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House and roof exterior cleaning costs

  • 16-07-2022 9:24pm
    Registered Users Posts: 16 bie

    For a two story, 2300 sq ft home, what is a reasonable cost to clean gutters, pressure wash a house and clean roof to get rid of algae/moss + treat against it?

    I received a mid-3k quote and am wondering if that's a bit high or maybe OK...


  • Registered Users Posts: 984 ✭✭✭ Still stihl waters 3

    3 days for 2 men and that would be very a very generous time frame, 1500 -1800 would be the outside price unless the place is absolutely filthy

  • Registered Users Posts: 16 bie

    Know someone who can do it for that price range in Galway? :) That's what I expected to pay.

    The home hasn't been lived in for several years so is pretty dirty on the outside on the roof (with algae)

    Does anyone know what the difference is between the white stuff on the roof (algae) and the red stuff (red algae?) on the side of the garage? Are they both algae?

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  • Registered Users Posts: 984 ✭✭✭ Still stihl waters 3

    The white stuff is lead residue, the red stuff is algae, Tribal Cleaning maybe worth a call, that house looks bigger than 2300 but it may just be the pics, plus you've a garage

  • Registered Users Posts: 16 bie

    What's lead residue and the cause? Can that easily be cleaned off? I think I've seen the same thing on a lot of roofs in Ireland. I'll look them up, thanks.

  • Registered Users Posts: 984 ✭✭✭ Still stihl waters 3

    It's run off from the lead, there's a treatment for it to stop it running, I'm not sure how easy it would be to clean the slate tho

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  • Registered Users Posts: 1 GiannaRichardson

    It's hard to say what a reasonable cost would be without seeing your home and the condition of the gutters, roof, and house.

  • Registered Users Posts: 9  SporCj

    It would be a good idea to get a few more quotes from other contractors and compare the prices. You can also ask them for an itemized list of the services they plan to provide, so you can be sure that all of your needs will be taken care of. I also recommend checking out the services provided by Sparkle Wash (, as they specialize in pressure washing and cleaning roofs. They might be able to provide you with a more accurate quote. Good luck!

  • Registered Users Posts: 4,352 ✭✭✭ Widdensushi

    House is probably washed by now.....

  • Registered Users Posts: 4,196 ✭✭✭ Juwwi

    Sparkle wash seem to be a company based in the USA ?