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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.

What happens during a roofing inspection?

Roof inspectors are trained to look for signs of a failing roofing system that could lead to damage — especially water and structural damage. Your home's roofing materials may look great from the ground, but it's difficult to see potential damage unless you take a closer look. A roof inspector can do just that.

During an inspection, the professional will typically look for issues that may have occurred during installation and manufacturing. They’ll also keep an eye out for damage caused by normal wear and tear, as well as extreme weather events. They might also access your attic to see if there are signs of a leak in your roof.

Here’s a short list of common things a contractor will look out for during a roof inspection: 

  • Damage caused by hail, wind, snow and rain
  • Missing, broken, buckling, curling or cracked shingles 
  • Roof decay, rot, moss, mildew and mold
  • Rust around the flashing
  • Damaged chimneys and vents
  • Holes, gaps and punctures that could cause a roof leak
  • Water stains and ventilation issues

Hiring a roofing inspector prevents you from having to do the dangerous work of climbing onto your roof. Plus, inspectors know how to assess potential damage and determine the best way to repair your roof and prevent the need for more expensive repairs in the future. Start searching for a roof inspector on Thumbtack today.

When should I get my roof inspected?

Experts typically recommend that you have your roof professionally inspected at least once a year. But you also may want a licensed professional to inspect your roof during these circumstances: 

  • You're buying or selling a home
  • You're filing an insurance claim
  • Before or after a contractor does major work on your roof

Search the Thumbtack site for experienced roof inspectors near you. You can contact them directly to set up a time to conduct the inspection, and learn more about their pricing structure and services.

Reviews for North Lauderdale roof cleaning professionals
Richard m.
cleaned roof with soft wash without scrubbing machine and made roof look like new
Heavenly Window & Pressure CleaningHeavenly Window & Pressure Cleaning
Joe R.
Roof was cleaned as expected. Excellent job!
K&R General Services Corp.K&R General Services Corp.
Diane G.
My roof is clean! Great work! Quick response and reliable.
Sprayoff Pressure Clean Services LLCSprayoff Pressure Clean Services LLC
Shailesh L.
Ron did great job with roof & drive way cleaning and sent me before & after pictures. My tenant was happy and said roof & house looked like new.
Sidney L.
I, definitely, approve K&R General Services Corp. for roof cleaning. From initial contact, discussions about the service to be provided, actual service execution, and further contacts, these folks are professional. My roof is as clean as can be, no damages at all. I, now, am looking to possibly try them out for painting jobs. I trust them.
K&R General Services Corp.K&R General Services Corp.
Melissa C.
Very professional and accommodating. Showed up on time and was quick and thorough. Was able to power wash our roof completely despite it being a difficult and unable to be walked on metal roof. There was a strong smell of bleach for a day and lots of overspray and splash on our windows and things outside that required cleaning after. Some plants also died (or became brown) after the cleaning.
Williams Precision Wash and Roof Cleaning LLCWilliams Precision Wash and Roof Cleaning LLC
Ted K.
I was very pleased with the results of our roof cleaning. Yannis was both professional and friendly. I would recommend his services to others.
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Thumbtack Customer
They did a good job cleaning the roof. And even though we didn't confirm a time, they showed up and started prior to me getting to the property.
K&R General Services Corp.K&R General Services Corp.
Michael M.
What an amazing job by Yanis. He cleaned my roof, driveway, and sidewalk in front of my house. All look like new. Highly recommended.
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Yolette B.
Didier did a great job cleaning my roof and pool screen enclosure. Fair price. Very professional. Would definitely recommend and hire again.
Sprayoff Pressure Clean Services LLCSprayoff Pressure Clean Services LLC
Becky V.
Michael was at the house right when he said he would be. He place garbage bags over the bottom of each downspout to catch any runoff of chlorine from the roof and covered plants under the roofline as well. Had no damage when job was completed. He watered down the plants and the grass to dilute the chlorine that ran off the roof. My roof went from black to it's actual light gray color. Looks amazing. Highly recommend you us him. By far better system with soft cleaning than using a pressure cleaning wand or those big surface cleaners that tend to crack tiles. Will use him again in 3 to 4 yrs when it's ready to be cleaned again.
Paradise Pressure CleaningParadise Pressure Cleaning
Joanne S.
Would highly recommend K&R. Ken and Roberta were a pleasure to work with. Roberta was quick to respond and gave me a detailed quote. Ken showed up on time and did an amazing job cleaning my roof, driveway, patio and walls. He even cleaned my stepping stones and rocks. This was the best pressure cleaning job I had in the 20 years I have owned the home. The roof and driveway look new again. I will definitely recommend them to friends and neighbors and I will use their services again.
K&R General Services Corp.K&R General Services Corp.
Thumbtack Customer
Ken was very professional and right on time. He did a FANTASTIC job on our roof and entire home! Not only did he clean our roof, patio pad, front walkway, and driveway, but he also cleaned our pavers around our plants, cleaned out windows, and lightly cleaned the outside of our house at the same time! He works really, really, hard. K&R are willing to work with you to match quotes. Ken is not afraid of hard work, and you can tell he takes pride in his finished product. Do not hesitate to hire them, you will not be disappointed!
K&R General Services Corp.K&R General Services Corp.
Thumbtack Customer
Very fair quote for 2 roofs, was on time, courteous, clean, and did a fantastic job. You don't see many people deliver on promises, but he did. Would recommend him and use him again.
Clean Pressure Washing                 Paver se...Clean Pressure Washing Paver se...
Danish K.
Very impressive, never have we met such professional ppl. They were very polite and polite. They even cleaned my windows while doing my house ... they covered all the trees and water them down after cleaning the roof to make sure they don’t get damage. For me they have found a customer for life.
Sprayoff Pressure Clean Services LLCSprayoff Pressure Clean Services LLC
Thumbtack Customer
The contractor never showed up. After several hours of waiting I called and spoke to their office staff, but still no one called me back or showed up to perform roof cleaning which we previously agreed upon thru Thumbtack.
Wil l.
From the initial contact I had a good feeling about the company. They were responsive, detailed and confident in their ability to provide the service I desired and they came through. They did a great job on my roof, walls and even cleaned my patio furniture. They are my go to team!
K&R General Services Corp.K&R General Services Corp.
Thumbtack Customer
They did a great job cleaning the roof and washing down the area once they were done. They accidentally broke my water gauge with the hose but had no problem coming back and resolving the issue. I would definitely use them again as well as recommend them to my friends!
Teresa T.
Two Brothers, Alfredo and Ignacio, are a hard working team. My roof looked like new when they finished. They were respectful and professional when speaking to me and answering questions. They were on time and immediately began working. When finished they cleaned up. I would highly recommend them and I will be calling them for work in the future. Thank you Alfredo and Ignacio.
Two Brothers Pressure CleaningTwo Brothers Pressure Cleaning
Keith L.
We were very happy with this company and Ken. The communication with his office was good and they were very professional in providing a reasonable and competitive quote. Ken turned up on time and did a great job cleaning our roof and all the walls around the house. He protected the plants as promised and explained everything. We were very happy with this company and would recommend to anyone requiring their services.
K&R General Services Corp.K&R General Services Corp.
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