Is there Black Roof Algae on your Tampa Roof ?
Algae growth on roofs has reached unprecedented levels in many parts of Florida today. It creates a dull and dirty appearance which can reduce the value of your Florida home. Roofing materials like tiles, slates, cement and all become dull and weakened by Algae and Black Mold growth. Even the thinnest layer of Algae and Black Mold is a problem because it acts like a sponge, absorbing water, which increases the weight and stress on your Florida roof, shortening its productive life. Heat damage is another problem when there is Algae and Black Mold on your roof as it can push the tiles up and crack them. Here are 4 Signs That Indicate You Need to Install a New Roof. Read them through to understand when it is time to replace your roof.
Much of Tampa Florida’s unprecedented spread of roof Algae and Black Mold can be traced to the Clean Air Act which reduced the output of Sulphur (poisonous to moss) into the atmosphere via coal and fossil burning power stations, or domestic fires and unleaded fuel. Roof Algae which would have been previously killed off by this sulphur in the Florida atmosphere now requires direct action through commercial roof repair and maintenance like regular roof cleaning to prevent it from spreading.
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.
Apple Roof Cleaning Tampa suggests that a no pressure roof cleaning process not only cleans your roof safely, it also kills this Algae, so it doesn’t grow back so fast!
Have areas of your roof developed dark streaks or become dark in color?
If so you are not alone. Many think that this discoloration and roof staining is a result of pollution, dust, pollen or tree sap settling on your roof. Not so! Roof staining is caused by algae growing on your roofing shingles. Other terms for this staining are roof moss, roof fungus or roof mold.
This algae is abundant in warm humid climates. The climate in Tampa Florida is extremely favorable for the growth of algae.
This algae is actually a strain of bacteria known as Gleocapsa Magma, and tends to grow on areas of your roof that are shaded by trees or get less sunlight, typically the north and west sides of your home. Asphalt shingles are manufactured with a granulated coating that acts as a UV shield and protect ant for the shingle. These granules also happen to be a favorite
food for the Gleocapsa Magma (algae). If not properly removed, roof algae will consume and dislodge the protective granules
leaving the asphalt shingle unprotected and venerable to deterioration. This will eventually lead to early roof failure and the
need to replace your shingles years before the suggested life of the shingle has been exhausted.
Our roof cleaning process costs a fraction of the cost of roof replacement.
The darkened areas of your roof caused by algae growing on your shingles or tiles will absorb more heat from the sun’s rays.
This increases the heat in your attic, causing your air conditioning system to work harder to cool your house,
therefore increasing your utility bill. Once the dark stains are removed, the roof will attract less heat, which will result in spending less to cool your home.
Apple Roof Cleaning Of Tampa can make your roof look new again, while extending the life of your shingles, or barrel tiles
We use a non-pressure process to apply our roof cleaning solution. We use no more water pressure than what typically
comes from your water hose. A pressure washer should never be used to clean your roof. The high pressured stream
of water produced by a pressure washer will dislodge large quantities of the protective granules covering your shingles and
leave your shingles vulnerable to the elements can also break tiles. This will lead to early roof failure and void any warranty that you may have
on your shingles. Once applied, our roof cleaning solution will remove the darkest roof stains in minutes.
Apple Roof Cleaning Of Tampa 813-655-8777 only uses chemicals approved by the Asphalt Roofing Manufactures Association (ARMA).