When holidays come around, you want every part of your home to look great, whether it's inside or outside. Taking care of exterior maintenance in Clearwater is easy at any time of the year because it never gets too cold.
While we do have stormy days here during hurricane season, we still have plenty of days where one can perform exterior maintenance and cleanup. When it comes to making your home look good for the holidays, don't forget about the roof. Pressure washing is a quick, ideal way to make your roof look like new again.
If you intend to place holiday decorations on or near your roof, performing a quick power wash before putting your decorations in place is the best idea as the force of the water can knock them off if done after. Doing so will have your home look its best because, after all, visitors' eyes will be drawn to areas where lights and other decorations are. Who wants to look at a roof with stains from algae and mildew? Even if you don't decorate on the exterior, a dirty roof will detract from the spirit of the season.
Think of Power Washing as a Gift to Yourself
Roof cleaning is one of the more difficult jobs to do with a pressure washer because it involves heights and sometimes steep angles, also known as steep pitches. Roof surfaces can become slippery when sprayed with water and cleaning agents, also increasing your chance of slipping and falling.
If you decide to do the job yourself, you’ll have to make provisions for safety equipment that includes shoes with non-skid rubber soles along with a safety harness that will help save you from falling.
Of course, you will also have to rent a pressure washer, if you don’t already own one. The cost to rent a pressure washer averages about $40 to $100 per day. Add that to the time that you spend picking up and returning the power washer along with the money you spend for cleaning agents, and pressure washing your roof becomes a cost-effective alternative. With everything that you need to do for the holidays, do you really have time to take out of your day for roof cleaning? For most of our customers in Clearwater and the Tampa Bay area, the cost to have your roof cleaned is about the price of a Christmas present.
Advantages to Having a Clean Roof
By having DPI Pressure Washing periodically clean your roof, you will lower the maintenance roof costs. Regular cleaning can also help lower your energy bill too, especially if your roof tends to accumulate mold, lichen and algae. Organic matter that accumulates on your roof creates hot spots, which makes it more difficult to cool the interior of your home during hot weather.
A clean surface also means a longer life for your roof. Dirt and organic matter can break down a variety of roofing materials. In the Clearwater and Tampa area, we typically see terracotta tile roofs topping southwestern and Spanish style homes, asphalt on top of more traditional homes as well as other types such as asbestos, metal and anything else that tops your building. A typical asphalt roof lasts about 20 years. Tile roofs can last well over 50 years, but if you don't take care of them, you'll end up with cracked tiles, which can lead to deterioration and increase overall roof costs.
Each type of roof has different cleaning needs. At DPI Pressure Washing, we are familiar with the different types of roofs and how we should treat each during power washing. Our process involves what is called a soft wash, meaning that we don’t use the same force of water that we do when cleaning other types of surfaces. Most of our roof applications use a maximum pressure of 30 dpi to ensure that the roof is not damaged as well as the appropriate wand to ensure that we don’t damage any shingles or roof tiles but still give you the best possible roof cleaning job.
How Much Will Roof Cleaning Cost?
The cost to professionally clean a roof in Clearwater, Tampa Bay and surrounding communities runs from a minimum of about $240 to $1,000. Many different factors go into the final price. These include:
DPI Pressure Washing will give you a free, no-obligation quote to determine your actual power wash roof cost. Our teams have seen virtually every situation that your Florida microclimate can produce on your roof.
Why DPI Pressure Washing Will Meet All Your Needs
Selecting the right contractor to power wash your roof can make the difference between an adequate job and a great job. DPI Pressure Washing has more than 20 years in the business. Simply fill out our online form or contact us today at 813-991-7243 for your FREE quote. Remember, our crews are available all year round for pressure washing services, so whenever the next holiday is around the corner, why not contact us to do the dirty work and take more time for holiday fun.
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