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Frequently Asked Questions

Eagle Wash Division, Inc © 2015 - Exterior Soft Wash done on a luxury home in Osterville, MA

How often should my house be washed?

Wooden clapboards should be cleaned and inspected annually; vinyl siding or asphalt shingles, every year or two. A professional cleaner will use low pressure to avoid damaging your siding. Low pressure also does not allow water to penetrate under the siding. NOTE: Old asbestos siding should not be washed.

Eagle Wash Division, Inc © 2015 - Exterior Soft Wash done on a luxury home in Osterville, MA

My house has aluminum siding that is wearing well, but the surface is faded and splotchy-looking. What can I do to restore the siding?

Aluminum siding may stand up well for many years, but when the painted surface fades or becomes pitted, you may want to have it painted. Have your siding power-washed before you apply primer.

Eagle Wash Division, Inc © 2015 - Exterior Soft Wash done on a luxury home in Osterville, MA

I have a cedar shake roof. Is washing dangerous?

Actually, many producers of wood roofing shingles suggest that the roof be power-washed annually before applying a coat of preservative. Of course, you can avoid damaging the roof by hiring a professional who has a list of satisfied customers.

Eagle Wash Division, Inc © 2015 - Exterior Soft Wash done on a luxury home in Osterville, MA

What about zero-maintenance siding and decks? Do they need to be cleaned?

Any surfaces exposed to weather get dirty and need to be cleaned regularly, regardless of promises.

Eagle Wash Division, Inc © 2015 - Exterior Soft Wash done on a luxury home in Osterville, MA

I’m beginning to see black stains on my roof, which is only four years old. Will washing help?

Those stains are from a type of algae that loves humidity. It thrives in this area. A safe, low-pressure wash will remove the algae and leave the roof unattractive to this little pest for up to three years.

Eagle Wash Division, Inc © 2015 - Exterior Soft Wash done on a luxury home in Osterville, MA

My asphalt-shingled roof is growing moss and lichens on the north side of the house. Will power washing clean the growth without damaging the roof?

When low-pressure washing is done correctly, there should be no more damage to the roof than a rainstorm might cause.

Eagle Wash Division, Inc © 2015 - Exterior Soft Wash done on a luxury home in Osterville, MA

Is washing the roof expensive?

We prefer to see a roof before we quote a price, but you can rest assured that Eagle Wash will never offer you more services than you need and that a properly cleaned roof will last longer and give your home more curb appeal.



Insurance Cancelations or suspensions

if you have received a letter from your insurance company stating that they will cancel or suspend your policy unless you have your roof cleaned, we will work directly with you to ease this resolution process.

Eagle Wash has years of experience on dealing with these issues, and we will have all the necessary information and precautions for you to take in order to avoid the cancellation of your insurance. Call us today, and schedule your free estimate