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Power Washing: When and Where

Power washing is something that is usually last on the list of home improvements. When it comes to priority, however, power washing is not only necessary for aesthetic purposes but also for the health and preservation of your home. I Boyd Home Improvements gives insight into areas of your home that would benefit most from power washing.

One of the most popular power washing services we can offer is deck cleaning – and rightfully so. Regular power washing can prevent wood rot and add untold years to your deck’s lifespan.

As sunlight, grime and sediments take their toll on your deck, it can develop a worn, faded look. One of the safest ways to protect it is to stain and seal it – but after even minor exposure, you should consider getting your deck power washed before applying stains and sealants.

Without a proper cleaning, even stained decks can retain a worn look, and sealants can trap already dangerous elements in the wood.

Fortunately, I Boyd Home Improvements has just what you need to restore your deck. Our advanced pressure washers have endless settings, ensuring that our team will be able to apply just the right amount of pressure that your deck needs. Wood that’s already worn can suffer severe damage from too much pressure – but I. Boyd Home Improvements of Maryland, has the experience necessary to handle even the grimiest or fragile of decks.

For some examples of our previous wood-work, be sure to check out our gallery. You’ll get a firsthand look at just how much of a difference one quick power washing can do to save your deck.

We have the tools, we have the talent and we’re ready to work for you. Contact us today for more information or to request an estimate!

Roof Cleaning

Getting your shingles cleaned can extend the life of a new roof. The black streaks that you see on your roof is algae. The algae will consume the limestone in the shingles, greatly reducing their effectiveness in protecting your home. Additionally, as the algae continues to grow, the roof becomes less reflective which in turn will increase your cooling costs in the summer months.

The Do's and Don'ts of Cleaning Shingles

  • Never use pressure to clean a roof. A pressure washer will damage your shingles. With the right eco-friendly cleaning solution, low pressure will take care of removing the algae from the roof.

  • Bleach will kill algae but it should not be used. Bleach is a pollutant and is corrosive. I.Boyd Home Improvements only utilizes biodegradable eco-friendly cleaning solutions.

  • Roofs can be slippery when wet and especially when using cleaning solutions. I. Boyd Home Improvements has all the necessary equipment and has experience in washing roofs safely.

Concrete and Stone

No matter how clean your home or deck may seem, concrete stains around your home can be an eyesore and a half.

Always beneath our feet and often forgotten, concrete walkways and driveways are quick to soak up mineral stains, sprout mold and mildew build ups and develop tree sap marks. Being so close to the ground exposes your sidewalk or driveway to some of nature’s ugliest stains, and it’s nearly impossible to get some of them up through household means.

That’s where I.Boyd Home Improvements comes in. We’re always happy to send one of our team members over to blast the grime right off of your concrete and stone walkways. We’ll provide our always affordable rates, and bring the experience you need to the table. Elaborate walkways aren’t cheap, and improper washing can leave them looking worse than they did with the stains – but you can always count on I Boyd Home Improvements to deliver high quality work that’s suited to your property’s individual needs.

If you’d like more information, or want to set up an estimate, contact us today!

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