Here is a tile roof we just cleaned in Tampa. Because this is is a commercial office building, we had to work on the weekend, when these Doctor’s Offices are closed. As you can see by the before and after the tile roof cleaning pictures, this was quite dirty. It had years of Mold, Mildew, and Algae buildup on it. The Doctor’s were very pleased with our work, and one doctor said we made the tile roof look just like it did when it was new. He was so impressed, he hired up to clean the roof on his personal home in the Westshore Yacht Club Community. His personal home sits right on Tampa Bay.
If you have a dirty tile or shingle roof that needs a safe, non pressure cleaning, followed by a treatment, call us at 813-655-8777 for a free estimate by phone.
Here is a large tile roof cleaning job we just did in Valrico, Florida. Valrico Florida is an eastern suburb of Tampa.
As you can see, we used a large man lift to prevent us having to walk on this tile roof. A man lift like this that not only goes up, but also goes over the roof is technically called an articulating boom lift. Sometimes they are also known as a knuckle boom lift. This home was sold to a new buyer, and the old owner of this home could not take a chance of any broken tiles, because that could void the sales contract. A large articulating boom manlift can cost over 150,000.00, far too expensive for any roof cleaning company to own. When a lift is needed to clean a steep or very fragile tile roof, we rent them. However, unlike some other Tampa Tile Roof Cleaning Companies, we do not mark up our cost to rent a lift! We are not looking to “sock it to our customers” , or close a sale. We are looking to open a relationship because we want to be your roof cleaning company for life!
The heat, moisture and humidity here in the Tampa Florida area ensure that your roof will get dirty again, so you will need a roof cleaner in the future, and we want that roof cleaner to be Apple Roof Cleaning Tampa !
We bring over 20 years of tile roof cleaning experience to each and every job. We are not painters, yard guys, handymen, pressure washers or window cleaners. We are roof cleaning experts, certified by the Roof Cleaning Institute Of America (RCIA).
Call us at 813-655-8777 for a free estimate on getting your tile roof cleaned properly.
This is a barrel tile roof we recently did, that we cleaned nearly 6 years ago, located in North Tampa in the 33647 zip code. The owners of this beautiful home have decided to sell, and wanted this tile roof to look perfect. Several of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers live in this luxury subdivision, and most of the homes are on the Lake.
When you do a great job, your customers tend to remember you, and the owners of this beautiful home told their realtor to be sure they called us, to clean their barrel tile roof again.
If you have a tile roof that needs cleaning in the Tampa Florida area, call us at 813-655-8777 for a free, no obligation roof cleaning estimate.
A smart solution for a commercial roof would be a roof that provides quality
protection from the elements, a roof that is durable and doesn’t need a lot of
maintenance, a roof that is energy efficient and decreases the overall utility bills of
With the growing concerns for our climate, the environment and the general quality of life, the roofing industry is also taking necessary steps to play their part in the preservation of our planet. With the attention increasingly shifting towards the environment, conservation of energy, and energy efficiency, one of the most important characteristics of a roofing system is to be sustainable or green.
The direction in which the majority roofing companies are going is towards reducing carbon emissions and towards a greener product. When it comes to smart, green roof solutions, the choice is usually between solar and green roofs.
There is a detailed study in the Journal of Industrial Ecology assessing roof types for buildings , and according to it, the two best solutions for roofs when it comes to energy efficiency and the environmental impact of the entire process of production and installation of roofs, are solar and green roofs, for both warmer and colder climates.
1) Solar roofs
According to the study in the Journal of Industrial Ecology mentioned above, solar roofs have been found to be the best option when it comes to the overall environmental impact. Using only natural, renewable energy, they create their own green energy and help reduce the carbon emissions.
They also perform best when it comes to the building’s energy efficiency. Throughout the
day, the solar panels keep the ceiling cooler, preventing it from absorbing too much heat
from the sun, and during night they function as insulation by holding in the heat. So they
keep the building cooler during summer, and function as insulation during winter, reducing the need for heating and cooling, and decreasing the overall utility costs.
2) Green roofs
Green roofs are experiencing a surge in popularity when it comes to commercial roofing.
Companies are realizing that “going green” and being eco-friendly is both environmentally and financially favorable, so they are expanding their services to green and sustainable roof options which are increasingly in demand in the last few years.
They are very durable due to the waterproofing membrane on top of which the plants are
planted. It retains water, prevents runoff and therefore prevents moisture, leakages and
erosion of the building. The membrane also serves as a protection from UV rays and it
regulates the temperature, preventing the building from overheating or overcooling.
3) Smart green roofs
One step further in production of green roofs is automation of its monitoring and
maintenance. It can be done through the use of sensors, which could be solar powered.
Smart sensors would collect data on the temperature, water evaporation, etc.
Except said to lower the cost of roof maintenance, green roofs improve the air quality of the area, especially if there are more buildings with green roofs out there. As they also function as insulation, both in winter and summer, green roofs will undoubtedly decrease the energy consumption and with it the utility costs. They prevent the building from heating or cooling too much, so there is far less need for air conditioning in summer and heating in winter.
With less energy consumption, the emission of greenhouse gases is also lower.
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! Look at some of the damage it can cause below.
Commercial Roofers Greenville explain, that 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.
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.
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. Rooftop Chimney & Roof Services in Beaverton feels 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.
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 Asbestos Management Plan 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 or roof cleaning to prevent its spread.
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.
Our no pressure roof cleaning process not only cleans your roof safely, it also kills this Algae, so it doesn’t grow back so fast!
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.
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.
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!
Don’t Let a Dirty Roof Turn Away Prospective Buyers
In the rush to dispel clutter, clean every square inch, and make sure the lawn looks green and inviting. Homeowners who are making preparations to sell often completely forget about a part of their home that will be visible in every exterior marketing photo, and from the curb. This part of the home is the roof – one of the hardest working, and most
expensive parts of the average home.
Appearances are important when selling a home
Because today’s roofing materials are higher in quality than they once were, a home’s
existing roof may have decades of wear left before it will need replaced. If, however, the
roof’s surface is marred by stains and dirt or coated with rotting leaves or a layer of moss, buyers may automatically assume the roof is in poor condition and lose interest in the home. No matter how clean, neat, and attractive the interior of the home is, buyers who are turned off by the appearance of the roof may change their mind about viewing it, causing the seller to lose out on a potential offer.
Small issues can quickly morph into expensive problems
Another concern about a dirty, unkept roof is the potential for underlying problems to
develop. This is especially true when leaves, acorns, and other debris settle into the low
points of the roof where seams are located. Over time, this debris can become saturated
with rain and even more solidly packed, working its way under the shingles and into
flashed areas where it can cause leaks to form.
When this type of build up is allowed to stay on the roof for long periods the potential for damage can become even worse. Moisture and exposure to the sun can cause the layers to act like a compost pile, which decomposes organic matter and turns it into rich soil.
During the composting process, the materials will produce a surprising amount of heat
that can cause even more damage to the roof.
If not quickly corrected by cleaning away the build up of organic matter and allowing the
surface to dry, the heat may cause damage to the roofing material and the supports
underneath. For the homeowner, this means an increased risk of interior leaks, moisture
damage to insulation, wood, and drywall and even an increased risk of mold, mildew, as well as Algae issues.
Good selling experiences start with a clean roof
Sellers who take time to make sure that their home’s roof is clean and attractive will be helping to boost their curb appeal and make sure that buyers want to see what is inside. If the roof appears to be coated with just dust or pollen, it may be possible to use a garden hose or portable air compressor with a wand attachment to rinse or blow away dust and dirt and make the roof look neat and clean.
Homes that have had dirty roofs for some time, or those that have sap or rust stains,
however, will need a more intense approach to cleaning. A professional roof cleaning
company like Apple Roof Cleaning is usually the best option for this type of situation because we have the equipment and cleaning solutions necessary to remove dirt and stains, without harming the roofing materials.
Here are some condo’s south of Tampa that needed to have their shingle roofs cleaned. The Cypress Creek Association hired us to clean these shingle roofs in Ruskin, Florida.
These condo’s are actually in Sun City Center, in a Golf Community. If you have a commercial roof cleaning project you need a quote on, give us a call at 813-655-8777 for an immediate estimate by telephone. We clean all roof surfaces, shingle, tile, and metal roofs, and we carry this roof cleaning certification.