How To Start A Roof Cleaning Business (Step by Step)


Roof Cleaning Business: A Lucrative Opportunity in Home Maintenance

Welcome to today’s deep dive into the world of roof cleaning businesses. If you’ve contemplated entering this niche, you're in the right place. Let's explore why roof cleaning is not just a viable business but a potentially lucrative one.

Why Roof Cleaning?

Roof cleaning remains an untapped market in many areas. Homeowners often overlook the need for it, living with unsightly black streaks or moss without realizing there's a solution. Professional roof cleaning, therefore, is not just a service - it's a problem solver, which makes it highly profitable.

Profitability and Market Demand

The potential for income in roof cleaning is significant. In a poll conducted with my subscribers, an astonishing 51% reported earning over $20,000 per year from roof cleaning alone. This underscores the service's high demand and profitability.

Starting Your Roof Cleaning Business

Initial Steps

  1. Market Analysis: Understand your local market. Identify potential customers and competitors. Even if there's existing competition, there’s still ample opportunity.
  2. Licensing and Insurance: Ensure you’re legally compliant. Roof cleaning poses specific risks, making the right insurance essential.
  3. Training and Certification: Gain expertise in roof cleaning techniques, chemical handling, and safety measures. Certifications add credibility and trustworthiness to your business.

Equipment Essentials

  1. Safety Gear: Invest in quality safety equipment like gloves, goggles, respirators, and non-slip footwear.
  2. Ladders and Harnesses: Different roof heights will require various ladders and safety harnesses.
  3. Chemicals: Understand how to safely use sodium hypochlorite and surfactants for effective cleaning.
  4. Pump and Hose: Select a pump (electric, gas, or air diaphragm) and a hose that matches your setup.
  5. Application Tools: Choose a suitable wand or gun designed for strong bleach applications.
  6. Mixing Tanks: Consider the size and type of tank you’ll need for your cleaning solutions.

Additional Considerations

  • Transportation: Have a reliable vehicle to transport your equipment.
  • Branding and Uniform: Professional appearance enhances your business's image.
  • Business Software: Efficiently manage scheduling, invoicing, and customer data.
  • First Aid and Safety Signage: Prepare for emergencies and alert others to potential hazards on-site.

The Poll Results: A Glimpse into Earnings

The poll results revealed a significant portion of respondents earning substantial income from roof cleaning, highlighting the service's profitability and demand.


Starting a roof cleaning business requires careful planning, proper equipment, and a commitment to safety and quality. With the right approach, it can be a highly profitable venture, whether as a standalone business or an addition to your existing services.

Interested in learning more or getting started? Check out the link in the comments for our comprehensive training program, 'How to Wash,' covering all aspects of roof cleaning and more.

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