Making sense of roof cleaning pricing
We often get the question “How much does roof cleaning cost?”. With many home services, homeowners have a pretty good idea about what it’s going to cost, whether it be having the carpets cleaned, bringing a maid in for some routine cleaning, or even having the windows washed. With roof cleaning, prices can seem to be all over the map, with the cheapest options costing a fraction of the highest priced services. This leaves homeowners with a dilemma, sorting out varying methods and prices.
I’ll break down what the various companies do, to give you an idea of what you can expect.
Low End Roof Cleaning Pricing
The low end of pricing is characterized by the fly-by nighter. They may have been in business for a few months, and they may shut down at the end of the year. These companies may pressure wash, or brush the roofs, providing a surface clean. When providing strictly a one part, surface clean, prices will be the lowest. These methods leave your roof mostly clean, but when bits of moss roots are left alive, and moss spores have not be killed, your problem will return twice as fast as without a proper disinfection of the roof.
These companies often represent a liability to you as a homeowners, as they may not have either WCB to cover themselves as workers, or Liability insurance to cover your property.
Pricing in this tier could range from $250-1000.
The middle tier is where more established companies land. They pay for insurance, good equipment, and take care of their employees. Their process may involve both manual removal as well as chemical treatment, or at least a treatment of some kind.
What you want to look for in this pricing range are companies with long and successful track records who guarantee thier work against moss re-growth.
Pricing generally ranges from $500-1500.
The high end of pricing
Companies may end up on the high end of pricing for two reasons. The first reason may be their process. Some roof cleaning processes involve a treatment at the start of the process, followed by either immediately pressure washing, or waiting for an extended period of time, and then returning to do the manual removal. Both of these methods are the most time consuming, and as a result the most expensive. These methods both do not efficient than our procedure for several reasons, and you don’t need to pay more to get the best service.
The second reason would be scale. Sometimes the largest companies can end up being the most expensive. There’s a general rule with small businesses, the marketing you’re seeing, the more marketing you’re paying for. Franchise businesses often fall in to this category, as there are more mouths to feed at different levels – corporate, franchise owners, and employees.
Pricing can be up to 50% higher than mid tier companies.
For more information about comparing these methods, call the Owner, Joshua Del Begio at 604-773-7034 to learn more!
We can price competitively and offer a premier service for two key reasons.
- Specialization efficiency – We provide one service, and it makes a difference.
- We buy our chemicals in bulk, directly from one of the largest suppliers in North America.
Of course, if you’re wondering “How much does roof cleaning cost?”, your best bet is to request a free for your specific property.