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
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 pastjobs.
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.
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.
Some people here in the Tampa Florida area, consider a dirty shingle roof to be just a cosmetic problem. Oh sure, they do realize there is a plant growing on their roof. And some of them know that plant can spread to their driveway, house, and even to the neighbors house. But they are under the mistaken impression that a filthy dirty roof is nothing more then a reason for their property managers or Tampa homeowners associations to “pick on them”.
This video clearly shows the damage that can be caused to a shingle roof if it is not cleaned.
We have been Teaching Roof Cleaning in the Tampa area for many years. We are the founders of the RCIA (Roof Cleaning Institute Of America) and have students who need roofs to clean, so they can learn our trade. All work by our students is supervised by experienced people. We offer almost free non pressure roof cleaning for Churches, Charities, and Non Profit Institutions. We only ask for the actual cost of the chemicals used on the job.
Contact us at 813-655-8777 if you have a favorite charity of church here in the Tampa Florida area, that needs to have their roof cleaned.
OK, you have hired Apple Roof Cleaning to clean your roof. Does it not feel good when your roof is immaculate, and free from all the debris and black algae ? So it is May 12th 2012, and we have not had any rain here in Tampa Florida for a long time. This means, the plants are all very dry, and also very thirsty. Unlike us Humans, who will eat and drink even if we are not hungry and thirsty, a plant only takes from the earth what it needs to survive. The chemicals we use to clean and treat your roof are poisons to plants. Remember, that is a plant growing up there, and we must remove and kill it, or it will grow right back. The plants will drink this chemical and die, if they are thirsty, because unlike us Humans, they have no sense of taste or smell. So, we ask you to water the plants the night before we come to clean your roof, so this does not happen. Our ground people will promptly water the chemicals off your plants as we are working, to protect them. Dogs and Cats are not a problem, because they can smell, and want no part of the solution we use to clean your roof with. Dogs will bark at us (though we love all animals), because we are people they have never seen, spraying some stuff they have never smelled before, in a place (your roof) where they have never seen people before. But, just for safety, all animals should be put inside the day we come out. We could never live with ourselves if the wind carried the roof cleaning solution into an animals eyes. If you have no gutters, BBQ’s, Plants in Pots, etc, etc, should be moved either out into the yard, or put away from any possibility of roof cleaning solution dripping on them. Cars should be out of the driveway, and people must not come and go as long as we are there. Please, do not schedule other home service professionals to come out on the same day as us! Apple Roof Cleaning has cleaning roofs down to a science, and will not be at your home all day long. Usually, we only need a few hours, and the result will be a safely cleaned roof, that will stay that way for many years.
How much does a roof cleaning cost in the Tampa Florida area? That’s a great question to ask as every roof, shingle, tile, or metal, is different. With that estimation, it still might be difficult to answer, but the advantage to the fact that you could is just too captivating to let go. There will be many variables when estimating a cost, including roof size and type, labor and chemical usage costs, but in this Blog post we will try to cover the basics. Why are you getting your roof cleaned ? Has your Tampa Homeowner Association recently sent you a roof cleaning letter ? Maybe you’re you tired of having the dirtiest roof in the neighborhood ? Did you notice black roof stains on Northern and Western sides of your house ? A good first impression on a home can add as much as 10 to 20 percent to the value of the home, according to some Tampa Realtors we clean roofs for! On average it will cost anywhere from $3,400 to $6,000 to hire a Tampa Roofing Contractor to replace a shingle roof on a 2,000 sq foot home. We all know times are tough here in Tampa, and that sort of money may be hard to come up with for most families. If money is tight, but you are looking to increase the life of your shingle roof a few more years, then cleaning your roof will be thousands of dollars less than replacing it, saving you the unnecessary expense. Sounds like Safe Roof Cleaning is right choice but…. Roofs get a lot of moisture on them in the early morning hours. Because the sun rises in the east and sets in the west, the eastern part of the roof is dried of it’s moisture by the sun in the first part of the day. The western side of the roof does not have sun reach it until the afternoon. That creates a damp, shady environment where black roof mold, green mildew, and algae can grow. If you wondering how much a roof cleaning in Tampa Florida costs, it could be as low as $199.00 or even $40,000. It all depends on the square footage, the degree of difficulty, and if your roof has gutters or not. And, tile roofs always cost more then shingle roofs, because they take much more time and chemicals, and they are much more difficult to clean safely. Apple at 813-655-8777, is Tampa Florida’s #1 Roof Cleaning Company. If you are looking to get a 15,000 sq ft roof cleaned in Avila, it most likely be more expensive if you are getting a 2,000 sq ft roof cleaned in Tampa Palms. The bigger the roof is, the more expensive it will be to clean it, as it will be more labor intensive and chemical consuming for our RCIA Certified Roof Cleaners. If you would like an estimate, we would more than happy to give you a roof cleaning cost by phone. Usually, there is no need to actually come out to see your shingle or tile roof. Call Apple Roof Cleaning Of Tampa today at 813-655-8777 for your free cost estimate
I teach my trade at the Roof Cleaning Institute, and have to be aware of all new aspects of cleaning roofs.
This is an amazing new invention that caught my eyes recently. I will let the article speak for itself, and can only address the cleaning aspects that will be involved for us roof cleaners here in Tampa, and everywhere else these roofing tiles will be used at.
These new tile roofs will have Titanium Oxide coatings on them and IMHO will not be able to have any pressure washing used on them. Interestingly enough, Titanium is a chemically resistant metal, and the chemicals we currently use to clean tile roofs with should have no effect on them.
I moved to the Tampa Florida area back in 1971, and remember when the air used to be much cleaner. Air Pollution is a serious problem, and this is a great way to help combat the problem. Titanium Dioxide is also a very potent way to prevent Roof Algae from growing on tile or shingle roofs as well.
Look into the benefits of the Portable AC and check how air conditioning can help fight air pollution. At present, the majority ofmeet the highest standards.
The Titanium Coated Tile Roofs will stay clean longer, as well as help clean the air we all breathe here in Tampa. What a great idea! I hope you enjoy the article.
It is great news for anyone who lives in a Tampa Florida area deed restricted community. It will greatly prevent that dreaded Homeowners Association Roof Cleaning Letter!
Los Angeles and London (CNN) — Can the roof of your house help you breathe easier by reducing the amount of harmful pollutants from urban air?
“Yes,” claims John Renowden, vice president of technology in a U.S. company that has introduced a line of roof tiles that they say have pollution-busting properties.
Based near Los Angeles, the most ozone-polluted city in the U.S., according to 2012 rankings by the American Lung Association, the company says its “Smog-Eating Tiles” improve air quality by neutralizing smog-forming nitrogen oxides released by most vehicles (read more about smog in our fact box).
The tiles are coated with titanium dioxide, a photocalyst that can oxidize harmful air pollutants emitted in the burning of fossil fuels. When exposed to natural light, the titanium dioxide breaks down nitrogen oxides in the air and turns them into harmless calcium nitrate.
We have to move past our oil dependence but it won’t happen overnight
“Calcium nitrate … washes off your roof with normal precipitation and is a regular garden fertilizer,” said Renowden. He notes that the tiles typically add between $600-$1000 to the price of tiling an average roof.
He adds that over a one-year period, the tiles on a 2,000 sq/ft house can oxidize nitrogen oxides “equivalent to driving 10,000 miles a year in your car.”
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CDBR – Brooklyn Roofing Contractors claims to be the first construction company in the U.S. to introduce titanium dioxide coatings to roofing products.
The technology originates in Japan and has been adopted in Europe by a number of industries. In the last few years, it has been used in the production of several products, including eco-friendly cement, architectural panels and paints.
The de-polluting properties of titanium dioxide, a compound commonly used as a white pigment in paints and plastics, were tested in a European Commission-backed project byin 2005.
Nitrogen oxide is emitted as a byproduct of burning fossil fuels in vehicles and electric power plants. Smog is formed when nitrogen oxide mixes in the air with other chemicals in the presence of sunlight and heat. Smog is linked to a number of respiratory illnesses and can cause coughing and breathing difficulties.
“Tests in urban settings determined that some pollutants, such as nitrogen oxides, which are a major pollutant contained in exhaust gases, could be reduced by 20-70%,” according to the European Commission’s Environmental Technologies Action Plan.
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Air pollution is one of today’s biggest urban problems.
“It is definitely one of the biggest health challenges we are confronted with today,” she said. Exposure to urban air pollutants can increase the risk of cardiovascular diseases and cancer as well as trigger asthma attacks, she added.
A recent study on the UK’s air quality by MIT pollution experts Steve Yim and Steven Barrett found that traffic pollution is killing more people than road accidents per year, causing 13,000 premature deaths on an annual basis.
The best way to tackle the problem is to clean up the source
Janice Nolen, American Lung Association
A brief uptick in traffic-related air pollution may also be enough to increase a person’s short-term risk of stroke, another report found in February this year.
Four in 10 Americans live in counties with dangerous levels of either ozone or particle pollution, according to the American Lung Association.
The organization’s recent State of the Air 2012 report found that California is home to many of the country’s most polluted cities, with Los Angeles continuing to top the list of ozone-polluted cities thanks to its heavy road traffic and trade ports.
Renowden says that more sustainable solutions are needed in the fight against urban air pollution.
“We have to move past our oil dependence but it won’t happen overnight,” he said.
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Janice Nolen, national policy adviser at the American Lung Association, says that rather than dealing with the harmful effects of air pollution, the focus should be on tackling the problem at source.
“What we have found historically in any kind of pollution is that the best way to tackle the problem is to clean up the sources,” she said, “rather than trying cleaning it up afterwards when it’s in the air.”
“If you can keep those raw ingredients that make up ozone from coming out of the tailpipes and the smokestacks, then you don’t have to worry so much about cleaning it up later on,” adds Nolen.
SWS Roofing and Isha Sesay, CNN contributed to this story.