Looking to sell your home? Pressure washing the exterior of your home can be a great way to create curb appeal that could potentially make the home more desirable and sell faster. By cutting through years of dirt and grime, your home could look as good as new making buyers feel like they are buying a new home. Whether you’re looking for a professional pressure washing company to work with or you’re thinking about doing it yourself, there are a few key things to keep in mind when pressure washing the home. The first is what specific areas to pressure wash to get the most visual impact, the second is whether to use a professional or do it your self.
The areas to consider pressure washing include:
1. The Roof of Your Home
Sometimes the roof of your home can appear to be the largest part of the home that buyers will see from the outside. If you have had your home for a while there is a good chance that the roof may not have been cleaned for several years and is starting to look old and dirty. Over the years your roof will protect your home from weather elements, bacteria and other materials causing the roof to look darker and dirty. When a home looks old and neglected, look at the roof. It most likely needs to be cleaned. Cleaning the roof will have an immediate effect on the presentation of the home. It will create a powerful impression when you go to sell the home and in most cases, people think the home has a new roof.
2. The Driveway
Over the years your home’s driveway may have gathered stains, grime, and dirt. For most homes, it is nearly impossible to not see the driveway and a stained and dirty driveway can reduce the value of the home in the buyers’ mind. The driveway is one of the most important areas to pressure wash before you sell. A pressure washed driveway looks clean and brings a sense of newness to the home
3. The Siding or Exterior of the Home
The siding and exterior walls of your home protect the interior of the home from outside elements. Naturally, over the years, dust, dirt, and stains may begin to appear on your siding. Pressure washing this is of the home will make the home look like it was just built. People are often amazed at how beautiful their home looks after a good pressure wash. Aesthetically, it brings massive curb appeal to the home and would definitely help when it comes time to sell.
4. The Fence
Pressure washing your fence is a great way to renew the barrier that surrounds the home. Over the years, wood tends to age and start looking dirty. Instead of replacing the fence, consider pressure washing it. In some cases, you can bring it back to its new state. Most people focus on the home when they think pressure washing. The fence is just as important. A clean fence lends itself to creating an attractive atmosphere in your backyard and around the home.
Pressure Washing your Home: Use a Professional
If you ARE planning on trying to pressure wash your home on your own, understand that it’s a lot more complicated than you might think it is. If you use a pressure washer that is too large or too powerful for the space you’re working with, you could end up loosening or damaging your siding, causing window damage or creating other hassles that you’ll then have to fix. Consider using a professional to do the pressure washing work. You will save yourself a lot of time and money by hiring a pro that is accustomed to doing the work on a regular basis. Remember that pressure washing is a true investment, the same as so much other hard work that you’ve put into your home. Use a professional to ensure that you will get the best outcome possible.