Chemical Roof Cleaning Tampa

Posted Posted in Chemical Roof Cleaning Tampa, Cleaning Mold Mildew Stains Tampa Roof, Pressure Washing Roof Tampa

Apple Non Pressure Roof Cleaning Tampa Offers A Safe Chemical Roof Cleaning Process That Lasts 2-3 Times Longer than Pressure Washing Alone.
Our Chemical Roof Cleaning Process is Recommended by All Roofing Tile and Asphalt Shingle Manufacturers – All Without The Shingle Damage and/or Tile Breakage Inherent In Roof Pressure Washing!

Pressure Washing only removes the surface layers of mold, mildew and Black Algae, and in the cleaning process it severely  damages the shingles and roof tiles. Pressure Washing does not KILL the algae, mildew, and mold.  Chemical Roof Cleaning kills the mold, mildew, and Algae, including it’s roots and spores. The No pressure application insures that no damage is done to the asphalt roofing shingles or tiles. The result is Chemical Roof Cleaning produces a much cleaner, brighter roof that will remain clean much longer in Tampa then if Pressure Washing was used.
Here is a great article written by a Home Inspector that also warn of the dangers of Pressure Washing Roofs!

  • Roofing damage in progress:
    I was at an inspection, talking to my client about his plan to add a bathroom to a 2nd floor area, when out of the corner of my eye… “I am sorry Mark, but would you mind if I ran downstairs to get my camera?” I didn’t wait for an answer. I needed a photo of this pressure washer damage “in action”.

    Well, Mark was a nice guy and I needed a picture of this crime. The roof in question (see above) had been in fine shape (just a few minutes earlier). It had a little moss on it, some debris, but nothing that couldn’t be solved with a garden blower or a soft broom and a moss control agent.
    Enter the pressure washer, and what a pressure washer it was. Just take a close look at the stream of 2400 PSI water being directed at the roof! Mark was also looking at this crime and spotted the fact that some of the roof tabs were being visibly lifted by the force of the water! (a video clip would work here). This fine roof was being destroyed! Granules were being washed off the shingles by the pound! Roofing tabs were being loosened and the self sealing adhesive broken! The roof was loosing years of life by the minute! (ok, ok, I will calm down.)
    So, what’s wrong with pressure washing composition and most other types of roofs?

    • Composition roofing is a relatively soft material. Any abrasive action removes the protective granular surface, breaks the bond between the shingles and damages the fabric of the material.
    • At best pressure washing only does some damage to the roofing, at worst it destroys perfectly good roofing.
    • When pressure washing removes moss and debris from the roof, it also removes some of the roofing material.
    • If there is a lot of moss on the roof, the moss has already done some damage to the roofing material, the roofing material has already lost some of its integrity. Killing the moss with a moss control agent reduces further damage but leaves the roofing in place. Pressure washing removes the moss and the partially damaged roofing.
    • The bottom line is: pressure washing a roof will shorten the life of the roofing. Pressure washing removes moss, but also part of the roofing.

    Do pressure washers have any value? Yes! for deck maintenance, preparing siding for paint, and to clean concrete driveways. But even in such applications, keep in mind that pressure washers are very strong tools and can damage wood and other surfaces. They are used in logging operations to remove bark from trees!

    Remember, we teach Roof Cleaning at The Roof Cleaning Institute of America. We have been preaching against the Pressure Washing Of Roofs In Tampa, or anywhere else for years!.

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

711 Westbrook Ave
Brandon, Florida 33511

Cleaning Mold Mildew Stains Tampa Roof

Posted Posted in cleaning mold and mildew stains, Cleaning Mold Mildew Stains Tampa Roof


Do you have Mildew or Mold (black streaks) on your Tampa Roof ?

You have 3 ways to eliminate a black algae covered roof:

1. Replace your roof for thousands of dollars.
2. Pressure Wash your roof and void your warranty.
3. Chemically remove the ugly algae stains and save your roof.

What You Should Know About Cleaning Mold Mildew Stains From Your Tampa Roof!

Asphalt shingles are made with a limestone base, food for all algae that attaches to a shingle surface. So, as long as manufacturers continue to use limestone as a base, stopping algae growth will continue to be a major problem. Mold and mildew stains comes from a spore carried by the wind, birds, and squirrels from one infected roof to another. There the algae grows until it is cleaned. The algae growing on your roof will reduce the life of your shingles and remove the granules that are the color and the protection.
Our Roof Cleaning Chemical called “Apple Sauce”, saferly removes the mold and mildew stain that is growing on your roof w/o Pressure Washing. It also contains a mildecide that helps to retard the algae growth. Studies have shown that it takes between 2 and 3 years for some algae spots to surface. This is a good time to have a roof sprayed with our Patented Roof Treatment Chemical before the algae has spread. It takes substantially less roof cleaning chemical to clean a roof early in the algae growth. Keeping your roof clean, treated, and properly ventilated will add years to your roofs life. After cleaning the roof, it is recommended that a yearly treatment be applied to the surface to help protect the shingle granules from beoming re infected with Mold and Mildew Stains.

7401 Patrician Place
Tampa FL 33619
(813)293 1733
(813)655 8777
(800)290 1377

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711 Westbrook Ave
Brandon, Florida 33511