Green Mildew Cleaning Tampa Roof Shingles

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APPLE ROOF CLEANING TAMPA
7401 Patrician Place
Tampa 33619
(813)293 1733
(813)655 8777

Asphalt roofs across Tampa FL are being infested by a dark green algae (commonly considered black mold or Mildew). The technical term for the algae is Gloeocapsa Magma.
Gloeocapsa Magma Algae Mold or Gren Mildew is spread by wind and animals, and grows from a dot to a spot to a streak. As a Gloeocapsa Magma Algae Green Mildew colony grows, older algae decompose and will hold moisture, which enables the entire colony to grow even more rapidly. Many times a Tampa homeowner will just notice a spot, and in no time, half the asphalt roof shingles are covered.
Luckily, the Gloeocapsa Magma Algae Mildew can be removed with professional Tampa roof algae cleaning service .
Because the algae is spread by the wind, annual roof shingle care and prevention is needed in Tampa to prevent the Gloeocapsa Magma Algae Mildew from returning to your Tampa Roof.

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Brandon, Florida 33511

Cleaning Roof Shingles Tampa FL

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APPLE ROOF CLEANING TAMPA FL
7401 Patrician Place
Tampa Florida 33619
(813)293 1733
(813)655 8777

In many areas across Florida roof algae (Gloeocapsa Magma) is a growing problem. The algae thrives in warm humid climates like Tampa’s, usually first appearing on the north facing slopes of your roof where the right amount of shade and moisture are common. With the proper atmosphere in Tampa the algae only needs one more element to survive and that’s food.

Black Roof algae feeds on the crushed limestone that is used in the manufacturing of asphalt shingles. When shingles were first produced manufacturers quickly realized they were to light and would not provide adequate protection, so they added crushed limestone to the asphalt to add weight and durability to the shingles.

Gloeocapsa Magma is an airborne algae so it can land on any roof with no rhyme or reason, though it does seem to be more prominent in areas holding a lot of trees. Once the roof algae lands on the roof it will have to be killed and removed properly or it will continue to spread.
It will never get better or just go away on its own. The roof algae begins feeding on the nutrients in the shingles.
When it rains it is spread down the roof causing black streaks. If not taken care of it will take over the entire roof in a few short years turning the whole roof black!

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711 Westbrook Ave
Brandon, Florida 33511

Black Roof Stains On Tampa Roof

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Gloeocapsa magma is blue-green algae, which is cyanobacteria, it is a type of algae. Algae are polyphyletic, and major algal groups are not all closely related to each other. Algae is NOT a taxonomic category, it is just a common name for all things photosynthetic that are NOT plants. Cyanobacteria are an ancient line of photosynthesizing bacteria, responsible for Oxygen gas in the atmosphere. It can be said that Cyanobacteria are responsible for all advanced forms (eukaryotic cells) of life on earth. It has gained notoriety in here in the Southeast.
The reason is this particular type of blue-green algae is responsible for creating the unattractive black roof stains and/or streaks commonly noticed by many. The blue-green algae, unicellular, accumulate over time; this accumulation begins to show the problematic black stains as the cyanobacteria develop their dark and hard UV-protective outer coating.

The primary reasoning behind the rapid spread and noticeability of this algae in the Tampa Florida area are:

1. Rising humidity and temperatures in Tampa combined with more and more bacteria spores promotes their spread with these favorable conditions.

2. Fiberglass shingles (the most commonly seen amongst today’s residential homes) have been being made with limestone as a filler (in the asphalt). These shingles hold moisture and organic “bacteria food” material longer (especially on the North-side in the Midwest) than the paper/asphalt/ceramic shingles of 20+ years ago. Additionally, these particular algae enjoy the limestone as a food source.

Once the blue-green algae have become noticeable, the stains will continue to worsen year to year. There is debate over the actual harmfulness of this particular blue-green algae to roofs, as there is little supportive scientific research. However, most “experts” within the subject area conclude the blue-green algae to be harmful, if left untreated, as the growth holds moisture within shingles causing premature aging, rotting, and/or granule loss.

APPLE ROOF CLEANING TAMPA
7401 Patrician Place
Tampa FL 33619
(813)293 1733
(813)655 8777

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Brandon, Florida 33511

Tampa Roof Cleaning Answers

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Roof Cleaning Tampa – Apple Roof Cleaning Tampa
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Tampa FL 33619
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Tampa Roof Cleaning
What you should know about cleaning your Tampa roof…

Your house is most likely your biggest investment and your roof is one of the most expensive parts of your house. It is extremely important to have the utmost in confidence in your decision before hiring a qualified Tampa roof cleaning contractor.

Apple Roof Cleaning Tampa only use chemicals approved by the ARMA* Asphalt Roofing Manufacturers Association and does not use pressure on your roof shingles. We also provide our roof cleaning customers with a technical bulletin directly from Asphaltroofing.org to prove that our roof cleaning procedures and chemicals are properly formulated for roof cleaning. Our chemicals provide enough cleaning power to remove all roof mold, mildew, and black streaks…without any pressure washing or heavy rinsing. We guarantee your Tampa Roof will look brand new after cleaning.

Pressure washing is never recommended to clean a roof because it will remove a large amount of the ceramic coated granules from your shingles, which will void the roofing warranty. Even low pressure will cause roof granule loss and shorten the life of your roofing shingles. If you have ever cleaned out the inside of your gutters you will notice granules in them just from the rain taking them off. Think what any additional pressure would do to your roof. For instance, you see someone cleaning a roof in Tampa with pressure and it appears they have done a good roof cleaning job just because the black streaks and discoloration are gone, but guess what? So is a large amount of the roofs protective ceramic coated granules which insure your shingle’s warranty. Nobody wants to replace a prematurely failed roof in Tampa due to an incompetent roof cleaning contractor, and you shouldn’t have to.

We offer an Unconditional 1 year warranty against any streaks reappearing on your shingles.

Always use a ‘chemical only’ cleaning process for your roof. Roof cleaning is a completely different trade from pressure washing requiring different pumps, plumbing, hoses, nozzles, valves, chemicals, caution, knowledge, experience, skill, and insurance. Apple Roof Cleaning Tampa has all of the necessary tools, and we have taught the roof cleaning trade to others.

Make sure you know what kind of roof cleaning chemicals are being applied on your property. Do not accept “it’s biodegradable” for an answer. Even uranium is biodegradable over 50,000 years or so. Our roof cleaning chemicals do all of the work to remove streaks and discoloration from your roof and require no pressure or heavy rinsing. Because we do not have to rinse, your roof will stay cleaner longer than our competitors. Leaving the chemicals on the roof creates a roof treatment or a hostile environment for future algae growth. Each time it rains, a small amount of chemical is washed off to help re-clean your roof over and over again.

Concerned about your plants, pets, and landscaping?

We only spray the roof, not your plants. We always bag the ends of your downspouts and collect all the chemical run-off from the roof and dispose of them away from your landscaping. After the chemical biodegrades and evaporates from the roof, the dried crystals and surfactant act as a roof treatment and keep the roof cleaner longer as it rains.

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