Softwash Roof Cleaning Tampa

Posted Posted in Pressure Washing Roof Tampa, softwash roof cleaning tampa, softwashing roofs

Benefits of Softwash Roof Cleaning 

Softwash roof cleaning is a surprisingly simple process that provides dramatic results for Tampa Florida area customers. Rather than applying brute force in the form of a pressure washer in order to remove algae, mold, dirt, mildew and grime, soft wash roof cleaning utilizes a mist of an incredibly effective solution that not only kills algae and mold while dissolving dirt and grime, but that also helps to prevent regrowth of these harmful substances. All with less pressure than a garden hose. The benefits of softwash roof cleaning are numerous, especially when compared to traditional pressure washing treatments.

Softwashing doesn’t damage your tile or shingle roof. 

Pressure washing, with 2,000 to 5,000 psi of water pressure, eats away at the protective coating on your roof, damages asphalt shingles and tiles, and does little to prevent the regrowth of algae and mold. This means you have to undergo pressure washing treatments more frequently, only furthering the damage. In fact, the damage caused by a pressure washing system is the equivalent to a hail storm, a fact that more and more shingle and tile roofing manufacturers are recognizing.
It won’t void  your shingle warranty. Roof material manufacturers understand that pressure washing dramatically reduces the lifespan of a roof, and having it done will void the warranty of your roof in many cases. However, most manufacturers approve softwash cleaning, which means your product guarantee will still be in place and in good standing, when our crews drive away from your home.

The results last longer. 

The unique chemicals used in softwash roof cleaning dissolve dirt and grime and kill algae and mold. The misting system of a softwash rig allows the cleaning chemicals to penetrate the roof and get into every single nook and cranny, ensuring that your entire roof is clean when we’re done. On the other hand, pressure washing often misses things, which means there’s still a breeding ground for harmful organisms left over even after the most efficient cleaning. In addition to this, pressure washing only gets rid of dirt and grime, while softwash roof cleaning actually protects your roof from developing mold and algae down the road. This means your roof needs cleaned less often, saving you time and money.

It increases roof life. 

The gentle nature of softwash roof cleaning and the protective chemicals used to clean the roof ensure that you get the most out of your investment. While other cleaning methods can actually reduce the lifespan of your roof, requiring that you replace it sooner rather than later, soft washing on an as-needed basis prevents damage and protects the roof from harmful organisms. Ironically enough, algae and other organisms here in the Tampa Florida area actually feed off of the materials commonly used in roofing, causing the shingles, tiles and other materials to degrade. With soft washing, there’s no damage during cleaning and it prevents damage afterwards, so that 30 year roof will actually last you 30 years or more.

In the end, soft wash roof cleaning is the most effective and safest roof cleaning method available here in the Tampa area. Don’t settle for subpar treatments; reap the benefits of softwash roof cleaning today!

How Softwash Roof Cleaning Works

Since contractors, companies and homeowners here in Tampa realized the benefits of roof cleaning, from removing algae to increasing home efficiency to killing off mold to keep the home safe, pressure washing was the common choice in treatment. Yet over time, it quickly became apparent that pressure washing, with water reaching thousands of psi, actually did more harm than good. Such a high level of water pressure damages any type of roof, from basic shingles to expensive tiles. And while many companies still utilize this damaging method of cleaning, softwash roof cleaning is now the absolute best choice available to homeowners.

So what is Softwashing ? 

Essentially, softwash roof cleaning is a detergent-based process that utilizes water with less pressure than is emitted by a basic garden hose. The softwashing detergents are used to kill roof algae at its core, one of the most common causes of damage to the roof, reductions in home heating and cooling efficiency, and unsightly discoloration. In addition to removing and killing algae along with mold and dirt, softwash roof cleaning also leaves behind deterrents to prevent algae or mold from growing back. In fact, soft wash roof cleaning lasts four times longer than basic pressure washing here in Tampa, all without damaging the roof, the home or the surrounding vegetation.

When the crew shows up to softwash your roof, the equipment may surprise you. Rather than a modified pressure washing system (so common here in Tampa), softwash equipment most closely resembles the products used in pest control. A softwashing rig is comprised of a tank, pump, hose and spray gun. It’s simple in its beauty and effective as well. Rather than blasting high-pressure water directly onto your roof, the soft washing rig gently applies a mist of an incredibly effective yet still gentle and biodegradable solution. We tailor the exact products to your specific roof, the climate here in Tampa, and the issues you’re facing, from mold to algae to basic dirt and grime. Essentially, the power of the softwashing rig comes from the solution itself rather than the equipment, yet the equipment still plays a pivotal role. The soft mist allows the solution to penetrate the roofing system and get in between the cracks, ensuring that the entire roof is treated. This not only cleans your roof right the first time, but also ensures that the preventative solutions present in the soft wash products protect every part of your roof, from the highest peak to the small gaps between tiles.

By utilizing top-of-the-line shingle and tile roof cleaning solutions, environmentally friendly products that minimize harm to plants and vegetation, and soft, gentle sprayequipment, softwash roof cleaning is the single best method to ensure that you realize the full life of your shingle or tile roof in Tampa, protect the home below it, and drastically increase your property value and curb appeal.

For a free estimate on getting your roof softwashed, call us at 813 – 655 – 8777

APPLE ROOF CLEANING 813-655-8777
711 Westbrook Ave
Brandon, Florida 33511

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

Posted Posted in Cleaning Tile Roof Tampa, non pressure tile roof cleaning tampa florida, Pressure Washing Roof Tampa
Certified Tile Roof Cleaners !
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!

APPLE ROOF CLEANING 813-655-8777
711 Westbrook Ave
Brandon, Florida 33511

Chemical Roof Cleaning Tampa

Posted Posted in Chemical Roof Cleaning Tampa, Cleaning Mold Mildew Stains Tampa Roof, Pressure Washing Roof Tampa

Apple Non Pressure Roof Cleaning Tampa Offers A Safe Chemical Roof Cleaning Process That Lasts 2-3 Times Longer than Pressure Washing Alone.
Our Chemical Roof Cleaning Process is Recommended by All Roofing Tile and Asphalt Shingle Manufacturers – All Without The Shingle Damage and/or Tile Breakage Inherent In Roof Pressure Washing!

Pressure Washing only removes the surface layers of mold, mildew and Black Algae, and in the cleaning process it severely  damages the shingles and roof tiles. Pressure Washing does not KILL the algae, mildew, and mold.  Chemical Roof Cleaning kills the mold, mildew, and Algae, including it’s roots and spores. The No pressure application insures that no damage is done to the asphalt roofing shingles or tiles. The result is Chemical Roof Cleaning produces a much cleaner, brighter roof that will remain clean much longer in Tampa then if Pressure Washing was used.
Here is a great article written by a Home Inspector that also warn of the dangers of Pressure Washing Roofs!

  • Roofing damage in progress:
    I was at an inspection, talking to my client about his plan to add a bathroom to a 2nd floor area, when out of the corner of my eye… “I am sorry Mark, but would you mind if I ran downstairs to get my camera?” I didn’t wait for an answer. I needed a photo of this pressure washer damage “in action”.

    Well, Mark was a nice guy and I needed a picture of this crime. The roof in question (see above) had been in fine shape (just a few minutes earlier). It had a little moss on it, some debris, but nothing that couldn’t be solved with a garden blower or a soft broom and a moss control agent.
    Enter the pressure washer, and what a pressure washer it was. Just take a close look at the stream of 2400 PSI water being directed at the roof! Mark was also looking at this crime and spotted the fact that some of the roof tabs were being visibly lifted by the force of the water! (a video clip would work here). This fine roof was being destroyed! Granules were being washed off the shingles by the pound! Roofing tabs were being loosened and the self sealing adhesive broken! The roof was loosing years of life by the minute! (ok, ok, I will calm down.)
    So, what’s wrong with pressure washing composition and most other types of roofs?

    • Composition roofing is a relatively soft material. Any abrasive action removes the protective granular surface, breaks the bond between the shingles and damages the fabric of the material.
    • At best pressure washing only does some damage to the roofing, at worst it destroys perfectly good roofing.
    • When pressure washing removes moss and debris from the roof, it also removes some of the roofing material.
    • If there is a lot of moss on the roof, the moss has already done some damage to the roofing material, the roofing material has already lost some of its integrity. Killing the moss with a moss control agent reduces further damage but leaves the roofing in place. Pressure washing removes the moss and the partially damaged roofing.
    • The bottom line is: pressure washing a roof will shorten the life of the roofing. Pressure washing removes moss, but also part of the roofing.

    Do pressure washers have any value? Yes! for deck maintenance, preparing siding for paint, and to clean concrete driveways. But even in such applications, keep in mind that pressure washers are very strong tools and can damage wood and other surfaces. They are used in logging operations to remove bark from trees!

    Remember, we teach Roof Cleaning at The Roof Cleaning Institute of America. We have been preaching against the Pressure Washing Of Roofs In Tampa, or anywhere else for years!.

     Apple Non Pressure Chemical Roof Cleaning 7401 Patrician Place Tampa,FL 33619 Call (813)655-8777 for a free estimate!

APPLE ROOF CLEANING 813-655-8777
711 Westbrook Ave
Brandon, Florida 33511

Cleaning Roof Tampa – No Pressure Washing

Posted Posted in Cleaning Roof Tampa, Pressure Washing Roof Tampa

Call us at 813-655-8777 for cleaning roof shingles, Tile roof cleaning, Non Pressure roof cleaning, Safe chemical cleaning of shingle roofs, Non Pressure Washing of tile roofs, Non Pressure Washing of shingle roofs, Roofs cleaned chemically, Cleaning of asphalt roofing shingles, Cleaning tile roofs chemically, Chemical cleaning of fiberglass roofing shingles, Algae removal from roof shingles, etc, etc.

We hope to provide you with information on this roof cleaning blog about several Roof Cleaning methods used in Tampa, and about how your roof became “dirty”.

Actually, there is probably very little actual dirt on your roof !

Your roof is discolored because a plant called Gloeocapsa Magma is growing on it.

This Algae thrives in the humid climate here in Tampa Florida.
It feeds on the Calcium Carbonate filler used in your shingles.

Owens-Corning, the worlds largest shingle manufacturer, feels that this algae can cause premature granule loss, and shorten roof shingle life.

This Roof Algae retains heat because it is black.
This makes your air conditioner work harder.

It spreads itself by airborne spores.
Your Algae infestation can spread to your neighbors home !

That’s one reason Tampa Homeowners Associations send out letters asking you to clean your roof !

So, as you can see, it’s not just an eyesore.

Your reasons for cleaning your roof are your own.
Whether you are selling or painting your house, just had some shingles replaced, got a nasty letter from the homeowners association, or just take pride in your home, please remember one thing.

All Roof Cleaning in Tampa is not the same.

We are Apple Non Pressure Roof Cleaning of Tampa, Florida.
We clean more roofs in the Tampa Bay area by far than any other roof cleaning company.

We didn’t get to be #1 by doing it wrong.
Or by charging too much.

We Guarantee not to void your shingle warranty.
Our manufacturer approved Roof Cleaning methods are the safest for your roof, and the longest lasting.

Unlike dangerous pressure washing, our systems actually kill and remove the algae discoloring your roof.
Then our unique time released Algaecide keeps it from returning so quickly.

You can pay more, but you cant get better roof cleaning in Tampa.

Are you looking for the best way to clean your roof ?
Or is your roof clean, and you want it to stay that way ?

Simply search this Blog for your roof type.

We will be taking a closer look at the pros and cons of each type of roof cleaning.
Than you can make up your own mind whats best for your roof.

An educated consumer is our best customer.

We serve the entire Tampa Bay Florida area with our 2 roof cleaning trucks, and surrounding Counties

Call 813-655-8777 for a quote right over the phone.

Our non pressure roof cleaning prices are usually competitive, and we strive to be affordable.

But we refuse to be undersold.

If you find a lower price for comparable roof cleaning, simply tell us.

Not only will we match the price, we will also throw in our optional Algae Blocker for free!

Apple Roof Cleaning 7401 Patrician Place Tampa,FL 33619 Call(813)655-8777 for a free estimate!

APPLE ROOF CLEANING 813-655-8777
711 Westbrook Ave
Brandon, Florida 33511