Will Copper Strips Keep Your Roof Clean ?

Posted Posted in Tampa, algae, black algae, black stains, black streaks, cleaning roof, Florida, No Pressure, non-pressure, Tampa Florida

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, 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.

Cleaning Black Roof Algae Tampa Florida

Posted Posted in black algae, algae, black stains, black streaks, cleaning roof, Florida, No Pressure, Tampa, Tampa Florida

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.

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?

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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

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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).

No Pressure Shingle Roof Cleaning Tampa

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100% Safe, No Pressure Shingle Roof Cleaning in Tampa

Call 813-655-8777

Apple Roof Cleaning Won The Chamber Of Commerce Small Business Of The Year Award in 2002

 Aside from aesthetics, shingle roof cleaning is necessary here in Tampa, to assure that you get the proper life from your roof, keep your A/C expenses lower, and for health reasons. 

The culprit causing your roof to discolor here in Tampa and look so bad is algae, and it WILL shorten the life of your shingle roof, it WILL make your roof darker and thus hotter from the sun’s rays.  This will make your home hotter, as well as speed the deterioration of your shingles. 

We use only ARMA (Asphalt Roofing Manufacturers Association) approved roof cleaning solutions, as well as specialized roof cleaning equipment designed to clean your shingle roof, while keeping it safe from damage.  Click here to read ARMA’s suggestions and cautions against using pressure washing equipment on your roof. 

Hello from a dirty shingle roof in Tampa Palms!

We do not use any type of pressure washer on your roof.  We do not use damaging shingle roof cleaning products that require pressurized water to complete the cleaning, such as sodium hydroxide. 

 We take every precaution necessary to protect your plants and the exterior of your home.  Unlike most of our “competitors”, we employ the use of a dedicated ground person to keep the house and foliage well rinsed before, during, and after the shingle roof is treated with our Apple Sauce.  This will assure that your plants will not die, your house will not be damaged, and no one will be injured during the cleaning process.  Do you really want some inexperienced part time pressure washing contractor falling off your roof while you’re at work, and then blaming you for his lack of experience and safety?

 We have seen it many times, an inexperienced part time pressure washer on a customer’s shingle roof in Tampa, blasting away at full pressure, using little or no cleaning chemicals or algaecides, and causing damage to a roof that likely won’t be noticed for years.  Don’t be a victim of inexperience.  With Apple Roof Cleaning Of Tampa, you can “Experience the Difference, Because the Difference is Experience!” 

 Ask about our annual maintenance program!  Our cleaning system will keep your roof algae free for quite some time, but nothing will stop the algae from eventually beginning to grow again in your roof’s surface, long before it becomes visible to the eye.  By that time, the algae is well rooted into the surface of your shingle, and has already been degrading the integrity of your shingles for months or years.  After your initial cleaning, we can apply, at a significant discount,  an annual re-treatment to kill the algae that has already begun to grow back.  This will assure that your roof will last as long as possible.

Call NOW for a FREE estimate from

Apple No Pressure Shingle Roof Cleaning of Tampa

 

813-655-8777