Is Roof Cleaning Worth It? Is It Necessary?

Published on
September 13, 2022
Julius Marchi

Your roof is covered in black fungal stains, moss, lichen, or any other type of fungal growth and your wondering if roof cleaning is worth it, and if roof cleaning is necessary. Well the short answer is 100% yes it is worth it and definitely necessary if you are interested in sustaining the life of your shingles for years and years to come.

How it works is that these fungal growths live off of the limestone in your asphalt shingles, so as they grow on your roof, your roof shingles will get more and more deteriorated the longer you let them grow eventually resulting in the need for a roof repair or even a replacement. Your roof is the most important part of your home that keeps you safe, warm, and dry, so it is something that you definitely do not want to overlook in your home maintenance tasks, however, it can be very dangerous and harmful to yourself and your roof to try and clean it yourself without the proper equipment and training.

Professional roof cleaning will prolong the life of your roof up to 20 years and beyond depending on certain factors and of course with routine maintenance and care. You also want to make sure you are using a reputable company that is carrying out the roof washing process to the guideline of the roofing manufacturers so that no harm is done to your shingles in the process.

How Much Does A Roof Wash Cost?

An average roof washing job will run anywhere from $700 to $2,000 depending on the size of the roof, the amount of moss and other fungal growth on your roof, and of course the height of your roof.

This may seem like a lot but when you compare it to the average cost of a roof replacement at $10,000, you will realize that you are actually saving yourself a lot of time and money being that our roof washing process is way more affordable, and way more seamless than hiring a roofing company to come and replace your roof. We also do not wash any roofs that need immediate replacing as this is a liability to us and the homeowner as well, so we will make sure to tell you if your roof is beyond cleaning and in need of repairs.

What Companies in Westchester Can I Trust To Wash My Roof?

PreshClean is Westchester’s trusted roof washing company as we are trained with years of experience in the roof cleaning industry and have the proper professional equipment and knowledge to make sure your roof is safely cleaned to prolong the health of your shingles and maximize the beauty of your home for years to come! Our roof washing process is also recommended by the Asphalt Roofing Manufacturers Association (ARMA), and we of course provide a roof clean guarantee where we will come back and re-treat your roof if needed, at no extra cost.

If you have any questions or would like to get a free estimate for a soft roof cleaning, you can reach out to us via text, call, or email, and we will be happy to help you out!

Phone: 914-984-8299


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