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How much does roof cleaning cost?

The cost of roof cleaning will increase or decrease based upon a number of factors. This article is intended to provide you a checklist of questions to ask yourself and your roof cleaner.

This key will serve as your guide:

$0 = No additional cost
$ = Standard cost
$$ = Additional cost

What size roof do I have?

$ - When house is 2,000 square feet or less.

$$ - When house is over 2,000 square feet.

$$ - When detached garage also needs to be cleaned.

How steep is my roof?

$0 - When the roof is flat.

$ - When the roof is a low or medium pitch(or slope) and easily walkable.

$$ - When the roof is extremely steep and requires special safety equipment.

How many stories is my home?

$ - For a one story home.

$$ - For a two or three story home.

What type of cleaning do I need?

$ - When the roof is cleaned for maintenance purposes.

$$ - When the roof is in poor condition with lots of streaking and algae growth.

What type of climate has my roof been exposed to?

$ - When the roof has only been exposed to a moderate climate.

$$ - When the roof has been exposed to harsh winter snows.

$$ - When the roof is damaged by saltwater corrosion in a coastal environment.

What type of roof do I have?

$ - When it is a Metal, Slate, or Stone Roof.

$$ - When it is an Asphalt or Wood Shingle Roof.

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Can the roof be washed with a machine or does it need to be scrubbed by hand?

$ - When the roof can be washed with a machine.

$$ - When the roof needs to be scrubbed by hand.

What type of cleaning solution will the roof be cleaned with?

$ - When standard chemicals are used.

$$ - When organic, eco-friendly chemicals are used.

Do any precautions need to be taken to prevent streaking in the future?

$$ - When roof is treated with an anti-growth spray.

$$ - When zinc strips are attached to the roof to prevent water damage.

Ask the Pro:

1. How long do you expect the roof cleaning to take?

2. Are you insured and licensed to clean roofs?

3. Do you charge a flat fee by square foot or an hourly rate?

4. Will you check to see if the roof is damaged while cleaning?

5. Do any safety precautions need to be taken due to the slope of my roof?

6. Is it safe to use a pressure washer on my roof?

7. Will the roof cleaning chemicals damage my roof?

8. Is it possible that the roof cleaning chemicals will be harmful to my pets or kill any plants in my garden?

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