Aluminium Cladding Cleaning: DIY Or Hire Specialists?

Aluminium cladding cleaning is an important aspect of managing and maintaining a building's exterior. Aluminium has been a popular design material since the 1950s and is often used on the exterior of buildings. However, it requires a protective coating to keep it safe from external factors such as the weather.

While aluminium doesn't rust, it can suffer from discolouration and pitting can appear on the surface thanks to contaminants and exposure to the environment. This is negated thanks to finishes and protective coatings that are applied to the aluminium. Three popular aluminium finishes are an anodised finish, protective powder coating and stainless steel finishes. Each type of aluminium finish requires a particular approach to complete, and specific aftercare. By using materials or chemicals that prove abrasive to each finish when performing cladding cleaning, you could end up causing damage to both the finish and the aluminium. The best solution is not to perform any DIY work on aluminium cladding. Instead, you should seek out cladding cleaning services from a restoration specialist. The advantage here is that specialists have the experience and knowledge to be able to correctly apply cleaning solvents to aluminium finishes. The financial benefits are not immediately evident. But, by hiring a specialist, you are avoiding damage caused by incorrect usage of materials or chemicals when cleaning the surface, which would otherwise lead to cladding having to be replaced. This is thought to be about 12 times more expensive than receiving professional restorative cleaning services.

When it comes to aluminium cladding cleaning, consult the experts. And you don't need to look far to find them – just get in touch with us at See Brilliance Ltd. We have been delivering cleaning and restorative solutions for over 30 years to commercial properties throughout the UK. To experience quality cleaning of aluminium coated cladding, call us on 01635 230 888 or email [email protected]. For more information, visit