Want to know the best way to increase your home value? Is your home, roof, patio, deck or walkway dirty or stained? Does your roof have black stains, mold, mildew, moss or lichens? Is your siding dirty and dingy? Perhaps your patio, deck, walkways or driveway is stained, looks worn or aged. Giving your home a professional pressure washing job can do more than just improve your pride as a homeowner- it may save you a ton of money while increasing your home’s value.
Yes, when Westchester Power Washing washes your roof and pressure wash your home it brings out its beauty. But, washing your roof and pressure washing your home has many additional benefits that can raise your home’s value. This includes saving you money from roof and patio repairs. Saving you from your insurance company citing your roof as dirty and canceling your homeowner’s insurance. As well as removing bacteria, mold, mildew, and fungi from your home which can make your family and pets sick.
Your home will not wash itself. And no, the rain is not going to clean your roof, house, siding, patio or deck. The rain will not clean your home exterior even if you run out and pour soap all over your house and surface. This is often attempted by people wanting to get a “free raindrops car wash”. This doesn’t clean your car nor will the rain clean your house.
If you’re ready to reap the rewards of getting professional soft roof washing and pressure washing, keep reading!
1. Pressure Washing Prevents Mold and Residual Build-Up.
One of the key benefits of pressure washing is removing harmful contaminants from the exterior of your home.
Over time, siding and shingles become hosts to a variety of harmful growths such as algae, mold, lichens, and mildew. In all exterior surfaces, but especially materials such as limestone shingles, the buildup can cause damage when left untreated. In fact, it is the leading cause of roof decay. And roof decay is the leading cause of needing to have your roof replaced prematurely.
The asphalt in roofing may degrade and then be washed away by inclement weather, which means leaks and heavy expenses that could be prevented with seasonal maintenance.
Regular washing can extend the life of your siding and roofing, and save you roof repairs and replacements costs in the future. The National Association of Realtors claims that a pressure wash can add $10,000-$15,000 value to your home, should you decide to sell. Regularly scheduled soft roof washing or roof shampoo, which is about every 5 years, can net you significant home value gains on the housing market.
2. Keeps Gutters Clean and Functional
Regular washing of areas like the roof, siding, and gutters keeps the exterior of your house functioning as intended. When gutters are clogged with mold and debris, water does not flow away from your home correctly. This can lead to saturation of the exterior walls of your home, which can potentially damage their structural integrity.
Water running down your siding can allow it to seep into your walls, can ruin your landscaping and even weaken your foundation. With a little preventative treatment, you can potentially save yourself a myriad of problems- from damaged door trimmings to a leaky basement! Better to save yourself the headache- and potentially thousands of dollars.
3. Helps Identify Home Maintenance Needs
When your home is treated with pressure washing, it may help you identify and get ahead of maintenance issues before they become big problems. Cleaning away dirt and debris from your home allows you to see if your home is at risk for a leak.
It is especially a good opportunity to identify weak or rotting boards in decking or awnings. By power washing the house, you can take note of any loose, cracked, or missing siding as well. After a hard winter or rainy season, you may find yourself with some minor damage that should be addressed earlier rather than later.
Fixing issues that may be uncovered during a pressure wash can help maintain the exterior integrity of your home and prevent further structural damage. Ensure your home is free of rot, decay, and premature aging by treating it to a routine clean.
4. Pressure Washing is Part of Responsible Home Ownership
A home is likely the single largest investment you will make in your lifetime, so why not get the most out of it?
As with any other routine maintenance, a good pressure clean really is an ounce of prevention for a pound of cure. While it may seem like a big task, luckily Westchester Power Washing can help you with the exterior maintenance of your home.
If you are in Scarsdale, Putnam, Westchester or Putnam County, contact Westchester Power Washing to get your home, roof, patio, deck or walkways professionally cleaned.
5. Are You Selling or Refinancing your Home?
Curb appeal, a clean house, and a well-maintained landscape, all make your home attractive to others, this is true too about home appraisers. When determining a, appraised value, the selling price of comparable homes and the amenities are used. But there is also another feature. It is called the home’s condition. The options include poor, good, average and above-average. This selection is weighed against the others but it is the most biased. So, a pressure cleaned home and roof have the advantage of increasing the actual value of your home.
The above are 5 reasons to pressure wash your house and get your roof washed by Westchester Power Washing. A final and probably the reason that matters most is that a clean home is more enjoyable for you and your family.
Giving the uncertainties of the stock market, the job market, and the overall economy, besides increasing your home’s value, a clean and sanitary home helps our energy feel calm. No this is not scientifically proven. But it is felt easily when we enter a clean space versus a dirty one.
If you want to speak with Westchester Power Washing to get a free estimate or to book an appointment, call 914-490-8138.
We have been pressure washing homes for more than 30 years. We have full insurance coverage to protect you and us in case of accidents. We were here before the pandemic and will be here afterward.