Apple Roof Cleaning Tampa Florida

CLEANING A BIG TILE ROOF NEAR TAMPA FLORIDA

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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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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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Tampa Palms Flat Tile Roof Cleaning

Posted Posted in black streaks, cleaning roof, Florida, roof cleaning letter, Tampa, tile roofs

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Here is a flat tile roof cleaning in Tampa Palms we did today 11/20/2013

The trees this home is under provide shade, but also make the black streaks come back faster. This is because the trees stop the Sun from drying the roofs moisture up. Heat and Moisture =’s Mold, it’s real simple. In the first picture, you can see some of the debris we had to blow off of this Tile Roof.

We are perfectionists when it comes to cleaning tile roofs, as you can see by the bottom picture. This roof will look even better, after it has had the benefit of a few rains. But you can still see all the edges of the tiles and the ridge caps are all nice and clean, for the holidays. Our customer was a very nice lady, who plans to have her large family over for Thanksgiving.

She has used us to clean her flat tile roof before, over 5 years ago. Tampa Palms was sending out “clean your roof or else” letters, and our trucks were cleaning other homes, on her street.

That’s how she found us, and she remembered us, all these years!

Though we are number one for almost any Tampa Tile Roof Cleaning Search, most of our business comes from happy customers we cleaned years ago like this one, who remember us, and tell their friends.

Tile Roof Cleaning New Tampa FL 33647

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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

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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.

Roof Cleaning Letters from Home Owners Association

Posted Posted in Homeowners Association, non-pressure, RCIA, roof cleaning cost, roof cleaning letter, roof cleaning safety

If you, or your neighbors have received Roof Cleaning Letters your Homeowner Associations, call us at 813-655-8777 for a free estimate.

No one likes to be told to clean their roof , but if you have received a roof cleaning letter from your HOA, you are in a no win situation.

Apple Roof Cleaning Tampa 813-655-8777 will not take advantage of you, just because you received a demanding letter from your Homeowners Association or Property Manager. In fact, if you want a great deal on roof cleaning, get a few neighbors together, and we will give you guys a great group rate on getting your roofs properly cleaned!