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Your burning questions: answered

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Reviews for Clearwater roof cleaning professionals
Thumbtack Customer
Mark is a true professional - efficient and easy to deal with. He did a beautiful job cleaning my roof and took great care of my plants and shrubs.
Suncoast Hydro CleaningSuncoast Hydro Cleaning
Thumbtack Customer
Mark and his son did a soft-wash on our 4,000 sq ft barrel tile roof. We know this was a tough job because my husband and I have been doing it ourselves for the past 28 years. Our roof was almost entirely black with algae due to our several past years of neglect. With 2 fish ponds 1 in the front courtyard and 1 in the back outside the dinning room window and both under the roof line of the house along with flowers, plants, and 4 fruit trees within spray distance of the roof, Mark and his son did a lot of tarp cover and drain catching. They did this work 2-29-2016 and today is 4-18-2016. The fish are all fine, the flowers and plants are all fine. No damage to anything, amazing really. The only difference since Mark and his son were here is that now our roof is the bright pretty terra cotta that it is suppose to be. And they are nice and friendly too. If you drive by 13919 Feather Sound Dr, Clearwater you can admire our nice clean roof thanks to Mark and his son at Suncoast Hydro Cleaning.
Suncoast Hydro CleaningSuncoast Hydro Cleaning
Thumbtack Customer
Communication was quick and efficient via email and phone calls a few days prior. They arrived on time and did quality work. We had a soft wash of our concrete tile roof and a cleaning/pressure wash of the exterior. When work was completed, I was taken around to discuss observations of the roof and home exterior. I asked for a touch up of the tile roof on a small area that appeared to have been missed (after all equipment had been loaded back on truck) and without hesitation, he took care of it immediately. The owner was very professional, knowledgeable and even gave a military discount! I'm very satisfied with the job they did and would highly recommend Bay Bright.
Bay Bright Pressure Washing & Services LLCBay Bright Pressure Washing & Services LLC
Susan K.
What a major difference Chris was able to make to my FILTHY old tile roof and awning! I had put roof cleaning off a long time due to concerns about anyone walking on the fragile old tiles, but with his equipment and system it wasn't even necessary for Chris to walk on the tiles. He is a perfectionist in his work and took the time to make sure he got the best possible results. The improvement is nothing short of amazing and I'm already looking for other areas to have him clean. His prices are good and I will definitely be booking his services again. I'm really glad I chose Bay Bright to do this job and would highly recommend Chris to everyone.
Bay Bright Pressure Washing & Services LLCBay Bright Pressure Washing & Services LLC
Thumbtack Customer
Drew did an outstanding job on our tile roof. It had nor been cleaned for about 8 years and was extremely dirty. He was very careful and took his time soft washing every angle. He also pressure washed the driveway and brick landscape wall. We will definetly use him again and give his name to our friends. Thanks Drew!!
Dakine Clean llc- roof cleaning pressure washDakine Clean llc- roof cleaning pressure wash
Matthew M.
The work is very good and I did not lose one plant. The cleaning process was new to me, they DID NOT pressure wash it. I was pleased with the results. There was only one thing and my fault for not speaking up, I was also having a lot of bills happening at once that I was not expecting, the initial plan was to clean the tile, then a coat of a primer/sealer, and two coats of paint. I had some emergencies come up that really soaked me, and I really needed to get the price reduced (or not do it) some so I asked did we really need 2 coats of paint? The cleaning was so good I almost did not have it painted. And if we did not do 2 coats of paints could he give me a break on the price. He did give me a $100 credit. But after all was said and done, he only had to do 2/3 rds. of the work, but the labor price was not in keeping with that. (1/3 work primer, 1/3 work first coat of paint, and 1/3 work of second coat of paint that we did not do. If breaking the price down by process, it comes to approx. $409. ea. application, bringing the price for painting up to $1228, less a $100 credit, price includes labor and Scott Paint, would have preferred Behr, but was not given a choice ) Also the cleaning charge was a completely separate invoice. But I could have really used a little bit more of a discount off that last coat of paint. (a big difference between a $100 credit and an application price of $409) Between the cleaning and the painting it cost $1553 (tile roof just under 1600 sq ft.) The work was very good, and I repeat myself about Mark, a nice guy, but if I had added all the estimates together at the beginning, I would have probably not done the work this year. I lost my health insurance, (and have many meds that I have to have) had a pipe break in the wall inside the house, (covered mostly by home owners, but a word we all should know " accumulated depreciation" plus your deductible. He did paint the fascia board where there was overspray from the white paint, but I would have expected that out of any painter (and very lucky I had extra paint!). But it was nice not having to point that out. He left the yard in good condition and everything was pretty much put back in place. He repaired a tile or two on the roof that were broken also. But my tile roof is only approx. 12 years old, so it is still in pretty decent repair. Good work, does it when he says he will, and I am happy with the work. I know my circumstance are a little different when it came to the price, but I can't say it did not leave a little bad taste in my mouth when I say that $100 credit, in my books, should have been higher. That $1553 I paid was a little more than I could have afforded right now (also higher than the other estimates I received), but I did not want to cancel out on him at the last minute. And I will say again, it was a good job, I don't want people thinking I am just whining to get money back. he does good work, just add your estimates up before you say yes, and if you are signing a contract make sure you have a cancellation clause, (any contract at anytime) and check what brand is being used and is it OK with you.
Suncoast Hydro CleaningSuncoast Hydro Cleaning
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