Question: I’ve hired Westchester Power Washing before to clean my roof and pressure wash my home, patio, and deck, I just have a few questions about your Scarsdale Home Pressure Washing & Cleaning Services.
I notice that due to the extreme humidity here in New York, there are long black streaks running down the north side of both of my roofs. These black streaks, I learned by reading your “Roof and Home Washing” blog can lead to other issues including mold and mildew, as well as reduced energy efficiency a loss of curb appeal of my homes.
I used to wait to get my roof clean it got really bad looking but now that I am more educated (thanks to your blogs). I realize a dirty roof could lead to my shingles being eaten by the fungus, mold, algae, and lichens. So getting your roof cleaned when you see it is dirty is important or repair can be much more costly.
Summer is near and we have more humidity coming, should I wait to contact you to come after the humidity decreases or should I address the black stains and streaks on my roof now.
In addition, I need to have my house pressure washed which includes my pool deck, patio, driveway, walkways, stairs, fence, and my outdoor furniture (you did an excellent job before so, thanks!).
Peter, could you please provide me with an answer to my questions above. I am sure other people have similar questions and as the population ages, finding people who know what they are doing and you can trust is mandatory as we are vulnerable consumers.
Thank you for our past business and for your years of roof washing and home pressure cleaning referrals. You asked me not to mention your name, so I left it out.
The aging population is increasing and are vulnerable consumers when it comes to being taken advantage of. This is also due to many older people having limited mobility which necessitates hiring others to do the work you once could do for yourself.
Yes, the black streaks on the roof do appear mostly on the north side of the roof which has nothing to do with your particular home it is related to the fact that the north side of your roof gets the least amount of sun and stays wet and damp the longest. These black stains are also more apparent when you have tall trees and there is lots of shade thereby not allowing the sun to dry off the roof quicker.
The black streaks, as they are commonly called are actually black algae or roof mold. Besides being unsightly, they do tend to take away from your curb appeal and I assume based on the number of homes, your tenant’s enjoyment from an aesthetic appeal as well.
Not to sound the alarm, but there is also a health reason to maintain your roof as algae, mold, fungus, and lichens can affect humans and pets. So getting this resolved has multiple benefits for you, your family, and your tenants.
As your home ages, just like us humans, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.
In response to whether you should wait until the humidity passes to clean your roof and home, as you know, every season creates a new set of circumstances for your house and roof to endure. With that, I suggest having your house and roof washed now and then allow us to provide you with our regular scheduled maintenance plan which saves you money and gets your home in the condition you are proud of, and maintains the value of your home.
Question: I received a postcard from Westchester Powerwashing offering a FREE ESTIMATE to have my roof and siding cleaned. I am also interested in having my sidewalk and driveway pressure washed. My question is, how do you provide the free estimate? Do I need to be home? Do you come to my property? And if I decide to use your services, how long does it take for you to get started on cleaning my home, siding, patio, deck, and roof?
Answer: Thank you. We have been receiving lots of calls as well as emails regarding our roof cleaning and home power washing services. To begin with, Westchester Powerwashing has been in business for more than 30 years serving Westchester County, New York.
One of the questions we have been asked is if our free home and roof cleaning estimate are actually FREE.
Yes, our estimate is free and there is no obligation for you to use our services. We have learned that providing great service with integrity to clients as well as those with who we hope to do business in the future is a critical part of our success.
In regards to your free estimate offer, we come to your home, even if you’re not there. As long as we have access to your home and roof we can take a visual inspection to determine what services you need and give you our estimate.
How long does it take us to get started on cleaning your roof? Well, we are a very successful company having been in business for more than 30 years so we are equipped to get started as soon as you let us know when you are ready.
Call or text me, Peter Salotto, owner of Westchester PowerWashing at 914.490.8138 for free estimate on roof shampoo, soft roof washing, home, siding, patio, and deck pressure cleaning.
Westchester PowerWashing cleans roofs, siding, and patios in Westchester, Putnam, and Dutchess County. Westchester Power Washing has been recognized as a 5 star rated premier roof power washing company in New York for more than 30 years. Peter is a retired police officer and has pressure cleaned more than 18,000 homes since 1990.
To book an appointment to get your home and roof professional washed, call or text Westchester PowerWashing at 914.490.8138 or www.westchesterpowerwashing.com.