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1/09/2018

Cleaning Algae Resistant Shingle Roof

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If you live here in the Tampa Florida area, and have an  Algae Resistant Shingle Roof, give us a call at 813 655 8777




 Algae Resistant Shingle Roof's have zinc and copper granules embedded in them, and care must be taken to minimize the loss of these granules, that protect your roof from the Mold, Mildew, and Black Algae that grows here in the humid Tampa Florida climate.


With nearly 25 years experience, we can safely and properly clean any  Algae Resistant Shingle Roof.
Give us a call at 813 655 8777 for a free consultation, and an immediate estimate of your roof cleaning cost.
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Best Ways to Clean Your Roof

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The roof is the most exposed part of any house. It protects us from the elements and extreme weather conditions, so it is important to take care of it properly and maintain it regularly to avoid some of the most common roofing problems and mistakes connected to them. When it comes to regular maintenance of your roof, cleaning should also be a part of it, because irregular cleaning or the lack of it can also lead to more serious problems such as leaks and similar damage. Cleaning the roof is not a complicated process, and it is something that you can do yourself. But, it is important to be careful and follow the tips and advice from professionals. While it is not good to clean your roof very rarely, it is also not good to clean it too often. Here are some of the best ways to do it.

Pressure Washer – Yes or No?
The answer is no if you want to make your shingles last longer. A pressure washer is very strong, too strong for roof shingles, and it can seriously damage them and make them looser. The best way to do it is with a garden hose. Simply attach a sprayer to it and get to work.

Which Cleaning Products to Use?
The most common way to clean a roof is with some household chlorine bleach mixed with water. Make sure that the bleach is not too strong, and use the one that you use around the house, for example, the one you use for laundry because it will not be too strong. Also make sure to mix water and bleach in equal parts, and don’t put more bleach or more water in the mix. You can simply spray this mixture with the previously mentioned garden hose sprayer, leave it for about 20 minutes, and then rinse it out with clean water.

When to Clean the Roof?
Many people think that the best time to clean a roof is when it is nice and sunny outside. But that is not the best time. The sun can cause the bleach, and other cleaning products you use that contain bleach evaporate very quickly, and they won’t have any effect. It is best to clean your roof on a cloudier day. But at the same time, make sure that it's not too windy and that there is no precipitation.
Stay Safe
 Last, but not least, always make sure that you have safe conditions for cleaning the roof, and that you can walk on top of it without slipping off. 
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10/11/2017

Four Reasons To Clean Your Roof Before You Sell

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 A home's roof 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. In winter, accumulations of snow and ice, along with the constant stress of freeze and thaw cycles can make these materials brittle and more easily damaged. But in addition to weather, roofing materials also come under attack from dirt, leaves, and other materials. Luckily, having the roof cleaned can help to neutralize these attacks, as well as give the home increased curb appeal to impress buyers.



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.

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 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 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.
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8/23/2017

Walden Lake Roof Cleaning

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Here is another roof cleaning we did today in The Walden Lake subdivision in Plant City Florida.
 This will be the last cleaning for this asphalt shingle roof, since it is 18 years old. We made it look as good as an 18 year old asphalt shingle roof can, so these customers could get the Walden Lake HOA off their backs. One of the reasons the homeowners association sends out roof cleaning letters, is to keep all the roofs in Walden Lake as clean as possible, for as long as possible. This black algae that discolors roofs has it's spores by the wind and squirrels. So, one filthy roof in a subdivision can infect all the close by neighbors roofs.  If you live in Walden Lake and need to have your shingle or tile roof cleaned, call us for an estimate at 813 655 8777

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Hi I am Chris! Founder of Apple Roof Cleaning. I enjoy Cleaning Shingle And Tile Roofs In The Tampa Florida area, and teaching what I know at The Roof Cleaning Institute Of America. Read More..
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