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Apple Roof Cleaning Tampa 813-655-8777 won the Brandon Florida Chamber of Commerce Business Of The Year Award in 2002. Watch our Slideshow, and see us at work. No Company in the Tampa area has cleaned as many Asphalt Shingle or Barrel Tile Roofs as us. Read more about us by clicking here

5/23/2017

Tile Roof Maintenance: How to Know When it’s Time to Clean

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Many homeowners here in the Tampa area are good about cleaning gutters, or washing off dirty spots on the house, but what about the roof? Most tile roofs here in Central Florida 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 like Tampa 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 tile roof.


The type of roof you have 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.
Tile roof in Tampa, before and after cleaning


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 washing the tiles and can take certain treatments to keep the wooden roof from rotting.  Asphalt shingles are easier than the other materials to keep clean, but after years their appearance can still be difficult to maintain.

3 Signs That You Need a Tile 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.

  1. Algae: This is most commonly seen in the form of black streaks on your roof. This is triggered by rain and your roof staying damp. At this point, there is still time for the tile 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 tile 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.

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7/30/2016

Tile Roof Cleaning Tampa 33647

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A Cleaned Tile Roof In North Tampa

Tile Roof In North Tampa Before We Cleaned It

Here is a tile roof we cleaned in North Tampa, in the 33647 zip code area. No Pressure Washing of any kind was used in the cleaning, This was the third time in 12 years that we cleaned the tile roof for this customer. The amount of rainfall we have been getting lately in the Tampa Florida area determines how long any roof will stay clean. We have had many tile roofs stay clean for 6 years, but these customers have no homeowners associations, who will send out demands that the roof be cleaned, or else. 

This customer is one of our favorites, because we are all Tampa Bay Buccaneer Fans here at Apple Roof Cleaning. This customer is also a seasons ticket holder, and loves to talk Football! 

As you can see by the before and after the cleaning pictures, this tile roof came out great, as always.
In our 20 + years in business here in the Tampa area, we have cleaned over 20,000 roofs. All of our guys are veteran roof cleaners. We are not handymen, painters who clean roofs, we do not cut grass, nor do we pull teeth. We are tile roof cleaning experts, who will get the job done correctly, the first time.  If you call us at 813 655 8777, you will get an immediate estimate right over the telephone. No pushy salespeople will visit your home. 

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3/30/2016

Tampa Roof Ruined By Improper Roof Cleaning

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All roof cleaning being advertised here in the Tampa Florida area is NOT the same. These poor folks up in North Tampa got a lower priced quote to have their shingle roof cleaned then the one we gave them. Yes, they saved 50.00 compared to our price for professional roof cleaning, and now they have an asphalt shingle roof that is ruined forever. To make matters worse for them, their Tampa area homeowners association is now demanding a total roof replacement.
These people received a get your roof cleaned or else letter from their HOA. I remember this person very well from when she called us. Like many people who get a roof cleaning letter from their homeowners association, she was quite angry. In fact, she even accused her HOA of "picking on her". I assured her that several people in her North Tampa subdivision also received letters, and since we had plenty of other roofs to clean in her area, we could save her some money. When I gave her the estimate to clean her roof, she reacted in horror, and told me "our price was too high". I explained to her that we are the 2002 Brandon Chamber Of Commerce Business Of The Year Winner, and did not win this award by ripping people off, or ruining our customers shingle and tile roofs. She said she wanted to "shop around", and I did tell her to be very very careful.
She called us back, and ask me to come out and see the damage the uninsured and unlicensed Tampa Roof Cleaning Company she hired did to her asphalt shingle roof.
The picture tells the story.
She also asked me why I did not put more sales pressure on her, to buy the roof cleaning service from us. I told her "There are 2 things I have learned in life, number 1, there is a God, and number 2, it is not me" I can't make anyone do anything, and I despise high pressure salespeople.


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2/04/2016

Save Money On Roof Cleaning !

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The discoloration you see on this Tampa Florida area roof in the before we cleaned it picture is caused by Algae growth.
This could have been prevented, and the cleaning of this barrel tile 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 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!

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.

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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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