Years of build-up can really create an unsightly mess on your roof. Removing debris, dirt, mold, algae, moss and staining from your roof is one of our maintenance services. We have knowledge of the right chemicals and detergents to use (if any) to prevent bleaching or discoloration while still bringing the roof back to life.
Organisms like algae can actually feed on the components of many roof shingles and lessen the life of your roof, so if you see stains it is time to call us to clean your roof. Moss and dirt also will attract insects that may invite themselves inside your home too.
A clean roof will prevent many other problems and many times will almost look like new when we're done.
Deck Cleaning and Preparation for Deck Staining or Deck Painting
Wood decks loose their resilience and ability to shed water as they age. The natural wood color turns grey and looks terrible. A good pressure washing can bring back the wood to look more like it did originally, then a good coat of waterproofing sealant or colored stain will protect your deck for many years to come.
Our licensed and insured crews are at the ready to tackle that dirty job that will bring your property back into ship-shape! From pressure washing just about anything to window, roof and gutter cleaning we are up to the task. We are dependable and will show up at the scheduled time for your appointment and complete the job for the quoted price in a timely manner. Expect our workers to arrive in a marked truck and in uniform. They will treat you politely with the respect that you deserve.
Stubborn, stains from oil, rust, mildew and mold are all treatable with proper chemical rinses and power washing. Results are truly amazing, homeowners feel like they have replaced the surface not just cleaned it because it actually looks like new when our power washing crew is done.
Pressure Washing - Power Washing
Using both professional equipment and personnel, you can be sure that we won't be just giving your home, driveway, boat or roof a quick rinse - we will be cleaning it! Depending on what the application calls for, we may use chemical rinses or detergents combined with low-pressure or high-intensity pressure washing.
If you are hiring Franklin Painting for exterior house painting we may recommend a thorough power washing first to assure good adhesion of the new coat of paint. This is essential if you have mildew or environmental build-up of any kind on the surface of your exterior walls, shutters and trim.
Our power washing skills and equipment can be put to use on many projects such as:
• Exterior Home Pressure Washing
- aluminum, vinyl, wood, stone or brick siding
• Patio and Deck Pressure Washing
• Fence Pressure Washing
• Driveway Pressure Washing
• Walkway Pressure Washing
• RV and Bus Pressure Washing
Maintaining your gutters in working order is so important to your homes value. Prevent costly roof and gutter damage by making sure that your gutters and downspouts are clean and flowing correctly. Small animals like squirrels along with bees, ants and other insects can create blockages by the nests they build in downspouts throughout the dry season. This can clog your gutter downspouts even if they gutters are clean.
When gutters clog, the water needs to go somewhere. It may make its way into your roof, causing rot and damage that can be very costly to repair. Another consideration is chimneys spewing hot floating embers may land on gutters full of dry leaves and give tinder to a fire starting.
Late fall or early winter is usually the best time to call us and schedule your gutter cleaning. It will be best to clear them of all leaves before they start to freeze in the gutters and create serious blockages. The winter itself add debris to your gutters too, so early spring you may want to have another look at your gutters.
The biggest enemy to clean gutters in Connecticut of course is leaves and branches. Seasonal changes and wind bring them down on your roof and they end up settling in the bottom of your gutters.
Once a build-up collects, water will begin backing up and during the freezing and thawing cycles can expand and damage gutters or even dislodge them from the home resulting in expensive repairs being needed.
We offer window cleaning in conjunction* with other services like exterior house painting. When we are accessing all exterior windows and walls for painting it may be a good time to add on this service. Our ladders, lifts and staging will make easy work of what can be an impossible task for many homeowners.