Seattle-Bellevue Roof Cleaning Photos

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Most people seeking a roof cleaning,cedar roof restoration or deck restore do some research on a business before actually calling. Seattle is home to the most tech savvy consumers in the nation. Bellevue is home to many professionals who are accustomed to diligently checking references and using friends and family as their source for home improvement recommendations.

The saying goes that a picture is worth a thousand words so this post will focus on photos taken by 1 of our 3 crews to help serve as a reference to how we clean roofs, restore decks and bring back to life cedar roofing:

 

DECK RESTORATION BELLEVUE

BEFORE DECK CLEANING BELLEVUE,WA

This deck was covered in algae. It took 3 washes with oxygen bleach and an oxalic acid treatment to restore it.

Here the power of experience comes into play. The use of per-carbonate cleaner before a power-wash was the only way to effectively remove the deep stains. A light coat of sodium hypo helped kill moss.

The final step in a restoration is applying an oxalic acid treatment.

The restoration of this wood deck that had very little maintenance took  4 different chemicals and 6 hours. A dramatic difference from the photo above.

ROOF CLEANING SEATTLE

BEFORE-ROOF-CLEANING-SEATTLE

This roof had moss growth over its entire surface. We manually scrubbed and then applied moss killing and stain inhibiting chemicals.

Composition roofing is an inviting environment for moss growth in Seattle. Make sure to not destroy your roof while having it cleaned! We NEVER use power washing on asphalt/composition roofs.

After manual scrubbing, a moss and stain removing chemical mix was sprayed on this home in Seattle.

Using the soft wash roof cleaning method can clean a composition roof without destroying it. The difference in the pictures couldn’t be any more stark. All our roof cleanings come with a one year no moss warranty.

CEDAR ROOF RESTORATION BELLEVUE

Before and After Cleaning-Bellevue, WA

This roof in Bellevue, Washington was restored in a 5 step process. The roof was oiled to prevent cracking and warping during the cold winter months.

Cedar roofs are some of the trickiest projects to undertake for a roof cleaner. Safety and using the right chemicals are serious concerns. The roof above was suffering from severe weathering and the photo above was snapped mid way during the cleaning process.

Bellevue Cedar Roof Restore

After a thorough cleaning and acid wash this cedar roof was oiled to prolong the cleaning process.

Oiling a cedar roof deflects the harsh winter months we face in the pacific northwest. Choosing the right products and adhering to a maintenance schedule can lengthen the life of your cedar roof in Bellevue, Washington.

CONCLUSION

Trusting recommendations can go a long way in choosing the right contractor . We hope the photos above served as a reference to what we do. We have serviced over 200 clients in the last year and have many referrals upon request.

 

Pressure Washing Services Prices

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PRESSURE WASHING SERVICES PRICES

Pressure washing service is the process of using high volumes of water at 1200-4500 p.s.i to target deep down dirt and grime. The price of pressure washing services in Seattle, is usually determined by the material needing pressure washed, common materials requiring periodic power washing include:

  • Wood
  • Metal
  • Asphalt

The process is the first step in restoration of wood structures such as furniture, wood decks, concrete walkways and cedar roofs. Restoration of  these structures call for exact chemicals, certain degrees of pressure, the right fan tip and many more detailed items that complete the job list.

CHEMICALS USED IN PRESSURE WASHING

There are certain chemicals that most pressure washing companies use, below is a table with the chemical, its function and the material it’s commonly used on. The list is not a complete list but merely descriptive of what is standard in the power washing industry.

Chemical Function Material
Oxygen Bleach Draws dirt to it gently, used as a green material. wood
Citric Acid Brightens and restores natural hues. wood
Sodium Hypochlorite Removes top layers of grime, kills moss and lichen. asphalt , wood, concrete
Trisodium Phosphate AKA: TSP Removes paint stains and rust. asphalt,wood,concrete
Oxalic Acid Brightens remove rust stains. concrete structures

The prices for pressure washing services are determined by:

  • The square footage.
  • The material cleaned.
  • The amount of chemical used.
  • The hours to complete job.

The square footage and the hours are switched for the contractor to find a price for a certain job. Let’s take a look at some averages nationwide for power washing from costhelper,costowl, and powerwash.com:

Structure Cost Helper Costowl Powerwash.com
Deck Restorations Not listed $08-.40/SF washing only* 1.50-2.00/SF [square foot]
Gutter Cleaning 2500/SF $90-225 $150-300 $95/Average
Cedar Shakes Not listed Not listed $.60-90/SF
Concrete *with cold water 1200 SF/$100-400 Not listed .02/SF
Asphalt Roofing Not listed $.15-.30/SF Steep Pitch: $.20-35 Average Pitch:$.10-.35

Here are some links you might find helpful:

http://www.costowl.com/home-improvement/roof-cleaning-cost.html

http://home.costhelper.com/pressure-washing.html

http://www.powerwash.com/articles/power-washing-price-guide.html

http://www.costowl.com/home-improvement/gutter-cleaning-cost.html

We provide pressure washing services to the following areas: 

Bellevue, WA and surrounding

Everett, WA and surrounding

Issaquah, WA and surrounding

Kent, WA and surrounding

Kirkland, WA and surrounding

Renton, WA and surrounding

Seattle and all metropolitan areas.

Roof Cleaning Cost Seattle

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Average Prices for Roof Cleaning 

Over 10,000 roofs in Western Washington are replaced per year due to neglect. The majority of these roofs are replaced at 40-50% of their life expectancy,according to roofcleaners.org. It’s quite common to see 20 year roofs replaced and needing repairs at 5 years in the Seattle area. All these issues can  be avoided with maintenance.

Roof Cleaning

When you purchased your roof you were given a warranty. In order for it to be valid, your roofing needs maintenance. The American Roofing Manufacturers’ Association gives a step by step guideline on what maintenance is and how it should and should not be done.

ARMA lists [2] cleaning methods that void a warranty for most roofing manufacturers. They cite granule loss as the primary reason these methods should be avoided. These methods are:

  • Power washing  any asphalt shingle roof
  • Using any form of rough agitation when removing moss.

ARMA recommends chemical treatment as their approved method for cleaning asphalt shingle roofing. They have gone as far as to list the chemical blend and ingredients to use. Seattle Roof Cleaners follows the method and instructions for roof cleaning provided by ARMA to the letter.

Roof Cleaning Cost in Seattle

The following are reflective prices for roof cleaning. These are not exact estimates but are very close to what companies nationwide charge for composition roof cleaning. These prices were found by using costhelper,homewyse and localprice.com

Square Footage of Home Number of Stories Pitch of the Roof Total Cost
1500-2200 1 Flat $260-300
2 Medium $300-350
3 Steep $400-420
Square Footage of Home Number of Stories Pitch of the Roof Total Cost
2200-3500 1 Flat $300-340
2 Medium $340-400
3 Steep $420-500

Here are some previous posts on the cost for other services:

Benefits of Hiring Seattle Roof Care

We are licensed and insured and have cleaned more roofs with the soft wash method than any company in the Seattle-Tacoma area. You will also experience the following additional benefits when hiring us:

  • Professionally trained staff.
  • A one year no moss warranty.
  • A 100% track record in reinstating Homeowners Insurance when cancelled.
  • Keeping your warranty intact by following ARMA guidelines for cleaning.
  • A close working relationship with most insurance providers in the state.

Your homes protection starts from the top down. Maintaining your roof and gutters is a basic requirement as a homeowner.  The average cost to replace a roof is $12,000. The average cost to clean it is 3% of the cost of replacement.  If you have further questions contact me at 425-501-3745. I look forward to answering any questions about roof maintenance you may have and helping you keep your home healthy for years to come.

We provide roof cleaning to the following areas in King County:

Algona, Auburn, Beaux Arts Village, Bellevue, Black Diamond, Bothell, Burien, Carnation, Clyde Hill, Covington, Des Moines, Duvall, Enumclaw, Federal Way, Hunts Point, Issaquah, Kenmore, Kent, Kirkland, Lake Forest Park, Maple Valley, Medina, Mercer Island, Milton, Newcastle,Normandy Park, North Bend, Pacific, Redmond, Renton, Sammamish, Seatac, Seattle, Shoreline, Skykomish, Tukwila, Woodinville, Yarrow Point