutters from tarnishing. Everbrite™ is not a lacquer that will discolor when exposed to sunlight but will stay crystal clear and will not detract from the beautiful glow of the copper.

Are your Gutters already brown and old? You can use HD Copper Cleaning Gel to remove the tarnish. Paint it on, it clings to vertical surfaces and cleans copper. Won't harm plants. After the Gel "melts" the tarnish, scrub off, then neutralize.

This copper gutter has been partially cleaned by painting on the Copper Cleaning Gel and washing it off. This gutter will still need some additional cleanup and if coated with Everbrite™, it will stay copper.

PAINTED METAL ROOFS

Has your metal roof lost its luster? Faded, dull metal roofs can look like new again when restored with Everbrite™ Protective Coating and will be protected from sun, salt air, acid rain and other damaging elements. Church roofs, School roofs, facades, mansard roofs and other colored metal roofs are a major part of the image of the building. Restore the color and luster of your faded roofs with Everbrite™ and renew the image of your building.

Why do metal roofs fade? The paint on metal roofs will fade when the sun bakes the top coat off of the painted metal. If the paint is not protected, it can continue to chalk and oxidize. The paint can be restored to look new again and can be maintained indefinitely.

How can dull, faded, oxidized painted roofs be restored? The chalky oxidation can be washed off, leaving a clean but dull and unprotected metal roof. Then, Everbrite™ Clear Protective Coating is applied to restore and protect the metal. Everbrite™ will bring out the color and luster of the metal roof. Everbrite™ has UV blockers and Anti-Oxidants for long lasting protection and can be maintained indefinitely. Everbrite™ is clear so it works on every color.

First, the chalk and oxidation need to be scrubbed off. Abrasive pads that will remove the chalk but will not scratch the paint are included with the kits below. Once the chalk is removed and the metal roof looks good when it is clean and wet, then 2 coats of Everbrite™ are applied to restore the color and luster of the roof. Everbrite™ can be sprayed on with a paint sprayer or it can be rolled on with a microfiber roller.

PAINTED METAL GUTTERS

Have your gutters lost their luster? Are faded, dull gutters ruining the look of your whole house or business? 

You can restore the color and luster of your dull, faded gutters with Everbrite™. Clean the gutters with EZ-Prep Concentrated cleaner and water. You can use a brush or a cloth. Rinse well with plain water. Let dry and check that all the oxidation is removed. If there are missed areas, wipe the oxidation with a damp cloth. Allow to dry completely. Apply 2 coats of Everbrite™. You can use a roller or spray the coating on with a paint sprayer. No rubbing or buffing necessary. Everbrite™ will restore the color and luster and will keep your gutters looking new for years. 

Everbrite™ will restore the color and luster of faded metal gutters They will look great for years and can be maintained indefinitely.

WEATHERVANES, FINIALS & CUPOLAS

Copper and brass weathervanes are such a beautiful accent to your property. You love the warm glow of the metal on your roof. How do you keep the copper and brass from tarnishing and turning brown for years before the patina turns green? Taking the weathervane down a few times a year and polishing it is impractical.

Everbrite™ Protective Coating will prevent tarnish and corrosion on brass or copper weathervanes. It will also stop tarnish on your cupola, finial, copper gutters, sundial, mailboxes and more. Stop tarnish and oxidation and enjoy the beauty.

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What Our Customers Are Saying About Roofs & Gutters

"My copper gutters are now 'copper' instead of 'brown' so I am pleased with the product. It took them eight years to tarnish so it was some work to revive them." 

 

- Joe Putnam

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