Power Wash Roof

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10 Common Questions About Power Wash Roof

Power wash roof will not only remove dirt and grime, but also thatched algae and lichen that can be detrimental to your roof’s health. If you’re looking for a way to enhance the appearance of your home and its longevity, power washing is a great solution!

  1. How often should I power-wash my roof?

That depends on a few factors: how dirty it is, what type of roofing materials you have, and how much traffic your roof endures. If you notice that algae or lichen is rapidly growing over the surface of your shingles, then you’ll want to get your roof power washed more regularly, perhaps once or twice a year. If you have clay tiles or slates, then plan on getting your roof power-washed at least every other year.

Before power wash roof
Before power wash roof
  1. How should I prepare for power washing?

It’s important to get all of the vegetation growing on your roof removed prior to having it blasted with the high-pressure stream. That means no trees hanging over your house, and trimming back any shrubbery that might block access to your roof.

  1. How dangerous is power washing?

The short answer is “very.” You should always have a professional do the actual power washing. If you want something done safely and correctly, leave it to the experts.

  1. How much does power washing cost?

It varies greatly by region and specific service, but generally you’re looking at around some dollars per square foot for an average size house. Of course this will vary depending on what types of stains are present, the type of roofing material, how difficult it is to access the roof, etc.

  1. Who should I hire to power-wash my roof?

A professional pressure washing service that specializes in roofs will be able to do a much more thorough job than someone who does not clean roofs for a living. That means minimal dripping and maximum results.

  1. Do I have to remove my gutters before having the roof power-washed?

You should always check with your pressure washing service first, but in most cases you will want to remove them prior to having your roof cleaned. Otherwise, there’s a good chance that they’ll be blasted with a high-pressure stream of water and end up getting broken or damaged.

  1. Will power washing damage my roof?

A sudden blast of thousands of gallons per minute of water coming out of a high-pressure nozzle sounds like it would be detrimental to any surface it hits. However, modern technology has made using this method on roofs perfectly safe as long as you hire the right professionals for the job. They will ensure the pressure is turned down low enough that it won’t damage your roofing materials.

After power wash roof
After power wash roof
  1. Will power washing remove my roof’s coating?

If you have an asphalt shingle roof, then yes; if you have a metal roof or some other type of coating on your roof, then no. Most types of coatings are not affected by water blasting. That means you can save money on recoating your roof by getting it power-washed every couple of years.

  1. Does power washing remove moss?

Most pressure washing services will use a combination of high-pressure water and chemical solutions to blast away all sorts of growth, moss included. If you’re lucky enough to have moss on your roof, then this will be a great preventative measure against any future growth.

  1. How do I know if my roof needs power washing?

If you feel as though it’s been a while since the last time your roof was cleaned professionally, or if there are dark stains that look like mold appearing on the surface, then power washing will probably be a good solution. It’s always better to catch a small issue before it becomes a big one!

Sunco Exterior Solutions
68 W Morningside Dr, Bluffton, SC 29910
(843) 755-6721