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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Shingle Roof Cleaned In Tampa

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

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

Tile Roof Cleaning Using Lift

Here is a large tile roof cleaning job we just did in Valrico, Florida. Valrico Florida is an eastern suburb of Tampa.
As you can see, we used a large man lift to prevent us having to walk on this tile roof. A man lift like this that not only goes up, but also goes over the roof is technically called an articulating boom lift. Sometimes they are also known as a knuckle boom lift. This home was sold to a new buyer, and the old owner of this home could not take a chance of any broken tiles, because that could void the sales contract. A large articulating boom manlift can cost over 150,000.00, far too expensive for any roof cleaning company to own. When a lift is needed to clean a steep or very fragile tile roof, we rent them. However, unlike some other Tampa Tile Roof Cleaning Companies, we do not mark up our cost to rent a lift! We are not looking to “sock it to our customers” , or close a sale. We are looking to open a relationship because we want to be your roof cleaning company for life!
The heat, moisture and humidity here in the Tampa Florida area ensure that your roof will get dirty again, so you will need a roof cleaner in the future, and we want that roof cleaner to be Apple Roof Cleaning Tampa !

We bring over 20 years of tile roof cleaning experience to each and every job. We are not painters, yard guys, handymen, pressure washers or window cleaners. I’m a roofer and a cleaning expert, certified by the Roof Cleaning Institute Of America (RCIA).

RCIA Certified Tile Roof Cleaning Company

Call us at 813-655-8777 for a free estimate on getting your tile roof cleaned properly.

Will Copper Strips Keep Your Roof Clean ?

Roof cleaning measures such as pressure washing can remove or roughen the surface of the roofing material, reducing the intended productive life of the roof. At best it is a messy, temporary solution which would need to be repeated frequently. This sort of procedure also does nothing to kill the spores that created the Algae and Black Mold.  Plus, Pressure Washing will damage your roof!  will give more details. Look at some of the damage it can cause below.

Copper strips is a natural “solution” to roof moss, algae and mold problems.
We feel Copper Strips perform far better then Zinc Strips do here in the Tampa, Florida area.
When fitted on a clean roof, by experts about whose contact information you can find here, the Copper Strip will HELP, but not totally prevent plant growth on your Florida Roof by exposure to air and water which causes the copper to oxidise, creating Copper Sulphate which runs down the length of your roof in the rain water. Gutter Cleaning helps to minimise unnecessary weight on the roof that can affect its integrity and longevity. 1 OAK Roofing is just what you need.

This is deadly to roof plant spores and will therefore HELP keep your roof free from Algae. This effect is obvious under copper vent pipes or lead flashing’s under chimneys. Mind you, that flat roofs are easier to maintain and keep clean.

Copper Strips —the low cost, natural alternative to repetitive roof cleaning, HELPS put an end to moss, algae and Mold on your Tampa Florida roof. It is also widely used by most Denver commercial roofing companies. If you require any help with the replacement or repairs of your roof, contact us today.

I feel the Copper Strips work, to a degree.
In our opinion, they are “better then NO roof protection”.
Plus, the Copper Strips look FAR better in our opinion, taking on a nice Copper Patina over time.

It is our GOAL here at Apple Roof Cleaning Tampa to make this your LAST roof cleaning.
If you choose to have us clean your roof, we will gladly SHOW you some simple steps you can take to KEEP your Florida Roof clean forever!

Call Apple Roof Cleaning Tampa Florida at 813 655 8777, and make this the LAST time you ever have to clean your Florida Roof!

Call us today for an informative roof cleaning chat, or a free, no-obligation quotation.

Roof Washing South Tampa

Here is a roof we washed in the South Tampa area. This roof washing job came from a well known realtor, who specializes in South Tampa real estate. The idea was to have the roof washed, and then get the home on the market, ASAP.

Real Estate here in the Tampa Florida is currently at an all time high, so now is a great time to sell your home. A filthy dirty roof can stop a home sale, and a clean roof shows so much better. As you can see by the pictures below, our non pressure roof washing made this roof look almost brand new! As long as a roof has never been cleaned the wrong way (pressure washed), often we can make it look almost brand new, with a proper cleaning.

If you have a dirty roof in the Tampa Florida area, and want it to look brand new, call us at 813-655-8777 for a free estimate. Most of the time, was can use Google Earth to see and estimate your roof, and can offer an immediate roof washing estimate by telephone.

Tile Roof Cleaning Company Tampa Florida

Apple is the most experienced Tile Roof Cleaning Company in the entire Tampa Florida area. We are a real certified roof cleaning company.  We are not yard guys who clean tile roofs, not handymen, painters, or Pressure Washers, who clean a tile roof every now and then. 90% of our business is cleaning tile roofs, in the Tampa Bay area.

RCIA Certified Tile Roof Cleaning Company

Here are a few before and after pictures of our work.

We guarantee in writing not to damage your flat or barrel tile roof, and use lifts to prevent walking on delicate surfaces.

We have been cleaning shingle and tile roofs here in the Tampa Florida area over 25 years, so if you want the best service you can get, give us a call at (813) 655-8777 for a free estimate. 90% of the time, we are able to give you an immediate idea of what your roof cleaning cost is going to be, right over the telephone!

Apple Roof Cleaning 813-655-8777 Won The Chamber Of Commerce Small Business Of The Year Award in 2002

Clean Your Roof Before You Sell Your Home

Don’t Let a Dirty Roof Turn Away Prospective  Buyers

In the rush to dispel clutter, clean every square inch, and make sure the lawn looks green and inviting.  Homeowners who are making preparations to sell often completely forget about a part of their home that will be visible in every exterior marketing photo, and from the curb. This part of the home is the roof – one of the hardest working, and most
expensive parts of the average home. On the flipside, the interiors aren’t to be ignored either. If you want to know about the real estate condition and know how to improve the look of your house for a quick sale, then check out the Market Oracle website. There may be pests, bugs & vermin that might be lurking around in the nooks & crannies. Contact a proper pest exterminator before proceeding to put up the house for sale. Since according to some realtors having a bug or a pest infected house will really affect your progress in selling the house, learn ways to drive them away. Appearances are important when selling a home. Because today’s roofing materials are higher in quality than they once were, a home’s existing roof may have decades of wear left before it will need replaced. If, however, the roof’s surface is marred by stains and dirt or coated with rotting leaves or a layer of moss or bear signs of mold, you will need to call in A Home Inspector before buyers automatically assume the roof is in poor condition and lose interest in the home. You can hire the Apple Roof Cleaning Company to come clean it for you. No matter how clean, neat, and attractive the interior of the home is, buyers who are turned off by the appearance of the roof may change their mind about viewing it, causing the seller to lose out on a potential offer. You can leave the repairs and fixing to water damage removal pros in Tampa.

Small issues can quickly morph into expensive problems
Another concern pointed out is about a dirty, unkempt roof is the potential for underlying problems to
develop. This is especially true when leaves, acorns, and other debris settle into the low
points of the roof where seams are located. Over time, this debris can become saturated
with rain and even more solidly packed, working its way under the shingles and into
flashed areas where it can cause leaks to form. If this happens you have to call a residential roofing company to resolve the problem.
When this type of build up is allowed to stay on the roof for long periods the potential for damage can become even worse. Moisture and exposure to the sun can cause the layers to act like a compost pile, which decomposes organic matter and turns it into rich soil.

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During the composting process, the materials will produce a surprising amount of heat
that can cause even more damage to the roof.
If not quickly corrected by cleaning away the build up of organic matter and allowing the
surface to dry, the heat may cause damage to the roofing material and the supports underneath. For the homeowner, this means an increased risk of interior leaks, moisture damage to insulation, wood, and drywall and even an increased risk of mold, mildew, as well as Algae issues. You can understand the risks that are associated with leaks and moisture damage. There are many pests that end up damaging roofs too, thus if you want a good sturdy roof contact  and get their expert professionals to help you.

It is always advisable to own a table saw as it helps in the last adjustments of various objects. Buyers usually tend to search for flaws in a house to reduce its price but having such handy tools can help you fix various damages in advance and also help you in justifying your pricing.

Good selling experiences start with a clean roof. Moreover, clean roof gives you an opportunity to use rain harvesting system to gather some water and use it in the garden.
Sellers who take time to make sure that their home’s roof is clean and attractive will be
helping to boost their curb appeal and make sure that buyers want to see what is inside. If the roof appears to be coated with just dust or pollen, it may be possible to use a garden hose or portable air compressor with a wand attachment to rinse or blow away dust and dirt and make the roof look neat and clean.
Homes that have had dirty roofs for some time, or those that have sap or rust stains,
however, will need a more intense approach to cleaning. A professional roof cleaning
company like Apple Roof Cleaning is usually the best option for this type of situation because we have the equipment and cleaning solutions necessary to remove dirt and stains, without harming the roofing materials.

Commercial Roof Cleaning Tampa Florida Area

Here are some condo’s south of Tampa that needed to have their shingle roofs cleaned. The Cypress Creek Association hired us to clean these shingle roofs in Ruskin, Florida.

These condo’s are actually in Sun City Center, in a Golf Community. If you have a commercial roof cleaning project you need a quote on, give us a call at 813-655-8777 for an immediate estimate by telephone. We clean all roof surfaces, shingle, tile, and metal roofs, and we carry this roof cleaning certification.

Cleaning Composite Roof Tile the Right Way

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Most roofs need to be cleaned every few years, especially here in the Tampa Florida area. The high volume of rain, humidity, wind and other factors make having a clean roof in this city a tough task. Apple Roof Cleaning understand that shingles absorb a lot of moisture and become much more susceptible to algae growth and potential mold. Factors like high pollution or being near a highway can even affect how dirty your roof gets.

Having the right kind of roof tile can make all the difference when it comes to having a clean roof. Tampa roof cleaning can be a regular need, but one of the ways to reduce that is by installing composite roof tiles. They are highly durable and almost never need to be cleaned. It rains often enough in Tampa that a good natural wash from a good shower can leave these roofs looking spectacular.

Unlike regular shingles, composite roof tiles from Brava (www.bravarooftile.com) are highly weatherproof. Since they are made from recycled plastic they absorb almost zero water. The chances of algae, mold, or water damage from these roof tiles are next to nothing. If they do need to be cleaned for one reason or another it is extremely easy. When the time does comes, Apple Roof Cleaning is the company to call to clean your roof.

With all the sun that Tampa gets, UV damage and roof bleaching is all too common. With Brava’s composite roof tiles there’s no need to worry about your roofing becoming faded over a few years. Their roof tiles are the only kind to be Miami-Dade Certified for their UV ray protection. This means your roof will look amazing for years to come no matter how much the Florida sun throws at it.

Composite tiles are offered in many styles like cedar shake, slate and barrel tile. Most regular clay barrel roof tiles cannot be pressure washed due to their fragile nature. A powerful stream of water will shatter the tiles almost immediately. With composite barrel tiles this is no longer an issue. The highly durable plastic can withstand a high-intensity pressure wash. In most cases an aggressive pressure washing won’t even be necessary with Brava’s roof tiles.

Most roof materials need cleaning due to algae, pollution, and regular dirt but with composite roofs you’ll rarely if ever need a full deep cleaning. When you need a roof cleaning in Tampa, give Apple Roof Cleaning a call at (813) 655-8777