Pressure Washing Your Roof – Tips
When it comes to pressure washing your roof, there are a few things you should be aware of to ensure you don’t damage your roof, or yourself in the process. Pressure washing can be a great way to clean off dirt and debris from your roof, but it’s important to know what you’re doing to avoid any potential problems.
Use The Proper Equipment
First and foremost, make sure you have the right pressure washer for the job. You want one that is powerful enough to clean off dirt and debris without damaging the shingles or tiles on your roof. Generally speaking, most electric pressure washers are not powerful enough for cleaning roofs safely. You should look into renting a gas-powered pressure washer that can generate up to 3000 psi (pounds per square inch) of water pressure. It is also important to always use the lowest possible setting when pressure washing your roof. High-pressure settings can strip away shingles and tiles, so keep this setting as low as possible while still getting the job done effectively.
Make sure you also use an appropriate detergent or cleaner for whatever type of material your roof is made out of (asphalt shingles/tiles). Safety should also be high on your list when pressure washing a roof – make sure you have secure footing on either a ladder or scaffolding before starting work. Wear protective gear such as goggles and gloves while working too! And never point the sprayer directly at any people or animals while operating it – even low settings could cause serious injury if they were sprayed directly with it!
Finishing it Up
Finally, make sure that after cleaning with a pressure washer that all surfaces are thoroughly rinsed off with plain water afterwards – this will help prevent any detergent residue from damaging them further down the line! Pressure washing can be an effective way to clean up dirt and debris from roofs in no time at all – just remember these safety tips before getting started!
For a professional solution to cleaning and pressure washing your roof, give Kingsway Paver Sealing & Pressure Washing a call today or email us for more information.