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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 Sunrise roof cleaning professionals
Kevin M.
After my roof was cleaned ken made sure we were satisfied.
K&R General Services Corp.K&R General Services Corp.
Milly n.
Diego did a great job cleaning my roof. He is very professional and punctual.
Global pressure servicesGlobal pressure services
Thumbtack Customer
I highly recommend Clean Pressure Washing to anyone who needs roof cleaning service. The response was quick, the price was fair and the service was exceptional!
Clean Pressure Washing                 Paver se...Clean Pressure Washing Paver se...
Thumbtack Customer
Ken was great. He showed up on time. Took his time and did an outstanding job cleaning the roof. After he finished, he cleaned the gutters, walls and driveway without even me asking him to do it. The roof and entire exterior of the house was amazingly clean when ken finished. I would definitely hire him again.
K&R General Services Corp.K&R General Services Corp.
Thumbtack Customer
Cleaned my shingle roof, Yanis did a great job, what a difference . I highly recommend Yanis. Thanks
Clean Pressure Washing                 Paver se...Clean Pressure Washing Paver se...
Michael S.
Ken came in time, cleaned the roof and complementary cleaned gutters and washed windows and doors outside. He took pictures of cracked tiles and helped me repair them with the cement next day.
K&R General Services Corp.K&R General Services Corp.
Ludwing D.
K&R came to my house and did a great job cleaning our roof . They were very responsive, punctual and professional. Highly recommended!!
K&R General Services Corp.K&R General Services Corp.
Jorge D.
They came to clean my clay tile roof. Once I saw what a good job they did on the house, I had them do the detached garage and clean all the gutters. It was quite a bit of work, but they cleaned it all and the house looks amazing!
Sprayoff Pressure Clean Services LLCSprayoff Pressure Clean Services LLC
Paula w.
Very good customer service and quality work, I’ve already recommended K&R to a friend looking for roof cleaning and exterior painting. Would hire then again
K&R General Services Corp.K&R General Services Corp.
Alex F.
We were very happy that we hired K&R General Services. They cleaned our roof, outside walls, and garage door. It look like a new house, everything was so clean. Please hire them, you won't regret it.
K&R General Services Corp.K&R General Services Corp.
Thumbtack Customer
Roof cleaning/pressure washing.... Outstanding service. Cordial and professionalet from the customer service to workers. One of the best companies I have ever work with.. Thanks for you service!!!
K&R General Services Corp.K&R General Services Corp.
Diana L.
The roof cleaning service was the best one I have had. Roberta and Ken were very nice and had the work done efficiently and professionally. I highly recommend their excellent service.
K&R General Services Corp.K&R General Services Corp.
Stuart G.
Generally very pleased with the service. Arrived when he promised, stuck to the price agreed on and did a top notch job cleaning the roof and drive way. Would certainly recommend the service to others.
Clean Pressure Washing                 Paver se...Clean Pressure Washing Paver se...
Ken was always on time, very easy to talk to and responsive to our needs. Pricing was great. Apart from his core task of roof cleaning and pressure washing everything in sight, he found a great company to tackle some roof repairs I needed. His partner Roberta was extremely efficient (via text) in keeping me up to date on who is coming, when they will be there, price, and when job is done. I will use this company again and will recommend them to workmates, neighbors, etc. Eddie N. Lauderhill FL.
K&R General Services Corp.K&R General Services Corp.
James V.
Cleaned our very dirty white concrete tile roof that was covered with mold and dark stains. Yanis was a little late due to delay from prior job but did call so that was no problem. Once here he worked very hard and communicated with us to make sure we were satisfied.
Clean Pressure Washing                 Paver se...Clean Pressure Washing Paver se...
Thumbtack Customer
Highly recommend. Very prompt and honest and the work came out great. Not the cheapest but not the most expensive and his work product was very good. He cleaned roof and pressure washed entire property including patio, sidewalks, driveway and walkway. Eventually also asked him to seal my pavers and that was done well also.
Clean Pressure Washing                 Paver se...Clean Pressure Washing Paver se...
Tatiana S.
What an amazing job this company did! I didn't have to worry about being home; they came to my house while I was at work, clean the roof, driveway and patio and send me pictures with before and after so I can see the difference! They're very professional and we will work with them again!
Clean Pressure Washing                 Paver se...Clean Pressure Washing Paver se...
Thumbtack Customer
Ken Freitas is a great guy, a pleasure to meet and do business with. He is a very conscientious worker. He did the best job of pressure cleaning my roof of anyone who has performed that service for me in the 32 years I have lived in Florida. No doubt about it, I know who I will be hiring in the future. Thank You Ken and Roberta Freitas! By Carl Buehler, retired carpentry contractor.
K&R General Services Corp.K&R General Services Corp.
Marsha K.
Andres responded online quickly and followed up with a call, He was at my house within a couple of hours and did an excellent job of cleaning roof, house, 3 patios and driveway. All for a great price, Followed up with me later to be sure I was satisfied. I would not hesitate to recommend him. His business card shows other services he provides and I will be calling him for additional projects,
Effective Cleaning Service, llcEffective Cleaning Service, llc
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