Roof cleaning is a critical part of keeping your home energy efficient, maintaining curb appeal and for preventing premature replacement. Some of the concerns homeowner’s have about roof cleaning usually fall in a few categories. In order to answer roof cleaning questions we created this blog.
Though we wash roofs in Westchester, Putnam and Dutchess County, the information provided applies to all homeowners. Therefore, even if you do not live within New York, continue reading the blog as it should answer your roof washing questions as well.
Roof Cleaning Frequently Asked Questions:
When should I clean my roof?
Black streaks, mold, mildew, lichens and fungus are all obvious signs of a roof needing to be cleaned. But many roofs are in need of cleaning as mildew is growing beneath the shingles. This shortens the life of the shingles with the roof needing repair or replacement sooner. Another factor to consider is time. If your roof has not been cleaned in at least 3 years, more than likely you need to have your roof cleaned. The only way to know is to have your roof inspected if no visible signs are there from the ground. Call us at 914-490-8138 for a free estimate and roof inspection.
How often should I have my roof cleaned?
Most roofs should be cleaned anywhere from 3-5 years. Our clients who have their roof cleaned are given a 5 year black streak free guarantee. Due to the weather, if your roof is not cleaned within 5 years, it is vulnerable to mold, lichens, mildew, fungus and bacteria.
What are the signs of a dirty roof?
Signs of a dirty roof include black streaks, moss growing on your roof as well as lichens, mold and mildew. Also, if you see extensive leaves, branches and other debris, there is probably a lot of moisture settled on the roof as well. Moisture leads to mildew and damaging effects.
What is the best and safest way to clean a roof?
The best and safest way to clean a roof is soft roof washing. In fact, we only use soft washing on your roof and your home’s exterior. Other methods are too abrasive and cause damage to your roof, home and landscape.
Is the roof washing solution safe for people, pets and landscaping?
Some companies use abrasive and toxic roof cleaning solutions. We only use environmentally safe cleaning solutions that are safe for people, pets and landscape.
The last question you might have is, why hire Westchester Power Washing to soft wash your roof or home exterior?
Westchester Power Washing has been cleaning roofs and washing home exteriors for almost 30 years. During this time, we have cleaned over 15, 000 homes in Westchester, Putnam and Dutchess County, N.Y.. As experts in home exterior and roof cleaning, we only use the best washing processes known. We treat your home like our home.
Our soft wash cleaning process deep cleans your roof and home exterior while removing black streaks, mold, mildew, lichens and fungus. When we finish soft washing your home, it will look as close to new as possible. We leave your home clean and your property in the condition we found it. We don’t leave supplies, trash or debris behind. Other than the clean roof and home exterior, you would not know we were there.
As mentioned on our About Us page, Peter Salotto, the owner of Westchester Power Washing, is the one who personally cleans your home and has cleaned over 15, 000 homes since 1990.
Feel free to give Peter a call today at 914-490-8138 for a free estimate or to book an appointment.