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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Roof Cleaning Costs Tampa, Florida

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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 outsource your house cleaning to save time 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 ? Does Insurance Cover a Roof Replacement? 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

Can a Tile Roof Help Fix Air Pollution?

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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 of air conditioning services meet 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
John Renowden

“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.”

Read more: Ancient ‘air-conditioning’ cools building sustainably

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 by Image Line Painting in 2005.

Smog
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.

Read more: The eco artists turning trash into treasure

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.

Read more: Hacking the city for a greener future

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.