Cape Cod’s proximity to the ocean is why many of us choose to live here. While our location has its advantages, it can also pose problems to your home’s exterior. Exposure to high winds and the salt air leaves your home’s vinyl siding or cedar shingles susceptible to damage and can exacerbate the normal wear and tear caused by time. That’s why house washing is important for the health of your siding.
Even in the short term, the exterior shine of your home can start to dull due to our harsh New England climate. In some cases, a fresh coat of paint can serve to brighten up your house. But in other cases, house washing or pressure washing may be just what the doctor (or Mad Hatter) ordered.
BENEFITS OF HOUSE WASHING ON CAPE COD
With the majority of our clients, Mad Hatter will do a light washing as it is an effective approach to cleaning your home’s exterior and is less costly and time consuming than pressure washing.
We use a mild solution of water with a minimal amount (5%) of bleach that can serve to clean your home safely and quickly. Every house washing project begins with an application of our water/bleach solution followed by a light rinse of the home with clean water. It is imperative that the bleach is removed entirely so it does not have a reaction with any future projects (paint or stain) to your home’s exterior.
You can be assured that Mad Hatter steers clear of pool shock which many larger washing companies use; the chemical can pose significant damage to Cape Cod shingles which are prevalent in this part of the state.
BENEFITS OF PRESSURE WASHING ON CAPE COD
When done right, pressure washing removes dirt, debris, mold, mildew, insects and other unwanted material from your house. And it will make your home’s exterior look as good as new. The difference can be startling. At Mad Hatter, we have witnessed the stark contrast after a home has been pressure washed.
Pressure washing is ideal for dirty jobs where house washing will not suffice. Examples include red cedar roofs or white cedar sidewall that may have a heavy coating of mold, lichen or mildew. In some cases, pressure washing your home can also serve to minimize health problems to you and your family, particularly when mold is evident.
Pressure washing can be particularly effective for decks, removing the first layer of dead skin cells on the wood. When done by a professional, your decking will look as good as new.
WHY CHOOSE MAD HATTER
Throughout Cape Cod, there are plenty of businesses that rent or sell pressure washers. While that may suffice for simple jobs, you could potentially cause damage to your siding, deck, patio and lawn if operated incorrectly.
That’s why we recommend going with a professional like Mad Hatter. Our experience in pressure washing will ensure your home or business is protected. We use best practices, understanding what techniques and materials will meet the needs of your property.
Our house washing and pressure washing services covers siding, windows, decks, patios, roofs, docks, fences, walkways and sheds. Depending on your needs, we will determine what service (high-pressure, low-pressure or house washing) is best for you.
To schedule an appointment and receive a free estimate for your house washing or power washing project, contact Mad Hatter today.