As a home exterior and roof cleaning company that works all year in Westchester, Putnam and Dutchess County NY, we are often asked if it is good to wash your roof in the winter. After being in the pressure washing business (Westchester Power Washing) since 1990 and washed more than 18,000 homes, I say yes. If your roof has black streaks, algae, moss or mildew, the time to wash your roof or home is now. Waiting to clean your roof means algae, fungus and bacteria is growing damaging your roof, siding and home.

snow on roof, westchester power washingAsking about having your roof cleaned in the winter is like saying you shouldn’t wash your car because it will get dirty again. One of the reasons to wash a dirty car besides it’s appearance, is dirt can scratch and get inside your paint. Once this happens, you need to use compound and wax to buff out the dirt and scratches. Then you need to apply clear coat to restore the paint’s luster and to prevent rusting or fading.

If you leave your roof with black streaks, moss or lichens during the winter, by spring time, your problem will only be much worse. Moisture and the change of temperature allows algae to grow and destroy your roof. Waiting until after winter means more roof damage and inefficiency.

Cleaning your roof is a great way to maintain your home. It also saves you possibly thousands of dollars compared to replacing your roof. If you allow a problem to persist it will costs you more in the long run. Furthermore, it’s easier to get your roof cleaned during the winter months. During this time, roof cleaning companies are at their slowest. So, making an appointment should be easier. This doesn’t mean it will be a lot cheaper as winter conditions are intense for working outside.

If temperatures stay below 40 degrees, Westchester Power Washing will not wash your roof because of safety and to ensure you get the best roof cleaning. In addition, extreme cold prevents effective roof cleaning. So, if you want to get your roof cleaned, the winter is a great time. Just make sure you call before temperatures stay below 40 degrees. Peter Salotto, owner of Westchester Power Washing will check the temperatures and confirm a good day to come out. This way, you get to clean and protect your roof now instead of waiting and damaging your roof further.

Are you a licensed and insured roof cleaning company?

If you want to speak with a professional, licensed and insured home exterior and roof cleaning company, call (914)490-8138.

Westchester Power Washing gives free house, siding, patio, deck and roof cleaning estimates and quotes. Call or text Peter at the same number, 914-490-8138.

If you’d like to get your roof cleaned before temperatures are too cold, now is a great time to set an appointment.

For your benefit, below are some pictures of lichens, moss and algae on a roof. Yes, these look bad and your roof may not be in this condition. But remember, it starts small and then grows. By the way, it’s cheaper to clean your roof before it gets worse as the work is much harder.

One last thing. When you get your roof cleaned by Westchester Power Washing, we get a 5 year roof clean guarantee. If you see black streaks, moss or lichens on your roof, we will clean your roof. We are licensed and insured and been in business for almost 30 years. We take pride in our work and value our customers. If you want to see what others are saying about us, please take a look at our 5 star Google reviews.

Pics of Roofs with Algae, Moss and Lichens.

roof algae- westchester power washing Roof algae with visible black streaks. We remove these and the following roof conditions with our soft roof washing techniques.

Many homes have black streaks. Unfortunately, many homeowners in Westchester, New York mistakenly replace their roof instead of having it cleaned. Call us to see if we can clean your roof before calling a roof contractor.

roof moss- Westchester Power Washing This is a picture of extreme roof moss. Again, this can be cleaned. But, it is a lot of work, so call us and we will get your roof cleaned.




roof lichens- westchester power washing




This is also a bad case of roof lichens. Our soft roof washing process can have this clean as well. The damage being done to all these three roofs can lead to a total roof replacement. In addition, if your insurance company see this, they can cancel your homeowners policy.

Furthermore, if you are selling your home, have us wash your roof first. A dirty roof can make you lose thousands of dollars in value.

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Remember, there is still time to get your roof cleaned before winter settles in and it gets too cold. Call us at 914-490-8138 for a FREE estimate and appointment.