July 17, 2009, Newsletter Issue #176: How to Prepare your Roof for Pressure Washing

Tip of the Week

The first element to consider is the type of power washer that you will use. A regular pressure washer will do a good job, in particular if you add some useful pressure washer attachments such as a 15-degree spray nozzle and a good quality detergent.

If you are looking to speed up the job, however, you will need a flat surface cleaner. Although at an angle, a roof is in fact a flat surface for power washing purposes.

1. Start by cutting away any overhanging or protruding tree branches to allow the roof to receive plenty of sun and aeration.
2. Remove debris and any obstructions from the gutters and make sure that the water will drain freely.
3. Test the power washer on a small section of the roof to make sure that the pressure is adjusted correctly and the spray will not cause any damage to the roofing material.

Depending on the complexity of the job, hiring a professional pressure washing business may be your best bet.

About LifeTips

Now one of the top on-line publishers in the world, LifeTips offers tips to millions of monthly visitors. Our mission mission is to make your life smarter, better, faster and wiser. Expert writers earn dough for what they know. And exclusive sponsors in each niche topic help us make-it-all happen.

Exclusive Sponsor

Need a little more scrubbing power? Want to increase your cleaning efficiency?

Ultimate Washer offers a variety of Rotary Nozzles from which you can choose. Your cleaning time can be cut in half with the addition of this nozzle. These nozzles rotate at high speeds to increase the intensity of the spray. They can remove rust, graffiti, and barnacles from the bottom of boats just to mention a few. They can be used on pressure washers with as little as 3000 PSI up to the super heavy duty pressure washers whose PSI reaches 5000 PSI. Find more info at http://www.ultimatewasher.com/pressure-washer-rotary-nozzles.htm

Not finding the advice and tips you need on this Pressure Washers Tip Site? Request a Tip Now!


Guru Spotlight
Christina Chan