Power Washing Your Home

Power Washing Your HomeIf you’ve never experienced power washing before, you’re missing out. You would think that a company like the Valley Windows team wouldn’t want to promote excessive force aimed at homes and businesses where we’ve spent so much time and energy to design and install windows and doors to give you a better view. As a matter of fact, we love to support home renovation projects that safely and successfully help amplify the quality and the style of the different products that we have in our inventory – and can custom design for your needs.

Speaking of home renovation projects, let’s get to the theme of this post. Today we’re talking about power washing: what it is, why you need it, and how you do it. Read on for more information.

What is power washing?

Power washing, which is also referred to as pressure washing, is when you use pressurized water to clean all sorts of things off your house, including dirt, algae, and all sorts of other contaminants that you’ll find on the exterior of your home. Of note, while some companies or sites on the web may give you the impression that they’re two different things (thereby further confusing you and deterring you from a project that needs to be completed), that’s not the case. By trade, they’re the same thing and both valuable bodies of work.

As you can imagine, there are a lot of different questions and variables associated with the specific process that will be used on your home or your business. You need to think about what kind of machine you’re working with, the type of surface that you’re trying to tackle and also the credentials of the person that you’re working with.

When do you need power washing?

Think about the materials that you’re working with, first and foremost. Concrete is a popular example. It’s a very durable material, but one that you do want to give a little TLC from time to time. It’s a porous material, so any of the aforementioned contaminants seep right into the concrete. This is where you’ll want to find equipment that can go the extra mile.

If you’re looking at specific areas of your home, we frequently see power washing with your deck or outside areas. This is especially the case if you’re looking to reseal your deck or if you’re looking to paint/repaint in the near future. This is because, with the extra power or pressure, you’ll be able to eradicate any loose paint chips or even sunspots that might have appeared over the last number of years. Just make sure you’re aware of this prior to any work. If you are simply looking to keep your deck looking clean and fresh and there might be any worries about losing paint chips, think this through carefully.

What are my alternatives?

You can always think through soft washing as an alternative. There is less water pressure involved; instead, you’re looking at cleaners and soft bristle brushes when it comes to the tougher areas of your home. Siding and cleaning your roof, specifically, will benefit from this method.

Follow these tips and your home will feel clean and fresh in no time.