When you think of valuable home maintenance practices, what comes to mind?
Servicing your furnace? Mowing the lawn? Checking your roof to make sure no shingles are lifting? Maybe adding some fresh exterior paint to those weather-worn spots?
These are all valuable. Absolutely. But, here’s another to add to your list: pressure washing. If it isn’t part of your annual home maintenance strategy already, it really should be.
Why? We’re glad you asked!
What Benefits Does Pressure Washing Offer?
Your exterior paint and stain isn’t just there to look good, although that’s definitely a perk.
Your home’s coatings act as a protective barrier, shielding your property from damaging environmental influences. Annual pressure washing not only keeps this layer of protection looking its best, but also offers the following benefits:
- Removes dirt, mold, and mildew
- Extends the lifespan of your paint and stain by washing away contaminants
- Removes salt deposits that fade your paint prematurely
- Its benefits are versatile, extending to not only your siding but also decks, walkways, patios, driveways, and more
Should You Pressure Wash Your Own Home or Hire a Pro?
Technically, you can tackle this yourself.
But the real question isn’t can you pressure wash your own property, but should you? There’s more to the process than immediately meets the eye. If it’s not handled by an experienced hand, you can run the risk of harming your siding and deck, or creating water damage (especially if you spray up into your eaves or around windows).
A professional also will take the unique age and nature of your surfaces into account, and adjust their tactics and pressure as needed for the maximum benefit.
Professional pressure washing equipment is also often much more powerful than what it is readily available at home improvement stores or even to rent. The combination of extra power and the knowledge of an experienced technician can work wonders for your property.
If you have any questions for us at Rogall Painting or would like to know more about our painting, building, and remodeling services, why not give us a call? We would love to talk with you.