Softwashing vs. Power Washing

The Differences Can Hurt or Help Your Home

Too often, people believe that power washing – also known as pressure washing – can help them clean their roof and exterior surfaces quickly and easily. Before you purchase that pressure washer, however, it’s important that you know the differences. What you learn could save the life of your roof.


There are many benefits to softwashing your roof or other exterior surfaces as opposed to power washing. Just one of those is the fact that you can actually increase the life of your roof and avoid costly repairs and replacement costs with regular maintenance. You can regularly maintain your roof by keeping it clean.

Softwashing is the best alternative for keeping your roof and other exterior surfaces clean because:

  • It’s gentle. We can wash your surfaces with as little as 45 PSI.
  • It can be done from 30 feet away. Our washers won’t have to climb your roof.
  • It’s the only method approved by the Asphalt Roofing Manufacturers Association (ARMA).
  • We use bio friendly chemicals instead of chemicals that damage to your roof and the environment.

Power Washing

An increasingly popular way to wash exterior surfaces, power washing is also known as pressure washing. It involves highly pressurized water being pumped through a hose to wash away grime and dirt. However, with PSI levels ranging from 2,000 to 4,000 blasting just inches away from your roof’s surface, it’s important to know that such high water levels are in fact quite damaging to your roof and other exterior surfaces. It also voids warranties on roofs.

Softwashing is the obvious choice for keeping your roof clean. Increase the life of your roof and other exterior surfaces with regular maintenance. Give us a call today at (956) 878-9698.

What Sets Us Apart?

  • We have Liability Insurance and Workers' Comp Coverage
  • 5-Year Warranty on Asphalt Shingle and Tile Roof Cleanings
  • All employees must pass a vigorous Background Check
  • We us 100% Biodegradable and Eco-Friendly Chemicals
  • SoftWashing will not damage the surface
  • Staff is certified and trained through SoftWash Systems