No Pressure Roof Cleaning Tampa, FL

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No Pressure Roof Cleaning For Tampa Area

Or, call us Toll Free at 800 293 1377 if out of the Tampa area.

Apple No Pressure Roof Cleaning Company of Tampa also offers a written guarantee that our No Pressure Roof Cleaning will not harm your roof.

We are able to offer this guarantee because our safe, no pressure roof cleaning, is in compliance with the guidelines of asphalt shingle and tile roof manufacturers, and Tampa area roofing contractors.

In the event of a warranty claim arising from wind damage to your Tampa area shingle roof from a Tropical Storm or Hurricane, or premature shingle wear, here is what can happen.

The company who made your roof will have a local Tampa area roofing contractor remove, and send in some shingles to them for analysis.
If any pressure cleaning damage OR non approved chemicals are found to have been used on your roof, you can kiss your shingle warranty good bye!

APPLE NO PRESSURE ROOF CLEANING is the winner of the prestigious Brandon Florida Chamber of Commerce Small Business of The Year Award for 2002 !

Our Company was also among the 3 finalists for this award in 2001!


The asphalt or fiberglass roofing shingles protecting your home have a warranty, and choosing the wrong no pressure roof cleaning method can ruin them, as well as void your warranty !

All Tampa no pressure roof cleaning is just not the same.

Just because it is supposedly “no pressure roof cleaning” doesn’t automatically mean it is safe !

We see dangerously strong chemical solutions being used on shingle and barrel tile roofs in Tampa, by companies that lack our no pressure roof cleaning knowledge, experience, and equipment. Tampa Roof Cleaning Explosion Link

These strong, caustic chemical solutions, can cause just as much, and even more harm to your Tampa roof as pressure washing.

We see victims of this type of so called “no pressure chemical roof cleaning” cry every time it rains, as they watch more and more granules fall off their Shingles !

These unwary Tampa area customers finally call their roofing contractor, only to find out that their warranty is null and void, because of improper no pressure roof cleaning methods or chemicals!

Don’t YOU be a victim of the con men !

Call your Tampa or Brandon area Roofing Contractor, and ask them about Apple No Pressure Roof Cleaning’s reputation.

We humbly suggest that IF you wish to gamble, play the Florida Lottery!
If you want your Tampa area roof cleaned right, call us for a free, no obligation estimate at 813 655 8777

Our no pressure chemical roof cleaning system complies with the Asphalt Roofing Manufacturers Association Guidelines for safe – no pressure – shingle roof cleaning.

It is guaranteed in writing not to damage your shingles, or void your warranty.

We are the largest roof cleaning company in the Tampa area, with 3 dedicated no pressure roof cleaning trucks to better serve you.

We are highly recommended by Tampa area roofing contractors, because they know we can be trusted to protect the integrity of your roof!

No pressure chemical roof cleaning is what we do, and we like to think we do it better.

We are better equipped, because roof cleaning is our only business.

Look at one of our trucks in the picture above, see the size of that huge tank in the back ?

The A.R.M.A no pressure chemical roof cleaning method we use requires the application of a large amount of a very mild chemical solution.

To apply a large amount of a mild solution, you must first have a large tank to hold a lot of solution.

We are properly equipped to do it right.

You wouldn’t expect good chicken from Burger King, so why trust your family’s home to some part timer, yard guy, or handyman, that cleans a shingle roof every now and then?

No pressure shingle and tile roof cleaning is our full time business here in Tampa, not something we do when there’s no grass to cut, or houses to paint!

We clean more Tampa area shingle roofs in a month, than many do in a year.
We know how to do it without ruining your shingles.

We learned long ago that no pressure cleaning of roofs is simply not a one man job.

All of our trucks have 2 or 3 man crews for everyone’s safety.

Only one person chemically cleaning your roof is an invitation for disaster.

Without a ground crew, one cant see, or do anything about the inevitable chemical over spray getting on plants, your paint, or your neighbors property.

Some “roof cleaning wanna bee’s” work alone, w/o a ground crew!

By the time they get done cleaning your Tampa area roof, and get back down on the ground, the damage is already done!
It’s too late to just rinse the cleaning chemical off your home and plants, or your neighbors property.

Just covering the plants cant account for the unpredictable effects of the wind, and chemical run off patterns !

And Tarp’s can introduce other problems, like scorching plants, and causing large amounts of concentrated chemical run off to be dumped in your yard, when the tarps are removed!

There are NO shortcuts if you want the right kind of no pressure roof cleaning.

We do not employ experienced grounds people, and pay them well, just because we like “Company”

No pressure roof cleaning just isn’t a one man job, no matter what!

Why fool around, and take a chance of ruining your roof or home ?

Call us and be sure of having it done the right way.

Our no pressure roof cleaning systems kill and remove the dirt, algae, moss, and mold from your Tampa area roof w/o using any pressure.

Then our exclusive time released Mold and Mildew inhibitor treatment keeps your roof clean longer.

Don’t settle for less.

Tampa and surrounding area customers call 813 655 8777 or Toll Free 1 800 293 1377 for a free no pressure chemical roof cleaning estimate right over the phone.
We offer 2 different no pressure roof cleaning plans to suit your budget!

Apple Roof Cleaning 7401 Patrician Place Tampa,FL 33619 Call(813)655-8777 for a free estimate!

711 Westbrook Ave
Brandon, Florida 33511

Algae Resistant Shingles Tampa Florida

Posted Posted in Algae Resistant Shingles Tampa Florida, black mold, cleaning mold and mildew stains

 Several Roofing Manufacturers have introduced Algae resistant roofing shingles based on patents like these.


1. field of the Invention

This invention relates to roofing granules having algicidal properties. More particularly, it relates to an economical method for producing novel color coated roofing granules possessing algicidal properties for effectively retarding the biological growth of algae and/or fungi on roofing surfaces.

2. Description of the Prior Art

Roofing granules, both natural and artificially color-coated granules, are extensively used in roll roofing and asphalt shingle compositions. The roofing granules are generally embedded in the asphalt coating on the surface of an asphalt-impregnated felt base material, the granules thus forming a coating that provides an adherent, weatherresistant exterior roofing surface. As this outer granule coating also provides the esthetic effect observable with respect to the roofing composition, the appearance of the granules is of major maketing interest. For this reason, therefore, a pigmented color coat is ordinarily applied to the base mineral granules to enhance their visual, decorative effect.

As white or light-colored roofs are particularly favored in warmer climates, TiO 2 pigment is commonly used in the production of light color-coated roofing granules. In such warmer climates, as in the southern part of the United States, discoloration of asphalt roofing compositions by the growth of algae and/or fungi is of particular concern. Such discoloration, of course, is particularly noticeable on the white or light-colored roofs otherwise so desired to popular in such regions. Upon discoloration, the roof becomes unsightly in appearance and is found to cause a greater heat absorbence as, for example, when a white roof is turned dark brown or black in a period of a few years in use.

Nor is this problem so widespread in areas such as the southern United States, particularly the gulf state area, confined necessarily to such regions. Thus, discoloration of roofing surfaces by the growth of algae and/or fungi has also been found in the northern part of the United states, particularly so in areas along rivers and lakes and along the northern coastal regions. While home owners and others have been aware of this discoloration problem for many years, effective, practical solutions thereto have not been forthcoming at a reasonable cost. The problem of roofing granule discoloration, therefore, has remained a major marketing problem for the roofing industry.

For many years, this problem of roofing granule discoloration was believed to be caused only by fungi, as is the case with respect to some outdoor paint surfaces. Many different types of fungi have, in fact, been isolated from discolored roofing surfaces. More recently, however, it has been learned that other organisms contribute principally to this discoloration and have been identified as terrestrial blue-green algae of the Cyanophyta division. Such algae are transferred through the air as spores and/or vegetative matter and deposited on roofing surfaces where they thrive and grow. Natural pigments produced by the algae add to the dark discoloration of the roof, which is generally first noticeable in spots that develop into dark vertical streaks that gradually darken until the entire roof becomes a totally discolored black within 5 to 15 years. Predominant algae thus identified from infested roofing shingles include Gloeocapsa Magma, Tolypothrix Byssoidea, Nostoc sp. and Scytonema sp. In general, metallic algicides that are effective in retarding the biological growth of such algae are likewise effective in similarly retarding the growth of fungi. The incorporation of a metallic algicide in the color coat of roofing granules, therefore, has heretofore been proposed in order to inhibit or prevent the discoloration of roofing surfaces containing such granules as a result of algae and/or fungi growth.

The incorporation of a metallic copper algicide in the color coat of roofing granules was disclosed in the Skadulis patent, U.S. Pat. No. 3,528,842. Skadulis particularly proposes the incorporation of copper algicides that are substantially waterinsoluble but that have limited solubility in acidic solutions, e.g., Cu 2 O. Highly water-soluble copper algicides, such as CuSO 4 , were indicated as being ineffective for this application since it was suggested that such algicides would be leached out of the color coat very rapidly, i.e., within a few months, so that the resistance to algae growth and roofing discoloration would not be effective over any reasonable length of time. Skadulis also indicated that virtually water-insoluble compounds, such as CuO, would not be effective because, it was suggested, of insufficient solubility thereof in rainwater and dew (Column 2, lines 24-44). Similarly, slightly soluble zinc algicides were disclosed for incorporation in the color coat of roofing granules in the McMahon patent, U.S. Pat. No. 3,507,676. As was pointed out in the McMahon patent in Column 2, lines 58-65, such zinc algicides are effective when employed in an amount constituting at least about 1% by weight of the base mineral granules, i.e., about 20 lbs. of the zinc algicide compound or metal per ton of granules.

The incorporation of particular copper or zinc algicides in the color coat of roofing granules, in the manner and in the quantities taught by the Skadulis and McMahon patents, imparts a desirable resistance of roofing surfaces containing such granules to discoloration upon exposure to atmospheric weathering. The teachings of these patents, however, have not led to the development, commercial availability and use of algicidal roofing granules providing the desired degree of algae and/or fungi resistance over an extended period of time at economically competitive cost. In part, of course, this unavailability of a totally satisfactory algicidal roofing granule reflects the continual desire in the roofing industry for a more effective algicidal effect from a roofing granule of ever diminishing incremental cost to achieve such an algicidal effect. Any incorporation of metallic algicides in an otherwise conventional roofing granule coating in order to achieve the necessary or desirable algicidal effect necessarily adds an incremental cost to the roofing granule and to the roofing material incorporating such an algicidal granule. While the desired toxic effect is a necessary or highly desirable feature of the algicidal roofing granule, the providing of this property or function is an expense item that, from a marketing viewpoint, must be minimized to the fullest possible extent. The use of minimum quantities of metallic algicides to produce a desired level of effectiveness over an extended period of time is, therefore, highly desirable. While the prior techniques have imparted an algicidal effect to roofing granules, an enhanced effect would provide further assurance of the desired toxic effect, thereby enhancing the quality of such granules. In this regard, it should be noted that the algicidal granules of McMahon require the incorporation of a relatively large amount of zinc for effective algicidal action as noted above. As the amount of metallic algicide required for effective action increases, the cost of the resulting algicidal granule is directly increased thereby. In addition, the use of relatively large amounts of metallic algicides frequently requires the incorporation of pigment in the granule coating in amounts in excess of that otherwise required to achieve a desired roofing granule color. As the amount of Cu 2 O employed is increased, for example, the amount of TiO 2 pigment that must be employed in the granule coating composition to produce a white roofing granule is also generally increased. Such an additional requirement necessarily adds to the overall cost of the algicidal roofing granule product and of roofing materials made therefrom.

The requirements flowing from the assumptions and teachings of the prior art tend to limit or restrict the metallic algicidal materials to be employed in a manner not necessarily consistent with the economic availability and feasibility of such materials in any particular application. Optimum flexibility, as to the metallic algicides employed is, in other words, another desirable aspect for the providing of an economically attractive algicidal roofing granule to the roofing industry. One further troublesome aspect of previous efforts to impart algicidal properties to roofing granules has been the practical necessity for producing such algicidal roofing granules as a sepearate production operation apart from the production of conventional, non-algicidal, color-coated roofing granules because of the variation in the color coating formulation necessarily required to incorporate the algicidal compound into the color coating. As the vast preponderance of roofing granules presently manufactured are of conventional, non-algicidal character, the interruption of such conventional roofing granule production and the scheduling and inventory problems associated therewith all tend to create a further economic disadvantage associated with the production and marketing of algicidal roofing granules. As hereinabove indicated, the commercial acceptance and use of algicidal roofing granules depend upon the providing of an economically acceptable balance between algicidal effectiveness and the incremental cost required to achieve such algicidal properties as compared with the cost of conventional roofing granules, all taken in light of the degree of algicidal effectiveness achieved. In light of these factors, the requirements for the production of algicidal roofing granules in accordance with the teachings of the prior art constitute a further detrimental element serving to diminish the prospects for employing algicidal roofing granules despite the genuine need for algicidal control and an improved resistance of roofing surfaces to discoloration during extended periods of exposure to atmospheric weathering

We clean roofs using these algae resistant shingles under warranty for several shingle manufactures such as GAF, Tamko, Certainteed, and Owens Corning. These shingles do help keep roofs here in tampa free from Algae and black streaks, for awhile. They are better then nothing. However, the copper and zinc granules eventually fall off the roof, and you are left with little or no protection from returning Algae. 
We offer a yearly roof treatment option, and guarantee your roof in tampa will stay free of algae growth and black streaks.

APPLE ROOF CLEANING  7401 Patrician Place Tampa FL 33619 (813)655 8777

711 Westbrook Ave
Brandon, Florida 33511