Cleaning Tile Roof Tampa Palms With Manlift

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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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Church Roof Cleaning Tampa Florida

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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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Stop Cleaning Your Roof !

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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

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Do Algae Resistant Shingles Work ?

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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 !

 

 

 

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Black Stains On Roof

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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.

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Is Your Roof Being Ruined ?

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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 Tampa 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.

Roof Damage From Algae and Lichens

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Get a Roof Cleaned for FREE!

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We have been Teaching Roof Cleaning in the Tampa area for many years. We are the founders of the RCIA (Roof Cleaning Institute Of America) and have students who need roofs to clean, so they can learn our trade. All work by our students is supervised by experienced people. We offer almost free non pressure roof cleaning for Churches, Charities, and Non Profit Institutions. We only ask for the actual cost of the chemicals used on the job.

Contact us at 813-655-8777 if you have a favorite charity of church here in the Tampa Florida area, that needs to have their roof cleaned.

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What’s Growing on Your Roof!

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Here is a video from our friend Barry Maddox. Barry has been providing great information about cleaning roofs for years. This video explains exactly what is growing up there on your roof, and what you can do about it.

There seems to be a lot of misinformation being put on the Internet lately by commercial interests who want to sell you their roof cleaning products. Barry’s Video will give you the real information you need to know.

 

 

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Preparing to Get Your Roof Cleaned

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OK, you have hired Apple Roof Cleaning to clean your roof. Does it not feel good when your roof is immaculate, and free from all the debris and black algae ?  So it is May 12th 2012, and we have not had any rain here in Tampa Florida for a long time. This means, the plants are all very dry, and also very thirsty. Unlike us Humans, who will eat and drink even if we are not hungry and thirsty, a plant only takes from the earth what it needs to survive. The chemicals we use to clean and treat your roof are poisons to plants. Remember, that is a plant growing up there, and we must remove and kill it, or it will grow right back. The plants will drink this chemical and die, if they are thirsty, because unlike us Humans, they have no sense of taste or smell. So, we ask you to water the plants the night before we come to clean your roof, so this does not happen. Our ground people will promptly water the chemicals off your plants as we are working, to protect them. Dogs and Cats are not a problem, because they can smell, and want no part of the solution we use to clean your roof with. Dogs will bark at us (though we love all animals), because we are people they have never seen, spraying some stuff they have never smelled before, in a place (your roof) where they have never seen people before. But, just for safety, all animals should be put inside the day we come out. We could never live with ourselves if the wind carried the roof cleaning solution into an animals eyes. If you have no gutters, BBQ’s, Plants in Pots, etc, etc, should be moved either out into the yard, or put away from any possibility of roof cleaning solution dripping on them. Cars should be out of the driveway, and people must not come and go as long as we are there. Please, do not schedule other home service professionals to come out on the same day as us!  Apple Roof Cleaning has cleaning roofs down to a science, and will not be at your home all day long. Usually, we only need a few hours, and the result will be a safely cleaned roof, that will stay that way for many years.

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Roof Cleaning Costs Tampa, Florida

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How much does a roof cleaning cost in the Tampa Florida area? That’s a great question to ask as every roof, shingle, tile, or metal, is different. With that estimation, it still might be difficult to answer, but the advantage to the fact that you could outsource your house cleaning to save time is just too captivating to let go. There will be many variables when estimating a cost, including roof size and type, labor and chemical usage costs, but in this Blog post we will try to cover the basics. Why are you getting your roof cleaned ? Has your Tampa Homeowner Association recently sent you a roof cleaning letter ? Maybe you’re you tired of having the dirtiest roof in the neighborhood ? Did you notice black roof stains on Northern and Western sides of your house ? Does Insurance Cover a Roof Replacement? A good first impression on a home can add as much as 10 to 20 percent to the value of the home, according to some Tampa Realtors we clean roofs for! On average it will cost anywhere from $3,400 to $6,000 to hire a Tampa Roofing Contractor to replace a shingle roof on a 2,000 sq foot home. We all know times are tough here in Tampa, and that sort of money may be hard to come up with for most families. If money is tight, but you are looking to increase the life of your shingle roof a few more years, then cleaning your roof will be thousands of dollars less than replacing it, saving you the unnecessary expense. Sounds like Safe Roof Cleaning is right choice but…. Roofs get a lot of moisture on them in the early morning hours. Because the sun rises in the east and sets in the west, the eastern part of the roof is dried of it’s moisture by the sun in the first part of the day. The western side of the roof does not have sun reach it until the afternoon. That creates a damp, shady environment where black roof mold, green mildew, and algae can grow. If you wondering how much a roof cleaning in Tampa Florida costs, it could be as low as $199.00 or even $40,000. It all depends on the square footage, the degree of difficulty, and if your roof has gutters or not. And, tile roofs always cost more then shingle roofs, because they take much more time and chemicals, and they are much more difficult to clean safely. Apple at 813-655-8777, is Tampa Florida’s #1 Roof Cleaning Company. If you are looking to get a 15,000 sq ft roof cleaned in Avila, it most likely be more expensive if you are getting a 2,000 sq ft roof cleaned in Tampa Palms. The bigger the roof is, the more expensive it will be to clean it, as it will be more labor intensive and chemical consuming for our RCIA Certified Roof Cleaners. If you would like an estimate, we would more than happy to give you a roof cleaning cost by phone. Usually, there is no need to actually come out to see your shingle or tile roof. Call Apple Roof Cleaning Of Tampa today at 813-655-8777 for your free cost estimate

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