Roof Cleaning Port Tampa Florida

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 Here is a roof cleaning in Port Tampa we did awhile ago. Port Tampa is full of smaller homes, and is not deed restricted. The residents of Port Tampa do not have to get their roofs cleaned like these Tampa Deed Restricted Roof Cleaning customers do. Though we clean million dollar roofs on a weekly basis in the Tampa Bay area, I personally do not live in a Million Dollar Home. LOL, I wish there was that much money in the roof cleaning business!
Every home we do is treated like it is our own. No matter if it is a 15,000 sq ft home in the Reserve at Tampa Palms, or a 900 sq ft home in Port Tampa. This customer was going to get his place painted, and wanted to clean the roof first. A good thing, since he was not even aware of the real color of his roof, to match the new paint. There is a  lot of soot in the air in Port Tampa coming from the TECO Smokestacks. The soot travels right across Tampa Bay. We have a special way of adjusting our roof cleaning chemical to compensate for the PH change caused by this acidic soot from Tampa Electric. Our customer was really happy, and invited us to join him and his wife for a night of fishing at the Ballast Point Pier near Port Tampa. We cleaned a roof, and made a new friend!

Apple Roof Cleaning Tampa Florida Call (813)655-8777 for a free estimate!
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APPLE ROOF CLEANING 813-655-8777
711 Westbrook Ave
Brandon, Florida 33511

Cleaning Tile Roof Tampa FL

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 No Walking On Tiles

 We are using our manlifts to clean these tile roofs in Tampa w/o walking on them. Every tile roof we clean is evaluated before we start cleaning. Some tile roofs are totally walkable(with lightweight, skilled roof cleaners) and some tile roofs are not walkable.

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Cleaning Metal Roof Tampa Florida

Our highly skilled RCIA Certified Tile Roof Cleaners, and our custom made to our specifications tile roof cleaning pumps insure a minimum amount of walking. Unlike a Pressure Washing Company, we do not have to walk on one roof tile, to put cleaning pressure on the other. Our exclusive “Apple Sauce” Tile Roof Cleaning Chemical does all the work w/o any Pressure Washing! Our tile roof cleaners simply wet the roof tiles down from a few strategically chosen spots on the roof, where it is safe to walk. As we said previously, every Tile Roof in Tampa is evaluated for the best, lowest cost roof cleaning. For a free tile roof cleaning evaluation, call us at 813-655-8777

Apple Tile Roof Cleaning 7401 Patrician Place Tampa,FL 33619 Call(813)655-8777 for a free estimate!

APPLE ROOF CLEANING 813-655-8777
711 Westbrook Ave
Brandon, Florida 33511

roof stain removal tampa florida

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 Removing Roof Stains Tampa FL

The stains on your roof in Tampa are caused not from dirt, but from a plant called Gloeocapsa Magma growing on your roof. Our roof cleaning process safely removes the black roof stains, and our exclusive roof stain inhibitor keeps them from coming back so quickly. The humid climate here in West Central Florida feeds these roof stains, causing many of our customers in Tampa to get letters from your HOA asking you to get your roof cleaned. Here are some roof stain removal pictures of homes we have cleaned in the Tampa, FL area.

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roof stain removal tampa

Apple Roof Cleaning 7401 Patrician Place Tampa,FL 33619 Call(813)655-8777 for a free estimate!

APPLE ROOF CLEANING 813-655-8777
711 Westbrook Ave
Brandon, Florida 33511

Roof Cleaning Brandon, FL

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 Cleaning Brandon Florida Roof

 Apple Roof Cleaning is the 2002 winner of the Brandon Chamber of Commerce Business of the Year Award.

I graduated from Brandon High School in 1972 , and have been cleaning roofs in this area for nearly 16 years. If you click the link at the top of this post, you can see I also do volunteer cleaning work for various charities in the Brandon, FL area. I am President and Co Founder of Brandon Singles. All our roof cleaners are fully trained and certified professionals by the Roof Cleaning Institute. We meet or beat any price of comparable roof cleaning in Brandon. Look at our awards and qualifications, and the many before and AFTER roof cleaning pictures in at the top of this page. Do not be deceived by roof cleaning wanna bees who take pictures of already clean roofs on impressive looking homes in Brandon, hoping they can deceive you into believing they cleaned the roof. Do your homework looking for a roof cleaning company in Brandon Florida, and we believe you will choose Apple Roof Cleaning

Apple Roof Cleaning 7401 Patrician Place Tampa,FL 33619 Call(813)655-8777 for a free estimate!

APPLE ROOF CLEANING 813-655-8777
711 Westbrook Ave
Brandon, Florida 33511

asphalt shingle roof cleaning tampa

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Cleaning asphalt shingle roof in Tampa. 

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Here are some asphalt shingle roofs we cleaned in the Tampa Florida area. Many asphalt shingles have been replaced by fiberglass shingles, or asphalt/fiberglass hybrids in an effort to extend roof life. Unfortunately, the amount of Limestone Filler in these asphalt and fiberglass roofing shingles has been increased. The Roof Algae just loves to feed on the Limestone Filler.  This, combined with the Tampa heat and Florida’s humidity, make this an ideal condition for accelerated Algae growth. Apple Roof Cleaning Tampa can safely remove, and retreat your roof to keep it clean. Make no mistake, all roof cleaning in Tampa is not the same. Look at our awards and qualifications, see for yourself. Watch our Tampa Roof Cleaning Slide Show, or simple click on the Roof Cleaning Institute Badge above. We are nationally known teachers of non pressure, asphalt shingle roof cleaning, see for yourself!

If you are looking for the best, and safest non pressure asphalt shingle roof cleaning in Tampa, you have found us. We will not knowingly be undersold by any other Tampa roof cleaning company. If you find a better price for equivalent asphalt shingle roof cleaning in Tampa, just tell us. We will match the price, and clean your roof better.

 Apple Roof Cleaning 7401 Patrician Place Tampa,FL 33619 Call(813)655-8777 for a free estimate!

APPLE ROOF CLEANING 813-655-8777
711 Westbrook Ave
Brandon, Florida 33511

Chemical Roof Cleaning Tampa

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Apple Non Pressure Roof Cleaning Tampa Offers A Safe Chemical Roof Cleaning Process That Lasts 2-3 Times Longer than Pressure Washing Alone.
Our Chemical Roof Cleaning Process is Recommended by All Roofing Tile and Asphalt Shingle Manufacturers – All Without The Shingle Damage and/or Tile Breakage Inherent In Roof Pressure Washing!

Pressure Washing only removes the surface layers of mold, mildew and Black Algae, and in the cleaning process it severely  damages the shingles and roof tiles. Pressure Washing does not KILL the algae, mildew, and mold.  Chemical Roof Cleaning kills the mold, mildew, and Algae, including it’s roots and spores. The No pressure application insures that no damage is done to the asphalt roofing shingles or tiles. The result is Chemical Roof Cleaning produces a much cleaner, brighter roof that will remain clean much longer in Tampa then if Pressure Washing was used.
Here is a great article written by a Home Inspector that also warn of the dangers of Pressure Washing Roofs!

  • Roofing damage in progress:
    I was at an inspection, talking to my client about his plan to add a bathroom to a 2nd floor area, when out of the corner of my eye… “I am sorry Mark, but would you mind if I ran downstairs to get my camera?” I didn’t wait for an answer. I needed a photo of this pressure washer damage “in action”.

    Well, Mark was a nice guy and I needed a picture of this crime. The roof in question (see above) had been in fine shape (just a few minutes earlier). It had a little moss on it, some debris, but nothing that couldn’t be solved with a garden blower or a soft broom and a moss control agent.
    Enter the pressure washer, and what a pressure washer it was. Just take a close look at the stream of 2400 PSI water being directed at the roof! Mark was also looking at this crime and spotted the fact that some of the roof tabs were being visibly lifted by the force of the water! (a video clip would work here). This fine roof was being destroyed! Granules were being washed off the shingles by the pound! Roofing tabs were being loosened and the self sealing adhesive broken! The roof was loosing years of life by the minute! (ok, ok, I will calm down.)
    So, what’s wrong with pressure washing composition and most other types of roofs?

    • Composition roofing is a relatively soft material. Any abrasive action removes the protective granular surface, breaks the bond between the shingles and damages the fabric of the material.
    • At best pressure washing only does some damage to the roofing, at worst it destroys perfectly good roofing.
    • When pressure washing removes moss and debris from the roof, it also removes some of the roofing material.
    • If there is a lot of moss on the roof, the moss has already done some damage to the roofing material, the roofing material has already lost some of its integrity. Killing the moss with a moss control agent reduces further damage but leaves the roofing in place. Pressure washing removes the moss and the partially damaged roofing.
    • The bottom line is: pressure washing a roof will shorten the life of the roofing. Pressure washing removes moss, but also part of the roofing.

    Do pressure washers have any value? Yes! for deck maintenance, preparing siding for paint, and to clean concrete driveways. But even in such applications, keep in mind that pressure washers are very strong tools and can damage wood and other surfaces. They are used in logging operations to remove bark from trees!

    Remember, we teach Roof Cleaning at The Roof Cleaning Institute of America. We have been preaching against the Pressure Washing Of Roofs In Tampa, or anywhere else for years!.

     Apple Non Pressure Chemical Roof Cleaning 7401 Patrician Place Tampa,FL 33619 Call (813)655-8777 for a free estimate!

APPLE ROOF CLEANING 813-655-8777
711 Westbrook Ave
Brandon, Florida 33511

Good Roof Cleaning Article

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Here is a pretty straight foreword article I Googled about roof cleaning.  I agree with a lot of it, except the part about tile roofs can only be pressure washed. We have chemically cleaned well over Ten Thousand Tile Roofs in The Tampa Bay area with great results. However, we have learned and taught others to Gel and Emulsify roof cleaning chemicals, for less run off. Many so called “Green Roof Cleaning” and “Eco Friendly” cleaning methods are nothing more then Sodium Hydroxide applications rinsed of with supposedly “Low Pressure”. It takes VERY  little pressure to damage roofing shingles, as the article correctly points out.

All About Roof Cleaning

Whats is the best way to have your roof washed? Check out these 3 popular methods and decide for yourself.

There are several roof cleaning methods available, but before going ahead and using one of these methods, know this: repeated roof cleaning can put stress on your roof and even shorten the life of your roof. By equipping yourself with enough information, you can avoid damaging your property unnecessarily, not to mention spare yourself of repair costs and having to replace your roof. A top quality roof, if maintained properly, has a life expectancy of at least 30 years.The three Ways to Clean Your Roof: There are three methods commonly used to clean roofs:
pressure washing, chlorine bleach washing and sodium hydroxide washing. Each of these roof cleaning methods has its advantages and disadvantages. If done correctly, these roof cleaning methods can effectively clean roofs without causing significant adverse effect. However, these roof cleaning method need to be done every 6 to 18 months to keep the roof clean. This frequent washing can wear out the roof and shorten its life.

Chlorine Bleach Solution Washes: Compared with the other two roof cleaning methods, chlorine bleach solution washing involves less rinsing. This makes the process of cleaning a roof relatively shorter. Because the roof is cleaned fast, it becomes less vulnerable to wear and tear. Chlorine, however, is toxic to plants and to some individuals. Thus, if you go with this roof cleaning method, make sure that you take the necessary precautions of carrying out this task. Chlorine bleach cleaning is suitable to asphalt shingle roofs.

Sodium Hydroxide-Based Cleaning: This type of roof cleaning method can be very effective at degreasing roofs. However, this cleaning method takes a much longer time than chlorine bleach washing because the sodium hydroxide needs to be thoroughly rinsed. As a consequence, a roof becomes more at risk for being damaged. A force of 100 psi is enough to wash away the cleaning solution on asphalt shingle roofs, but the force is enough to cause some asphalt granules to get washed away during the rinsing process. Advertisements claim that sodium hydroxide is safe to use, but it can actually be toxic. Thus, make sure that the solution does not run off or come into contact with people, plants and anything in the surrounding area during the application and rinsing process. In addition, sodium hydroxide is corrosive so any residues left can damage the roof, particularly those that are made of asphalt shingles.

Pressure washing is an option only for roofs made either of concrete, metal or barrel tiles. One of the distinct advantages of this method is that it does not require the use of chemicals, which does away with some costs, and which makes it more environment-friendly. This procedure, however, requires more time to perform and may exert more strain than some roofs can handle. Another downside is that it can wash away the thin layer of coloring with which some roof tiles are coated. The natural gray color of the concrete roof begins to show through, requiring the additional task of painting or staining.

David Lee is an expert on pressure washing and concrete cleaning. For more information see Atlanta pressure washing or Atlanta concrete cleaning or Atlanta roof cleaning .

 Apple Roof Cleaning 7401 Patrician Place Tampa,FL 33619 Call(813)655-8777 for a free estimate!

APPLE ROOF CLEANING 813-655-8777
711 Westbrook Ave
Brandon, Florida 33511

Barrel Tile Roof Cleaning Tampa Florida

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 This Barrel Tile Roof we cleaned was in South Tampa near Westshore, In Beach Park. It truly was filthy, and had the wide barrel tiles that are hard to get clean. We had to give it 3 coats of the Tile Roof Cleaning Chemical, and wait in between applications because it was so slippery! These wide tiles are not a bit brittle, and could be safely walked on. Another Tampa Roof Cleaning Company told this customer a lift was needed, or her tiles would get cracked. She called us for a second opinion, and we save her hundreds of dollars on her tile roof cleaning. All of our tile roof cleaners are small, athletic people who are properly trained with years of tile roof cleaning experience in the Tampa Florida area.

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 Apple Tile Roof Cleaning 7401 Patrician Place Tampa,FL 33619 Call(813)655-8777 for a free estimate!

APPLE ROOF CLEANING 813-655-8777
711 Westbrook Ave
Brandon, Florida 33511

Pressure Washing Tampa Florida

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Here are some pictures of a roof and soffits we cleaned in Tampa w/o using any pressure washing. The house and roof were very dirty with years of black mold from the Tampa Humidity. The house was to be painted. It was on Davis Island, near South Tampa.

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Apple Roof Cleaning 7401 Patrician Place Tampa,FL 33619 Call(813)655-8777 for a free estimate!

APPLE ROOF CLEANING 813-655-8777
711 Westbrook Ave
Brandon, Florida 33511

Roof Cleaning In Tampa

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 Here are some more Tampa Roof Cleaning Pictures I just found on my hard drive. I recently updated from Windows Vista to Windows 7, and lo and behold, look what I found.

If you are thinking about having your roof safely cleaned in Tampa, you might want to read this.

Why Should I Get My Tampa Roof Cleaned ?

Getting your roof cleaned in Tampa extends the life of it.  Tampa Florida’s weather encourages growth of the black algae and green mildew on your roofing shingles, leading to the black stains you see.  Over time This roof infection loosens the Ceramic Granules, leaving the asphalt shingle roofing exposed to UV Rays, destroying your roof.  Cleaning your shingles extends the life of the roof in Florida, and increases the curb appeal of your home.

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APPLE ROOF CLEANING 813-655-8777
711 Westbrook Ave
Brandon, Florida 33511