Tampa Roof Cleaning Service

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Here are some roofs we have cleaned in the Tampa Florida area. Most of these were repeat customers who remembered the great roofing services we gave them years ago. If you ever need professional assistance, then make sure you contact the right roofers. Your roof may be a bit worn out so make sure you inspect it before you clean it, that way you are sure to see if you need a roof replacement or not. You may find a few damages here and there on your roof, but with a quick commercial roof repair your roof will be looking brand new.

Barrel Tile Roof Cleaning Tampa Palms

We are the oldest, and most experienced roof cleaning service in the entire Tampa Bay area. Apple Roof Cleaning Tampa was started way back in 1991. We made our first web page back in 2002, and picked the domain www.saferoofcleaning.com, and that can be verified by clicking on the link. It is safe and accurate to claim that no roof cleaning service in the greater Tampa area has cleaned as many roofs as we have. We are also the first roof cleaning company in America to be awarded Small Business Of The Year at a Chamber of Commerce.

We are nationally known teachers and experts on all aspects of tile, metal, and shingle roof cleaning. In fact, we have our own online roof cleaning training forum

2002 Business Of The Year Winners !

It is safe to say that many companies offering roof cleaning services either learned directly from us, or people we have trained. There is a difference, and the difference is experience that our roofing contractors have! In fact, we can clean any roof, including the ones that some of our competitors walk away from. This is because we are a real roof cleaning company, not some pressure washing service or painter, who cleans a roof every now and then. The cleaning of shingle, metal, and tile roofs is our whole reason for existence, not something we do when there is no pressure cleaning work, houses to paint, or grass to cut.

So, if you are looking for the very best roof cleaning service in the Tampa area, congratulations, you have found us! We offer free no contact estimates. We do not need to visit your home to give you your roof cleaning cost. It can all be done right over the phone, or by email if you prefer. Just call us at 813 655 8777, give us your address, and perhaps answer a few questions.

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CHEMICAL ROOF CLEANING TAMPA FL

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December 13, 2019

Safe and Effective Chemical Roof Cleaning
Many Tampa Florida area residents that have come from the Northeast are surprised by the idea of roof cleaning – and even more surprised by the fact that many deed restricted communities here in the Tampa area require it. 
Whether you have a Barrel Tile, Concrete Tile, Asphalt Shingle, Wood Shake, or Metal Roof  – The reasons for non pressure chemical roof cleaning include aesthetics, property values, energy efficiency, and increased longevity of the roof. Whatever the main reason, if you are going to have it done, it is in your best interest to know what choices you have available to you. A quality roof should last upwards of 30 years in Tampa if cared for and maintained properly. Unfortunately, many of the roofs here in Florida are subjected to unnecessary stress while cleaning that greatly reduce the life expectancy of the roof. 
With repeated roof cleaning comes certain pitfalls that every homeowner and property manager should be aware of in order to avoid damage to property, unnecessary repair costs, and the premature replacement of the roof.
WHY HAS YOUR ROOF TURNED BLACK? 
The black streaking typically found on homes is not really caused by mildew or fungus; it’s roof algae. 3M scientists have identified the most common form as Gloeocapsa Magma. Algae spores are carried by the wind, which is why so many houses in the same neighborhood can end up with this problem. During the last 20 years, this particular algae strain has become hardier and so has been able to migrate to less humid environments than it has in the past. And in areas where it traditionally has been found, the staining is showing up earlier, is more severe and settles on a greater number of roofs.
HOW CAN IT BE CLEANED? 
Typical roof cleaning methods in Tampa involve either pressure cleaning or harsh chemicals treatments such as  S Hydroxide (lye). These crude methods will clean your roof with  adverse impact – and the effects are very temporary and will have to be repeated every 6-18 months in order to maintain the appearance of the roof. 
THESE METHODS ARE NOT A LONG-TERM SOLUTION. 
While these methods are effective, repeated use will lead to premature aging and replacement of the roof. 
The natural erosion that occurs over time from the basic forces of heat, cold, wind, and rain alone are enough to weaken mortar joints of most roofs in Tampa to the point where annual inspections and minor roof repairs are necessary to prevent significant repair costs. But when the roof is repeatedly subjected to high pressures or harsh chemicals like Lye, the aging of the roof structure is significantly accelerated. At this point, the concrete roof tiles are more likely to shift, slip, or break and asphalt shingles are more likely to become brittle and crack. When this happens, there is a greater likelihood of tearing the roof membrane simply by walking on the roof. Pressure cleaning will greatly increase the chances of this happening. Once gaps are created and subsequent pressure cleaning or harsh chemical cleaning is administered to a roof, these gaps provide water and/or the caustic solutions a path to the roof membrane, and increase the chance of costly roof leaks!
WHAT IS THE BEST TREATMENT OPTION ? 
Pressure Washing is much too destructive to the roof surface for this to be a viable option. For initial cleaning,  an RCIA Approved Chemical Roof Cleaning Solution can be used, followed by an application of our Apple Sauce  time released algaecide protection. Of course, proper care is always  taken to protect the landscaping and surrounding property.
The most effective long-term strategies will include periodic roof inspections, and regular applications of algaecide protectionA proper program of preventative maintenance will eliminate the need for future cleaning and the potential for damage that comes along with it. Most algaecide protection programs will last for approximately 6-12 months before the algae starts to take hold again and then cleaning or reapplication is necessary.
 High quality treatments like Apple Sauce™  will provide AT LEAST 2 years (24 months) of protection.
Obviously, the longer the time frame of effectiveness, the better your chances are of minimizing any unnecessary damage to the roof – just due the the decrease in walking on your roof! Treatment programs should be done yearly here in Tampa, and in conjunction with your neighbors whenever possible, applied every 12-24 months in conjunction with a roof inspection, and depending on roof type, and environmental conditions.Sometimes, these chemical roof treatments can be applied without a need for the Applicator to walk on your tile roof.
POTENTIAL COST SAVINGS
Homeowners’ Associations in the area, can take advantage of group buying discounts offered by Apple Roof Cleaning Tampa, that can lower the actual costs by as much as 30-40%. This translates into significant savings for the residents of the Association. For example, if an Association of 300 residents in Tampa can save $100 each, the residents have effectively saved $30,000, which can be put to other uses throughout the community. When combined with the aesthetics of a coordinated maintenance program and the reduction of the wear & tear on the roofs, this is the most logical choice for most Homeowner Associations in Tampa.
Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions!

Ask about our Total Roof Care Program to learn more about how you can keep your roof looking great, 
without spending much money! 
Apple Roof Cleaning Tampa is committed to providing the very best in customer service and property maintenance in the safest and most cost-effective manner for our clients. All of our work is guaranteed and we are licensed and insured for your protection! 
Contact us today to schedule a free, no-obligation quote!  
Apple Roof Cleaning Tampa is an authorized Applicator of Apple Sauce, 
the safest chemical roof treatment available !
Apple Roof Cleaning Of Tampa (813)655-8777
Apple Roof Cleaning 813-655-8777 Won The Chamber Of Commerce Small Business Of The Year Award in 2002
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TAMPA ROOF RUINED BY IMPROPER ROOF CLEANING

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All roof cleaning being advertised here in the Tampa Florida area is NOT the same. These poor folks up in North Tampa got a lower priced quote to have their shingle roof cleaned then the one we gave them. Yes, they saved 50.00 compared to our price for professional roof cleaning, and now they have an asphalt shingle roof that is ruined forever. To make matters worse for them, their Tampa area homeowners association is now demanding a total roof replacement.
These people received a get your roof cleaned or else letter from their HOA. I remember this person very well from when she called us. Like many people who get a roof cleaning letter from their homeowners association, she was quite angry. In fact, she even accused her HOA of “picking on her”. I assured her that several people in her North Tampa subdivision also received letters, and since we had plenty of other roofs to clean in her area, we could save her some money. When I gave her the estimate to clean her roof, she reacted in horror, and told me “our price was too high”. I explained to her that we are the 2002 Brandon Chamber Of Commerce Business Of The Year Winner, and did not win this award by ripping people off, or ruining our customers shingle and tile roofs. She said she wanted to “shop around”, and I did tell her to be very very careful.
She called us back, and ask me to come out and see the damage the uninsured and unlicensed Tampa Roof Cleaning Company she hired did to her asphalt shingle roof.
The picture tells the story.
She also asked me why I did not put more sales pressure on her, to buy the roof cleaning service from us. I told her “There are 2 things I have learned in life, number 1, there is a God, and number 2, it is not me” I can’t make anyone do anything, and I despise high pressure salespeople.

Below is another roof that was ruined in Tampa Palms. This time, it was a tile roof.

Tile Roof Ruined By Tampa Pressure Washing Company

Why Is My Roof Dirty ?

Posted Posted in algae, black algae, black stains, black streaks, cleaning roof, Moss, shingle roofs, Tampa Florida
RCIA Certified Roof Cleaning Company

What you see on your Tampa Roof is not dirt!

The blackness is actually algae we call mildew that lands as a spore, germinates and then grows using the roofing surface as a nutrient base. Green Mildew will always appear initially on the north side of your house and roof in Tampa. This is because moisture stays there longer and mildew needs three things to grow: moisture, heat and some sort of nutrient. The humid, rainy climate here in Tampa Florida is ideal for Green Mildew and Black Algae growth! If you have put of cleaning your roof way to long and it is past the point of return, then consider replacing it by contacting this roofing service.

Other variables besides the direction your house faces are the type, grade and manufacturer of your roofing shingles or tiles, whether you have a pond or swimming pool nearby creating abundant moisture and hot/humid weather here in Tampa. Continuous warm humid weather in Tampa promotes mildew growth. Shade on your roof provided by nearby trees can promote mildew growth due to increased moisture, as well as leaves and pine needles that sit on your asphalt shingle or barrel tile roof for extended periods of time.

filthy tampa tile roof

tampa tile roof after cleaning

tampa shingle roof cleaning using chemical roof cleaning emulsifier technology we pioneered.

Notice how the roof cleaning chemical sticks, for less run off ?

Cleaned Church Shingle Roof In Tampa FL

Why Should I Clean My Dirty Roof ?

Besides being an eyesore, a mildew-covered roof in Tampa can actually be unhealthy to some people with allergies. Over time mildew and black roof algae can breakdown the shingles or tiles and dramatically shorten the life of your roof. A mildew-covered roof also keeps under roof temperatures a lot higher by prevented the reflective capabilities of the shingle granules or tiles from doing their job. These higher temperatures make your air conditioner work a lot harder and increase your electric  bills from Tampa Electric, sometimes as much as several hundred dollars a year. Finally, homeowners associations here in Tampa Florida are becoming more abundant, primarily to maintain and enhance value of the individual homes and neighborhoods. The main reason homeowners want their roofs cleaned in Tampa is to keep them looking clean and new.

Barrel Tile • Asphalt Shingle • Cedar Shake • Slate Tile
  Apple Roof Cleaning of Tampa would like to become your roof and exterior-cleaning specialists. We absolutely guarantee satisfaction, and you will appreciate our experience and professionalism. Call us at
813-655-8777

Shingle Roof Cleaned In Tampa

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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.

Commercial Roof Cleaning Tampa Florida Area

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Here are some condo’s south of Tampa that needed to have their shingle roofs cleaned. The Cypress Creek Association hired us to clean these shingle roofs in Ruskin, Florida.

These condo’s are actually in Sun City Center, in a Golf Community. If you have a commercial roof cleaning project you need a quote on, give us a call at 813-655-8777 for an immediate estimate by telephone. We clean all roof surfaces, shingle, tile, and metal roofs, and we carry this roof cleaning certification.

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

Roof Fungus Removal Tampa FL

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There’s a Roof Fungus In Tampa!

Say Goodbye to Roof Fungus, Molds, and Black Stains in Tampa!

Apple Roof Cleaning Tampa safely cleans and protects
shingle and tile roofs for proud homeowners!

Certified Roof Cleaners!

  • Why Use Apple Roof Cleaning Tampa 
  • WHY YOUR ROOF SHINGLES AND TILES ARE TURNING BLACK– Remember the first time you looked up at your roof, and noticed those black stains appearing on your shingles or tiles ? Do you remember how you felt when you saw it slowly spreading across the roof ? Your home was fairly new and your roof barely a few years old. How could this be happening, and what was causing it? Well, you weren’t alone in your frustration. It appears that this is quite a common occurrence in Tampa Florida. Even on a roof with fungus resistant shingles, the fungus protection applied by the manufacturers of the shingles can begin to fail as soon as 2-3 years in Tampa, after installation. As the protection fails, staining can appear within six months. In Tampa Florida’s hot & humid climate, it seems that inevitably a fungus actually begins to grow on your roof shingles and tiles, leaving behind these unsightly black stains that continue to spread across your shingle or tile roof if left untreated. These fungi live abundantly in the soil here in Tampa. Like all fungi, they multiply by microscopic spores which float through the air and after landing on a hospitable surface, germinate. Fungi feed on organic matter such as wood, paper and asphalt, just to mention a few, and in the process, decompose and eventually destroy the material on which they grow.
  • Tampa’s Best Roof Cleaners!
  • HOW THIS FUNGUS COULD BE COSTING YOU MONEY.– Besides making your home look old and unsightly, researchers looking into this problem have discovered that this fungus could actually be costing you quite a bit of money. If your roof has fungus growth, temperatures under your roof become higher, increasing your monthly air conditioning costs and possibly even shortening the lifespan of your air conditioning unit. Bugs and pest infestation in the property could also cause something of a similar problem, Bed Bug Extermination Los Angeles is your answer . Pests could eat away at your beautiful decor and compromise the health of your family members. Contact us to deal with this problem. Check out for reliable air conditioning systems. Some of these studies have revealed reduction of under-roof temperatures in Tampa by anywhere from 10 – 20 degrees once the fungus has been eliminated. Some homeowners here in the Tampa area have seen utility savings of up to $20-$25 per month. In fact, there is a noticeable difference in your tampa electric bill if the change in you attic temperature reduces the temperature in your living space by just 3-4 degrees. 

    SHORTENED TILE AND SHINGLE ROOF LIFE AND INCREASED ALLERGIES.– Compounding the problem, the same studies seem to indicate that the lifespan of your roof is shortened by the increased granule loss from thermal expansions and contractions commonly experienced with this problem. This expansion and contraction can cause a weakening around the fastenings of the shingles on your roof. Also, unhealthy fungus spores and mold could conceivably be tracked into your home. For those Tampa Homeowners suffering from allergies, this breeding ground on your roof could really cause some suffering.SO, HOW DO YOU GET RID OF THIS FUNGUS? As with most of these types of problems in Tampa, everyone you speak with seems to have a different opinion. Some owners believe that cleaning the roof with a high pressure water hose is the best treatment. While some others believe that a mould removal company should do the job. While it is our understanding that this might temporarily eliminate most of the fungus, enough of the fungus is left behind, actually embedded in the ceramic granules on the shingles, to quickly cause future problems. In addition, high pressure water treatments do seem to damage your shingles over time, causing granule loss and shortening the life of your shingles. Keep in mind, the granules on your shingles are the sources of not only the color of our roof, but also your heat-reflective protection. Granule loss should be avoided. Other owners we spoke with seem to swear by brushing chlorine. They simply apply chlorine to the roof and with a broom, scrub the roof and then simply rinse with an ordinary garden hose. Studies indicate, however, that the use of brushing on your roof can trigger unwanted side effects to your roof, causing shingle deterioration and brittleness, as well as causing damage to the shrubs and sod around your home.THE BEST WAY TO TREAT ROOF FUNGUS. So far, the best way to treat this fungus problem is by using the services of professional companies like Apple Roof Cleaning Tampa, equipped with the right products to eliminate the fungus, applied by trained technicians experienced with these products. Apple Roof Cleaning Tampa will send trained, experienced technicians to your home to apply special, environmentally safe formulas that will not only clean the fungus from your roof once and for all, but also apply a second clear coating that remains on your roof suspended in a bonding agent that prevents future fungus growth. They rinse the treatment with sprayers stronger that a garden hose, but considerably less intense than a high pressure water hose. After your roof has been treated and the fungus totally eliminated, Apple Roof Cleaning Tampa recommends a “lighter” treatment approximately every year. Our company offers an unconditional guarantee that this program, called Guardian Roof  Maintenance will keep your roof fungus and stain free. The cost of the treatments depends on the size of your roof
  • Of the people in Tampa we spoke with, most seem to be extremely satisfied with the results, the fungus has never returned and a number of Tampa owners have, in fact, been experiencing lower utility bills each month of a least $15-$25.That ugly Black Fungus on your roof is stealing your money!
  • Higher Under-Roof Temperatures increase air conditioning costs.
  • Heavier Air Conditioner use shortens your air conditioner’s life.
  • Unsightly Appearance decreases property values in your neighborhood.
  • Shortened Roof Life because of increased granule loss from thermal expansions/contractions.
  • Unhealthy Fungus Spores and Mold can be tracked into your home; especially unhealthy for those suffering from allergies!
  • You’ll have a Beautiful Roof Again!
  • No Damage Chlorine Brushing !
  • Not High Pressure Washing – does not wash the granules from your roof.
  • Reduced Under Roof Temperatures reduction as much as 10 degrees.
  • Less Air Conditioner Run Times – savings as high as $35 per month possible in Tampa.
  • Safer and Cleaner Living Areas – no unhealthy fungus spores and mold tracked into your home.Apple Roof Cleaning Tampa Guarantee: For as long as you continue on our  Guardian Roof Maintenance Program, you have an unconditional and transferable guarantee that your shingle or tile roof will remain free of fungus growth and stains and retain its like-new appearance for the life of the roof.
  • Apple Roof Cleaning of Tampa Florida (813)655-8777 has led the industry in protecting “Asphalt and Fiberglass Shingles” since 1991. It is recognized as the safest, most respected service because it contains no Lye, and totally eliminates the need to ever have your roof pressure cleaned. Roofs that are protected by us stay clean and beautiful all the time, and are proven to last much longer!

    Apple Roof Cleaning Of Tampa’s Guardian Roof Maintenance Program provides an excellent, low cost treatment that kills fungus spores at the microscopic stage and helps extend the life of your roof by bonding the surface! Our “Apple Sauce” is applied yearly, and like a professional lawn care or pest control service, it becomes an integral part of the maintenance of your home. Hundreds of homeowners in Tampa Florida are having their roofs treated and protected successfully with extraordinary results.

     

Soft Wash Roof Cleaning Tampa

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Apple Roof Cleaning Of Tampa (813)655-8777, and our exclusive to us no pressure soft wash roof cleaning process, fully comply with the asphalt shingle and tile roof manufactures guidelines. (A.R.M.A.) We guarantee in writing that our roof cleaner will NOT harm your roof. Our soft wash cleaning solution is made up of algaecides, mildewcides, soaps and water. Our soft wash , no pressure, chemical roof cleaning system is the safest and longest lasting for all asphalt shingle, tile and metal roofs in Tampa. The exclusive soft wash system we use and develpoed actually kills and removes the algae, mold and mildew that are discoloring your tile, metal, or shingle roof.Then the exclusive growth retardant roof treatment chemical that only we offer, ensures that your soft wash roof cleaning will stay beautiful for much longer, then roofs cleaned any other way.

You can spend more money, but you can not buy better looking, or longer lasting,  shingle, metal, or tile roof cleaning in Tampa, then what we have to offer you!

We are not house painters, window cleaners, or yard guys, masquerading a roof cleaners, we are Apple Roof Cleaning Of Tampa (813)655-8777

We did not win this award below for nothing!

Apple Roof Cleaning Won The Chamber Of Commerce Small Business Of The Year Award in 2002Apple Roof Cleaning Of Tampa (813)655-8777 takes great care and all precautions when dealing with your landscaping, home and ourselves. We never work alone; We only work in 2-3 person teams.

  • First person is the “dedicated ground man.” Their job is to continuously water the ground, plants, and home during the entire time.
  • Second person is the one who is fully trained and Certified by the Roof Cleaning Institute Of America to spray the soft wash chemical on the roof, and rinse it when finished.
  • Third person (if needed) is assisting the rinsing of chemicals and grounds on larger jobs.

 

No Pressure Soft Wash Roof Cleaning w/protective treatment coating:

    On arrival we do a full walk of the roof and inspect the it for any damage, including excessive loss of granules, tree damage, cracked or missing shingles, cracked pipe jacks, etc. And before any soft wash  chemicals are applied we completely water the ground, plants and home.
Then we apply an even coat of our soft wash  roof cleaner solution. Wait 10-15 minutes to allow the roof cleaner to go to work and break up the algae rooted in the shingles surface. (This is the most important part of the soft wash  roof stain removal.) If needed, we will apply a second and even a 3rd coat of our roof cleaner to guarantee your shingles are completely free of the algae so you know you have a clean roof. 

After the roof cleaner has done its job, we completely rinse everything with a garden hose (no pressure) to remove the algae without doing any damage. We also use a gas string trimmer to trim all of the tall grass. Apple Roof Cleaning Of Tampa (813)655-8777 never ever uses high pressure, or stiff bristle brushes, as this can damage things further.

Once the roof is free of algae the protective coat goes to work, these exclusive to us roof treatment chemicals are already mixed in with the cleaner, and start to work immediately. This keeps your roof clean and beautiful, by helping prevent the stains from coming back for many years to come.

Below are a few examples of some soft wash roof cleanings we have done, here in the Tampa area.

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If you are considering getting your roof soft washed (because you don’t want the broken tiles or shingle roof damage from pressure washing) call Apple Roof Cleaning Of Tampa (813)655-8777

Apple Roof Cleaning Of Tampa (813)655-8777

Roof Cleaning Questions and Answers

Posted Posted in black algae, black stains, black streaks, cleaning roof, DIY Roof Cleaning, Do It Yourself Roof Cleaning, Florida, non-pressure, shingle roofs, Tampa, tile roofs

Some Asphalt  Shingle or Barrel  Tile  Roof Cleaning Questions and Answers

For more answers to all of your questions, call us from 9 to 9 pm at 813-655-8777

Q: So, what exactly is all the dark streaking and black staining I see on my roof ?

A:  This unsightly shingle or tile  roof discoloration is due in part to a pandemic like spread of the airborne spores and later adult cyanobacteria called Gloeocapsa Magma algae. This particularly hardy strain of roof algae cyanobacteria are particularly attracted to limestone which acts like a fertilizer, allowing this once dormant blue green algae to react like a living roof plaque. This is due in part to a reduction in petroleum additives in the asphalt and fiberglass roofing shingle manufacturing process and the increase of “OTHER” inert, crushed and powdered filler material, used to help control the ever spiraling fuel, energy and oil costs.

Due to rising oil prices as a cost saving measure, powdered, limestone and other filler products were added starting 25-30 years ago (about the same time as the OPEC oil embargo) and since that time, the addition of these petroleum “fillers” have been commonplace according to research we have located on the internet.

These inert “additives” have, in recent years, been acting like a “snack food” or corner “Quickie Mart” for many of these roof eating miniature plants, especially Gloeocapsa Magma.

This unknowing addition of what amounts to “Algae Fertilizer” by roofing material into the manufacturing process has since, in part, produced a ever increasing worldwide roof algae pandemeic

Especifically damaging once the algae root system begins to methodically work it way into the sun drenched roofs in the hot, humid densely populated areas, enhancing the degradation of roofing materials located in the southern regions of the U.S.

If you are a property owner and are reading this, chances are, this ALGAE is up on your roof, as well as on shingle or tile roofs all over your neighborhood.

This very fast moving Gloeocapsa Alage , move thru airborne spores, ROOF hopping, if you will, like the common cold, from roof, to shingle or tile  roof, its shortening the longevity of countless roofing, while creating a neighborhood wide eyesore throughout many owns, and cities nationwide.

20 to 25 years ago many roofs typically lasted the full 20 to 30 year lifespan. Not anymore. With Roof life has been shortened in recent years due to increased roof algae, mold, mildew, moss etc.

Many roofs are being replaced today in Tampa due to a lack of proper cleaning and roof maintenance.

Premature shingle or tile  roof replacement can be avoided with proper maintenence.

According to research, staining and  discoloration account for over 60 percent of re-roofing occurring across the country, much of which is unessaary.

Just like washing and maintaining your car, spraying and clearing off your patio, porch or deck of annual debris, or soft washing the vinyl siding on your home, your roof should be cleaned, maintained and treated periodically to repel algae and other ” shingle or tile roof destroyers” .

Naturally, you would not go very long without brushing your teeth, showering or washing your clothes, and along that same line of common sense thinking, it just makes sense that in order for your roof to perform as it should, and to provide you safe shelter for all your belongings and personal possessions, it too should be cleansed and cleared of leaves, pine needles, debris and roof algae, etc

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Apple Roof Cleaning Tampa 813-655 -8777 uses non pressure and ultra-low pressure pumps and rinsing equipment combined with specialized cleaning agents to eliminate algae and mildew stains and streaks, along with environmental pollutants and dirt from asphalt shingle and clay and concrete tile roofs—all without the risk of damage associated with using high-pressure methods.

Apple Roof Cleaning Tampa 813-655 -8777 offers a 1 year written unconditional guarantee providing residential and commercial property owners with the piece of mind of knowing that, once their roof is cleaned properly the first time, our maintenance residual treatment program insures an “always clean roof”.

“How your home looks from the curb says a lot about who lives there. As the old saying goes, you never get a second chance to make a first impression.

New Paint or Siding give you some visual curb appeal, and, a freshly mowed, landscaped yard deinitely helps yet both of these home improvement projects combined, pale in comparison to, a freshly cleaned, well maintained, new looking roof.

DID YOU KNOW ?

Since most roofs capture 30 to 60 percent of the visual appearance of most homes, NOTHING stands out quite the same way a new looking roof does.

In fact, now that I have mentioned it, look around your specific neighborhood and visually note how a dirty, filthy looking roof detracts from the appeal of even the most well manicured of homes.

Well, now that you are more aware of the algae, mold and mildew you are in a informed position to do something proactive about it.

Years ago nobody had an answer for what it was occurring up on the roofs, the staining and discoloring to most property owners and cleaning contractors. And back then we had no information, no real solution to the problem. Consider also A commercial bed bug heater truck so you can remove all larva from the attic.

It’s important to understand that an algae, a bacteria, a plant is quietly feeding on the oils that preserve your roof from the suns damaging rays and setting up a permenent residence on your roof due to the limestone in your roof shingles. This “uninvited guest” or pest if you will, is silently ‘snacking” on your roof, also dislodging the ceramic granules that are helping to provide your roof with much needed important UV protection and color.

It like miniature warfare, but thankfully Apple Roof Cleaning Tampa 813-655 -8777 is winning the battle. We know much more than we did years ago and instead of harsh pressure washing there is now, a soft wash, safe, non pressure solution to properly cleaning and maintaining roof surfaces and we offer this to our customers.

Now that you know more, I am sure you will soon be calling us to schedule your reasonably priced roof cleaning very soon.

By allowing Apple Roof Cleaning Tampa 813-655 -8777 the privilege to safely clean your roof using certified non pressure roof cleaning techniques, and proper roof treatment equipment you will add instant curb appeal to your first impression / appearance areas.

Not only will our safe, effective non pressure roof cleaning service transform the aesthetics of your home or business’s asphalt or fiberglass shingle roof, this enhancement will continue to allow your shingle or tile roof the ability to continue to look and perform its very best for its useful lifespan which is Apple Roof Cleaning of Tampa’s 813-655 -8777  top priority.

Don’t just take our word for it, look around and see, while your driving to and from work, while walking your dog, while outdoors traveling to and from your local friends and relatives and I am sure you will agree.

Truth be told, a nice looking residential or commercial property is only complete with a clean, well maintained shingle or tile roof.