Had the House Pressure Washed

Discussion in 'V.C.'s Parlor' started by dbrian66, Sep 22, 2020.

  1. dbrian66

    dbrian66 Dr. Squier

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    My house was built in the mid 90’s. It’s at an age where stuff is starting to need attention. Had a new roof put on last month. That was the least amount of fun you can have for $13k! But it does look good and is guaranteed for 50 years. I am 50 years old. So if you do the math, I will never have to spend any money on my roof again! LOL. But yesterday I had the house pressure washed and WOW! What a difference. Cost me less than $300 and the house looks great. This might be something I start doing on a yearly basis!

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  3. Lonn

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    Very nice. My deck is that same gray color. My wife and I pressure washed it a couple of months ago.
     
  4. JurnyWannaBe

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    Our house has white vinyl siding and we live in a stand of oak trees. It has to be pressure washed at least once a year. I ended up buying my own pressure washer. It's quite handy for other things like lawn furniture, driveways, lawn mowers, etc.
     
  5. mitch_cumsteen

    mitch_cumsteen Squier-Nut

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    I've always wondered about this. Do they spray in a downward direction so the water doesn't work upward into the siding?
     
  6. dbrian66

    dbrian66 Dr. Squier

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    Yeah, I have a pressure washer that I use for lots of stuff. But getting three stories up to do the siding is more than I am willing to do! LOL Here is my tractor all taken apart so I could pressure wash it. I’m fine doing stuff on ground level!

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  7. Shine

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    I can think of a few used guitar purchases that could use this treatment!
     
  8. fattboyzz

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    Yepp !

    Groady dna necks are the worst ;(
     
  9. fattboyzz

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    Looking good !
     
  10. DrBeGood

    DrBeGood Squier-holic

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    THAT is some roof square footage !
    Do you expect that company to be there 30 years from now when you need that waranty ?
     
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  11. Bob the builder

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    You really should every couple years.
     
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  12. Bob the builder

    Bob the builder Squier-Meister

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    Soap it(low pressure) from the bottom to the top because it just keeps running down anyway
    Rinse it(high pressure) from the top down.
    Your siding has a interlock with weep holes so water can get out
     
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  13. dbrian66

    dbrian66 Dr. Squier

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    The warranty is through the shingle manufacturer, Certain Teed, not the company that installed it. And they have been around since the early 1900’s, so there is a good chance they will still be around in 50 years. Fingers crossed! :)
     
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  14. archetype

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    Likely the warranty is only for the shingles, not the labor to install replacements. The company that put them down on the decking won't matter if replacements are needed. You pay the labor for whoever does the work.
     
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  15. dbrian66

    dbrian66 Dr. Squier

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    I’m pretty sure they will pay labor as well. It’s a good warranty. Hopefully I will never need it!
     
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  16. 50 years huh ... impressive. Any roof I've done was 25 years.
    I'm with you working on or at near ground level. I can stumble bum around at ground level, and prefer not to do that 20' in the air.:D
    Looks awesome. Cheers, Barrie.
     
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  17. archetype

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    Cool!
     
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  18. dbrian66

    dbrian66 Dr. Squier

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    Yeah, I thought the standard warranty was 30 years, and I think it used to be. But I think this is the new standard. I didn’t buy anything fancy or buy extended warranties or anything. Just the mid grade shingle.
     
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  19. Uncle Joe

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    That looks great. Like a new house. Our house is about the same age and the guys came today to replace a few gutters. We had the roof done in the spring. We got really lucky. A storm passed through and blew off shingles from most houses on the street. A local roofer got ambitious and helped us all with claims and, much to my surprise, our insurance company paid the lion's share cost of a new roof. Got lucky there. Especially on a twenty-year-old house.

    $300 for a full power wash sounds good to me. I'm not sure I could get a quote like that around here for such a nice job.

    Congratulations on the house. Hope you live long enough to need another roof!
     
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  20. RegularJim

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    I bought a cheap pressure washer from Amazon last year. Washed my deck, garage, and house. There's an attachment you can buy that looks like a creeper/dolly that shoots water straight up so you can wash the salt from under your car. I also hear you can use them for rugs. Probably best if you bring them outside first though.
     
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