Roof Pressure Washing

Roof Pressure Washing: A Step-by-Step Guide

If you’ve ever been up on a roof, you know that it can get pretty dirty. The accumulation of bird droppings, leaves, and dust can make your roof look old and tired. If you’re looking to give your roof a fresh new look, a roof pressure washing may be the way to go. But before you start blasting away at your roof with the pressure washer, there are a few things you need to do to prepare.

Choose the right pressure washer:

You’ll want to make sure you choose a pressure washer with enough power to get the job done, but not so much power that you damage your roof. A good rule of thumb is to choose a pressure washer with 2,000-3,000 PSI of pressure for asphalt shingles and 1,500 PSI for metal roofs.

Roof Pressure Washing

Roof Pressure Washing

Set up your ladder:

You’ll need a ladder tall enough to reach your roof, plus a few extra feet for safety. Be sure to set up your ladder on level ground and place it securely against the side of your house before climbing up.

Put on the right clothing:

You’ll want to wear clothes that you don’t mind getting dirty and that will protect you from the elements. Long pants and a long-sleeved shirt are a good idea, as well as gloves, goggles, and closed-toe shoes. 

Wet down your roof:

Wetting down your roof before pressure washing it is essential for two reasons. First, it will help to keep the dirt and debris from flying all over your yard. Second, it will help to protect your roof from damage caused by the pressure washer.

Start at the bottom:

Start at the bottom of your roof and work your way up, using a sweeping motion. Be careful not to aim the pressure washer directly at the shingles, as this can damage them. Instead, angle the nozzle so that the water is flowing down the roof.

Move in a side-to-side motion:

As you move the pressure washer across your roof, be sure to move it in a side-to-side motion. This will help ensure that you don’t miss any spots.

Rinse off your roof:

Once you’ve gone over your entire roof with the pressure washer, be sure to rinse it off with clean water. This will remove any soap or chemicals that may be left behind.

Roof Pressure Washing

Roof Pressure Washing

Let your roof dry:

After you’ve rinsed off your roof, let it dry completely before walking on it or applying any sealants or coatings. This may take a few hours, so be patient!

Inspect your roof:

After you’ve pressure washed your roof, it’s important to inspect it for any damage that may have been caused by the washer. Look for any missing or damaged shingles, as well as any signs of rust or corrosion. If you spot any damage, be sure to repair it immediately.

Pressure washing your roof can be a great way to clean it without having to climb up there and scrub it by hand. By following these simple steps, you can pressure wash your roof safely and effectively. Give it a try today!

Moore’s Pressure Washing
(865) 205-2751

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