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Is it safe to pressure wash an asphalt shingle roof?

Yes
12%
In most cases
9%
In some cases
16%
No
54%
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Question: Is it safe to pressure wash an asphalt shingle roof?
Top Answer (54% of 124 votes): No.

Answer: Yes
Explanation: Its safe to Clean Asphalt Shingle Roofs, but not with pressure. All our roof cleaning services are provided using less than 50 PSI to rinse off the dirt after the cleaning process.
Commercial Restorations
Answer: No
Explanation: Not at all no roof should be high pressure washed. Soft washed with proper chemicals and rinse and soaking is needed.
All Washed Up 4 You
Answer: In some cases
Explanation: I’m some cases it’s not safe because you really don’t know the damage to the roof that was already created and if your your washing the roof ,use a soft wash that way you don’t damage the shingles.
D.A. Meadows Cleaning Service LLC
ProMatcher
Answer: No
Explanation: Pressure washing an asphalt roof will remove the small granular's from the shingles. You will ruin the shingles if they get power washed.
AAA Power Washers Inc.
Answer: No
Explanation: Not Recommended because the water pressure can easily dislodge granules which shortens the life of the roof
JPS-WNC llc
Answer: No
Explanation: No it is too brittle to handle the heat and pressure
Hallelujah mobile detail & pressure washing
ProMatcher
Answer: No
Explanation: Soft wash method is the best way to cleaning a roof. It’s a spray on spray off method. Spraying on the Chemical and spray in it off
BLUE WAVE PRESSURE CLEANING
Answer: No
Explanation: Shingle roof needs a mix of low pressure and chemicals .
Miami Pro Pressure Washer LLC
Answer: No
Explanation: Shingle roofs should never be pressure washed. In a best case scenario pressure washers will remove the limestone granulas in the shingles. Pressure washers are more than capable of tearing or completely removing shingles from your roof. Our soft wash processes are recommended by shingle manufacturers as the only way to effectively clean your shingle roof with out damaging it.
T and H Exterior Cleaning Services
ProMatcher
Answer: Not sure
Explanation: I have never been asked to provide this service.
Southside Mobile Pressure Washing & Auto Detailing
Answer: No
Explanation: If anything, you would have areas that needs to be patched up do to weather tear & ware.
A. ESCALANTE'S PRESSURE WASHIN
Answer: In some cases
Explanation: As long as you dont use high pressures
Cutt-N-Crew
ProMatcher
Answer: No
Explanation: gravel will come off shingles
2 POWERWASH GUYS
Answer: No
Explanation: I would recommend a no pressure wash. It more relies more on the chemical than the pressure.
S. Williams Painting
Answer: No
Explanation: The shingles could be damaged
Roop's Lawn Services, LLC
ProMatcher
Answer: No
Explanation: soft wash
Dwyer Cleaning
Answer: No
Explanation: pressure washing your asphalt roof will do more harm than good
handyman solutions
Answer: No
Explanation: will rip off the texture
Nutley Power Wash
ProMatcher
Answer: No
Explanation: Pressure washing will take the granules off and by doing so will reduce the lifespan of the roof
Building Wash NC
Answer: In some cases
Explanation: Only if low pressure system is used.. "high pressure washing" is never safe on an asphalt shingle roof
Hall County Pressure Wash
Answer: In some cases
Explanation: My general liability insurance does not cover roof cleaning.
Matt's Wash-It-All, LLC
ProMatcher
Answer: No
Explanation: You could tear the shingles with to high of pressure.
Black Dirt Services LLC
Answer: No
Explanation: Not Safe
Innovations Building Services
Answer: No
Explanation: It will release the coating on shingles affecting the integrity
Alpine home repairs
ProMatcher
Answer: No
Explanation: Pressure washing should never be done on an asphalt shingle roof. The pressure WILL blow of a significant portion of the granules which are a vital part of protection for your roof. Power washing at low pressure and chemical washing are the preferred methid for Asphalt shingled roofs.
Allegiant Roofing, LLC
Answer: No
Explanation: The steep incline could make them come off
Saul Reyes Contracting.
Answer: Not sure
Explanation: I don't think so but there might be a special circumstance that it might work.
Mr.shinywash.com
ProMatcher
Answer: Yes
Explanation: If u are careful don't get to close u will tears jingle up
HAMMER & SONS CONSTRUCTION
Answer: Not sure
Explanation: It is our practice not to wash roofing. Roofing was designed for rain, not for pressure and water with detergent. Use of more gentle green hose sprayed chemicals is a better choice.
MetroNYInsulation.com
Answer: No
Explanation: Pressure damage the shingle Roof
Professinal Plumbing & Handyman
ProMatcher
Answer: In most cases
Explanation: I use calbrite and low presher
Artios Painting 309 788 9432
Answer: No
Explanation: It will degrade the lifespan of the roof and create a slipperier surface to work from.
Rock Solid Finish
Answer: No
Explanation: Could damage the roof.
Iowa CleanUp Services
ProMatcher
Answer: No
Explanation: Never
Mallett Pro Wash
Answer: No
Explanation: I soft wash them. Low pressure.
Temple Painting
Answer: No
Explanation: We do not pressure wash roofs. We only use softwash technology on the roofs. Pressure washing a roof can be damaging to the roof materials.
5 Star Property Maintenance & Pressure Washing, LLC
ProMatcher
Answer: In most cases
Explanation: Yes but we would not use high pressure we would use soft wash techniques
H2O Environmental Alabama LLC
Answer: No
Explanation: Never pressure clean a shingle roof. We can do a soft wash with no pressure and get it looking like brand-new again without any damage. That is our specialty!
Sunshine Business Group LLC
Answer: Not sure
Explanation: This is an opinion and for us anytime you apply pressured water to a roof there is no doubt you are pushing off the granules that are very important to the life of a shingle off when you pressure wash. We do not suggest it
American roofing &remodeling
ProMatcher
Answer: In some cases
Explanation: Only with the right chemicals and low pressure can you do it safely. Other than that not recommended.
Xstream detailing
Answer: No
Explanation: Never pressure wash asphalt shingles. If anyone ever says they will use a pressure washer on your roof, send they away
Clark Home Services
Answer: No
Explanation: Never!
NEXT GERERATION SERVICES
ProMatcher
Answer: In some cases
Explanation: Light Pressure
Window Genie of Killeen / Your Holiday Lights
Answer: In some cases
Explanation: not if the tile has mold on it.
The Wildlife Specialist LLC
Answer: Yes
Explanation: With low pressure if you know how
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