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How to clean Lead Coated Copper?

Q. How do you clean lead coated copper roofing?

russ velardi
- Hamden, Connecticut
July 11, 2023

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Q. We have lead coated copper roof installed and after one year from installation lead coated copper get brownish from cedar shingle roof. Is there anything we can do to remove this stain and then is there any product to apply on the lead coated copper to protect from staining.
Please advise.
Thank you

Darek Franek
roofer - Greenwich, Connecticut
March 24, 2010

A. With all the environmental warnings and doing away with lead, why on earth would anyone coat copper with lead, especially on a roof. Acid rain, lead leaching into the ground, I'm sure you get the picture. I can't give you an answer unless you know exactly what you have here.

Mark Baker
process engineer - Malone, New York

Q. Cedar Shingles are installed, and lead coated copper roof got brownish ... from cedar shingles.
Thank you

Darek Franek [returning]
- Stamford, Connecticut

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