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Beware of Anyone Using a Pressure Washer to Clean Your Roof

With the Spring approaching we all see the ad’s of people willing to pressure wash your roof.

As a homeowner, you want to take care of your property and maintain its curb appeal. One of the ways to do that is by keeping your roof clean. But when it comes to cleaning your roof, not all methods are created equal. While pressure washing may seem like a quick and easy solution, it can actually cause more harm than good. That’s why it’s important to beware of anyone using a pressure washer to clean your roof.

Matt Mayo, the owner of Softwash Pros MS located in Madison, MS, has seen a lot of new companies advertising roof cleaning using pressure washers. Mayo says “most of these companies don’t know any better and think it’s easy to buy a pressure washer and start cleaning. Unfortunately, it’s the homeowner who ultimately pays for this mistake.”

The problem with using a pressure washer to clean your roof is that it can damage the shingles, dislodge granules, and create leaks. Additionally, pressure washing can also void your roof warranty. The high pressure can strip away the granules on your shingles, leading to premature aging and deterioration.

Instead of using a pressure washer, your roof should be cleaned using a soft wash process per the guidelines of ARMA (Asphalt Roofing Manufacturers Association). Soft washing uses a low-pressure spray to apply a cleaning solution to your roof. The solution is then allowed to sit for a period of time, allowing it to penetrate and break down dirt, grime and algae. 

So when it comes to cleaning your roof, using a pressure washer may seem like an easy solution. However, it can cause more harm than good. To ensure that your roof is properly cleaned and maintained, it’s important to choose a reputable roof cleaning company that uses a soft wash process. By asking the right questions and doing your due diligence, you can protect your investment and avoid costly repairs in the future.

If you have questions or would like to have a free, no commitment estimate for cleaning your roof, feel free to visit and submit your information and we will be glad to reach out to provide assistance. As always, if you need any exterior cleaning service Madison MS feel free to connect with us at our homepage Madison MS Pressure Washing at


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