Tile Roof Maintenance: How to Know When it’s Time to Clean

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Many homeowners here in the Tampa area are good about cleaning gutters, or washing off dirty spots on the house, but what about the roof? Most tile roofs here in Central Florida need to be cleaned every few years and rarely are! If you live in a climate with a high volume of rain, humidity, and wind, it can be hard to maintain a clean roof. Being in a city like Tampa with a high level of pollution or simply living near a highway can also affect how dirty your roof gets. By maintaining a roof cleaning schedule, you can save years that bacteria and algae would have otherwise taken from your tile roof.

The type of roof you have also affects how often your roof may need to be cleaned. A product that is unlike the rest in terms of cleaning, are composite roof tiles. Specifically, Brava’s Roof Tiles [http://www.bravarooftile.com] are highly weatherproof and made from recycled plastic. This means they absorb almost no water and the changes of algae, mold, or water damage with these roof tiles are next to nothing.

Tile roof in Tampa, before and after cleaning

On the other hand, Clay Tiles are a difficult roof material to keep clean. They cannot easily be power washed due to their fragile nature. A powerful stream of water will shatter the tiles almost immediately. However, if you like the look of Clay Tiles, Brava offers composite Spanish barrel tiles with the same look, but far more durable. The composite products also rarely need to be cleaned. Wood shake roofing can be difficult to keep clean as well. It is not as simple as washing the tiles and can take certain treatments to keep the wooden roof from rotting.  Asphalt shingles are easier than the other materials to keep clean, but after years their appearance can still be difficult to maintain.

3 Signs That You Need a Tile Roof Cleaning

Here are a few tips on what to look out for on your roof so you now it is definitely time to get it cleaned! Remember though, even if these signs aren’t visible to you, if your roof has not been cleaned in several years it is probably time.

  1. Algae: This is most commonly seen in the form of black streaks on your roof. This is triggered by rain and your roof staying damp. At this point, there is still time for the tile roof to be cleaned and the shingles to stay intact.

  1. Moss: This is likely if your roof sits in a shaded area. This maintains dampness in your roof tiles and can cause more serious damage if left untreated.

  1. Lichen: This is a fungus that protects algae. This is a sure sign your tile roof needs to be cleaned, and possible even replaced. Lichen has roots that dig into roofing and break down asphalt. If shingles are left untreated, your shingles will likely start to erode.

711 Westbrook Ave
Brandon, Florida 33511

Safe Tile Roof Cleaning in Tampa, Florida 813-655-8777

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As with most forms of architecture, you can trace tile roofs way back in history, to the ancient Greeks. They caught on as a practical alternative to fire-prone thatch, and in modern times add an elegance and historical element to some of the most beautiful homes in Florida.

Yet just as with any type of roofing, tile roof cleaning is essential, here in the Tampa Florida area. Between dirt, mold, algae and bacteria, tile roofs become nasty looking,  rather quickly. And somehow, roof cleaning companies tend to go straight to power washing as the de facto method of cleaning tile roofs in Tampa, Florida.

One reason for the use of a Pressure Washer to clean tile roofs is this – Money!
If 500.00 is the price you pay to get your tile roof washed, and you are foolish enough to chose Pressure Washing to do it, the roof cleaning company you chose can keep every bit of that 500.00, simply because they do not have to buy the expensive chemicals needed to do the job correctly!
Plus, since they are not using the proper tile roof cleaning chemicals, only high pressure water, they also save money by not having to pay a helper, to protect your plants.

While heavy and long lasting, tile roofs are also delicate and porous. An overzealous pressure-washer can easily damage the roof, and a single cracked or broken tile can be exorbitantly expensive, IF you can even find a replacement. Our philosophy is simple: use gentle yet effective cleaning methods that kill the algae and mold living on the tiles, rather than trying to blast it off with thousands of PSIs of water pressure.

To protect your roof and your home, we tailor our tile roof cleaning in Tampa, Florida to the specific type of tile on your roof, whether ceramic, concrete or clay. Biocide based solutions are a favorite, quickly killing mold and algae without damaging the tile. Detergent-based solutions bring the life back to your tile, upping your home’s curb appeal while helping to maintain its roof. No matter what chemical solution is best, all of our formulas are biodegradable, as safe as possible for your plants, and won’t damage your tile.

Don’t trust your expensive tile roof to a pressure washer. Contact us today at 813-655-8777 to learn more, and get a free estimate on your tile roof cleaning cost!

711 Westbrook Ave
Brandon, Florida 33511

Cleaning Tile Roof Tampa

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Cleaning Tile Roof Tampa
Here are some Tile Roof Cleaning Tampa before and after cleaning tile roof pictures.
No Pressure Washing was used on any of these tile roofs.

Here is another tampa tile roof cleaning  we did this last month. This  home is in Tampa Palms.  We cleaned this barrel tile roof over 5 years ago. Our customer got another letter from the Tampa Palms Homeowners Association demanding roof cleaning, and called us again. It was nice that these Tampa Palms residents remembered us, and we did some extra cleaning work w/o charge to reward them for their loyalty to our tile roof cleaning company.

We clean both barrel and flat cement tile roofs in the following areas of Hillsborough County, Florida.
Apollo Beach, Balm, Bloomingdale, Boyette, Brandon, Carrollwood, Carrollwood Village, Cheval, Citrus Park, Citrus Park, Dover, Drew Park, East Lake, Egypt Lake, Fish Hawk, Gibsonton, Keystone, Lake Magdalene, Lithia, Lutz, Mango, New Tampa,  Northdale,  Pebble Creek, Plant City, Port Tampa, Riverview, Ruskin, Seffner, Sulphur Springs, Sun City Center, Tampa, Temple Terrace, Thonotosassa, Town ‘n’ Country, Valrico,  West Tampa, Westchase, Wimauma, Ybor City,  Zephyrhills,

We also clean tile roofs outside of the Greater Tampa Bay area, or we can refer you to another company in your area, who does good work.

Call Apple Tile Roof Cleaning of Tampa at 813-655-8777 for a free, no obligation estimate.


711 Westbrook Ave
Brandon, Florida 33511
(813)655 8777
711 Westbrook Ave
Brandon, Florida 33511