Will Copper Strips Keep Your Roof Clean ?

Posted Posted in Tampa, algae, black algae, black stains, black streaks, cleaning roof, Florida, No Pressure, non-pressure, Tampa Florida

Roof cleaning measures such as pressure washing can remove or roughen the surface of the roofing material, reducing the intended productive life of the roof. At best it is a messy, temporary solution which would need to be repeated frequently. This sort of procedure also does nothing to kill the spores that created the Algae and Black Mold.  Plus, Pressure Washing will damage your roof!  will give more details. Look at some of the damage it can cause below.

Copper strips is a natural “solution” to roof moss, algae and mold problems.
We feel Copper Strips perform far better then Zinc Strips do here in the Tampa, Florida area.
When fitted on a clean roof, the Copper Strip will HELP, but not totally prevent plant growth on your Florida Roof by exposure to air and water which causes the copper to oxidise, creating Copper Sulphate which runs down the length of your roof in the rain water. Gutter Cleaning helps to minimise unnecessary weight on the roof that can affect its integrity and longevity. 1 OAK Roofing is just what you need.

This is deadly to roof plant spores and will therefore HELP keep your roof free from Algae. This effect is obvious under copper vent pipes or lead flashing’s under chimneys. Mind you, that flat roofs are easier to maintain and keep clean.

Copper Strips —the low cost, natural alternative to repetitive roof cleaning, HELPS put an end to moss, algae and Mold on your Tampa Florida roof. It is also widely used by most Denver commercial roofing companies. If you require any help with the replacement or repairs of your roof, contact us today.

I feel the Copper Strips work, to a degree.
In our opinion, they are “better then NO roof protection”.
Plus, the Copper Strips look FAR better in our opinion, taking on a nice Copper Patina over time.

It is our GOAL here at Apple Roof Cleaning Tampa to make this your LAST roof cleaning.
If you choose to have us clean your roof, we will gladly SHOW you some simple steps you can take to KEEP your Florida Roof clean forever!

Call Apple Roof Cleaning Tampa Florida at 813 655 8777, and make this the LAST time you ever have to clean your Florida Roof!

Call us today for an informative roof cleaning chat, or a free, no-obligation quotation.

Cleaning Black Roof Algae Tampa Florida

Posted Posted in black algae, algae, black stains, black streaks, cleaning roof, Florida, No Pressure, Tampa, Tampa Florida

Is there Black Roof Algae on your Tampa Roof ?
Algae growth on  roofs has reached unprecedented levels in many parts of Florida today. It creates a dull and dirty appearance which can reduce the value of your Florida home. Roofing materials like tiles, slates, cement and all become dull and weakened by Algae and Black Mold growth. Even the thinnest layer of Algae and Black Mold is a problem because it acts like a sponge, absorbing water, which increases the weight and stress on your Florida roof, shortening its productive life. Heat damage is another problem when there is Algae and Black Mold on your roof as it can push the tiles up and crack them.

Much of Tampa Florida’s unprecedented spread of roof Algae and Black Mold can be traced to the Clean Air Act which reduced the output of Sulphur (poisonous to moss) into the atmosphere via coal and fossil burning power stations, or domestic fires and unleaded fuel. Roof Algae which would have been previously killed off by this sulphur in the Florida atmosphere now requires direct action through commercial roof repair and maintenance like regular roof cleaning to prevent it from spreading.

Roof cleaning measures such as pressure washing can remove or roughen the surface of the roofing material, reducing the intended productive life of the roof. At best it is a messy, temporary solution which would need to be repeated frequently. This sort of procedure also does nothing to kill the spores that created the Algae and Black Mold.

Apple Roof Cleaning Tampa suggests that a no pressure roof cleaning process not only cleans your roof safely, it also kills this Algae, so it doesn’t grow back so fast!

Have areas of your roof developed dark streaks or become dark in color?

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If so you are not alone.  Many think that this discoloration and roof staining is a result of pollution, dust, pollen or tree sap settling on your roof. Not so! Roof staining is caused by algae growing on your roofing shingles.  Other terms for this staining are roof moss, roof fungus or roof mold.
This algae is abundant in warm humid climates. The climate in Tampa Florida is extremely favorable for the growth of algae.
This algae is actually a strain of bacteria known as Gleocapsa Magma, and tends to grow on areas of your roof that are shaded by trees or get less sunlight, typically the north and west sides of your home.  Asphalt shingles are manufactured with a granulated coating that acts as a UV shield and protect ant for the shingle.  These granules also happen to be a favorite
food for the Gleocapsa Magma (algae).  If not properly removed, roof algae will consume and dislodge the protective granules
leaving the asphalt shingle unprotected and venerable to deterioration.  This will eventually lead to early roof failure and the
need to replace your shingles years before the suggested life of the shingle has been exhausted.
Our roof cleaning process costs a fraction of the cost of roof replacement.

The darkened areas of your roof caused by algae growing on your shingles or tiles will absorb more heat from the sun’s rays.
This increases the heat in your attic, causing your air conditioning system to work harder to cool your house,
therefore increasing your utility bill.  Once the dark stains are removed, the roof will attract less heat, which will result in spending less to cool your home.

Apple Roof Cleaning Of Tampa  can make your roof look new again, while extending the life of your shingles, or barrel tiles

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We use a non-pressure process to apply our roof cleaning solution.  We use no more water pressure than what typically
comes from your water hose.  A pressure washer should never be used to clean your roof.  The high pressured stream
of water produced by a pressure washer will dislodge large quantities of the protective granules covering your shingles and
leave your shingles vulnerable to the elements can also break tiles.  This will lead to early roof failure and void any warranty that you may have
on your shingles.  Once applied, our roof cleaning solution will remove the darkest roof stains in minutes.
Apple Roof Cleaning Of Tampa 813-655-8777 only uses chemicals approved by the Asphalt Roofing Manufactures Association (ARMA).

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Roof Washing South Tampa

Posted Posted in cleaning roof, Florida, non-pressure, roof cleaning cost, Tampa, Tampa Florida

Here is a roof we washed in the South Tampa area. This roof washing job came from a well known realtor, who specializes in South Tampa real estate. The idea was to have the roof washed, and then get the home on the market, ASAP.

Real Estate here in the Tampa Florida is currently at an all time high, so now is a great time to sell your home. A filthy dirty roof can stop a home sale, and a clean roof shows so much better. As you can see by the pictures below, our non pressure roof washing made this roof look almost brand new! As long as a roof has never been cleaned the wrong way (pressure washed), often we can make it look almost brand new, with a proper cleaning.

If you have a dirty roof in the Tampa Florida area, and want it to look brand new, call us at 813-655-8777 for a free estimate. Most of the time, was can use Google Earth to see and estimate your roof, and can offer an immediate roof washing estimate by telephone.

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Tile Roof Cleaning Company Tampa Florida

Posted Posted in cleaning roof, Florida, RCIA, roof cleaning cost, Tampa, Tampa Florida, tile roofs

Apple is the most experienced Tile Roof Cleaning Company in the entire Tampa Florida area. We are a real certified roof cleaning company.  We are not yard guys who clean tile roofs, not handymen, painters, or Pressure Washers, who clean a tile roof every now and then. 90% of our business is cleaning tile roofs, in the Tampa Bay area.

RCIA Certified Tile Roof Cleaning Company

Here are a few before and after pictures of our work.

We guarantee in writing not to damage your flat or barrel tile roof, and use lifts to prevent walking on delicate surfaces.

We have been cleaning shingle and tile roofs here in the Tampa Florida area over 25 years, so if you want the best service you can get, give us a call at (813) 655-8777 for a free estimate. 90% of the time, we are able to give you an immediate idea of what your roof cleaning cost is going to be, right over the telephone!

Apple Roof Cleaning 813-655-8777 Won The Chamber Of Commerce Small Business Of The Year Award in 2002