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How Much Does Roof Cleaning Cost?

How Much Does Roof Cleaning Cost?

Roof Cleaning Pricing

How Much Should I Be Paying For Roof Cleaning Services?

The pricing for roof moss removal services can vary drastically depending on a few different key factors. First, is the location or city where you are looking for these types of services. Pricing in certain areas can be drastically more expensive than the industry standard, as the expenses for your moss removal contractor will be much higher depending on their city or town. While this isn’t something that homeowners will be able to avoid, it is important to look at other factors when looking at pricing from various companies.

The Roofing Type

The type of roof that you have installed on your home will greatly affect the pricing of your roof cleaning quotes. Asphalt shingle roofs are by far the easiest and cheapest roofs to have cleaned. Often a standard soft wash solution with a combination of light brushing can be used to kill moss after removing the bulk of the loose debris. Cleaning an asphalt shingle roof usually costs anywhere from $400 to $1500, depending on the size of the roof, the steepness of the roof, and the accessibility of the roof by ladder. If you are also getting a gutter cleaning done at the same time as a roof cleaning, this will also likely increase your quotes.

Roof Type

Pricing For Other Roof Types

There are a few other types of roofs, besides asphalt shingles. Tile roofs, cedar shake roofs, and metal roofs can be quite a bit more of a daunting job for an inexperienced contractor. You need to take extra precautions when hiring a company to take on any of these roof types. Tile roofs require a much stronger chemical application, as well as a much larger quantity of chemicals. This requires large holding tanks for chemicals, as well as heavy-duty equipment that can handle the job. Cedar roofs require different specialized chemicals, and metal roofs require large amounts of rinsing. For a tile, cedar, or metal roof, you are looking at closer to $800 for a smaller house and up to $3000 for a larger one. Make sure to hire a company that does not use high pressure on these roofs, as it can cause massive damage.

Pricing Vs Quality For Roof Cleaning

It is true that you can find a very cheap pricing for roof cleaning. Some individuals price roof cleaning up to 75% less than professional contractors, however there are a few downsides to hiring a contractor like this. If a contractor is providing an extremely low price for roof cleaning, there can be a few different reasons. First, there is a good chance that the contractor is not paying for insurance and WCB coverage in order to protect you legally on the job site. Second, they may be cutting their costs by using a pressure washer to physically blast the moss from your delicate roof shingles, instead of spending the necessary money on the correct chemical application to kill the moss all the way down to the roots. It is important to always ask if it is worth it to save a couple of hundred dollars just to have thousands of dollars of damage to your roof in a matter of minutes. Always make sure you are hiring for quality, instead of for the price. 

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DIY driveway cleaning VS hiring a company

DIY driveway cleaning VS hiring a company

Before and after driveway cleaning Surrey

Cleaning your driveway is one of the easiest ways to increase the curb appeal of your property. It is often the case that you will realize just how dirty your driveway is once you start cleaning it, exposing the clean concrete underneath. Many homeowners drive out to home depot and buy a small electric pressure washer for a couple of hundred dollars, later to realize that their purchase was pointless because of the lack of power provided by the machine. As a professional Pressure washing company in Surrey, BC we have come across many of our clients’ driveways that look like this.

How to properly clean your driveway

If you plan on cleaning your own driveway, there are a few things you need to know. An electric pressure washer will take many hours to clean a driveway, so we recommend going with a gas unit. When purchasing a gas pressure washer, two different numbers on the box are essential to look at. Each pressure washer will have a PSI number and a GPM number. PSI means pressure per square inch, and GPM stands for gallons per minute. Many homeowners make the mistake of assuming that PSI is the most crucial number when buying a pressure washer. However, you only need about 2000 PSI to clean concrete. GPM is the real determining factor for cleaning speed when purchasing a pressure washer. We recommend buying a unit with at least 2 GPM; however, if you have a larger surface to clean, a 4gpm unit will do a swift job of cleaning pavement. 

Using a surface cleaner to triple your cleaning speed

A surface cleaner is an attachment for your pressure washer with a spinning bar attached underneath. Using special tips with the surface cleaner, you will triple your cleaning speed when washing your driveway. It also cleans much more evenly, preventing ugly, uneven lines all over the surface. Make sure you get a surface cleaner that matches the PSI and GPM of your pressure washer unit.

Hiring a professional pressure washing company

Hiring a Pressure washing company is by far the easiest and fastest way to get your driveway cleaned. As a professional pressure washing company in Surrey BC, we use heavy-duty 8 GPM units paired with heavy-duty surface cleaners to clean large driveways quickly. Hiring a pressure washing company means that you will also have a higher quality result than doing it yourself. Professional companies often use special solutions to ensure that the green won’t grow back as quickly and pay more attention to detail at the edges and corners of the surfaces. If you don’t have hours to clean your driveway yourself, we highly recommend hiring a professional pressure washing company.

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Pressure Washing Surrey Blog

We are happy to announce the arrival of our brand new blog page! We are excited to regularly post pressure washing tips and tricks for our customers and for others in the pressure washing industry. We’ve been serving the lower mainland for the past two years and have developed fantastic relationships with our customers and the pressure washing community. We appreciate all of you so much and we look forward to providing you with weekly industry information.