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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.

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.

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.

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.

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 Lake Worth roof cleaning professionals
Hien L.
Very professional, on time and reasonable price. I would recommend RG Roof Cleaning to anyone that looking to have a beautiful looking roof once again.
RG Roof Cleaning LLCRG Roof Cleaning LLC
Jimmy N.
Excellent professional workers. The work quality provided in our roof, patio and walls was excellent and provided us what needs to be fixed on our roof. We'll hire them again to get the leak on our roof fixed which they have noticed during the time they were cleaning our roof. Just waiting for Roberta to give us the price quote so we can let the K&R know when to start to get our roof fixed.
K&R General Services Corp.K&R General Services Corp.
Edgar G.
James cleaned my roof and sidewalk. Did very good work at a very reasonable price. will certainly hire him again in the future.
ZERO PRESSURE ROOF CLEANING INCZERO PRESSURE ROOF CLEANING INC
Thumbtack Customer
Excellent work. The roof looks white as snow. We also appreciated that he cleaned our porch. It all looks great! Thank you.
K&R General Services Corp.K&R General Services Corp.
Bob H.
Longevity cleaned my roof, sidewalk, and driveway today. They did an excellent job and I highly recommend them. I will call them again future anytime I need any pressure cleaning services.
Longevity Roof Cleaning & Pressure CleaningLongevity Roof Cleaning & Pressure Cleaning
Greg M.
Sprayoff Pressure Cleaning did a great job on my roof, driveway, sidewalks and more. Easy to work with and very responsive. Great pricing as well, worth every dollar.
Sprayoff Pressure Clean Services LLCSprayoff Pressure Clean Services LLC
JC A.
Great work overall. They use a zero pressure process which is very effective in getting stuff off the roof. I am very satisfied with the results. They also pressure cleaned my walkway, driveway as windows at a very affordable price.
ZERO PRESSURE ROOF CLEANING INCZERO PRESSURE ROOF CLEANING INC
Jimmy N.
Excellent job. Maintains a competent and professional demeanor in dealing with customers. Has a can do attitude and I would hire him again and would recommend to anyone who needs to get their roof clean without the use of power wash. The job that he does also has a two year warranty. Hire him, I did.
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