Non Pressure Roof Cleaners In Tampa

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Don’t settle for Pressure Washing your roof, just because it seems “powerful.”

Historically, brute force rarely gets the job done as well as a thought-out and planned course of action, and we prove this every time we finish cleaning a tile or asphalt shingle roof with our exclusive soft wash method.

Roof Cleaning Improves Property Value of Tampa Florida area Homes

As a home owner here in the Tampa area, you spend countless hours caring for your property. If you own a beautiful marble floor then surely it would need cleaning from time to time and using a vacuum is great for this and you can go online to find the best buy shop vacuum in 2020 for you. But if it a hardwood floor you own, then an epoxy coating from is all it needs. They are qualified and their services are good. From repainting walls to replacing flooring, mowing the grass and updating the landscaping, pride in property appearance often goes hand in hand with pride in ownership, and includes caring for and updating the interior and exterior of your home. Non Pressure Roof Cleaning dramatically improves the overall look of your home. And anything that improves the look of your home ups its property value.

If you were to check out an article about eavestroughs, you’d know that dirty roofs detract buyers. A dirty roof in Tampa automatically appears to be in disrepair, even if the shingles, tile or asphalt  membrane below are actually in good condition. In real estate, appearances are everything, and if something looks like it’s broken, the property value reflects that, even if there’s no real damage present.

Regularly cleaned roofs last longer. A new roof is expensive; there’s simply no way around it. Yet people lose years off of the lifespan of their roof simply because they fail to have it cleaned. The algae and mold that grow on roofs, causing those dirty-looking green and brown streaks, actually eat away at your roofing material. So your 30 year roof could really turn into a 20 year roof. In short, a well-maintained roof lasts longer, and properties with long-lasting, expensive features are worth more, whether it’s your roof or the durable tile you choose for your foyer.
Dirty roofs in Tampa stick out like a sore thumb. A lot of what goes into determining property value is the value of the properties surrounding it; if you’re on par with comparable homes, your property value is relatively “true.” Yet if there is something about your home that’s “less than” your neighbors’, your property value drops. Whether or not you’re planning to sell your home in the future, if you live in a deed restricted area with well-maintained roofs, yet algae and mold cover yours, it is automatically worth less than the comparable properties surrounding it. Add in branches, twigs and other debris clogging your gutters and covering recess in the roof, and the in-shambles look quickly drops your property value by thousands of dollars.

Pride in one’s property is a personal thing; some homeowners couldn’t care less, and it shows. Yet taking pride in the appearance of your Tampa area home isn’t just a social undertaking; it just makes good financial sense.

A Good Roof Cleaning Article

Posted Posted in algae, black algae, black stains, black streaks, cleaning roof, Florida, landscaping, non-pressure, RCIA, roof cleaning safety, roof stains, shingle roofs, Tampa

Here is a really good roof cleaning article that was partially written by our good friend Marcus Raif of Katy Memorial Roof Cleaning in Texas who’s worked as a roofing contractor for a significant amount of time. Marcus is a fellow member of the Roof Cleaning Institute Of America, and is also an RCIA Certified Roof Cleaner.

Think You Need a New Roof? A Cleaning Instead Might Do

Patti Hollingshead thought she needed a fix in her home, from vacuum for tile floors to basically a new roof.

The Pittsburgh resident’s roof was covered with moss and black streaks.

“It looked terrible,” Hollingshead said. “It looked like it was in poor condition. We had a roofer look at it but got an astronomical estimate. It was tens of thousands of dollars for a new roof.” But companies like Calgary roofing provide the best market prices within a reasonable budget.

This service by Top Glaze Roofing told Hollingshead that they’d be happy to replace her roof, but that she really didn’t need it. What she needed was for it to be cleaned so we went on the net and found the best Commercial cleaning perth, and as their prices, we affordable and the services were rated excellent by their previous customers.

Over the past two decades, more homeowners across the U.S. have experienced the very same issues with their roofs as Hollingshead. Gloeocapsa magma, a type of bacteria that presents as the black streaks, is the culprit.

“About 15 years ago, in the manufacturing process, (fiberglass) roof manufacturers added limestone in the asphalt shingle mix,” explained Brad Iannacchione from Orezona roofing in Corvallis. “That’s what (the bacteria) enjoys eating.”

Though there’s no demonstrated proof that the bacterium is harmful to roofs, industry experts say it can lead to premature rotting of the shingles if left untreated. Plus, the appearance of those streaks can lower a home’s value if you’re trying to sell it. In an effort to curtail unnecessary roof replacement, some insurance companies are even making it a requirement homeowners have their roofs cleaned, or risk losing their policy. A professional roof cleaning will usually rid those black streaks for five years or longer.

“The biggest reason is aesthetics, as far as making sure your house looks nice again and clean,” Raif said. “(Plus), the black on the roof raises the attic temperatures within the house. It can reduce your electric bills by reducing the heating of your attic by getting rid of the black streaks.”

Both Iannacchione and Marcus Raif of Katy Memorial Services in Katy, Texas, recommend a non-pressurized cleaning as the most effective method for removing the black streaks.

“You’ll blow the granules off an asphalt roof” with pressure washing, Raif said.

 

“The Asphalt Roofing Manufacturers Association recommends you don’t use any pressure whatsoever on the roof.”

The “soft-wash” method using a chlorine-based chemical wash is the best way homeowners should go for a roof cleaning, both experts say.

We don’t use any more pressure than a garden hose to spray our cleaning solution on the roof see them here to learn why. “By the time we leave, the roof is 99 percent clean. The other 1 percent will be gone after the first rain. A lot of times, homeowners themselves will get up there with the pressure washer, and frankly, it works. It will take care of those black streaks. Unfortunately, those folks just ruined their roofs, in my opinion, because there are a lot of different granules and little stones on the shingles. I’ve talked to a lot of different roofing manufacturers, and it will actually void the warranty that homeowner has for the roof.”

Before hiring a company to clean, you could try them out yourself or ask about the method the technicians will use. Raif said he’s certified by the Roof Cleaning Institute of America. Check that the company carries liability and workers’ compensation insurance, so you’re protected in the event they cause unforeseen damage or someone gets injured on the job. A roof cleaning for homes can range in price from about $250 to $1,000 or more, depending on the size of the home, pitch of the roof and how dirty it is.

If you do decide to have your roof cleaned, be sure the company protects grass, shrubs and flowers from runoff. Both Raif and Iannacchione said their companies always send two technicians to the job; one who applies the cleaner and one who stands on the ground, constantly saturating the grass and plants with water from a hose.

Hollingshead said she noticed an immediate difference after having her roof cleaned and is glad she didn’t pay to replace it.

“They did an absolutely excellent job,” Hollingshead said. “He came out and did the roof in about five hours. It’s absolutely immaculate. It looks like a new roof. The roof was in good condition, but it didn’t show it. But now that it’s cleaned, it really looks like a brand new roof. It saved us tens of thousands of dollars.” go to this company’s website for more details on roofing.

No Pressure Washing Roof Cleaning

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Here is a short video of our good friend Chuck Bergman using the no pressure washing roof cleaning process on a shingle roof.

Roof Cleaning w/o Pressure Washing

Chuck has over 20 years of Florida roof cleaning experience like we do. He is also an instructor at the roof cleaning institute www.roofcleaninginstitute.org  like we are.

We never us any form of pressure washing on any roof we clean, ever!

 

Non Pressure Roof Cleaning In Tampa

Posted Posted in cleaning roof, non-pressure, roof cleaning chemicals, roof cleaning cost, roof cleaning safety, shingle roofs, shrubs, Tampa

If you are looking for non pressure roof cleaning in Tampa, be aware it is not “all the same”.

We get people calling us (often, our phone rings off the hook) who will say “I have a 2500 sq ft shingle roof in Tampa Palms, and a 2 car garage, so what is your price to clean it”? changing the door might cost a bit, Titan Garage Doors are one of the best to do that.
Though some of these nice, but misinformed people live in homes worth well in excess of 350.000.00, they will shop and shop for roof cleaning services based solely on price, and not the safety of their roofs!
What is gained by saving 50.00 dollars, when the integrity and longevity of your roof is going to be compromised.
Contrary to what you may have been told by well meaning neighbors and friends, strong chemical roof cleaning solutions can remove granules from a shingle roof as well as, or even faster, then pressure cleaning can.

Better Business Bureau

A dangerous method of so called “non pressure roof cleaning in tampa” involves spraying pure swimming pool chlorine onto your roof !
This will harm your shingles as much, or even more, then pressure washing, and will void your shingle warranty.

Ever see roof shingles curl up, dry out, and fall apart ?
Get your roof cleaned this way, wait a year, and you will.

It can also kill your plants.
We have seen yards look like barren lunar landscapes for months, even years, after just one application.

The right way to clean a shingle or tile roof is to apply a lot of a weak, non pressure roof cleaning solution.

Because some companies lack our equipment, they apply a smaller amount of a dangerously strong toxic chemical solution.

A tiny battery powered pump (check these magnetic drive pump distributors in Mexico), and a small tank are sure signs of this method.
Look at their equipment before you hire them, is it a huge, dedicated to roof cleaning truck with a huge tank and big air powered non pressure roof cleaning pump ?
Or is it simply the small trailer of a weekend warrior part timer, with a small battery powered pump and a small tank.

A small battery powered pump is simply incapable of applying a large enough amount of the weak A.R.M.A approved solution to properly and safely clean your roof.
Dont say we didnt try and warn you.

Our big, dedicated roof cleaning trucks, our unique high volume air powered pumps, and our large tanks are necessary for A.R.M.A compliance.
We use 200- 300 gallons of a safe, A.R.M.A approved solution on an average house, and we often do more than one a day.
This is what it takes to do it right.

Remember, it costs no more to have it done right.
We will meet or beat any written quote for equivalent non pressure roof cleaning, and you will get the peace of mind of knowing it will not void your shingle warranty.

Call Apple Non Pressure Roof Cleaning Tampa at 813 655 8777 for a free estimate…
Why fool around ???

Stop Cleaning Your Roof !

Posted Posted in algae, black stains, cleaning roof, Homeowners Association, roof stains, shingle roofs, Tampa, tile roofs

If you live in a Tampa area deed restricted community, why wait for the Algae to grow on your shingle or barrel tile roof ?
Your asphalt shingle or tile roof will get black stains, and you will get that nasty letter from the homeowners association.

If they see a dirty shingle or tile roof, it can bring about a full blown inspection of your property !
God only know what other violations they will find !
This is how they “Punish ” you for breaking the homeowners association rules.

Save Money, and take away their power over you.
Call us BEFORE the algae takes over your shingle or barrel tile roof.

We offer an inexpensive once a year Algaecide application.
This will keep the Algae off of your shingle or tile roof, and save you money .
Plus you get the respect of your neighbors for keeping your place up.
As well as longer roof life, and lower air conditioning bills.
Call for a free, no obligation roof treatment estimate 813-655-8777