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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 West Palm Beach roof cleaning professionals
Casey M.
Roof is clean as advertised
RG Roof Cleaning LLCRG Roof Cleaning LLC
Curt C.
He did a great job; the roof is very clean and none of the plants around my house were damaged by the cleaning chemicals.
Agnes J.
Mr Baker,did an excellent job cleaning my roof. I highly recommend him.
Keyla M.
James did an excellent job cleaning my roof; very professional, on time and great prices! Highly recommended!
Marcell J.
On time , courteous , roof impeccably clean. Excellent price , protected our plants , highly recommend using him .
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Krystal N.
Ronnie and his team did a great job on my father's house cleaning the roof! Great communication and quality work! Thank you Ronnie!
RG Roof Cleaning LLCRG Roof Cleaning LLC
Thumbtack Customer
My neighbor and I were both very satisfied with the Phoenix roof cleaning team. The price was competitive, the men were punctual and pleasant, and their work was outstanding.
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Tam N.
Tip top service. Was willing to work around my schedule and level of trust established. Would definitely recommend James's roof cleaning services to others.
Robert H.
I had my roof cleaned by zero Pressure and the results far exceeded my expectations, it was like a new roof! I am very pleased with the job they did and also with the customer service provided by James and his assistant.They were both absolutely great and did a very good job in a professional and friendly manner, making sure to cover all of my exposed landscaping before they started working. They left my property and grounds cleaner than when they arrived taking the time to spray water on my plants, trees and windows when they had finished the roof. All in all a first class professional job.
Frank P.
Really great experience with the team from RG. Very quick to respond to my initial quote request. They were efficient and thorough- the roof looks amazing! But also impressed me as they were very careful with my property hosing off any plants and trees to ensure that the chemicals didn’t penetrate. I highly recommend for your roof cleaning needs.
RG Roof Cleaning LLCRG Roof Cleaning LLC
Thumbtack Customer
Very reasonable price. Courteous and professional and did a great job- the roof looks great- he even cleaned the driveway without me asking. Will highly recommend and will definitely use again. Thanks!
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Fernando L.
I never saw them we agreed on a price and left him the money in a location while I was at work when I came home the roof was clean. They did a great job. Thank You
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