Signs Your Home Needs A Power Washing
August 9, 2023
Now that summer is in full swing and families are spending more time entertaining outdoors, it may be time to consider power washing your home’s exterior, including the siding, roofing, walkways, and hardscapes. Your home may already be showing signs that this service could be very helpful in making your home look cleaner and more vibrant.
You may not feel like your home appears dirty, grimy, or covered in debris, but you would be amazed at the signs that your home could benefit from a power washing this year. Here are a few signs that you may be missing.
A Multi-Colored Roof
Take a closer look at the roof of your home. Does it seem to be dark in some areas and lighter in others? Are there streaks that look like tree sap or other gunk dripping down the roof? All of these are signs that your roof could benefit from a cleaning.
These visual signs could mean that your roof has environmental debris such as mold or mildew growing on the shingles. Cleaning with a special cleanser could help remove this unsightly debris.
Have you begun to notice that your gutters are looking full or are not allowing water to run away from your foundation? This could be an indicator that your gutters are clogged and could use a cleaning.
Clogged gutters can lead to foundation issues, water incursion, and the potential for pests and wildlife to take refuge in your gutters. Squirrels, birds, and mosquitoes are not what you want to call your gutters home. A quick clean-out and washing can do wonders to get your gutters back to their original function, keeping water from entering your home.
The Siding Looks Dull or Dirty
In many cases, the most common sign that homeowners have that their home’s exterior needs to be cleaned is that the siding looks less vibrant and maybe even shows some dirt.
Deck or Walkways Look Less Appealing
Decks, walkways, patios, driveways, and hardscapes can all benefit from a power wash a couple of times a year. Mold, mildew, dirt, and chemical debris from the de-icers of the winter can really take a toll on these surfaces.
If your home appears to have stains, dirt, or streaks, you may want to give it a good washing with a power washer. Many power washers have the ability to clean up to a second floor where hard-to-reach stains can be cleaned away in an instant. Talk to the professionals at Jerry Enos about your dull or dirty appearing siding, fences, walkways, or patios that could benefit from a good pressure wash.