House Hand Washing in Cobble Hill, New York

Cleaning Siding With Care


Speed doesn't always pay. When cleaning the exterior of your home, it's faster to use a high-powered pressure washer, but that doesn't mean it's the best option. Certain housing materials fare better when washed by hand with soapy water and a sponge. The roofing contractors at Big John Roofing hand wash houses in Cobble Hill, New York for area homeowners who want the exterior of their homes cleaned with care.


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Hand Washing Siding on a House in Cobble HillWhy Hire Big John Roofing to Handwash a Cobble Hill House?

During our more than 46 years in the roofing industry, we've seen people do all kinds of things to clean the outside of their homes. They have tried scraping, pressure washing, and bleaching. Not too many people hand wash their home's siding these days, and not many contractors provide this service, but Big John Roofing's technicians prefer it for several reasons.

  • Gentler house cleaning: Hand washing a Cobble Hill house is a gentler way of washing a house, which makes it ideal for delicate siding materials. Pressure cleaning can damage these surfaces by stripping off paint or gouging the siding.

  • Precision house washing: Big John Roofing's hand washing services allow for targeting specific areas that require more attention without blasting everything with water. This protects areas of your home that don't need to be cleaned or that can be damaged by chemicals.

  • Less risk of damage: Hand washing is a safer cleaning method as it doesn't use high-pressure water that can potentially damage windows, trim, or other exterior features of your home. Call (917) 810-5814 for more information.


Types of Siding That Are Best Washed by Hand in Cobble Hill

The ideal siding materials for hand washing are those that can withstand some mild scrubbing, but that may be damaged if pressure washed at high-pressure. Big John Roofing has found that even brick houses can take on damage to the mortar with aggressive pressure washing. Vinyl, wood, and stucco siding can all benefit from gentler cleaning methods like hand washing by Big John Roofing.

These types of homes in Cobble Hill are best cleaned by hand:

  • Older homes: Older homes often have more delicate materials that have the potential to be damaged by pressure washing. For example, homes built before the 1970s may have lead paint, which can be stripped off by the force of the water and release toxins.
  • Historic homes: Historic homes are often made with materials that require special care. Pressure washing can damage the siding, trim, and other features of historic homes.
  • Softwood siding: Softwood siding, such as cedar or redwood, can be easily damaged by pressure washing. The high-pressure water can strip off the softwood's natural oils and leave it vulnerable to rot and other damage. In addition, pressure can gouge the surface.
  • Stucco: Stucco can be damaged by the force involved with pressure cleaning. This can create cracks and chips in the siding. Hand washing by Big John Roofing is a safe solution.
  • Older brick: Older brick homes are more porous and can absorb water, which can cause damage over time. Pressure washing can force water into the brick and cause cracking or other damage. Call Big John Roofing to wash your Cobble Hill brick house.

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  • 5★★★★★ - "Big John Roofing did right by me.
    I'm very satisfied with my new 1 1/2 car Garage hip roof...I had concerns about my neighbor's fruit tree being 1 ft from the property line and my garage being 1 ft from the property line. They took such care in protecting this tree and particular property, I have happy neighbors...thanks John

    in Bayside, NY

  • 5★★★★★ - "Love my new Gabled garage roof and I would recommend Big John Roofing !"

    in Bayside, NY

  • 5★★★★★ - "Needed another job done at my mom's townhouse, called John once again after repairing the roof on my loft building and my uncle's house last year. Next day after calling he came to check out the area and gave me an estimate. Two days later John and his crew started working on it and did a great job. No slacking or anything, his crew knows what to do, they weren’t waiting around until he tells them what to do. The job was clean as hell."

    in Brooklyn, NY

  • 5★★★★★ - "Quick response and got the repair job done with professional advice on how to follow up and with a reasonable quote."

  • 5★★★★★ - "Just wanted to take the time to thank John n his brother, Freddy, for their hard work, and I am so appreciative of John explaining everything step by step n quote John gave us was the price we paid, no-nonsense at all. thank you for the professional job, John!!"

  • 5★★★★★ - "John was very professional and did an exceptional job. Would highly recommend him!"

  • 5★★★★★ - "Quick excellent professional service"

    in Bayside, NY

  • 5★★★★★ - "Quick response to give estimate. New roof done in 1 day. Sincere, honest and very professional. John is man of his word. We couldn't be happier with his work. Highly recommend."

    in Rockaway Beach, NY

  • 5★★★★★ - "These guys did an awesome job on my roof! They answered all of my questions and put my mind at ease that I was getting the best roof possible. 10/10 would recommend."

  • 5★★★★★ - "When you call on John, he shows up! I have two children and an elder in my Queens home, and have had a couple of emergencies come up in the past several months. John shows up FAST when others don’t, and he put my family at ease."

    , Emergency Roofing in Bayside, NY

  • 5★★★★★ - "John did a great job. He was fast and thorough and very honest and very reasonably priced."

    , Commercial Roofing in Manhattan, NY

  • 5★★★★★ - "Excellent, excellent, excellent, repaired gutters perfectly, Johnny Scarpa is such a gentleman. And great value, he’s so reasonable.
    Thank you!

    , Roofing in Brooklyn, NY

  • 5★★★★★ - "John did my roof and after hiring John no leaks and I referred him to building next door. Great and amazing work"

    , Roof Repairs in Queens, NY

  • 5★★★★★ - "Big John’s Roofing did a lovely job on my home. They were very communicative on the scheduling, prompt on arrival and clear in explaining the job. The utilization of photos and videos of my roof really helped me understand what was needed and made it easy to select them as my service provider. They were polite, pleasant and professional every step of the way, as well as providing a warranty on the work! Highly recommended!"

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