Do’s and don’ts for pressure washing shingles

Do’s and don’ts for pressure washing shingles
April 26, 2016 sparkleenad

Shingles do not generally require heavy maintenance, so regular dirt on your roof should not be a cause for concern. Sometimes, as the seasons change, different temperatures can cause algae, giving a green-like appearance, distracting from the underlying glory of your well-installed shingles.

How do you know when to wash them, how much force should be given when power washing them, and when should you provide a hefty amount of force? Check below for answers to all these questions so you can bring your roof’s original glow without tedious costs.



Sometimes dirt such as leaves, dust, and grit accumulate due to seasonal changes and regular wear and tear can occur. As time goes on, you may need to clean your roof if accumulated dirt compounds into a noticeable amount. The best way to do this would be to include use a garden hose, not a pressure washer hose. WARNING: Use a sturdy ladder and a guide at the bottom to ensure your safety throughout the entire house washing process.



Sometimes, shingles accumulate excessive dirt either due to the age of the roof, the climate, or other underlying issues. If mold or algae are accumulating, scraping may be necessary, but to save time and energy, power washing should be done by a certified and licensed pressure washing contractor since the wrong amount of force could strip your shingles.

If you are unsure of whether you should power wash your roof, feel free to call the Sparkleen team today for all questions and inquiries. We can have your house shining again with our qualified, insured, and certified technicians

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