Identifying Galvalume

Any tips on identifying it? Sorry no pictures. Just curious if anyone has some insight on how to identify it when the customer isn’t sure.

I’m not sure you can, especially if it’s weathered.

Galvalume has more of a satin finish compared to galvanize. Endless it’s coated . Very few metal roofs are galvanized in the last 10-15 years . Galvalume is pretty much the standard. You need to be more concerned about the hardware really. A lot of roofers cheap out on that part. We won’t clean a metal roof with galvanized or painted hardware.
Simply because they will usually rust

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@florida_condo_cleani You sound knowledgeable on cleaning metal. Would you be willing to start a thread similar to Racer’s Deck Cleaning 101 thread?

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Im all ears.

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That looks like the place you wash with a backup magazine for your backup magazine, for your carry piece. .

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Thats my new shop hopefully , Dirty girl aint she .:rofl:
Ain’t been occupied since 2012 I believe ,dang roof is so nasty on the gutter ends it looks like it has cedar shingles but its metal.

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It looks nice sized, 4 full bays and office/workshop space, you might be living large

So long as her bones are good go for it man! You can get her looking respectable I have nodoubt!

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Man I would go after that thing with my regular house wash and a little extra surfactant you will be fine. It will clean up no problem might need a shop broom to knock off the heavy stuff and agitate the soap

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One question, are those bays pull through or pull in and back out?

@Hotshot I hope you get buddy that will be awesome place to have a party

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Me to friend, he wants a G a month, 2/10 mile from house. shes about 180 wide by 60 deep, 8" concrete floors, 1 pull through on far left @Dirtyboy.

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@florida_condo_cleani thanks Billy. I’m planning to go at it with my regular housewash mix. Followed by thorough rinse then DS some agent halt. Going to look for any areas where the finish is worn and do an eraser test with the housewash mix. I’ve read that you can go up to 2% but I seen a bunch of guys turn these roofs black and I’m not sure there is a way to fix that. Plenty of before pictures of course

Nice! I always worry about how thick the floors are. Rigs are heavy things. The end of my driveway is 10" thick. I poured it that way because I know that every delivery guy (oil trucks, equipment, triaxles) will back up to the very last inch. People are lazy, why walk 2’ more. I’ve seen the oil truck with the tires almost off the end of the drive (and it drops about 2’ after that).

Hope your getting him to discount the first month rent to clean up his building. Everything is negotiable. My buddy flips properties and he has taught me one or two things that I remember.

Nice find, hope it works out for you. I couldn’t touch that size building where I live for that money.

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Is agitation with a soft unger(blue) brush safe if necessary?

METAL CLEANING 101! METAL CLEANING 101!

GIVE THE PEOPLE WHAT THEY WANT!

GIVE THE PEOPLE WHAT THEY WANT!

Yes, it’s a complete sentence.

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That’s it 1000 a month wow I would be all over that thing. A building that size would cost be 8k to 10k a month @DisplacedTexan metal cleaning is pretty straight forward what you gotta remember is just because the coating is good on one side doesn’t mean it’s good the whole way. Most metal coatings are not that consistent so when you do your test spots test each side if you get color in your run off your chemicals are to strong I will post some videos when we do the oyster houses next time

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Please do. I’ve done a handful of small metal areas but I usually just turn them down.

I’ll try and put something together for yah .
There’s not much to metal roof cleaning. So it will be kinda short

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