What to know about roof cleaning

What to Know About Roof Cleaning Services

Has your roof started to show signs of wear and tear?

From wind and rain to critters and debris, there are all kinds of culprits that can wreak havoc on the top of your home. Yet, unlike other areas around your exterior, it isn’t always quick or easy to get this area clean.

In an attempt to restore tidiness and order, many homeowners try to pressure wash their roofs themselves, only to find that this approach is difficult to maneuver and can lead to extensive damage. This is where professional roof cleaning services like ours come in!

Today, we’re sharing a little more about how our technique works and how we can help the star of your property look its best.

Why Should You Clean Your Roof?

With so many responsibilities as a homeowner, you might wonder why shingle cleaning should be high on your list of things to do. After all, it’s just a little algae, right?

Not quite.

Left untreated, problems like mold and algae won’t resolve on their own. Instead, they’ll continue to grow and proliferate. Eventually, they’ll infiltrate not only your shingles, but also any nearby bricks, siding, or concrete.

These organisms feed off the limestone in asphalt shingles, which can weaken the roof’s structural integrity. Over time, you may notice that your shingles have started to detach as a result. As your roof becomes less secure, it can also lose its ability to reflect sunlight, leading to more heat radiating into your home.

The Case Against Forceful Pressure Washing

Pressure washers, or power washers, are readily available to rent or purchase at most hardware stores. Perhaps that’s why so many people turn to them when it’s time to clean their roof shingles.

To a degree, they get the job done, effectively blasting away the dirt and grime on your roof. However, that’s not all they’ll affect. The extremely strong water flow can also be powerful enough to harm your roof, especially if you have asphalt shingles that can tear away under excessive force.

On the top of your roof, you might notice signs of surface blasting or see small pits forming. Deeper down, this can lead to water damage and leaks that travel from the exterior to the interior of your home. High pressure can also damage and weaken nearby siding or stucco, providing even more access points for water to enter.

Unfortunately, these risks aren’t widely known or shared, even by contractors. This is why it’s critical to do your research and only trust licensed, experienced roof cleaning experts to work on your home.

What Makes Us Different?

Want to protect and restore your roof, but aren’t so sure about pressure washing it? Before you try to wield that bulky machine, call our team at Hinkle’s Pressure Washing.

Instead of unnecessarily blasting your roof with profound force, we take a different approach, called soft washing. First, we apply our incredibly effective yet gentle cleaning agents to your roof, as well as surrounding siding or concrete, using low pressure that doesn’t damage the existing surface.

Some surface-level buildup will dissolve right away. This includes issues such as:

  • Loose debris
  • Mold
  • Mildew
  • Black streaks

At first, we’ll simply wait for the solution to take hold and work its magic. This is called the dwell time. Then, we’ll give the roof a final low-pressure rinse to help it shine.

Over time, the solution will continue to sink in and really take hold, effectively eliminating even the most stubborn issues, like deep-growing moss and lichen, so your roof looks as good as new. Those substances will fall off during the next rain shower, without any extra effort required on your part!

Another reason to go this route? You don’t have to worry about the safety of your children, small pets, or the environment when you trust our proven approach. Our solution is incredibly powerful against unwanted roof intruders, but it’s still safe to be around.

When the solution is right, less force is required. You don’t have to take matters into your own hands and force water onto your roof to help it shine. We know how to get to the root of the issue and eliminate the dirt and debris at the source.

Preserving Your Home’s Value

Another reason to use soft washing to clean your roof?

When the exterior surfaces of your home are in strong condition, the property maintains or even increases its value. Even if you never plan to sell your house, it’s still important to know what it’s worth, and this unique method helps you keep those numbers intact.

Trained, Qualified Technicians

Sure, your cousin’s best friend’s dad can pick up a pressure washer and aim it at your roof. However, do you really trust them with one of your home’s most expansive and expensive features?

When you work with Hinkle’s Pressure Washing, you can rest assured that our professionally trained technicians will treat your home like it’s their own.

Not only are we fully insured and ready to work on your project, but we also make sure our team members receive access to ongoing educational opportunities so they’re always well-versed in the latest roof cleaning solutions. This way, they can speak confidently on new cleaning methods, especially in the field of soft washing, to provide excellent customer support at every turn.

Learn More About Our Roof Cleaning Services

You deserve a roof that helps your home stand out for all the right reasons. If yours is covered in unsightly mold, mildew, algae, or other stains and debris, you need an effective solution that will make a difference.

Until now, you might have thought strong pressure washing was the only way to get there. However, our team is here to show you a newer, gentler, and more efficient way. Our soft washing services will leave your roof looking great, and help reduce the risk of additional damage.

We’d love to share more about the residential and commercial roof cleaning services we provide. Contact us today to discover how we can help you!

Cup Py
Cup Py
Adam and his assistant came out a couple of hours drive to pressure wash house the same day and I am very impressed with the results. I also appreciate the professional courtesy that followed with working around low water pressure from my well water which was remediated by them coming prepared bringing their own water and external water supplied by my county to the jobsite. I felt the price was reasonable and well worth it. Some areas of my siding had mildew growth while other sides of the house had sun-baked on grime and dust from years of dirt. While this was a soft wash job it sure did make a difference in appearance and also in sanitizing the siding to prevent or atleast slow down any other future mildew on the side that does not get much sunlight and tends to stay more damp than other sides of the house. Overall, I am impressed and am very satisfied with the results and recommend them as both knowledgeable and dependable in their service that was provided again on the same day!
Michele Riggs
Michele Riggs
If you're looking for white glove service, Adam is your guy! He is the owner and goes above and beyond for his customers. He is extremely thorough with explaining the powerwashing proces & preparation. He responds almost immediately and accommodates all requests. His knowledge is comforting and is such a down the earth person. He is punctual,respectful and treats homes like his own. I will most certainly recommend him to any and everyone I know who is looking to have their house sqeaky clean!!! Hinkles pressure washing is TOP KNOTCH!!
Akia Johnson
Akia Johnson
Awesome !!!
Hinkle's did an excellent job on my two story 20+ year old sided house. The siding and gutters look new again. The window detailing is exceptional. Hinkle's is professional, friendly, very responsive, and the service is appropriately priced. I will be recommending their services to family and friends.
Kathy Poole
Kathy Poole
Adam did a terrific job in cleaning our screened-in porch, deck, and wicker furniture!
Josh B.
Josh B.
Expect nothing but the best from Hinkle’s! Adam’s communication was beyond exceptional from start to finish. He took the time to explain the detailed quote, cleaning process and even walked me through a demonstration of his entire cleaning rig. All service was prompt and professional. I would highly recommend him for your home and business cleaning needs. Adam: thanks again!
Taylor Cassatt
Taylor Cassatt
I have pressure washed my own home for the past two years. This year, I felt overwhelmed by the amount of pressure washing that needed done. I decided to call a company, and am so happy that I landed on Hinkle's pressure washing. It's some of the best money I have spent on my home in a while. Getting a quote was easy, the pricing was fair, they were prompt with their services, and communicated well. The best part was... It would take me TWO WHOLE DAYS to accomplish what they did in a little over an HOUR, amazing!!!! Highly recommend.
Carlos Alvarez
Carlos Alvarez
Adam made my house look like new at a very reasonable price. Would use him again
Nyesha Campbell
Nyesha Campbell
I recently had the pleasure of working with Hinkle’s pressure washing today and I couldn’t be happier with the experience. Adam was extremely knowledgeable, professional. I look forward to seeing Your team again very soon for our next cleaning project.
bryan martin
bryan martin
They did a great job on installing gutters guards, cleaning my home and exterior windows. Would recommend them to anyone that needs there services. Great job!
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