Roof Cleaning

Roof Cleaning Costs: What You Need to Know

Roof Cleaning

Roof cleaning is an important part of home maintenance, but many homeowners are uncertain about the cost involved. The roof is one of the most important parts of your home and needs to be kept in good condition to protect your home from the elements. In this article, we’ll take a look at the average cost of roof cleaning and the factors that influence the cost. We’ll also discuss the different methods for cleaning your roof, so you can make an informed decision about the best approach for your home.

Roof Cleaning Cost per Square Foot

 

The average cost of roof cleaning is around $0.35 to $0.75 per square foot. This cost will vary based on several factors, including the size of your roof, the type of roof you have, and the method used to clean it. Larger roofs and those with steep slopes may require additional equipment and labor, which will increase the cost.

Roof Moss Removal Cost

 

One of the main reasons people clean their roofs is to remove moss and algae. Moss can cause damage to your roof by retaining moisture and causing the roof to deteriorate over time. The cost to remove or clean moss from a roof will depend on the size of the roof and the method used to clean it. On average, the cost of moss removal ranges from $0.35 to $0.75 per square foot.

Roof Clean

There are several methods for cleaning your roof, including soft wash, which uses a gentle cleaning solution to remove moss and other debris, and chemical cleaning, which uses a stronger cleaning solution to remove moss and other contaminants. The best cleaning method for your roof will depend on the type of roof you have and the severity of the moss problem.

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Per Square Foot

 

The cost to clean your roof is typically based on the size of your roof. The larger your roof, the more it will cost to clean. Most professional roof cleaning services charge by square foot, so it’s important to know the size of your roof in order to get an accurate estimate of the cost.

Cleaning Method

Cleaning Roofs

The cleaning method you choose will also impact the cost of roof cleaning. Soft wash is typically the most affordable method, while chemical cleaning is the most expensive. The best method for your roof will depend on the type of roof you have and the severity of the moss problem.

Roof Material

 

The type of roof you have will also influence the cost of roof cleaning. Metal roofs are typically the most affordable to clean, while shingle roofs are the most expensive. The cleaning cost of a metal roof is typically around $0.35 to $0.75 per square foot, while the cost of cleaning a shingle roof is typically around $0.45 to $0.85 per square foot.

Average Cost of Roof Cleaning

 

The average cost of roof cleaning for a 1,500-square-foot roof is around $525 to $1,125. This cost will vary based on several factors, including the size of your roof, the type of roof you have, and the method used to clean it.

Roof Cleaning Service

 

When choosing a roof cleaning service, it’s important to choose a reputable company that has experience cleaning roofs. Ask for references and check reviews online to ensure that you’re choosing a quality service provider. Additionally, make sure that the company you choose is insured, so you’re protected in case of any damage to your roof during the cleaning process.

Time to Clean

 

The time it takes to clean a roof will vary based on the size of your roof and the method used to clean it. Most roof cleaning projects can be completed in one day, although larger roofs may take two days or more. Additionally, if the moss problem is severe, it may take longer to clean the roof. Make sure to ask your roof cleaning service how long they expect the project to take and if they will be able to complete it in a timely manner.

Cleaning Solution

The best way to clean is a cleaning solution that is used for roof cleaning will also impact the cost. Soft wash solutions are typically less expensive than chemical cleaning solutions. Additionally, the cost of the cleaning solution will depend on the type of solution and the size of your roof.

Different Cleaning methods

Cleaning Process

 

The process for cleaning a roof will vary based on the method used. For soft wash, the cleaning solution is applied to the roof and allowed to sit for several minutes. The roof is then rinsed with low-pressure water to remove the solution and any debris. For chemical cleaning, the cleaning solution is applied to the roof and allowed to sit for several minutes. The roof is then rinsed with water to remove the solution and any contaminants. For pressure washing, the roof is rinsed with high-pressure water to remove debris and moss.

Roof Size

 

The size of your roof will impact the cost of roof cleaning. The larger your roof, the more it will cost to clean. It’s important to accurately measure the size of your roof in order to get an accurate estimate of the cost.

Different Cleaning Method

 

There are several methods for cleaning a new roof, including soft wash, and chemical cleaning. Soft wash is the most gentle method and uses a cleaning solution and low-pressure spray to remove moss and other debris. Chemical cleaning uses a stronger cleaning solution to remove moss and other contaminants. Pressure washing uses high-pressure water to clean the roof, but is not recommended as it can damage some roof materials.

Roof Shingles

Roof Shingles

Roof shingles are one of the most common roof materials and are typically the most expensive to clean. The cost of cleaning a shingle roof is typically around $0.45 to $0.85 per square foot. It’s important to choose a roof cleaning method that is safe for shingle roofs, as some cleaning solutions and methods can damage the shingles.

Roof Type

 

The type of roof you have will impact the cost of roof cleaning. Metal roofs are typically the most affordable to clean, while shingle roofs are the most expensive. Additionally, the slope of your roof can also impact the cost, as roofs with steep slopes may require additional equipment and labor to clean.

Roof Cleaning Price

 

The cost of roof cleaning will vary based on several factors, including the size of your roof, the type of roof you have, and the method used to clean it. On average, the cost of roof cleaning is around $0.35 to $0.75 per square foot.

Cost Factors

 

The cost of roof cleaning will be influenced by several factors, including the size of your roof, the type of roof you have, the method used to clean it, and the cost of the cleaning solution. Additionally, the cost of labor will also impact the cost of roof cleaning.

Average Cost of Roof Cleaning


The average cost of roof cleaning for a 1,500 square foot roof is around $525 to $1,125. This cost will vary based on the factors mentioned above, such as the type of roof, the method used, and the cost of labor and cleaning solution. It’s important to get several quotes from roof cleaning companies in order to get an accurate estimate of the cost.

Conclusion

 

Roof cleaning is important for maintaining the appearance and longevity of your roof. The cost of roof cleaning will vary based on several factors, including the size of your roof, the type of roof you have, and the method used to clean it. On average, the cost of roof cleaning is around $0.35 to $0.75 per square foot. Soft wash is typically the most affordable and gentle method, while chemical cleaning is the most effective method for removing moss and other contaminants. It’s important to choose a reputable roof cleaning company to ensure that your roof is cleaned properly and that no damage is done to your roof.

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Bruce has done several roof cleanings for me and the results always exceed my expectations. He’s saved me thousands of dollars on my investment properties by making old roofs look brand new. He cleaned my gutters and siding in just a few minutes in what would have taken me hours with a power washer. With just a simple rinse, his cleaning solution removed dirt and grime that a pressure washer couldn’t remove. He’s got an amazing product.

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Our roof and deck area look better than new and Bruce and Maria are responsible for this transformation. I am so pleased to have hired Sullivan Roof Cleaning. They were friendly, courteous, and experienced and delivered excellent results.

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Roof & Deck Cleaning-Ames, Iowa

Our roof and deck area look better than new and Bruce and Maria are responsible for this transformation. I am so pleased to have hired Sullivan Roof Cleaning. They were friendly, courteous, and experienced and delivered excellent results.

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I was skeptical of this when my wife suggested it. I told her roofs were suppose to do this after time. I went to Menards to purchase a product and tried it in a small area ( no results) we went ahead and had it done and our roof looks like the day we had it installed. This is the best money we have spent to keep the house looking like the day we built it. GREAT JOB!!! I would recommend this to anyone.

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You did an awesome job on my daughter’s log home, deck, railing, swing and chairs on the deck. They are totally impressed. My roof looks great, as well as, the stucco on front of my house. I appreciated your professionalism regarding communication and being where you said you would be at the time agreed upon.

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Exterior Cleaning Roof & Siding, Johnson, Iowa

Amazing! I had the roof, siding and soffit cleaned on my 14 year old home. I can’t believe the difference it made! It looks new again! Sullivan was great to work with. There was absolutely no trace they had been there, other than the clean house and roof! I am very pleased. I will refer my friends and family to Sullivan Roof Cleaning!

Jen Goemann, Johnson, Iowa

Siding and Deck Cleaning, Johnson, Iowa

I found Bruce and Maria via their Your Tube video demonstrating their approach to cleaning the “green” stuff growing on the north and east sides of my home. I recommend watching it, it’s exactly who they are and what they do.

My house, deck and patio look brand new! I wish I had taken before pictures. The improvement is dramatic.

They arrived as scheduled, worked efficiently and with respect for my property. The work was completed for exactly the bid they provided when they visited my home to provide a free quote. I wish all contractors were so reliable and transparent. I am a very satisfied customer.

Annette DeFrancisco, Johnson, Iowa

Cleaning Product Works-Des Moines

Bruce has done several roof cleanings for me and the results always exceed my expectations. He’s saved me thousands of dollars on my investment properties by making old roofs look brand new. He cleaned my gutters and siding in just a few minutes in what would have taken me hours with a power washer. With just a simple rinse, his cleaning solution removed dirt and grime that a pressure washer couldn’t remove. He’s got an amazing product.

 

Adam Lewis, Des Moines

Roof & Deck Cleaning-Ames, Iowa

Our roof and deck area look better than new and Bruce and Maria are responsible for this transformation. I am so pleased to have hired Sullivan Roof Cleaning. They were friendly, courteous, and experienced and delivered excellent results.

Marie McCuskey, Ames, Iowa

Roof & Deck Cleaning-Ames, Iowa

Our roof and deck area look better than new and Bruce and Maria are responsible for this transformation. I am so pleased to have hired Sullivan Roof Cleaning. They were friendly, courteous, and experienced and delivered excellent results.

Marie McCuskey, Ames, Iowa

Roof Cleaning-Pleasant Hill, Iowa

I was skeptical of this when my wife suggested it. I told her roofs were suppose to do this after time. I went to Menards to purchase a product and tried it in a small area ( no results) we went ahead and had it done and our roof looks like the day we had it installed. This is the best money we have spent to keep the house looking like the day we built it. GREAT JOB!!! I would recommend this to anyone.

Jeff Backous, Pleasant Hill, Iowa

Deck Cleaning-Granger, Iowa

You did an awesome job on my daughter’s log home, deck, railing, swing and chairs on the deck. They are totally impressed. My roof looks great, as well as, the stucco on front of my house. I appreciated your professionalism regarding communication and being where you said you would be at the time agreed upon.

Joan Clary, Granger, IA 09/15/2015

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