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.

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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, plus we also work with companies like the ones at https://www.akbuildingservices.com/cleaning-services-industries/, which offer complete cleaning services. 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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WHEN IS IT TIME TO GET MY ROOF CLEANED ?

Posted Posted in Florida, Moss, Tampa, tile roofs, Uncategorized

  

July 5, 2017 Many homeowners here in Tampa Florida are good about cleaning gutters, or washing off dirty spots on the house, but what about the roof? Most roofs need to be cleaned every few years and rarely are! If you live in a climate with a high volume of rain, humidity, and wind, it can be hard to maintain a clean roof. Being in a city with a high level of pollution or simply living near a highway can also affect how dirty your roof gets. By maintaining a roof cleaning schedule, you can save years that bacteria and algae would have otherwise taken from your roof. The type of roof you have here in the Tampa Florida area also affects how often your roof may need to be cleaned. A product that is unlike the rest in terms of cleaning, are composite roof tiles. Specifically, Brava’s Roof Tiles [http://www.bravarooftile.com] are highly weatherproof and made from recycled plastic. This means they absorb almost no water and the changes of algae, mold, or water damage with these roof tiles are next to nothing. On the other hand, Clay Tiles are a difficult roof material to keep clean. They cannot easily be power washed due to their fragile nature. A powerful stream of water will shatter the tiles almost immediately. However, if you like the look of Clay Tiles, Brava offers composite Spanish barrel tiles with the same look, but far more durable. The composite products also rarely need to be cleaned. Wood shake roofing can be difficult to keep clean as well. It is not as simple as power washing the tiles and can take certain treatments to keep the wooden roof from rotting.  Asphalt Shingles are easier than the other materials here in Tampa to keep clean, but after years their appearance can still be difficult to maintain. 

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3 Signs That You Need a Roof Cleaning Here are a few tips on what to look out for on your roof so you now it is definitely time to get it cleaned! Remember though, even if these signs aren’t visible to you, if your roof has not been cleaned in several years it is probably time and once your roof is cleaned and you think you roof needs some repair you can find the best Roofing repair Company in Lewisville TX to fix the damages in you roof.

  1. Algae: This is most commonly seen in the form of black streaks on your roof here in Tampa Florida
  2. . This is triggered by rain and your roof staying damp. At this point, there is still time for the roof to be cleaned and the shingles to stay intact.
  1. Moss: This is likely if your roof sits in a shaded area. This maintains dampness in your roof tiles and can cause more serious damage if left untreated.
  1. Lichen: This is a fungus that protects algae. This is a sure sign your roof needs to be cleaned, and possible even replaced. Lichen has roots that dig into roofing and break down asphalt. If shingles are left untreated, your shingles will likely start to erode.       

FOUR REASONS TO CLEAN YOUR ROOF BEFORE YOU SELL

Posted Posted in Homeowners Association, shrubs, Tampa, Tampa Florida, tile roofs

 A home’s roof here in the Tampa Florida area takes a lot of abuse to keep homeowners safe and comfortable. In summer, the roofing materials experience constant exposure to the sun, wind, hail, and rain. But in addition to the hot and humid weather in Tampa, roofing materials also come under attack from dirt, leaves, and other materials. Luckily, having the roof cleaned by Roofers in Pocatello can help to neutralize these attacks, as well as give the home increased curb appeal to impress buyers.

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1. Roof cleaning can prevent staining and help the roof retain its original color and attractiveness Many types of trees and bushes that are commonly planted around residential homes have the potential to cause streaks and stains on roof surfaces from the pigments and dyes in leaves, pollen, and blossoms. In addition to plant matter, smoke, salt spray, vehicle exhaust fumes, and many other substances found in the air can build up on roof surfaces and make them look drab and old. Periodic cleaning of the roof surfaces can remove stains, streaks, and built up substances from roofing materials and help to keep them looking fresh and bright.

2. Roof cleaning can help maintain the roof’s integrity and lengthen its lifespan
Another excellent reason to have a residential roof cleaned regularly is to remove materials that can settle or grow on the surface. Falling leaves, pollen, acorns, twigs, moss, and lichens, settle or grow into thick layers on the roof surface. When these become waterlogged from rain, they can begin to degrade the surface. If the accumulation becomes heavy enough, damage to the roof’s structural support can begin to occur. Since this type of damage can be very expensive to repair, homeowners will find it much more cost-efficient to eliminate this risk by remembering to have their roofs cleaned on a regular schedule. Contact commercial roofers to schedule your roof cleanings.

3. Roof cleaning can make a home more energy efficient
Many roofing materials are designed to boost the energy efficiency of the home by reflecting the heat of the sun, instead of absorbing it and overheating the attic space. When a roof becomes dull and dirty, it loses its ability to reflect hot sunshine. In addition to increasing cooling costs, this can also cause the home’s cooling system to work harder, decreasing the lifespan of the unit. To help keep cooling systems working as efficiently as possible and enjoy the lowest cooling bills, homeowners in Tampa will want to add periodic roof cleaning to their home maintenance plan.

4. Roof cleaning can help keep the home insurance company happy
Roof replacement and repair are frequent claims that homeowners in Tampa make on their home insurance policies. Since insurers strive to reduce the numbers of these claims in order to limit their liability and allow them to offer homeowners better rates on their insurance policies, insurance brokers want to prevent these claims, when possible. Roofs that are dirty or covered with leaves and other materials are known to increase potential issues, such as leaks and roof failures. Because of this, some insurers regularly do drive-by inspections of roofing and alert homeowners when their roofs need cleaned. Failing to take these alerts seriously can result in rising premiums for policies or even cancellation. Regular, periodic cleaning is the proactive way for homeowners to make sure their insurance companies are happy and their rates are more likely to remain affordable. Call us at 813-655-8777 to have your roof cleaned safely, w/o using any pressure.

SAVE MONEY ON ROOF CLEANING !

Posted Posted in algae, black algae, Homeowners Association, Tampa, Tampa Florida

The discoloration you see on this Tampa Florida area roof, in the before we cleaned it picture, is caused by Algae growth.
This algae growth could have been prevented, and the cleaning of this barrel tile roof would not have been needed !

Just as you spray the yard to control weeds, we can spray your roof once a year to prevent algae growth, and keep it clean.

Save Money – Call (813) 655-8777 BEFORE your roof gets dirty !

If you live in a deed restricted community, a dirty roof will bring a nasty letter from your Tampa Homeowners Association.
If they see a dirty roof, it can bring about a full blown inspection of your property !
Do you really want the Homeowners Association snooping around your home ?
God only know what other violations they will find !
This is how HOA’S “Punish ” you for breaking the rules.

Save Money, and take away their power over you.
It cost far less to keep your roof from getting dirty in the first place.
Call us BEFORE the black algae takes over your roof.

Apple Roof Cleaning Tampa offers an inexpensive (compared to full roof cleaning) once a year Algaecide application.
This will keep the Black Algae off of your roof indefinitely, and save you money .
Plus you get the respect of your neighbors and the Homeowners Association, for keeping your place up.
As well as longer roof life, and lower air conditioning bills.
Remember, this is a plant on your roof that can and will spread to the neighbors property, as well as your driveway, house, and pool deck!

You wouldn’t let weeds grow uncontrolled in your yard, so why let Black Algae growth run rampant on your roof ?
It looks terrible, causes premature granule loss, makes the A/C work harder, and can spread via airborne spores to the neighbors clean roof !

Plus it can bring that dreaded clean your roof or else letter and a full blown home inspection from the Homeowners Association, as well as dirty looks from neighbors for being the eyesore of the neighborhood.

Call us at 813-655-8777 for your free estimate by phone. All we need to know is the size of your home, and what roof type it is, shingle, tile, or metal.

APPLE ROOF CLEANING TAMPA FLORIDA (813) 655-8777

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Our Tampa Roof Cleaning Company was established in 1996 due to demand for quality residential and commercial non pressure roof cleaning in Tampa for a fair price.
We pride ourselves on providing our customers with high quality roof cleaning results, and personal service. Our Roof Cleaning Company is conveniently located in the heart of Hillsborough County, FL.
Providing good roof cleaning service means taking the time to listen. We will work with you to make sure you receive the proper non pressure roof cleaning services you need. We are client-oriented, and maintain the highest standards of customer service and professionalism. Apple Roof Cleaning Tampa is a Business with an A+ Rating at the Florida Better Business Bureau.

We hope you’ll find the information you need on this site about Apple Roof Cleaning Tampa Florida and the products and services we provide. We look forward to cleaning your roof.
Our Goals

  • To provide the best Roof Cleaning Service possible in Tampa.
  • To exceed our Homeowners cleaning expectations on every completed roof cleaning project.
  • To provide fast and reliable non pressure roof cleaning service to every one of our Tampa, FL area clients.

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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Tile Roof Cleaning Using Lift

Posted Posted in cleaning roof, Florida, RCIA, Tampa, tile roofs

Here is a large tile roof cleaning job we just did in Valrico, Florida. Valrico Florida is an eastern suburb of Tampa.
As you can see, we used a large man lift to prevent us having to walk on this tile roof. A man lift like this that not only goes up, but also goes over the roof is technically called an articulating boom lift. Sometimes they are also known as a knuckle boom lift. This home was sold to a new buyer, and the old owner of this home could not take a chance of any broken tiles, because that could void the sales contract. A large articulating boom manlift can cost over 150,000.00, far too expensive for any roof cleaning company to own. When a lift is needed to clean a steep or very fragile tile roof, we rent them. However, unlike some other Tampa Tile Roof Cleaning Companies, we do not mark up our cost to rent a lift! We are not looking to “sock it to our customers” , or close a sale. We are looking to open a relationship because we want to be your roof cleaning company for life!
The heat, moisture and humidity here in the Tampa Florida area ensure that your roof will get dirty again, so you will need a roof cleaner in the future, and we want that roof cleaner to be Apple Roof Cleaning Tampa !

We bring over 20 years of tile roof cleaning experience to each and every job. We are not painters, yard guys, handymen, pressure washers or window cleaners. I’m a roofer and a cleaning expert, certified by the Roof Cleaning Institute Of America (RCIA).

RCIA Certified Tile Roof Cleaning Company

Call us at 813-655-8777 for a free estimate on getting your tile roof cleaned properly.

Will Copper Strips Keep Your Roof Clean ?

Posted Posted in Tampa, algae, black algae, black stains, black streaks, cleaning roof, Florida, No Pressure, non-pressure, Tampa Florida

Roof cleaning measures such as pressure washing can remove or roughen the surface of the roofing material, reducing the intended productive life of the roof. At best it is a messy, temporary solution which would need to be repeated frequently. This sort of procedure also does nothing to kill the spores that created the Algae and Black Mold.  Plus, Pressure Washing will damage your roof!  will give more details. Look at some of the damage it can cause below.

Copper strips is a natural “solution” to roof moss, algae and mold problems.
We feel Copper Strips perform far better then Zinc Strips do here in the Tampa, Florida area.
When fitted on a clean roof, the Copper Strip will HELP, but not totally prevent plant growth on your Florida Roof by exposure to air and water which causes the copper to oxidise, creating Copper Sulphate which runs down the length of your roof in the rain water. Gutter Cleaning helps to minimise unnecessary weight on the roof that can affect its integrity and longevity. 1 OAK Roofing is just what you need.

This is deadly to roof plant spores and will therefore HELP keep your roof free from Algae. This effect is obvious under copper vent pipes or lead flashing’s under chimneys. Mind you, that flat roofs are easier to maintain and keep clean.

Copper Strips —the low cost, natural alternative to repetitive roof cleaning, HELPS put an end to moss, algae and Mold on your Tampa Florida roof. It is also widely used by most Denver commercial roofing companies. If you require any help with the replacement or repairs of your roof, contact us today.

I feel the Copper Strips work, to a degree.
In our opinion, they are “better then NO roof protection”.
Plus, the Copper Strips look FAR better in our opinion, taking on a nice Copper Patina over time.

It is our GOAL here at Apple Roof Cleaning Tampa to make this your LAST roof cleaning.
If you choose to have us clean your roof, we will gladly SHOW you some simple steps you can take to KEEP your Florida Roof clean forever!

Call Apple Roof Cleaning Tampa Florida at 813 655 8777, and make this the LAST time you ever have to clean your Florida Roof!

Call us today for an informative roof cleaning chat, or a free, no-obligation quotation.

Cleaning Black Roof Algae Tampa Florida

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Is there Black Roof Algae on your Tampa Roof ?
Algae growth on  roofs has reached unprecedented levels in many parts of Florida today. It creates a dull and dirty appearance which can reduce the value of your Florida home. Roofing materials like tiles, slates, cement and all become dull and weakened by Algae and Black Mold growth. Even the thinnest layer of Algae and Black Mold is a problem because it acts like a sponge, absorbing water, which increases the weight and stress on your Florida roof, shortening its productive life. Heat damage is another problem when there is Algae and Black Mold on your roof as it can push the tiles up and crack them.

Much of Tampa Florida’s unprecedented spread of roof Algae and Black Mold can be traced to the Clean Air Act which reduced the output of Sulphur (poisonous to moss) into the atmosphere via coal and fossil burning power stations, or domestic fires and unleaded fuel. Roof Algae which would have been previously killed off by this sulphur in the Florida atmosphere now requires direct action through commercial roof repair and maintenance like regular roof cleaning to prevent it from spreading.

Roof cleaning measures such as pressure washing can remove or roughen the surface of the roofing material, reducing the intended productive life of the roof. At best it is a messy, temporary solution which would need to be repeated frequently. This sort of procedure also does nothing to kill the spores that created the Algae and Black Mold.

Apple Roof Cleaning Tampa suggests that a no pressure roof cleaning process not only cleans your roof safely, it also kills this Algae, so it doesn’t grow back so fast!

Have areas of your roof developed dark streaks or become dark in color?

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If so you are not alone.  Many think that this discoloration and roof staining is a result of pollution, dust, pollen or tree sap settling on your roof. Not so! Roof staining is caused by algae growing on your roofing shingles.  Other terms for this staining are roof moss, roof fungus or roof mold.
This algae is abundant in warm humid climates. The climate in Tampa Florida is extremely favorable for the growth of algae.
This algae is actually a strain of bacteria known as Gleocapsa Magma, and tends to grow on areas of your roof that are shaded by trees or get less sunlight, typically the north and west sides of your home.  Asphalt shingles are manufactured with a granulated coating that acts as a UV shield and protect ant for the shingle.  These granules also happen to be a favorite
food for the Gleocapsa Magma (algae).  If not properly removed, roof algae will consume and dislodge the protective granules
leaving the asphalt shingle unprotected and venerable to deterioration.  This will eventually lead to early roof failure and the
need to replace your shingles years before the suggested life of the shingle has been exhausted.
Our roof cleaning process costs a fraction of the cost of roof replacement.

The darkened areas of your roof caused by algae growing on your shingles or tiles will absorb more heat from the sun’s rays.
This increases the heat in your attic, causing your air conditioning system to work harder to cool your house,
therefore increasing your utility bill.  Once the dark stains are removed, the roof will attract less heat, which will result in spending less to cool your home.

Apple Roof Cleaning Of Tampa  can make your roof look new again, while extending the life of your shingles, or barrel tiles

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We use a non-pressure process to apply our roof cleaning solution.  We use no more water pressure than what typically
comes from your water hose.  A pressure washer should never be used to clean your roof.  The high pressured stream
of water produced by a pressure washer will dislodge large quantities of the protective granules covering your shingles and
leave your shingles vulnerable to the elements can also break tiles.  This will lead to early roof failure and void any warranty that you may have
on your shingles.  Once applied, our roof cleaning solution will remove the darkest roof stains in minutes.
Apple Roof Cleaning Of Tampa 813-655-8777 only uses chemicals approved by the Asphalt Roofing Manufactures Association (ARMA).

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Roof Washing South Tampa

Posted Posted in cleaning roof, Florida, non-pressure, roof cleaning cost, Tampa, Tampa Florida

Here is a roof we washed in the South Tampa area. This roof washing job came from a well known realtor, who specializes in South Tampa real estate. The idea was to have the roof washed, and then get the home on the market, ASAP.

Real Estate here in the Tampa Florida is currently at an all time high, so now is a great time to sell your home. A filthy dirty roof can stop a home sale, and a clean roof shows so much better. As you can see by the pictures below, our non pressure roof washing made this roof look almost brand new! As long as a roof has never been cleaned the wrong way (pressure washed), often we can make it look almost brand new, with a proper cleaning.

If you have a dirty roof in the Tampa Florida area, and want it to look brand new, call us at 813-655-8777 for a free estimate. Most of the time, was can use Google Earth to see and estimate your roof, and can offer an immediate roof washing estimate by telephone.