The average cost of a roof cleaning service is generally between $400 and 15,000. Factors that impact the cost of this service include, primarily, the size of the area to be maintained, its condition, the type of cleaning required, and the height of the roof.
Most roofing companies will inspect the condition of the roof before establishing a budget. In general, the more difficult the cleaning is to perform, the more expensive the service will be.
The total area
The size of the roof area is directly related to the amount of time it will take to clean it and, therefore, the cost of the service. The larger the area, the greater the amount.
Checking the condition of the roof
Regular cleaning of the roof will reduce costs in the long run. Otherwise, leaks, efflorescence, or buildup may not be detected in time, requiring more extensive repairs and subsequent cleaning.
The condition of the roof will also affect the cost of the service. It will be necessary to check for damaged tiles or replace them, if necessary, and repair any leaks.
In areas that are wet or have constant rainfall, annual maintenance is highly recommended. Cleaning these roofs requires more care and attention, as they are likely to be covered with salt, vegetation, or fungus.
Professionals will also check the roof for leaks.
The type of cleaning
The specific characteristics of the roof will determine the type of cleaning required. There are roofs made of different materials, such as asphalt, ceramic, or concrete, and each of them must be cleaned differently.
Wood or gravel roofs also have special characteristics that need to be considered. Be sure to use a company that does not use harsh chemicals, as they can erode the integrity of roofs.
It is also essential to watch the type of pressure washer or water gun used during cleaning, as excessive pressure can loosen materials. Guns used remotely or at low pressure avoid breakage. Hand cleaning with a hose and brush may also be appropriate for some more fragile roofs.
The complexity of the operations
Cleaning steep roofs, chimneys, mansards, and other elements requires more time and a larger budget. Steep slopes present a greater danger to workers, so that precautionary measures may be required that can also increase service costs.
Cleaning roofs in a high-rise building involves maneuvering and an approved safety system. A multi-story building presents an additional difficulty. Workers use special harnesses to be able to perform the required tasks without putting their lives at risk.
For this reason, cleaning the roof of a high-rise building is more expensive than cleaning a one or two-story building.
This list is not exhaustive, nor are these arguments inevitable. As you experiment, you’ll find that roof cleaning professionals compete to come up with better and cheaper deals. Just make sure you choose the right service provider, so you don’t have to regret your decision.
For the more daring who want to do the roof cleaning themselves, make sure you have the dexterity and the minimum equipment required to proceed safely.
Roof cleaning is an inherently dangerous job, and if your roof needs cleaning, we would advise calling a professional who will be able to do this job securely. There are a lot of risks associated with roof cleaning, especially if you have no idea or experience in what you are doing.
Roof cleaning is not made for everyone, and if you have vertigo like me, then it is definitely not made for you, and you better leave this in the hands of professionals. Sound off in the comments section below and tell us what you want to read next.