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

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.

Roof Cleaning
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.

Cleaning A Stone Coated Steel Roof In Tampa Florida

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Cleaning A Decra Stone Coated Steel Tile Roof In North Tampa Florida

Here is a stone coated steel roof we recently cleaned in the North Tampa area. 

This customer has a home that is right underneath some Trees, and that accelerates the growth of the Algae and Mildew you see on this roof. Our company has worked closely with both Gerard and Decra, on the proper way to clean these roofs. This customer was sent to  us by Decra,  the manufacturer of his stone coated steel roof.  As you can see by the before and after pictures, this roof has been restored to like new appearance.  If you live within 100 miles of the greater Tampa Bay Florida area, and would like a free estimate on the cleaning of your stone coated steel roof, simple call us at 813 655 8777 for a free estimate.

Apple Roof Cleaning is based in Brandon Florida, near Tampa.  If you are more then 100 miles from the greater Tampa Bay Florida area, we can suggest a qualified Stone Coated Steel Roof Cleaner in your area.  And, if you are on Florida’s East Coast, call our friends at Beacon Roof Cleaning.

RCIA Certified Roof Cleaners!

Apple Roof Cleaning Of Tampa (813)655-8777

Roof Cleaning Questions and Answers

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Some Asphalt  Shingle or Barrel  Tile  Roof Cleaning Questions and Answers

For more answers to all of your questions, call us from 9 to 9 pm at 813-655-8777

Q: So, what exactly is all the dark streaking and black staining I see on my roof ?

A:  This unsightly shingle or tile  roof discoloration is due in part to a pandemic like spread of the airborne spores and later adult cyanobacteria called Gloeocapsa Magma algae. This particularly hardy strain of roof algae cyanobacteria are particularly attracted to limestone which acts like a fertilizer, allowing this once dormant blue green algae to react like a living roof plaque. This is due in part to a reduction in petroleum additives in the asphalt and fiberglass roofing shingle manufacturing process and the increase of “OTHER” inert, crushed and powdered filler material, used to help control the ever spiraling fuel, energy and oil costs.

Due to rising oil prices as a cost saving measure, powdered, limestone and other filler products were added starting 25-30 years ago (about the same time as the OPEC oil embargo) and since that time, the addition of these petroleum “fillers” have been commonplace according to research we have located on the internet.

These inert “additives” have, in recent years, been acting like a “snack food” or corner “Quickie Mart” for many of these roof eating miniature plants, especially Gloeocapsa Magma.

This unknowing addition of what amounts to “Algae Fertilizer” by roofing material into the manufacturing process has since, in part, produced a ever increasing worldwide roof algae pandemeic

Especifically damaging once the algae root system begins to methodically work it way into the sun drenched roofs in the hot, humid densely populated areas, enhancing the degradation of roofing materials located in the southern regions of the U.S.

If you are a property owner and are reading this, chances are, this ALGAE is up on your roof, as well as on shingle or tile roofs all over your neighborhood.

This very fast moving Gloeocapsa Alage , move thru airborne spores, ROOF hopping, if you will, like the common cold, from roof, to shingle or tile  roof, its shortening the longevity of countless roofing, while creating a neighborhood wide eyesore throughout many owns, and cities nationwide.

20 to 25 years ago many roofs typically lasted the full 20 to 30 year lifespan. Not anymore. With Roof life has been shortened in recent years due to increased roof algae, mold, mildew, moss etc.

Many roofs are being replaced today in Tampa due to a lack of proper cleaning and roof maintenance.

Premature shingle or tile  roof replacement can be avoided with proper maintenence.

According to research, staining and  discoloration account for over 60 percent of re-roofing occurring across the country, much of which is unessaary.

Just like washing and maintaining your car, spraying and clearing off your patio, porch or deck of annual debris, or soft washing the vinyl siding on your home, your roof should be cleaned, maintained and treated periodically to repel algae and other ” shingle or tile roof destroyers” .

Naturally, you would not go very long without brushing your teeth, showering or washing your clothes, and along that same line of common sense thinking, it just makes sense that in order for your roof to perform as it should, and to provide you safe shelter for all your belongings and personal possessions, it too should be cleansed and cleared of leaves, pine needles, debris and roof algae, etc

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Apple Roof Cleaning Tampa 813-655 -8777 uses non pressure and ultra-low pressure pumps and rinsing equipment combined with specialized cleaning agents to eliminate algae and mildew stains and streaks, along with environmental pollutants and dirt from asphalt shingle and clay and concrete tile roofs—all without the risk of damage associated with using high-pressure methods.

Apple Roof Cleaning Tampa 813-655 -8777 offers a 1 year written unconditional guarantee providing residential and commercial property owners with the piece of mind of knowing that, once their roof is cleaned properly the first time, our maintenance residual treatment program insures an “always clean roof”.

“How your home looks from the curb says a lot about who lives there. As the old saying goes, you never get a second chance to make a first impression.

New Paint or Siding give you some visual curb appeal, and, a freshly mowed, landscaped yard deinitely helps yet both of these home improvement projects combined, pale in comparison to, a freshly cleaned, well maintained, new looking roof.

DID YOU KNOW ?

Since most roofs capture 30 to 60 percent of the visual appearance of most homes, NOTHING stands out quite the same way a new looking roof does.

In fact, now that I have mentioned it, look around your specific neighborhood and visually note how a dirty, filthy looking roof detracts from the appeal of even the most well manicured of homes.

Well, now that you are more aware of the algae, mold and mildew you are in a informed position to do something proactive about it.

Years ago nobody had an answer for what it was occurring up on the roofs, the staining and discoloring to most property owners and cleaning contractors. And back then we had no information, no real solution to the problem. Consider also A commercial bed bug heater truck so you can remove all larva from the attic.

It’s important to understand that an algae, a bacteria, a plant is quietly feeding on the oils that preserve your roof from the suns damaging rays and setting up a permenent residence on your roof due to the limestone in your roof shingles. This “uninvited guest” or pest if you will, is silently ‘snacking” on your roof, also dislodging the ceramic granules that are helping to provide your roof with much needed important UV protection and color.

It like miniature warfare, but thankfully Apple Roof Cleaning Tampa 813-655 -8777 is winning the battle. We know much more than we did years ago and instead of harsh pressure washing there is now, a soft wash, safe, non pressure solution to properly cleaning and maintaining roof surfaces and we offer this to our customers.

Now that you know more, I am sure you will soon be calling us to schedule your reasonably priced roof cleaning very soon.

By allowing Apple Roof Cleaning Tampa 813-655 -8777 the privilege to safely clean your roof using certified non pressure roof cleaning techniques, and proper roof treatment equipment you will add instant curb appeal to your first impression / appearance areas.

Not only will our safe, effective non pressure roof cleaning service transform the aesthetics of your home or business’s asphalt or fiberglass shingle roof, this enhancement will continue to allow your shingle or tile roof the ability to continue to look and perform its very best for its useful lifespan which is Apple Roof Cleaning of Tampa’s 813-655 -8777  top priority.

Don’t just take our word for it, look around and see, while your driving to and from work, while walking your dog, while outdoors traveling to and from your local friends and relatives and I am sure you will agree.

Truth be told, a nice looking residential or commercial property is only complete with a clean, well maintained shingle or tile roof.

Black Stains On Roof

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Roof Cleaning

It’s inevitable, your roof is going to eventually get dirty and start developing black streaks on your roofs. Your roof might not show these signs for a long time but eventually it’s something you are going to have to deal with. Most people don’t really notice the roof stains on buildings until it happens to our own house. Just look at all the houses you pass by each day and you’ll most definitely notice black stains on some of the roofs. This isn’t good and it needs to be taken care of right away.

Roof cleaning is extremely important as it can damage the roof if not taken care of immediately. It will also really increase the curb appeal of your house, which is always a good thing. This is especially true if you’re trying to sell your home. It’s one of the first things someone will notice when driving up to your house to get a look at it.

 One thing about developing roof stains on your home is that the affected area won’t be even across the roof but it will instead appear in patches. Some spots will be relatively clean while others have very noticeable spots or streaks on them. This is because certain parts of a roof won’t get as much sun as other parts. It could be because of trees that cast shadows onto the roof or just the fact that the roof faces north which won’t get as much sun as the side facing the south. This will lead to the moisture staying in the shady areas of a roof longer than spots that get more sun.

Moss is one of the more common growths you will find growing on your roof shingles. Also, black algae are another common growth on roofs that get a lot of moisture on them. These things need to be taken care of immediately because the damage they can do is surprising. They can eat right through your shingles and will spread around your roof doing even more harm.  Don’t delay get yourroof cleaned today.