If you’re wondering about the best way to your roof, you will be surprised to learn that most people have been getting their roofs washed wrong. Most people hire a pressure washing company to get their roofs cleaned.
The pressure washing company shows up with a pressure washing machine to blast the roof at a high rate of pressure. The pressure washing machine destroys the roof, rips up the paper underneath, and can cause the roof to leak.
Many roof-washing companies advertise pressure washing roofs and pressure cleaning roofs. This sounds like an effective way to get a roof washed but it is not. Pressure washing or pressure cleaning is okay for patios, decks, walls, walkways- and other hard surfaces such as stone, brick, and cement, but never for your roof.
The water pressure won’t damage just your roof shingles. The high pressure from the pressure washer can remove the adhesive holding your shingles together, and seep into and damage your roof’s fabric underlayment. Plus, pressure washers blast sediment into the air, so it’s likely any dirt they do scrape off your shingles falls back down onto another section of your roof.
Needless to say, but, we will say it in case you have not gotten a roof repair estimate lately. Getting your roof repaired or replaced can cost you tens of thousands of dollars. This is in addition to having to possibly relocate to a hotel or friend’s home while your roof is being rebuilt. Is this always the case? No. But do you really want to take a chance of it happening to you because the roof cleaning company decided to use a pressure washing machine on your roof? Especially because now you know that pressure washing machines can severely damage your roof.
Instead of trying to save a few dollars by hiring the handyman with the store-bought pressure washing machine. Or for that matter, the company with the heavy-duty pressure cleaning machine who promises he will not damage your roof even though you now know the truth. Read below to find out the best and safest way to get your roof professionally cleaned minus all the risks of getting your roof damaged.
So What’s The Best & Safest Way To Wash A Roof?
The best way and safest way to get your roof clean is roof soft washing. With Westchester Power Washing, roof soft washing is not just a roof cleaning technique or process, it is a roof soft washing system. Our roof soft washing system is done by using an advanced, centralized roof washing system that is designed specifically for cleaning roofs and siding. Visually as you can see below, our roof soft washing system is very different from a pressure washing machine. Beyond appearance and design, our soft washing system does a better, safer, and more professional job of getting your roof clean by removing mold, mildew lichens, and black streaks.
When there are other features on a roof, such as vents, skylights, flashing, chimneys, solar panels, and any other items, high-pressure water could compromise the sealants on any one of those elements, plus create leaks.
The water temperature could be a problem as well. Water that is too hot could damage any roofing parts, and if the angle of the spray coming towards the roof is incorrect, along with any spray repelled away from the roof, the high pressure from the spray could cause serious roof damage.
Westchester Power Washing Soft Washing System which is centrally located inside of our van gently sprays water at 175 psi onto your roof compared to the excessively hard and damaging water pressure from a pressure washing machine which blasts your roof at 4,000 psi.
For illustrative purposes, we can spray our hands with our Soft Washing System without any pain or damage. If we were to spray our hands with a pressure washing machine (which we never would nor should anyone), our hands would be completely destroyed. In fact, you can rip an oak tree apart with the pressure from a pressure washing machine.
Yes, we use a pressure washing machine when needed on hard surfaces, but to be more efficient and effective, we also have a separate centralized Pressure Washing System installed in our vans.
Our Soft Washing System is the BEST & SAFEST way to wash your home and roof!
Here are just 3 of the many reasons why:
- Unlike Pressure & Power Washing Machines, Our Soft Washing System Doesn’t Force Water Under Your Roof Shingles Leading To Mold & Mildew In Your Home
- Our Soft Washing System Leaves Your Home Cleaner With Longer, Lasting Results
- Our Soft Washing System Kills Mold Spores & Algae On Contact
Remember – Soft Washing is a system, not a technique. We use a Soft Washing System to get your roof and siding clean properly and safely.
This is why Westchester Power Washing only soft washes your roof. Soft washing is a process where water, along with a cleaning solution is gently sprayed on the top of your roof shingles. The water and solution soak into your roof shingles destroying bacteria, mold, mildew, moss, lichens, and other growth on your roof.
After allowing the roof to soak or bathe in the water and cleaning solution, the roof is gently sprayed with more water washing away most of the cleaning solution. The solution that remains continues to clean your roof for weeks later as it rains and during the morning dew. As a result, your roof gets cleaner over time as more black streaks, mold, and mildew gets washed away.
Truthfully, it would be faster and cheaper for Westchester Power Washing to simply blast your roof with a pressure washer and tell you it is clean. But, we care about our customers, some of whom have been with us for more than 30 years. And many more that have used our roof washing and home pressure cleaning services for more than 10 years. We treat your home like our home.
When we leave, you can rest assured that the roof cleaning job was done professionally, and properly and we cleaned up after ourselves. No, leaving garbage or materials on your property for you to clean afterward as many other companies do. We take pride in our work and in our long relationship in the Westchester, Putnam, and Dutchess County communities.
FYI- Pressure washing can damage your roof and could possibly invalidate any roof or homeowner’s warranty you might have. Again, never pressure wash your roof or use a pressure washing machine!
Call or text Westchester Power Washing at (914) 490 -8138 for free estimates for roof and house washing or to book an appointment.
Who owns Westchester Power Washing & Why Should You Hire Us?
Westchester Power Washing is a local, family-owned business started in 1990 by Peter Salotto, a now-retired police officer. Peter has personally washed more than 20,000 homes including roofs, siding, patios, decks, walls, fences, walkways, and stairs. Peter is also the person who provides you with the free quote and is the one who personally washes your home and guarantees his work.
In addition, Westchester Power Washing carries all necessary licenses & insurance to complete the work to be performed.
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