Apple Roof Cleaning Tampa Florida

CLEANING A BIG TILE ROOF NEAR TAMPA FLORIDA

Posted Posted in Homeowners Association, roof cleaning letter, Tampa Florida, tile roofs

 

July 21, 2014

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Here is A Big Tile Roof that we cleaned today 7-21-2014. We started this tile roof cleaning at 9 am, and just finished an hour ago. It is now 4.51 pm, and here comes the well known Tampa summertime afternoon rain! 

This was a large 5500 sq ft home, with a lot of tile roof surface on it. We were barely able to get this large roof all nice and clean, before the rains came. 

This whole community in Seffner Florida got letters from their homeowners association, and this makes the 15th roof we have cleaned in this subdivision. All these roofs are all tile, and every home in here is 4500 sq ft and up. 

This customer chose us because he has seen our work, and wanted his large tile roof properly cleaned. Our guys had a beautiful view of Lake Thonotosassa from the top of this tile roof. It is one of the larger freshwater lakes in the Tampa Florida area. 

If you have a shingle, tile, or metal roof that needs to be cleaned in the Tampa Florida area, call us at 813-655-8777 for a free consultation and estimate.

Here in the Tampa Florida area, I would say about 60 percent of the really nice places to live are deed restricted. Some areas have very vigilant homeowners associations, that will send out roof cleaning letters for one little black streak on the roof, and some of these HOA’s will wait years to send letters. I have been asked by several Tampa Homeowners Associations, when is the right time to send roof cleaning letters.

The best time, is when 1/2 or more of the roofs are covered in this Black Roof Algae. 

It is never good to do a partial roof cleaning, but we do give our customers a break when only 1/4 to 1/2 of the roof needs cleaned. But, we do it the correct way, and clean the dirty part of the roof, then apply the treatment chemical to the “clean” part. 

The worst thing these Tampa Homeowners Association can do to their residents, is to wait until every roof is absolutely filthy before asking the residents to clean them.  This forces us roof cleaners to use tons of chemical solution to get them clean, and increases the chances of having an effect on the landscaping. Having Gutters down here in Tampa is not the normal thing it is up north. 1/2 or more of our business is cleaning tile roofs on 5000 plus sq ft homes with little to no gutters on them, and tons of delicate expensive landscaping! 

When the Homeowners Associations allow these roofs to become filthy before letters are sent out, we often are forced to use 2 to 3 or more coats of the cleaning chemical. 

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This is a cement tile roof we cleaned in the Cory Lake Isles community in New Tampa. You can see it was filthy, and had no gutters.  There was landscaping all over the place, and it took 3 coats of the roof cleaning chemical to get it this clean. 

Here in the Tampa Florida area, most nice subdivisions are deed restricted, and require you to maintain your homes paint, yard, and the roof as well.

If you move into one of Tampa’s Deed Restricted communities, you sign your life away, and agree to give them great power over you.  If you receive and defy 3 roof cleaning letters, they will start a legal process against you. Some customers think they are “cool” by refusing to clean their roofs, but us roof cleaners all know that the black stains on their dirty roofs can and will spread to the neighbors clean roofs!

It is unfair and inconsiderate to your neighbors to allow your roof to remain filthy, while they are trying to keep their place clean.

I have little sympathy for people who chose to compromise their friends and neighbors, by refusing to clean their roofs.

We are almost always super busy, so it is not the extra roof cleaning work we need.

But when people move into a super nice deed restricted community here in Tampa, and know the rules and promise to abide by them, but then don’t,  IMHO this is like sending a sick child to school to infect the other Kids.

All it takes is one filthy roof, to spread it’s filth to the other roofs in the area by airborne spores, and other means of transmission.

We cleaned this flat tile roof recently, and we are very happy with the results of this job in Tampa Palms. Few roofs look better, when they are clean, then a white tile roof, and few look worse, when they are dirty! 

This roof cleaning job came to us from a well known Tampa Painting Company. This customer wanted to get his roof cleaned first, before he has his home painted. These folks were very very nice people, and are from one of Tampa’s original founding families! 

Despite our “protests” they insisted we eat the deviled crabs they make from scratch, and also served us some awesome home made Lemonaid that was good and cold. It was 95 degrees outside in Tampa today, and probably 110 degrees, up on this roof we cleaned!

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FOUR REASONS TO CLEAN YOUR ROOF BEFORE YOU SELL

Posted Posted in Homeowners Association, shrubs, Tampa, Tampa Florida, tile roofs

 A home’s roof here in the Tampa Florida area takes a lot of abuse to keep homeowners safe and comfortable. In summer, the roofing materials experience constant exposure to the sun, wind, hail, and rain. But in addition to the hot and humid weather in Tampa, roofing materials also come under attack from dirt, leaves, and other materials. Luckily, having the roof cleaned by Roofers in Pocatello can help to neutralize these attacks, as well as give the home increased curb appeal to impress buyers.

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1. Roof cleaning can prevent staining and help the roof retain its original color and attractiveness Many types of trees and bushes that are commonly planted around residential homes have the potential to cause streaks and stains on roof surfaces from the pigments and dyes in leaves, pollen, and blossoms. In addition to plant matter, smoke, salt spray, vehicle exhaust fumes, and many other substances found in the air can build up on roof surfaces and make them look drab and old. Periodic cleaning of the roof surfaces can remove stains, streaks, and built up substances from roofing materials and help to keep them looking fresh and bright.

2. Roof cleaning can help maintain the roof’s integrity and lengthen its lifespan
Another excellent reason to have a residential roof cleaned regularly is to remove materials that can settle or grow on the surface. Falling leaves, pollen, acorns, twigs, moss, and lichens, settle or grow into thick layers on the roof surface. When these become waterlogged from rain, they can begin to degrade the surface. If the accumulation becomes heavy enough, damage to the roof’s structural support can begin to occur. Since this type of damage can be very expensive to repair, homeowners will find it much more cost-efficient to eliminate this risk by remembering to have their roofs cleaned on a regular schedule. Contact commercial roofers to schedule your roof cleanings.

3. Roof cleaning can make a home more energy efficient
Many roofing materials are designed to boost the energy efficiency of the home by reflecting the heat of the sun, instead of absorbing it and overheating the attic space. When a roof becomes dull and dirty, it loses its ability to reflect hot sunshine. In addition to increasing cooling costs, this can also cause the home’s cooling system to work harder, decreasing the lifespan of the unit. To help keep cooling systems working as efficiently as possible and enjoy the lowest cooling bills, homeowners in Tampa will want to add periodic roof cleaning to their home maintenance plan.

4. Roof cleaning can help keep the home insurance company happy
Roof replacement and repair are frequent claims that homeowners in Tampa make on their home insurance policies. Since insurers strive to reduce the numbers of these claims in order to limit their liability and allow them to offer homeowners better rates on their insurance policies, insurance brokers want to prevent these claims, when possible. Roofs that are dirty or covered with leaves and other materials are known to increase potential issues, such as leaks and roof failures. Because of this, some insurers regularly do drive-by inspections of roofing and alert homeowners when their roofs need cleaned. Failing to take these alerts seriously can result in rising premiums for policies or even cancellation. Regular, periodic cleaning is the proactive way for homeowners to make sure their insurance companies are happy and their rates are more likely to remain affordable. Call us at 813-655-8777 to have your roof cleaned safely, w/o using any pressure.

SAVE MONEY ON ROOF CLEANING !

Posted Posted in algae, black algae, Homeowners Association, Tampa, Tampa Florida

The discoloration you see on this Tampa Florida area roof, in the before we cleaned it picture, is caused by Algae growth.
This algae growth could have been prevented, and the cleaning of this barrel tile roof would not have been needed !

Just as you spray the yard to control weeds, we can spray your roof once a year to prevent algae growth, and keep it clean.

Save Money – Call (813) 655-8777 BEFORE your roof gets dirty !

If you live in a deed restricted community, a dirty roof will bring a nasty letter from your Tampa Homeowners Association.
If they see a dirty roof, it can bring about a full blown inspection of your property !
Do you really want the Homeowners Association snooping around your home ?
God only know what other violations they will find !
This is how HOA’S “Punish ” you for breaking the rules.

Save Money, and take away their power over you.
It cost far less to keep your roof from getting dirty in the first place.
Call us BEFORE the black algae takes over your roof.

Apple Roof Cleaning Tampa offers an inexpensive (compared to full roof cleaning) once a year Algaecide application.
This will keep the Black Algae off of your roof indefinitely, and save you money .
Plus you get the respect of your neighbors and the Homeowners Association, for keeping your place up.
As well as longer roof life, and lower air conditioning bills.
Remember, this is a plant on your roof that can and will spread to the neighbors property, as well as your driveway, house, and pool deck!

You wouldn’t let weeds grow uncontrolled in your yard, so why let Black Algae growth run rampant on your roof ?
It looks terrible, causes premature granule loss, makes the A/C work harder, and can spread via airborne spores to the neighbors clean roof !

Plus it can bring that dreaded clean your roof or else letter and a full blown home inspection from the Homeowners Association, as well as dirty looks from neighbors for being the eyesore of the neighborhood.

Call us at 813-655-8777 for your free estimate by phone. All we need to know is the size of your home, and what roof type it is, shingle, tile, or metal.

ROOF CLEANING TAMPA – HUNTERS GREEN

Posted Posted in black algae, black stains, black streaks, cleaning roof, Homeowners Association, non-pressure, roof cleaning chemicals, Tampa Florida, tile roofs

 

Hunters Green is a deed restricted community in New Tampa with a strict Homeowners Association. We have been a Hunters Green recommended Tampa Roof Cleaning Company as long as we can remember. A Hunters Green resident we did a non pressure roof cleaning for almost 10 years ago put us on the Homeowners List. If you received a roof cleaning letter from your HOA, there is no need to fear. We will not ruin your roof with questionable chemicals or Pressure Washing, and the rest of your Tampa home will stay cleaner, because the black algae from your roof is not spreading all over your home and property every time it rains, or the wind blows. Here are just a few Tampa Roof Cleaning Pictures of Hunters Green Homes we have done. Call us at 813-655-8777 to get an idea of what your roof cleaning cost will be.

Tampa HOA Roof Cleaning Letters

Posted Posted in cleaning roof, Homeowners Association, roof cleaning chemicals, roof cleaning letter, Tampa, Tampa Florida
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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

Posted Posted in shingle roofs, cleaning roof, Homeowners Association

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.

Tile Roof Cleaning New Tampa FL 33647

Posted Posted in cleaning roof, Florida, Homeowners Association, RCIA, roof cleaning cost, roof cleaning letter, roof cleaning safety, Tampa, Tampa Florida, tile roofs

Apple Tile Roof Cleaning 813 655 8777 are RCIA Certified, and trained in the latest advancements in our Trade.

If you live in any of these New Tampa Communities

 
  • Arbor Greene
  • Cory Lake Isles
  • Cross Creek
  • Easton Park
  • Grand Hampton
  • Heritage Isles
  • Hunter’s Green
  • Kingshyre
  • Live Oak Preserve
  • Meadow Creek
  • Misty Creek
  • Pebble Creek
  • Richmond Place
  • Tampa Palms
  • West Meadows

near Zip Code 33647, and have a Barrel Tile, Flat Tile, Ceramic or Cement Tile, Clay Tile, or a Slate Roof, give us a call for a free consultation and estimate on the cost of cleaning it.

Here is a video we made out of pictures of some of our past Tile Roof Cleaning jobs.

Many of these homes were in New Tampa. Some are in Hunters Green, and some are in Tampa Palms.

All these tile roofs, and the one slate one, were cleaned w/o walking on them, using manlifts.

Every roof we clean is evaluated for both our safety, and if it can be walked on safely, w/o breaking the roof tiles.

Some of these New Tampa Florida area customers received roof cleaning letters from their homeowners associations. Some wanted their tile roofs cleaned for other reasons.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Homeowners Insurance Cancelled Because Of Dirty Roof

Posted Posted in cleaning roof, Florida, Homeowners Association, roof cleaning cost, roof cleaning letter, Tampa, Tampa Florida, videos

In the last few years, we have been cleaning roofs for customers here in the Tampa Florida area, who were told to get their roofs cleaned by their homeowners insurance companies.

Since the past tropical storms, floods, and hurricanes that have come through the Tampa Florida area, Homeowners Insurance Companies have got very picky about who they will insure.

We are told that many of them are demanding current and potential customers to have their roofs safely cleaned, or face cancellation or refusal of Insurance!

It is not just happening here in Florida either, as this video shows.

If you have received a roof cleaning letter from your current or potential Homeowners Insurance Company, we can help.

Call us at 813-655-8777 for a free, no obligation estimate of roof cleaning cost.

Cleaning Tile Roof Tampa Palms With Manlift

Posted Posted in cleaning roof, Homeowners Association, non-pressure, Tampa, tile roofs

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Stop Cleaning Your Roof !

Posted Posted in algae, black stains, cleaning roof, Homeowners Association, roof stains, shingle roofs, Tampa, tile roofs

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