If you are looking for non pressure roof cleaning in Tampa, be aware it is not “all the same”.
We get people calling us (often, our phone rings off the hook) who will say “I have a 2500 sq ft shingle roof in Tampa Palms, and a 2 car garage, so what is your price to clean it”?
Though some of these nice, but misinformed people live in homes worth well in excess of 350.000.00, they will shop and shop for roof cleaning services based solely on price, and not the safety of their roofs!
What is gained by saving 50.00 dollars, when the integrity and longevity of your roof is going to be compromised.
Contrary to what you may have been told by well meaning neighbors and friends, strong chemical roof cleaning solutions can remove granules from a shingle roof as well as, or even faster, then pressure cleaning can.
A dangerous method of so called “non pressure roof cleaning in tampa” involves spraying pure swimming pool chlorine onto your roof !
This will harm your shingles as much, or even more, then pressure washing, and will void your shingle warranty.
Ever see roof shingles curl up, dry out, and fall apart ?
Get your roof cleaned this way, wait a year, and you will.
It can also kill your plants.
We have seen yards look like barren lunar landscapes for months, even years, after just one application.
The right way to clean a shingle or tile roof is to apply a lot of a weak, non pressure roof cleaning solution.
A tiny battery powered pump, and a small tank are sure signs of this method.
Look at their equipment before you hire them, is it a huge, dedicated to roof cleaning truck with a huge tank and big air powered non pressure roof cleaning pump ?
Or is it simply the small trailer of a weekend warrior part timer, with a small battery powered pump and a small tank.
A small battery powered pump is simply incapable of applying a large enough amount of the weak A.R.M.A approved solution to properly and safely clean your roof.
Dont say we didnt try and warn you.
Our big, dedicated roof cleaning trucks, our unique high volume air powered pumps, and our large tanks are necessary for A.R.M.A compliance.
We use 200- 300 gallons of a safe, A.R.M.A approved solution on an average house, and we often do more than one a day.
This is what it takes to do it right.
Remember, it costs no more to have it done right.
We will meet or beat any written quote for equivalent non pressure roof cleaning, and you will get the peace of mind of knowing it will not void your shingle warranty.
Call Apple Non Pressure Roof Cleaning Tampa at 813 655 8777 for a free estimate…
Why fool around ???
Apple Tile Roof Cleaning 813 655 8777 are RCIA Certified, and trained in the latest advancements in our Trade.
If you live in any of these New Tampa Communities
near Zip Code 33647, and have a Barrel Tile, Flat Tile, Ceramic or Cement Tile, Clay Tile, or a Slate Roof, give us a call for a free consultation and estimate on the cost of cleaning it.
Here is a video we made out of pictures of some of our past Tile Roof Cleaning jobs.
Many of these homes were in New Tampa. Some are in Hunters Green, and some are in Tampa Palms.
All these tile roofs, and the one slate one, were cleaned w/o walking on them, using manlifts.
Every roof we clean is evaluated for both our safety, and if it can be walked on safely, w/o breaking the roof tiles.
Some of these New Tampa Florida area customers received roof cleaning letters from their homeowners associations. Some wanted their tile roofs cleaned for other reasons.
In the last few years, we have been cleaning roofs for customers here in the Tampa Florida area, who were told to get their roofs cleaned by their homeowners insurance companies.
Since the past tropical storms, floods, and hurricanes that have come through the Tampa Florida area, Homeowners Insurance Companies have got very picky about who they will insure.
We are told that many of them are demanding current and potential customers to have their roofs safely cleaned, or face cancellation or refusal of Insurance!
It is not just happening here in Florida either, as this video shows.
If you have received a roof cleaning letter from your current or potential Homeowners Insurance Company, we can help.
Call us at 813-655-8777 for a free, no obligation estimate of roof cleaning cost.
Here are some slideshow pictures you can watch of a tile roof we cleaned using our manlift, in the Reserve at Tampa Palms. http://www.flickr.com/photos/roof-cleaning-tampa/sets/72157622504512900/show/
Though we could have easily and safely walked on these particular roof tiles (every roof is evaluated for safety), our customer was told not to allow any roof cleaning company to walk on her roof. So, she paid the extra money required for the use of a manlift, for her own peace of mind.
At our company, we never forget who hired us, and who the Boss really is. We told this nice lady that it was safe to walk on her tile roof, and that we guarantee in writing not to break any tiles, or we will pay for the repairs. We tried our best to save her the unneeded expense of bringing out a manlift to this job, but her Tampa Roofing Contractor told her not to allow any one to walk on her roof!
We are experts in the use of manlifts for cleaning fragile tile roofs, as well as steep non walkable ones as well.
Pressure Washing requires walking over nearly every tile on the roof, but our non pressure tile roof cleaning process does not.
The job came out wonderful, and she told us that the Tampa Palms Homeowners Association, who sent her a roof cleaning letter, was happy.
Here is a church roof we cleaned south of Tampa in Ruskin, Florida.
We are the founders of The Roof Cleaning Institute Of America. Students come here to the Tampa area, to learn how to clean roofs safely, w/o using any pressure washing.
We are always looking for large, difficult to clean roofs, like the one on this Church, to provide training opportunities for our roof cleaning students.
Because our students pay for us their roof cleaning training, we pass along the savings to Churches, and other non profit organizations here in the Tampa Florida area.
This Church was cleaned by our employees, because we did not have any students, at the time this job was done.
Because this roof was so steep, we emulsified our cleaning chemicals, for less run off, and more dwell time. You can see the roof cleaning chemical we call “Applesauce” cling to the steep, near vertical shingle roof surface.
We also installed temporary collection bags, on the downspouts of all the gutters, to collect and keep the roof cleaning chemical from effecting the beautiful landscaping of this Church.
The Pastor of this Church south of Tampa was delighted with our work, and even mentioned what a great job we did, after a Sunday Sermon!
From the cleaning of this Church Roof, we must have cleaned 25 other parishioners, who attend services there.
If you know of a Church in the Greater Tampa Florida area, that needs non pressure roof cleaning at reduced cost, we are always looking for training opportunities for our students.
All our work is done w/o using any pressure washing, and is guaranteed in writing to be safe for any roof. All roof cleaning training is supervised by an on site RCIA superintendent.
In fact, many of our “roof cleaning students” are actually experienced professionals in our Trade, who come here to Florida seeking their Roof Cleaning Certification Certificate.
They are required to demonstrate proficiency and competence to our RCIA Certified Roof Cleaning Instructors, so they can display the RCIA Certification Badge, on their websites, and in their advertising.
If you live in a Tampa area deed restricted community, why wait for the Algae to grow on your shingle or barrel tile roof ?
Your asphalt shingle or tile roof will get black stains, and you will get that nasty letter from the homeowners association.
If they see a dirty shingle or tile roof, it can bring about a full blown inspection of your property !
God only know what other violations they will find !
This is how they “Punish ” you for breaking the homeowners association rules.
Save Money, and take away their power over you.
Call us BEFORE the algae takes over your shingle or barrel tile roof.
We offer an inexpensive once a year Algaecide application.
This will keep the Algae off of your shingle or tile roof, and save you money .
Plus you get the respect of your neighbors for keeping your place up.
As well as longer roof life, and lower air conditioning bills.
Call for a free, no obligation roof treatment estimate 813-655-8777
We are often asked by our customers here in Tampa, if Algae Resistant Shingles are effective, in keeping a roof clean.
Asphalt Shingles are made Algae Resistant by a patented process developed by the 3M Company.
Copper granules are embedded in the shingles. When water from Dew contacts the Copper, it leaches down the roof, slowly killing algae and bacteriological growth, and prevents roof cleaning.
This is what is claimed anyway.
Our experience is this, Algae Resistant Shingles do get dirty (we clean them here in Tampa all the time). However, they do seem to prevent the growth of Algae a few years longer then non algae resistant shingles.
Eventually, the heat and humidity here in the Tampa Florida area makes roof cleaning necessary, even for algae resistant roofing shingles.
If you have these algae resistant shingles on your roof, we may be able to assist you in getting your roof cleaned under warranty, for FREE !
It’s inevitable, your roof is going to eventually get dirty and start developing black streaks on your roofs. Your roof might not show these signs for a long time but eventually it’s something you are going to have to deal with. Most people don’t really notice the roof stains on buildings until it happens to our own house. Just look at all the houses you pass by each day and you’ll most definitely notice black stains on some of the roofs. This isn’t good and it needs to be taken care of right away.
Roof cleaning is extremely important as it can damage the roof if not taken care of immediately. It will also really increase the curb appeal of your house, which is always a good thing. This is especially true if you’re trying to sell your home. It’s one of the first things someone will notice when driving up to your house to get a look at it.
One thing about developing roof stains on your home is that the affected area won’t be even across the roof but it will instead appear in patches. Some spots will be relatively clean while others have very noticeable spots or streaks on them. This is because certain parts of a roof won’t get as much sun as other parts. It could be because of trees that cast shadows onto the roof or just the fact that the roof faces north which won’t get as much sun as the side facing the south. This will lead to the moisture staying in the shady areas of a roof longer than spots that get more sun.
Moss is one of the more common growths you will find growing on your roof shingles. Also, black algae are another common growth on roofs that get a lot of moisture on them. These things need to be taken care of immediately because the damage they can do is surprising. They can eat right through your shingles and will spread around your roof doing even more harm. Don’t delay get yourroof cleaned today.
Some people here in the Tampa Florida area, consider a dirty shingle roof to be just a cosmetic problem. Oh sure, they do realize there is a plant growing on their roof. And some of them know that plant can spread to their driveway, house, and even to the neighbors house. But they are under the mistaken impression that a filthy dirty roof is nothing more then a reason for their property managers or homeowners associations to “pick on them”.
This video clearly shows the damage that can be caused to a shingle roof if it is not cleaned.