Pressure Washing Crystal Lake
Pressure Washing Service
If you've ever used a pressure washer on your car you'll see why so many people think it's the magical answer for roof washing, and it is – up to a point. Pressure washing blasts away dirt and can make dull and dirty roofs and sidings come to life and look great. Plus they're fast, and they're fun to use. Of course the problem is that at the wrong pressure, and pointed at the wrong angles all that power can also do a great job of ripping up those roof shingles, forcing open cracks, and even stripping off the top layers of the shingles themselves. Google around and you'll come across all sorts of experts telling you 'never' to pressure wash a roof. Right next to the ads from roof washing companies promising to pressure wash your roof back to beautiful. So what's the truth. Trust CL Window Washing Service to give it to you straight.
High Pressure Cleaning
High pressure cleaning is not normally recommended for roofing. Not only can the sheer force involved actually lift up shingles and force water into your attic but because it is clearly an aggressive cleaning approach it will most likely invalidate any warranty you have on your roof. If you have a warranty on your roof take a good look at it now for the small print about washing techniques. If you don't then talk to the experts at CL Window Washing Service about whether high pressure cleaning will work for your roof. There are exceptional roofs and sidings where high pressure will give amazing results in minutes but it's a professional's call to make.
Low Pressure Cleaning
Low Volume Low Pressure (LVLP) is a much more gentle way of harnessing the usefulness of pressure washing but with a force designed to create as little damage as possible. Even LVLP work may be prohibited by some manufacturer warranties, however, so ask the experts at CL Window Washing Service for advice.
Tip for Success
It's not just the volume and pressure of the cleaning that make the difference. Different spray tips and nozzles will also affect the impact of the washer spray on the roofing surface. Which is another reason why you should never just go down Home Depot, buy a high pressure washer and just let rip on your roof. Get a pro from CL Window Washing Service to bring their experience to your roof wash.
Finally for really successful pressure washing of any kind it's not just about the equipment. The angle of attack and the distance from spray tip to the surface being treated will totally change the impact of the spray. Our operators know how best to get the surface clean without driving water into the roof or damaging the shingles because not only are they trained by some of the best in the business but they have the experience of cleaning roofs year in, year out for regular clients. We know roofs so we know where to use a pressure washer to drive out dirt and algae and where to put the pressure washer to one side and get in there by hand. Which is why you should call CL Window Washing Service to get that job done.