ALL ABOUT ROOF CLEANING

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ALL ABOUT ROOF CLEANING

by Dr. Victor H. Morgenroth
Dr. Morgenroth is a Keys Gate Florida resident who is a semi-retired, adjunct professor of neurology at UM. He was a principal administrator in the Environment Health and Safety Division of the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) for 20 years; prior to that I was a Group Leader in the Toxicology Division at the Center for Food Safety and Nutrition in the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Previously, he was on the faculty of several medical schools in neurology, pharmacology and psychiatry.

Having your roof cleaned actually makes sense. I know most of us were slightly put out by receiving a roof cleaning notice from the Keys Gate Homeowners Association. Although it read a little like an ultimatum and you probably wondered who the inspector of your roof was and what their qualifications were, it turns out that roof cleaning in Florida is not a bad idea at all.

It isn’t just aesthetics. While people like to say that dirty roofs lower a property’s value and may make it hard to sell, the “dirt” on a roof actually shortens its life span and can even present a health hazard. Furthermore, the “dark stains” on a roof act as a sponge to absorb the sun’s heat, which causes a rise in the temperature inside a home or building, creating higher air conditioning bills. That’s why it’s important to get your roof clean or maybe even a roofing repair so you don’t have any of these issues in your home.

The dirt isn’t just dust – It’s alive. Some of the black or very dark roof stains are caused by a resilient type of algae, Gloeocapsa magma (a type of blue-green algae commonly found in climates like Tampa with warm, humid summers). The algae grow in standing water, as well as in our lakes and ponds. The algal spores are carried to our roofs from the water sources by the wind and birds, and then from roof to roof where it grows and feeds on the limestone filler in asphalt shingles and the real dirt on tile roofs maybe in some cases the tiles themselves. Worse still, as the algae grow, they retain water and foster the growth of other roof inhabitants.

The black stains are also very likely to harbor a number of molds or fungi. Unlike algae the fungi on our roofs lacks chlorophyll. They are unable to manufacture food from raw materials. So, it must get nutrition from some form of organic matter. To thrive, these heterotrophs, who used to be called saprophytes, also require a warm, humid environment, like we have here in Tampa Florida.

Fungi normally begin their life cycle as an airborne spore that settles on Florida roofs, especially the asphalt-shingle ones. The spores on the northern exposure of the roof stand a better chance of survival because that portion of the roof is the last part to dry after a rain or morning dew. This raises the humidity on the surface of the shingle, thus creating a perfect feeding and breeding ground.

The tar used in roofing is fossilized, dead organic matter — and an important food source for fungi. Asphalt, at the granule base, is normally consumed first. Once these granules dislodge, accelerated deterioration will occur. Ceramic granules represent the outer hard shell that protects against hail and other falling debris. Ceramic granules protect against damaging UV radiation and insulate the roof against extreme Tampa Florida area heat. So you can understand that their dislodgement by the growing fungal colonies can be detrimental to our roofs’ longevity. Surprisingly, the blue-green algae are also food for the fungi.

While not all mold (fungi) and algae pose a health danger, some are harmful, especially for us older folks, younger children and people who suffer from asthma, COPD, and other respiratory problems. Their spores, which are on your roof, can get inside your home because they end up on the driveway and walkways from rain, and are easily tracked inside. They can even be drawn into our air conditioning systems and eventually populate our ducts.

Different mold species can have varying health effects, but it is important to remember that any excessive mold growth needs to be taken care of, regardless of the species. Any excessive mold growth can lead to increased allergies, toxicity, and house/building structural problems.

For those interested, this box describes some of the most common fungi likely to be found on our roofs and their possible health effects. While “sick building syndrome” has been talked about frequently in the Tampa media, it isn’t always reported that this syndrome is often caused by faulty or leaking roof assemblies that result in fungal infestations. It isn’t, as reported, always due to chemicals in carpeting.

Don’t Panic!

Most of us have immune systems that are fully capable of resisting the effects of fungi described below. As a result it would be highly unlikely for any of us to suffer any of the ill effects described. But if fungal colonies are allowed to persist and multiply then the high concentrations of the molds and their volatile organic chemical metabolites might be sufficient to increase the risks from our exposure to them.

Stachybotrys chartarum (atra) molds can thrive on water damaged, cellulose-rich material in buildings such as sheet rock, paper, ceiling tiles, insulation backing, wallpaper, etc. In the majority of cases where Stachybotrys is found indoors in Tampa, water damage has gone unnoticed or ignored since it requires extended periods of time with increased levels of moisture for growth to occur. Stachybotrys is usually black and slimy in appearance. Events of water intrusion that are not addressed quickly tends to support the growth of more xerophilic fungi such as Pencillium and Aspergillus.

Stachybotrys is another fungi we see in Tampa that has the ability to produce mycotoxins, ones that are toxic and can be immunosuppressive. Exposure to these mycotoxins can result through inhalation, ingestion, and dermal exposure. Symptoms of exposure include dermatitis, cough, rhinitis, nose bleeds, cold and flu-like symptoms, headache, general malaise, and fever.

The Cladosporium genera of mold seen here in Tampa are pigmented dark green to black in the front, and black on the reverse with a velvety to powdery texture. One of the most commonly isolated from indoor and outdoor air, Cladosporium spp. are found on decaying plants, woody plants, food, straw, soil, paint, textiles, and the surface of fiberglass duct liner in the interior of supply ducts.

There are over 30 species in the Cladosporium genus. The most common are C. elatum, C. herbarum, C. sphaerospermum, and C. cladosporioides. These fungi are the causative agents of skin lesions, keratitis, nail fungus, sinusitis, asthma, and pulmonary infections. Acute symptoms of exposure to Cladosporium are edema and bronchiospasm, and chronic exposure may lead to pulmonary emphysema.

Aspergillus is the most common genus of fungi in our Tampa environment (it especially likes to grow on corn plants) with more than 160 different species of mold. Sixteen of these species have been documented as causing human disease. Aspergillosis is now the 2nd most common fungal infection requiring hospitalization in the United States.

Aspergillus fumigatus. The most encountered species causing infection. It is seen abundantly in decomposing organic material, such as self-heating compost piles, since it readily grows at temperatures up to 55 C. People who handle contaminated material often develop hypersensitivity to the spores of Aspergillus and may suffer severe allergic reactions upon exposure.

Aspergillus flavus. The 2nd most encountered fungi in cases of Aspergillus infection. It is also known to produce the mycotoxin aflatoxin, one of the most potent carcinogens known to man. In the 1960s, 100,000 turkey poults in Great Britain died from ingesting contaminated feed. Most countries have established levels for aflatoxin in food. However, the risks associated with airborne exposure are not adequately studied and no exposure standards exist.

Aspergillus niger. The 3rd most common Aspergillus fungi associated with disease and the most common of any Aspergillus species in nature due to its ability to grow on a wide variety of substrates. This species may cause a “fungal ball”, which is a condition where the fungus actively proliferates in the human lung, forming a ball. It does so without invading the lung tissue.

Fusarium spp.,common soil fungus and inhabitant on a wide array of plants, this fungi is often found in humidifiers and has been isolated from water-damaged carpets and a variety of other building materials. Human exposure may occur through ingestion of contaminated grains and possibly through the inhalation of spores. Fusarium spp. is frequently involved with eye, skin, and nail infections.

Several species can produce the trichothecene toxins which target the circulatory, alimentary, skin, and nervous systems. Vomitoxin is one such tricothecene mycotoxin that has been associated with outbreaks of acute gastrointestinal illness in humans. Zearalenone is another mycotoxin produced by Fusarium. It is similar in structure to the female sex hormone estrogen and targets the reproductive organs.

Penicillium fungi are commonly found in soil, food, cellulose, grains, paint, carpet, wallpaper, interior fiberglass duct insulation, and decaying vegetation. Penicillium may cause hypersensitivity pneumonitis, asthma, and allergic alveolitis in susceptible individuals.

The genus Penicillium has several species. The most common ones include Penicillium chrysogenum, Penicillium citrinum, Penicillium janthinellum, Penicillium marneffei, and Penicillium purpurogenum.

These fungi have been isolated from patients with keratitis, ear infections, pneumonia, endocarditis, peritonitis, and urinary tract infections. Penicillium infections are most commonly exhibited in immunosuppressed individuals.

In conclusion, during the digestion of substrates, fungi secrete enzymes into nutrients in order to break down complex compounds into simpler compounds that can be taken up by the roof fungi and used as nutrition. These digested nutrients produce secondary metabolic byproducts called mycotoxins that are released to give the fungi a competitive edge over other microorganisms and fungi. Unfortunately, mycotoxins found on roofs can also be toxic to humans causing a variety of responses including cold/flu-like symptoms, sore throats, headaches, nose bleeds, fatigue, diarrhea, dermatitis, and immune suppression. Some mycotoxins may also be carcinogenic and teratogenic. Roof Molds that have been known to potentially produce these toxins are Acremonium, Alternaria, Aspergillus, Chaetomium, Cladosporium, Fusarium, Penicillium, and Stachybotrys.

Even though these roof molds may potentially produce mycotoxins, they will not do so unless specific environmental conditions exist. Currently, it is unknown exactly what conditions promote the growth of mycotoxin production and more scientific research needs to be conducted on this topic for it to be fully understood.

Reviewing some approaches to roof cleaning: the good, bad and really bad.

From here on I’ll use mold to describe the lively residents of our roofs. Most of us have had some experience with cleaning (removing) mold (mildew from some where in or on our houses. Often we just use chlorine or oxygen-based bleach products and they work. But out of doors and with the resistance of the mold infestations, bleach alone might not be sufficient. Mixtures of bleach and trisodium phosphate (a product used in many detergent mixtures in the past) are sometimes recommended. However,

Bleach mixtures can injure sensitive plants. Because it is difficult to totally protect them from the mix, spray them down with clean water before applying the mix and immediately after, whether you cover them or not!
Though power washing was recommended for years, the roof cleaning industry has moved towards very low-pressure cleaning because high-pressure power washing causes permanent damage to asphalt shingles and even tiles in certain circumstances.
High-pressure washing is also not recommended for those of us with tile roofs. The high-pressure can aerosolize mold spores and just like the wind and birds it can carry the spores to our neighbor clean roofs and re-infect them. [We should also suggest to Homeowners Associations that they send out their roof cleaning notices in a more systematic manner to limit re-infestation from molds mobilized during cleaning from one roof to another. It is unfortunate that their “inspectors were not sufficiently knowledgeable about what they were inspecting to have not recognized this in the beginning.]
Roof Algae happen to be phosphate-loving and will flourish if not completely killed by the bleach.
Long term exposure to bleach can damage most any surface, and your roof is no exception.
There are some other concerns regarding the use of chlorine-based products on asphalt roofs. Household bleach can damage asphalt due to its high sodium content. Apparently, the sodium causes an electrochemical reaction that reduces the elasticity of the asphalt leading to stiffness, brittleness and curling of the shingles.

Some alternatives to bleach such as lye are not recommended for roof cleaning either. A chemical alternative to bleach uses the antifungal agent sodium hydroxide… also known as lye. Lye-based products appeared on the market a few years ago, but turned out to be even more dangerous to use than bleach! Even at low concentrations, permanent damage can be done to the roofing, possibly even dissolving the roofing nails! Fortunately, most lye-based products have been removed from the market.

Spray and Forget is a new product that offers a long-term solution to mold problems . It is sprayed on and allowed to dry without rinsing. Though it is slow-acting when compared to bleach solutions, it can prevent mildew growth for years! The makers suggest that if you want to see quick results, you can do a one-shot bleach cleaning, but for me patience is better, I don’t like the use of bleach for the reasons mentioned above and its possible effect on plants. Even covering them and rinses afterwards don’t always help. Rinse thoroughly, allow to dry and then apply Spray and Forget according to the instructions.

Moss Out! comes in a number of formulations, one specifically for roofs and others designed to remove and/or inhibit moss and fungus growth on siding, masonry surfaces and even lawns. That’s why we prefer to get residential siding installed right so they are much easier to clean.

If you wish to prevent reinfestation of the roof mold, there are a few options. Zinc strips have been used for many years as an algae preventative. Zinc strips can be attached near the peak of the roof so that when it rains, a slight amount of zinc dissolves from the strips and coats the roof, inhibiting algae and fungus growth.

Other companies offer long-term protection against the return of mildew once the cleaning is done . Unlike the other products mentioned on this page, Anti-Growth can even be used for interior applications.

The residential roofing contractor has even developed an additive for asphalt roofing services shingles using copper granules. This unique advance in shingle technology gives long-term fungus protection for the entire roof. They call it the Algae Block system. You can find more information on these special roofing shingles at HUhttp://solutions.3m.com/wps/portal/3M/en_US/IMPD/Roofing-Solutions/?WT.mc_id=www.3m.com/algaeblockUH .

In closing, you can buy roof cleaning products and “do it yourself” or you can hire a roofing contractor to do it for you. But I hope this review can help provide you with some information that will be of use to you in your efforts to get a clean roof report with damaging not only the things you are trying to get clean, but also help protect your health and the home you live in..

Roof Cleaning Recommendations

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What you should know about cleaning your roof.
DON’T REPLACE IT..CLEAN IT!!

Dirty Roof Vs Clean Roof!
No beginners here! Only fully trained and certified roof cleaners!

Your house is most likely your biggest investment, according to a roofing contractor your roof is one of the most expensive parts of your house, so if it gets damage it could become a serious problem, if it happens contact the roof replacement service to handle the problem. It is extremely important to have the utmost in confidence in your decision before hiring a qualified residential roofing contractor. According to a commercial roofing contractor, getting roof repair is an essential part of preventing water damage.

Certified Roof Cleaning Institute of America contractors only use chemicals approved by the ARMA* Asphalt Roofing Manufacturers Association and do not use any pressure washing on your shingles, if some depp cleaning sounds interesting for your home we invite you can find out more here. RCIA roof cleaning contractors also provide our customers with technical bulletins directly from Asphaltroofing.org and shingle manufacturers to prove that our procedures and chemicals are properly formulated for roof cleaning, they even do roof repair if need it. Our chemicals provide enough cleaning power to remove all mold, mildew, and streaks…without any pressure washing or heavy rinsing.

We 100% guarantee your roof will look brand new!

According to great commercial roofers pressure washing is never recommended because it will remove a large amount of the ceramic coated granules from your shingles, which will void the warranty. Even low pressure will cause granule loss and shorten the life of your 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 with pressure and it appears they have done a good job just because the streaks and discoloration are gone, but guess what? So is a large amount of the protective ceramic coated granules which insure your shingle’s warranty. Nobody wants to replace a prematurely failed roof due to an incompetent roof cleaning contractor, and you shouldn’t have to.

We offer an unconditional warranty against any streaks reappearing on your shingles.

According to this residential roofing services you should 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 and skills. You can find professionals from who are experts in handling pipes and plumbing and they will help you with roof cleaning. Our certified RCIA roof cleaners have all of the necessary tools, and have learned from the best roof cleaning professionals in the country, plus we also work with the best bumping professionals to determine if there is an issue with your plumbing vent pipes.

Make sure you know what kind of 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.

Because many “competitors” lack our roof cleaning equipment, knowledge, training, and experience, they sometimes apply a dangerously strong chemical solution. Sodium Hydroxide and Potassium Hydroxide will dissolve the asphalt and tar on your roof, shortening the life of your shingles and voiding the roof’s warranty. Even sodium metasilicate is too corrosive.

Our 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, collect all the chemical run-off from the roof and dispose of them away from your landscaping. If the roof does not have gutters we will thoroughly dilute the chemical down to safe levels by spraying the landscaping with water before, during, and after applying chemical. After the chemical biodegrades and evaporates from the roof, the dried crystals and surfactant act as a roof treatment to keep the roof cleaner longer as it rains.

We have had to go behind many competitors who pressure wash or rinse their customers roofs, which start growing mold and streaks after only 1 year.

We guarantee our roof cleaning will outlast our competitors!

The price of cleaning your roof vs. replacing it, averages 1/10 the cost!

IT DOESN’T COST, IT PAYS TO CLEAN YOUR ROOF!

SAVE YOURSELF $$ THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS $$ !!!

Call us or visit the RCIA activeboard online if you have more questions.

Or, simply call us at 813-655-8777 for an immediate estimate on your roof cleaning cost.

http://roof-cleaning-institute.activeboard.com/index.spark

ARMA Technical bulletin – http://www.asphaltroofing.org/pdf/tb_217.pdf

GAF Technical bulletin – http://www.gaf.com/Content/Documents

Tile Roof Cleaned In Tampa Palms

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Flat Tile Roof In Tampa Palms Before Cleaning
Flat Tile Roof In Tampa Palms After We Cleaned It

Here is a very dirty flat concrete tile roof we cleaned in Tampa Palms. As can be seen from the before and after pictures, this flat tile roof was very dirty. This customer is selling his home, and was referred to us by his Realtor at Florida Executive Realty. He got a job promotion that required him to move to his Companies Headquarters in Wichita, Kansas. LOL, I told him he must have got a huge pay raise, for him to move to Wichita ? He is from there he said, and so is his wife. He was very very happy with the cleaning we did on his tile roof, and thanked us for fitting him in so quickly. His job had to be done quickly because his realtor had listing pictures scheduled for later that week, so we squeezed him in soon after his roof replacement for a great end result.

His home will probably sell quickly, since it is a nice home in a good part of Tampa Palms. We do a whole lot of roof cleaning work in zip code 33647, so if you would like a free estimate, call us at 813-655-8777

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.

Apple Roof Cleaning

Tampa Roof Cleaning + Disinfecting

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Tampa Tile Roof Cleaning and Disinfecting 4-3-2020
Cleaning and Disinfecting Tampa Palms Tile Roof

The entire Tampa Florida area, like the rest of the world, is currently in the grip of the Covid 19 Virus Pandemic. A common question we are getting lately is ” If I get my shingle or tile roof cleaned, will it sanitize and/or disinfect it as well ? ” The answer is Yes. In fact, one of the chemicals we use to clean your roof is a powerful Disinfectant and Sanitizer, according to the CDC.

Roof Cleaned and Disinfected
Tampa Palms Tile Roof Cleaned and Sanitized

So, if you live in the Greater Tampa Florida area, and were thinking of hiring a roof cleaning service, now is an excellent time to do so! We offer No Contact Free Estimates, and Roof Cleaning. Here is how it works. A customer called us last week to get an idea of what his roof cleaning cost would be. All we needed was his address, and from Google Maps and other websites, we got all the information we needed to give him an estimate. He told us to go ahead with the cleaning of his roof, and so we put him on the schedule. He received a phone call, reminding him we would be coming to clean his roof. We came and completed the work, and left an invoice. He called us back, said he was delighted with the roof cleaning, and asked if we took PayPal or Credit Cards. We told him we accept both of those forms of payment. He used his Visa Card to pay us for the cleaning of his roof, and everyone was happy.

It kind of sucks that we never got to meet our customer, but that is the hand of cards the Covid 19 Virus has dealt all of us. Social Distancing and No Contact have become the new reality around the world, not just here in the Tampa area. So, as you can see, we can complete the entire roof cleaning process w/o any contact with you, or your family. We also have a partner for other Cleaning service you may have.

Our Men are instructed to follow CDC safety protocols when performing all roof cleaning work on location.  We ask that you stay inside your home while we are working to prevent you from coming in contact with our roof cleaning solutions and to give our crews the space they need to work by maintaining appropriate social distances from our workers (6 feet or more) at all times. This will help keep everyone—our employees and our neighbors—safe.We are eliminating any personal contact with customers and will use company cell phones to call you when we arrive to perform the work and answer any questions that you may have.  We ask that you pay for your service thru our secure email payment processing system, or by calling our office when you receive the invoice with your credit card number after the roof cleaning work is completed.

Evidently, several of his neighbors also got roof cleaning letters, because 2 of them asked us for estimates, when we were there. We have both of them on our schedule for next week. One of his neighbors who we scheduled is a Nurse who works at Tampa General. She said she wasn’t sure if any Covid 19 Virus is on her tile roof, but she liked the idea that one of our roof cleaning chemicals is a CDC Approved Disinfectant and Sanitizer. She asked us if we could spray her entire house to kill any of the virus that may be living there. When we told her we could, she asked us for a separate House Disinfecting Estimate. She for sure wants her tile roof cleaned, and is going to ask her husband if it is ok to disinfect and sanitize the entire house.

Safe Roof Cleaning Tampa Florida

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..Roof Cleaning that is SAFE for your Roof ! Call APPLE ROOF CLEANING OF TAMPA, FLORIDA .. 813 655 8777 .. for Manufacturer Approved – Non Pressure – Shingle Roof Cleaning, and Tile Roof Cleaning w/o Pressure Cleaning, for the Tampa Bay, FL area.

WE USE ONLY ASPHALT ROOFING MANUFACTURERS ASSOCIATION APPROVED CLEANERS AND CHEMICALS ON YOUR ROOF !

APPLE NON PRESSURE ROOF CLEANING WON THE GREATER BRANDON FLORIDA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE BUSINESS OF THE YEAR AWARD FOR 2002 !!

The Black discoloration on your Roof isnt dirt.

Your Roof is discolored and streaked because Algae is growing on it

This Plant thrives in the humid climate here in the Tampa Florida area.
It feeds on the Limestone filler used in your Shingles.

Roofing Shingles made in the last 10 years contain much more of this Limestone filler than the older Shingles.

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Cleaning Tampa Shingle Roof

Because the Algae growing on your Roof is being “fed” by this filler, the newer Shingles get “dirty” even faster!

Sort of like a lawn being fertilized , this Algae is feeding
on your Shingles!

Owens Corning, the worlds largest Shingle manufacturer, feels that this Algae can cause premature granule loss, and shorten Roof Shingle life.

As your Roof is turned black by the Algae, it becomes less reflective, and it retains heat.

This makes your air conditioner work harder to overcome the increased heat load, costing you money, and increased discomfort.

This Algae spreads itself by airborne spores.
Your Roof Algae infestation can easily spread to your neighbors home !

That’s one reason Tampa Homeowners Associations send out letters requiring you to clean your Roof.

As you can see, a Dirty Roof is not just an eyesore.

Your reasons for cleaning your Roof are your own.
Whether you are selling your home, getting ready to paint, had Roof Shingles or Roof Tiles replaced, got a nasty letter from the Tampa Homeowners Association, or just take pride in your home, please remember one thing.

All Non Pressure Roof Cleaning is not the same !

Just because its Non Pressure Roof Cleaning, doesnt automatically mean it is SAFE!

Some Non Pressure Chemical Roof Cleaning, can actually be WORSE for your Shingles and Tiles than harmful Pressure Cleaning !

We are APPLE NON PRESSURE ROOF CLEANING OF TAMPA FLORIDA.
We clean more Asphalt Shingle and Tile Roofs in the Tampa Florida area than any other company.

We didnt get to be the #1 Non Pressure Roof Cleaning Company in Tampa, Florida, or become Business of The Year of the Brandon Chamber of Commerce, by doing it wrong, or by ripping people off.

Chamber Of Commerce Business Of The Year Winner 2002

You wouldnt expect good chicken from Burger King, so why trust your roof to some company that cleans a Shingle Roof every now and then?

Non Pressure Shingle Roof Cleaning is our full time business, not something we do when there’s no grass to cut, or pressure cleaning to do.

We clean more Shingle Roofs in a month, than most do in a year.

We know how to do it without ruining your Shingles.

We learned long ago that Non Pressure Shingle Roof Cleaning is not a one man job.

All our trucks have 2 man crews for everyones safety.

Only one person cleaning your roof is an invitation for disaster.

They cant see, or do anything about the inevitable overspray getting on plants, your paint, or your neighbors property.

By the time they get done spraying your roof, and get back down on the ground, the damage is already done, its too late to rinse it off.

Just covering the plants cant account for the unpredictable effects of the wind, and chemical run off patterns !

Shingle Roof Cleaning just isnt a one man job .

Why fool around and take a chance of ruining your Shingle Roof ?

Call us and be sure of having it done the right way by Shingle Roof Cleaning Professionals.

We will gladly show you the A.R.M.A guidelines we proudly adhere to before we start the job.

Our cleaning systems kill and remove the dirt and Algae from your roof.

Then our exclusive time released algaecide keeps your Shingles clean longer.

Get it done right.

Why would you settle for less ?

Call us for a quote right over the phone !

No ” Salesman ” will come out to your home and pressure you !

You didnt really want to pay a Salesmans commission, did you ??

We cut out the middleman.

SAVE MONEY – You Deal Directly with the Boss by Telephone !

Tampa, FL area customers call 813 655 8777

Our Manufacturer approved, Non Pressure, Chemical Roof Cleaning methods, are the safest for your Shingles and Tiles, and the longest lasting.

Unlike dangerous Pressure Cleaning, our Non Pressure Roof Cleaning systems actually kill, and safely remove the Algae, Mold, and or Mildew discoloring your Roof.

Then, our unique time released Algaecide application keeps it from returning so quickly.

APPLE ROOF CLEANING OF TAMPA, FL .. 813 655 8777 ..services Lakeland, Brandon, Plant City, Riverview, Valrico, Bradenton, Tampa, New Tampa, Zephyrhills, Sun City, Apollo Beach, Land of Lakes and Pasco County, Florida from our Tampa, Florida office.

Tile Roofs Cleaned Tampa FL

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Here is couple of tile roofs we cleaned awhile back, that were located near the Tampa Florida area.
As you can see by the before and after pictures, these tile roofs were very very dirty.

One additional benefit of our roof cleaning chemical is, it kills the Corona Virus Infection that may be dwelling on your shingle or tile roof. Of course, just having your roof cleaned is not enough to protect your family and you from the spread of this virus. It is still essential to practice hand washing, as well as Social Distancing, to slow down the spread of this Pandemic.
For a free estimate by telephone, please call us at 813 655 8777 or 813-270-4628

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And, here are few more tampa fl tile roof cleaning pictures below

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Plant City FL Roof Cleaning Service

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Plant City FL Roof Cleaning Service, at a Great Price!

Apple Roof Cleaning puts our professional training and years of experience to use to ensure that the latest and best methods are used to restore the natural beauty of your roof. We will treat your home or business as if it were our own. This includes using the right product which will not damage your roof, as well as making sure that we respect your property as we work.

We believe in doing the Plant City FL Roof Cleaning Service right! We use a combination of environmentally safe chemicals and Biodegradable Soaps to remove years of sun damage, dirt, mildew, grime and just about anything else that may be keeping your roof from looking its best.
For a free telephone estimate call 813 655 8777






Safe Roof Cleaning North Tampa FL

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This customer lives in the Tampa Palms community. He wanted to get his roof cleaned, and was concerned about the Coronavirus. He was pleased when we explained to him that our roof cleaning process disinfects and sanitizes the roof!

Tampa Palms Tile Roof Cleaning

As you can see, his roof came out beautiful. If you are in need of our roof cleaning service, call us at 813-655-8777 for a free estimate. All our estimates are done by telephone, so no need to worry about social distancing.

WHEN IS IT TIME TO GET MY ROOF CLEANED ?

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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 with the help of experts from roofing in South East Idaho, 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.