3 Reasons to Hire a Professional Roof Washer


It’s that time of year again, spring has arrived! The days are getting longer, but so is your to-do list. Spring cleaning is a popular but time consuming tradition. Most people can handle their to-do list inside the home, but how many of you have the time, supplies, ability or desire to completely clean their siding and roofs? Too often these chores fall to the wayside, but don’t let ‘em! No more excuses: Window Genie is here to offer our top 3 reasons you should have a professional wash your roof this spring.


 1. Mold, Mildew & Algae, Oh MY!

The black and green streaks you see on your roof and siding are not simply pollution or dirt… they’re mold, mildew and algae! Not only can an untreated mold problem damage your property, but it’s harmful to your family, pets and landscaping. Mold and algae spread rapidly & feed off moisture and organic matter wherever they can find it: these pesky mold spores will creep down from your roof your siding, into your gutters, fascia board, foundation and attic. If you haven’t taken the time to inspect your roof, go outside now! Notice black build-up on your shingles or tiles? Don’t worry, it’s not too late to prevent permanent damage. This is treatable!


2. Curb Appeal

Want the freshest looking house on the block? Well, rain isn’t going to take care of those black streaks on your roof… it’s mold! Some of you may even have plant life growing: algae, lichen and more. Need to boost curb appeal because you’re selling your house? The condition of your home’s exterior; your roof, siding, deck and driveway, are all under a microscope during an open house and during inspections. A dingy, dirty, cracked, moldy home does NOT sell. As with window cleaning, regular pressure washing keeps your home’s vinyl, wood, concrete and brick surfaces not only looking good, but in great working condition. Allowing years of dirt, grease and grime to cake onto and penetrate these surfaces will surely lead to irreversible damage that prospective home buyers WILL notice. Potential home buyers want to envision themselves enjoying the new home, they do NOT want to envision themselves moving in and inheriting a mess of expensive fix-ups. A professional roof wash will immediately transform the look of our home and lets neighbors & buyers know that your home is in great, sound condition.


3. DIY Roof Washing is a NIGHTMARE

The most common mistake do-it-yourself pressure washers will run into is applying too much pressure. It is easy to underestimate the power of a jet of water, but in addition to damaging your home, you could hurt yourself. On the flip side, too little pressure just makes everything wet, doing little to remove stains. Don’t waste your day guessing on a big job like this. Window Genie’s pressure washing technicians are fully trained and equipped with the appropriate machines required for every job and every stain. In this instance, Window Genie uses a soft wash system that will completely kill off the growth. You’ll notice an immediate difference as our solution begins to break down and kill the plant life… and while every case is a bit different, you’ll see complete eradication after 2 or 3 good rains. Hiring a professional for your roof washing service ensures a safe, thorough clean every time. If you do try it yourself, never step foot on the roof without a partner, proper safety equipment & the skills needed to get the job done quickly and effectively. In addition, electrical hazards are often underestimated by DIY house & roof washers – be mindful & safe out there!

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12 thoughts on “3 Reasons to Hire a Professional Roof Washer”

  1. Thanks for writing this awesome article. I’m a long time reader but I’ve never
    been compelled to leave a comment. I subscribed to your blog
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  2. It really can be quite tough to wash your roof on your own and it is good that the article points that out as well. If you’re old or just not very coordinated, it might be better to hire a professional to clean your roof instead. It might even be the safer option as well, especially considering how dangerous it can be to be up on your roof while covering it with water.

  3. My brother had a similar experience with DIY roof washing. He had too much PSI when spraying his roof and broke some the roofing tiles. He ended up having to hire a professional roofer too fix the tiles.

  4. I didn’t know black and green streaks were mold. Mold likes to grow in wet areas. I guess gutters help to control moisture on your home’s exterior.

  5. You got my attention when you said that a dirty, dingy, and cracked exterior of a house won’t help you to sell your house, so you must consider hiring a professional roof washing service. My parents are planning to sell their house later this year, and it’s essential for them to ensure that their house is going to be sold right away. I will make sure to share your blog with them to give their old house a refreshing look.

  6. I agree that pressure washing is good to increase curb appeal. It would be good to consider finding a professional to help with this. My husband and I are looking for ways to make our home more appealing, so we’ll have to consider a professional to help out.

  7. I really appreciated your reminder how years of dirt buildup on a roof is something that will potentially turn off home buyers. My wife and I moved to be closer to parents, but we intend to move back in a couple years. I will be sure to invest in a professional roof cleaner so anybody wanting to buy our house isn’t turned away.

  8. My wife told me last Sunday over dinner how she noticed our roof looking very dirty as she returned home from the grocery store. Since then , I have been searching for roof pressure cleaning services to help us clean out the roof. Thankfully, I found your very interesting post here which I must say is very well-written. I am most fond of where you explained that mold and algae spread rapidly & feed off moisture and organic matter wherever they can find it. This is a very good point you raised, which I’m sure those interested in hiring these services will be glad to keep in mind. Thank you so much! I’ll pass this on to my wife so she can read it as well!

  9. What a fantastic read! This blog offers a crystal-clear perspective on why hiring a professional roof washer is a decision that homeowners won’t regret. The writer skillfully articulates the three compelling reasons – preservation, enhanced curb appeal, and safety – that highlight the expertise these professionals bring to the table. I appreciate how the article not only emphasizes the benefits but also goes the extra mile to explain the potential risks of DIY approaches. It’s evident that the author has a solid grasp of the subject matter and is committed to helping readers make informed choices. This piece is a powerful reminder that sometimes leaving certain tasks to the pros is the wisest route. Kudos to the writer for shedding light on the invaluable role of professional roof washing in maintaining a beautiful, safe, and durable home! 🏠🌟🧼

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