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Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

How often should you clean your roof?

Some roof cleaning companies recommend that you clean your roof every couple of years, but you might need to do maintenance every year depending on the type of roof you have, the climate and the weather. Roofs in harsher climates tend to require more frequent cleaning.

Is it worth it to hire a roofer?

There are several reasons why it’s worth it to hire a professional roofer instead of attempting it yourself. The first is safety. Roofing is inherently dangerous, as a fall from a roof could seriously injure or kill you. Roofers have specialized equipment and training to help prevent accidents.  

Next is experience. Roofers know how to spot problems (leaks, missing shingles, moss or mold growth, etc.)  in your roof that could potentially save you from costly repairs down the road. 

And finally, roofers save you time by getting the job done quickly and with a high degree of quality.

Why do I need to clean my roof?

Over time, algae, moss, lichen, dirt and even salt (if you’re near the ocean) can build up on your roof. These buildups can affect the look and function of your roof unless removed. The buildup of organic materials such as moss on a shingle roof can prevent water from sloughing off as it normally would. Trapped water can rot the roof or cause early deterioration of your shingles. Even if you don’t have a shingle roof, moss and lichen absorb water, and that wet material adds weight and stress to your roof — as well as providing a home for insects and other pests, and collecting dirt. For reflective, cool roofs that redirect heat away from the home, algae and moss growths can hamper their ability to deflect the sun, which can affect utility bills. Visually, moss, dirt and algae growths on a roof can have a negative effect on perceived home value and curb appeal. For example, black algae streaks on your roof may cause a potential homebuyer to assume that the roof might need repair or replacement, when it only needs to be cleaned.

Can a roof be cleaned?

Yes roofs can be cleaned, and yes, it’s a real thing. Roof cleaning may actually be a wise investment to prolong the life of your roof. Overgrowth of moss, grime, lichen or algae can all shorten the life of your roof. If you have black streaks growing on your roof, they are likely caused by gloeocapsa magma algae spores that have landed on your roof and taken up residence. Once the algae has grown into streaks, the organism has usually been growing for several months and it’s high time to have it removed. If you live in a rainy part of the country, such as the Pacific Northwest, there’s a good chance you’ll find moss growing on your roof at some point. The northern part of your roof, as well as any parts that remain shaded all day, will provide a wet, cool haven for moss to flourish. Unfortunately this water-absorbing moss can damage your shingle roof, leading to rot if not removed. Beyond roof health and function, a clean roof can boost your curb appeal and potentially boost your home’s resale value. The national average for roof cleaning costs ranges between $270 and $350, although prices can be higher depending on how large your roof is, how steep your roof is, and what type of cleaning is necessary. Typically pros use either a pressure wash or chemical wash (made with a concentrated bleach solution) to remove algae, lichen, moss and dirt.

How much does it cost to clean a roof?

The national average for roof cleaning costs ranges between $270 and $350. Factors that can affect the cost to clean your roof are the height of your house, the size and pitch (steepness) of your roof, and the complexity of your roof’s design and accessibility. Geographic location also plays a role in roof cleaning costs as regional labor rates and area costs to do business will vary. There are several ways to clean a roof. The most common is pressure washing. Industrial pressure washers can spray over 3,000 pounds per square inch (psi) of water — which is much too powerful for roof cleaning, and may tear off shingles and damage your roof. Confirm that the roof-cleaning pro you choose will only use a low-pressure sprayer to protect your roof investment. For large algae or moss growths, pros often recommend a combination of low-pressure washing with a bleach-based chemical solution. This is referred to soft washing and should handily remove any growths taking over your roof.

What chemicals are used to clean roofs?

Roof cleaning is done to remove moss, lichen, algae, and buildup of other grime and dirt. There are several methods for roof cleaning, which can include a chemical soft wash, pressure washing, low-pressure washing and hand washing. When a chemical soft wash is used, a bleach mixture is sprayed onto the roof. The bleach-based solution is absorbed by the algae or moss, which dies from exposure to the chemical. The roof is then sprayed with a low-pressure rinse of water, which loosens the now-dead material, allowing it to slide off the roof.

For homeowners, the Asphalt Roofing Manufacturers Association recommends a mixture of 50 percent laundry-strength liquid chlorine bleach and 50 percent water. Professional roof cleaning companies will use an industrial mixture that is still safe but may be more effective in eliminating algae and moss growths. Asphalt shingle roofs are the most common type of roof, but each roofing material will have its own cleaning needs, so it’s best to consult with your roofing pro before diving in. Don’t do it yourself unless you can safely navigate your roof, the chemicals and a sprayer system. When in doubt, leave it to the pros.

Reviews for Boynton Beach roof cleaning professionals
Douglas B.
He came and cleaned my roof and driveway .
Global pressure servicesGlobal pressure services
Thumbtack Customer
Ken cleaned my roof today and it was perfect!! He's very nice and polite. I only ask for roof cleaning when I call to estimate, but Ken is so kind, he also cleaned my driveway, backyard, windows, and patio with no extra charge. Everything done very clean and professional with a good price($170 for 1700sq.ft). I'm highly recommend this company for those who need roof cleaning. They did a wonderful job! I will use them again.
K&R General Services Corp.K&R General Services Corp.
Joy Z.
They did an excellent job. My roof looks so clean. Thanks again
Rosemarie s.
I am glad I made the choice to go with Zero Pressure Roof Cleaning to clean my roof. John and James were very polite they addressed all my concerns and put me at ease. Guess I will be using them in the future.
Sidney E.
Longevity Roof Cleaning did a great job cleaning my roof and pathways around my house. He came on time and was very thorough. My roof was spotless and every slab of concrete around my house looked brand new again. Also their price was very fair. I would recommend them and I'm definitely using this company again.
Longevity Roof Cleaning & Pressure CleaningLongevity Roof Cleaning & Pressure Cleaning
Duane V.
Did great job prep area and clean up. Light foot on the roof while working. Very good young man
Cindy G.
Very happy with our roof cleaning. I like that we were sent video of the roof once finished. Contractor kept us up to date on scheduling and was on time. Bonus was he watered our plants afterwards. Would highly recommend. Thank you!
A New Leaf LandscapingA New Leaf Landscaping
Thumbtack Customer
I had my roof and driveway cleaned. The gentleman came and did a great job. Very prompt and professional. I would recommend him without hesitation.
Clean Pressure Washing                 Paver se...Clean Pressure Washing Paver se...
Winny Z.
It was my second time using this company. Always came on time. Very nice and polite. Did a wonderful job of roof cleaning. I definitely will continue business with them.
K&R General Services Corp.K&R General Services Corp.
Kamal S.
Amazing experience. I wanted to get my roof clean ASAP as HOA was hard on me and he was able to do it next day. Great price with 1 year warranty.
PSI 3000PSI 3000
Thumbtack Customer
Yanis was great to work with. We were able to set up the roof cleaning appointment within the same week and nothing can beat his low prices and great work
Clean Pressure Washing                 Paver se...Clean Pressure Washing Paver se...
Angelica S.
Roof looks wonderful after the cleaning. James advised me on several broken roof tiles to repair before the hurricane season. Thank you James. I didn't have any issues with dead foliage because James covered the plants but I have gutters on all sides of the house so that really helped. Best price than anyone else. I will definitely use again. Thanks!
Thumbtack Customer
They were very good to work with and showed up on time. The price was fair for roof cleaning and some minor window molding cleaning. Not as clean as I had hoped but for the price it was definitely worth it. My only complaint is that the cleaning solution washed down the drainspouts and has killed large portion of my grass and my neighbors. They should put bags at the bottom to collect the solution before it reaches the grass.
K&R General Services Corp.K&R General Services Corp.
Thumbtack Customer
Ken was hired to power wash our roof. He did an excellent job, he was on time and so thorough. He cleaned the under side of the overhang as well as power washing the Windows! We were so pleased with his pricing and the job that we contracted to have our street cleaned also. We couldn't be happier with the outcome and will definitely use his services again and again.
K&R General Services Corp.K&R General Services Corp.
Reed M.
These guys are great. From the time they sent the quote they were out in a few days, didn’t need to be home either. Came home to not only a spotless and shiny roof which was the only thing I requested, but also found that they cleaned my patio furniture, entryway, windows, under awning, a statue of ours and more. Great move on their end as I will be hiring them again for more! They’re out to satisfy and I would highly recommend them. Competitive price!
R&V Pressure Washing ProR&V Pressure Washing Pro
Thumbtack Customer
K&R completed our Roof Cleaning flawlessly. The work could be summarized in three words: Excellence, Quality, and Expeditious. Ken sent update photos (before and after) which added a touch of caring to keep us in the loop and part of the process. During the quote request progression, Roberta was quick and professional providing details in a timely manner always ahead of others bidding for the job. I highly recommend K&R General Services Corp. and we are keeping this Company in our Preferred List of Service Providers. We will absolutely hire Ken and Roberta again in the future, no questions asked.
K&R General Services Corp.K&R General Services Corp.
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