How long does it take to clean a roof?

The duration of our service varies based on the size and complexity of the roof. For an average home of about 2500 square feet, the entire process—including setup, service completion, and cleanup—typically takes 3-4 hours. However, larger or more intricate roofs may require additional time due to safety considerations, while smaller and simpler roofs often take less time.

What time of the year should you clean your roof?

Roof cleaning can be performed in any season in our area, as long as safety conditions are met for accessing the roof. Each season has unique considerations, but cleaning is feasible if the roof is dry and safe. We avoid cleaning when the roof is wet or when temperatures are near or below freezing to prevent hazards associated with ice formation.

Does roof cleaning damage shingles?

No, our cleaning process will not damage your shingles. We follow the cleaning guidelines recommended by shingle manufacturers, using a safe solution and low-pressure techniques to avoid harming the shingles. In fact, it’s the organic growth like lichens and moss that can cause real damage. Their roots may degrade shingles, allowing water to penetrate the roofing substrate, which can lead to rot and mold in the roofing plywood and trusses.

How long will my roof stay clean?

The frequency with which your roof needs cleaning depends on several factors related to your house’s positioning. Roofs with slopes facing north tend to accumulate dirt and develop organic growth quicker than those facing south. Additionally, the presence and proximity of large trees can affect how long the cleanliness of your roof lasts. To ensure your satisfaction, we offer a 3-year guarantee with our service. If any growth reappears within that period, we will come back and clean it again at no extra cost.

What happens if you don’t clean your roof?

Organic growth such as lichens and moss on shingles can cause significant damage. The roots penetrate the shingles, allowing water to infiltrate the roofing substrate, potentially leading to rot and mold in the roofing plywood and trusses. Beyond the structural damage, a dirty roof can also negatively impact the overall appearance of your property.

Can I wash my roof myself?

While roof washing is a task that homeowners can undertake, it is strongly advised to hire a professional due to several important considerations. Professionals are equipped to handle the safety hazards, possess the necessary equipment to apply cleaning solutions effectively, and have the expertise in safely mixing and transporting the cleaning materials. Seasoned professionals bring added value through their experience, making informed decisions tailored to various situations, ensuring the best protection and care for your property.

Will I notice an immediate difference?

Absolutely. The common black streaks on roofs will vanish as soon as the washing is completed, instantly improving the roof’s appearance. Moss or lichens will change color—first turning white, then brown—as they begin to die off. While these may take longer to completely clear from the roof, we avoid using pressure or agitation to expedite the process, as it could damage the shingles. We provide a 16-week follow-up for all our roof washing projects to ensure all organic growth is thoroughly removed. If any growth remains after this period, we will return at no extra cost to assess and clean your roof, ensuring it looks perfectly clean.

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