ROOF CLEANING TAMPA – HUNTERS GREEN

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Hunters Green is a deed restricted community in New Tampa with a strict Homeowners Association. We have been a Hunters Green recommended Tampa Roof Cleaning Company as long as we can remember. A Hunters Green resident we did a non pressure roof cleaning for almost 10 years ago put us on the Homeowners List. If you received a roof cleaning letter from your HOA, there is no need to fear. We will not ruin your roof with questionable chemicals or Pressure Washing, and the rest of your Tampa home will stay cleaner, because the black algae from your roof is not spreading all over your home and property every time it rains, or the wind blows. Here are just a few Tampa Roof Cleaning Pictures of Hunters Green Homes we have done. Call us at 813-655-8777 to get an idea of what your roof cleaning cost will be.

Why Is My Roof Dirty ?

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What you see on your Tampa Roof is not dirt!

The blackness is actually algae we call mildew that lands as a spore, germinates and then grows using the roofing surface as a nutrient base. Green Mildew will always appear initially on the north side of your house and roof in Tampa. This is because moisture stays there longer and mildew needs three things to grow: moisture, heat and some sort of nutrient. The humid, rainy climate here in Tampa Florida is ideal for Green Mildew and Black Algae growth! If you have put of cleaning your roof way to long and it is past the point of return, then consider replacing it by contacting this roofing service.

Other variables besides the direction your house faces are the type, grade and manufacturer of your roofing shingles or tiles, whether you have a pond or swimming pool nearby creating abundant moisture and hot/humid weather here in Tampa. Continuous warm humid weather in Tampa promotes mildew growth. Shade on your roof provided by nearby trees can promote mildew growth due to increased moisture, as well as leaves and pine needles that sit on your asphalt shingle or barrel tile roof for extended periods of time.

filthy tampa tile roof

tampa tile roof after cleaning

tampa shingle roof cleaning using chemical roof cleaning emulsifier technology we pioneered.

Notice how the roof cleaning chemical sticks, for less run off ?

Cleaned Church Shingle Roof In Tampa FL

Why Should I Clean My Dirty Roof ?

Besides being an eyesore, a mildew-covered roof in Tampa can actually be unhealthy to some people with allergies. Over time mildew and black roof algae can breakdown the shingles or tiles and dramatically shorten the life of your roof. A mildew-covered roof also keeps under roof temperatures a lot higher by prevented the reflective capabilities of the shingle granules or tiles from doing their job. These higher temperatures make your air conditioner work a lot harder and increase your electric  bills from Tampa Electric, sometimes as much as several hundred dollars a year. Finally, homeowners associations here in Tampa Florida are becoming more abundant, primarily to maintain and enhance value of the individual homes and neighborhoods. The main reason homeowners want their roofs cleaned in Tampa is to keep them looking clean and new.

Barrel Tile • Asphalt Shingle • Cedar Shake • Slate Tile
  Apple Roof Cleaning of Tampa would like to become your roof and exterior-cleaning specialists. We absolutely guarantee satisfaction, and you will appreciate our experience and professionalism. Call us at
813-655-8777

Tampa HOA Roof Cleaning Letters

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You got a Roof Cleaning letter from your Tampa HOA.
Your roof is dirty, you can see black stains,or maybe some other type of fungus. Now the question is “how do I go about cleaning it?”

You are not alone being Deed Restricted in Tampa, Florida.
In fact I’m sure that you have noticed the same problem on other roofs in your Tampa area neighborhood. If you have done any research you will have noticed that the problem is not just in the Tampa Florida area.

What is it on your roof? The black stains that you see is a form of black algae called glaeocospca magma.
it is a living plant, feeding off of the nutrients in your roof. It generally can only survive on the north facing roofs or on heavily shaded sections of your roof, that is because the ultra violet rays from direct sunshine will kill it, and direct sun light dries out your roof not allowing moisture to congregate. The exact opposite happens on the north facing and shaded sections of your roof.
Algae, Mold, or any fungus needs three things to survive, air, food and water. We discussed the water source being on the north side or under shade, the food source comes from the shingle contents, if you have wood shingles the wood is the obvious food source, if you have asphalt or fiberglass shingles, then the limestone that is used as a thickening agent is the food.

Is it damaging my Tampa Florda area roof? Yes, We have seen moss eat through two layers of shingles right into the wood underlayment, black algae is a surface feeder, eating the shingle granules, while spreading over the roof. Just look in your gutter of the infected side, I guarantee it is full of discarded shingle granules. So, yes it can cut a 40 year asphalt or fiberglass shingles life expectancy in half or worse.

What can YOU do about it? 3 choices here, clean your roof yourself, hire a professional non pressure roof cleaning company, or replace the roof. Let’s examine these three options.

Replace it – If you have that kind of money, great! here is the bad news, even though the new fiberglass shingles on the market are algae resistant, buyer beware! Read the shingle warranty.
Roofing Manufacturers only guarantee them for an average of 6 to 10 years, it takes that long before visible signs confirm that black algae is present. If you have the money, and want to buy yourself 6 to 10 years of a clean shingle roof, go for it.

Hire a Tampa non pressure roof cleaning company – Good choice but who?
They are around, usually listed in the yellow pages under “roof cleaning” or “non pressure roof cleaning”
What to look in a Tampa roof cleaning company is very important. 1. references – who have they made happy?
2. Qualifications and Awards 3. inquire about their cleaning product, there are a lot of products out there that will clean a roof but if they heavily chemical laden they will dry out the roof shingle to such a point that a few months down the road on a windy day, shingle pieces will be flying. These product will also stain the face of your home, kill plants and grass, you want them to use something “bio-degradable” that means it will disappear. 4. portfolio, they should have before and after pictures of jobs that they have done and you should take the time to drive by one of the homes and make sure that they didn’t just download pictures off of the Internet 5. do they have a business license? they should. If they can’t provide those 5 things, move on to the next roof cleaning company.

Clean it yourself – Dangerous work, what if you FALL ?. Don’t fall for the “just spray it on and nature will clean it” product sales pitch, that’s BS, it might work but it would be years before it would be clean and you would have to keep reapplying it.
Think about it, IF these product really worked, who would need roof cleaning companies ?

Apple Roof Cleaning Tampa 813-655-8777 services all Tampa Deed Restricted Communities.

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Cleaning Roofs here in the Tampa Florida area

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We have been cleaning metal, shingle, and tile roofs safely here in the Tampa Florida area over 25 years. Here are some pictures of a few roofs we have cleaned in this area. For a free, no obligation estimate on having your roof cleaned safely, call us at 813 655 8777

All of these tile roofs were cleaned using absolutely no pressure washing!


   
As you can see, one of these tile roof’s was very very filthy, but we worked hard to get it cleaned.
This customer was transferred from here in the Tampa area, back up to Boston, and needed to get his home on the market, and sold.
We have done plenty of work for his realtor, who knows we can be depended on to get a tile roof looking it’s best, all w/o using any pressure!
Call us at 813 655 8777 for a free estimate, if you have either a barrel or a flat tile roof that needs cleaned


Softwash Roof Cleaning Tampa

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Here is a shingle roof we recently cleaned. The owner of this roof wanted to put his home on the market sense houses are bringing very good prices in the Tampa area. Because this house was for sale it was going to be put on the market after we got through cleaning it it was important not to use any pressure washing clean this roof. any home that’s going to be place for sale subject to a Roof inspection. So, we did our usual non pressure roof cleaning that some are calling Softwash Cleaning these days, or just Softwashing.

Shingle Roof Cleaned In Tampa

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Here is a shingle roof in Tampa Palms we did a few weeks ago. We cleaned this roof over 5 years ago, but the Tampa Palms HOA was sending out roof cleaning letters.

It is always best to take care of roof cleaning letters right away, instead of waiting until the last minute to satisfy your HOA.
As you can see, this shingle roof cleaned up great, and almost looks new again.
We offer free roof cleaning estimates by telephone. All we need is the address of the property, so we can see your home on Google Earth. Call us at 813.655.8777 today for your free, no obligation estimate. We clean metal, tile, and shingle roofs, and all of our cleanings are done w/o using any pressure washing.

Tampa Tile Roof We Cleaned Last Week

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If we have a niche, it would probably be doing large, hard to do tile roofs. Here is one we cleaned awhile ago.
If you look at  the picture, you will see the Manlift we used to avoid walking all over this tile roof. This home was put on the market after we completed the Tile Roof Cleaning Using Lift, and the owners were adamant about not having any broken tiles. Yes, the use of a Manlift adds a little more expense to any tile roof cleaning job, but it allows us to safely clean the tiles, w/o any walking on them! This home is in the north part of Tampa. Home values in this area are at an all time high, so these owners decided to list this beautiful home for sale, and move up to the Florida panhandle area, once it sells. Like myself, the owners moved to the Tampa area back in the 1970’s.  Like myself, their Kids are all grown and successful.  In fact, we spent a considerable amount of time showing each other pictures of our Grandchildren!  I am 64 years old, and it was sure cool to meet some customers from my generation!

So, if you are looking into getting your tile roof cleaned, and you want it done right, give us a call at 813.655.8777