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How do you clean a roof without damaging shingles?

Updated: Jan 24


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Shingle roof cleaning is the process of removing dirt, debris, and another buildup from the surface of a shingle roof. The most common method for cleaning shingles is using a pressure washer with a detergent solution. This method is highly effective at removing dirt, moss, and algae from the shingles.

Before cleaning, it is important to remove any debris from the gutters and downspouts to prevent clogging. The pressure washer should be set to a low-pressure setting to avoid damaging the shingles. The detergent solution should be applied using a low-pressure spray, and then rinsed off with clean water.

It is also important to take precautions to protect nearby landscaping and outdoor fixtures, as the pressure washer and detergent can cause damage. Additionally, you should avoid walking on the roof, as this can cause damage to the shingles.

After cleaning, it is recommended to inspect the roof for any damage or missing shingles. Any repairs should be made before applying a protective coating to the shingles, which will help to prolong the life of the roof and prevent future buildup.

It is also a good idea to have a professional roof pressure washing contractor inspect the roof after cleaning to ensure that there are no leaks or damage that may have been caused by the cleaning process since Shingle roofs are delicate and require delicate handling.



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