12/23/2008

Tampa Roof Cleaning Answers

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What you should know about cleaning your Tampa roof...

Your house is most likely your biggest investment and your roof is one of the most expensive parts of your house. It is extremely important to have the utmost in confidence in your decision before hiring a qualified Tampa roof cleaning contractor.

Apple Roof Cleaning Tampa only use chemicals approved by the ARMA* Asphalt Roofing Manufacturers Association and does not use pressure on your roof shingles. We also provide our roof cleaning customers with a technical bulletin directly from Asphaltroofing.org to prove that our roof cleaning procedures and chemicals are properly formulated for roof cleaning. Our chemicals provide enough cleaning power to remove all roof mold, mildew, and black streaks...without any pressure washing or heavy rinsing. We guarantee your Tampa Roof will look brand new after cleaning.

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

We offer an Unconditional 1 year warranty against any streaks reappearing on your shingles.

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, skill, and insurance. Apple Roof Cleaning Tampa has all of the necessary tools, and we have taught the roof cleaning trade to others.

Make sure you know what kind of roof cleaning 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. Our roof cleaning 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 and collect all the chemical run-off from the roof and dispose of them away from your landscaping. After the chemical biodegrades and evaporates from the roof, the dried crystals and surfactant act as a roof treatment and keep the roof cleaner longer as it rains.
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6/23/2008

Tampa Homeowners Association Roof Cleaning Letters

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You got a Roof Cleaning letter from your Tampa Homeowners Association.
Your roof is dirty, you can see black stains,or maybe some other type of fungus. Now the question is "how do I go about cleaning it?"

You are not alone in Tampa, Florida.
In fact I'm sure that you have noticed the same problem on other roofs in your Tampa area neighborhood. If you have done any research you will have noticed that the problem is not just in the Tampa Florida area.

What is it on your roof? The black stains that you see is a form of black algae called glaeocospca magma.
it is a living plant, feeding off of the nutrients in your roof. It generally can only survive on the north facing roofs or on heavily shaded sections of your roof, that is because the ultra violet rays from direct sunshine will kill it, and direct sun light dries out your roof not allowing moisture to congregate. The exact opposite happens on the north facing and shaded sections of your roof.
Algae, Mold, or any fungus needs three things to survive, air, food and water. We discussed the water source being on the north side or under shade, the food source comes from the shingle contents, if you have wood shingles the wood is the obvious food source, if you have asphalt or fiberglass shingles, then the limestone that is used as a thickening agent is the food.

Is it damaging my Tampa Florda area roof? Yes, We have seen moss eat through two layers of shingles right into the wood underlayment, black algae is a surface feeder, eating the shingle granules, while spreading over the roof. Just look in your gutter of the infected side, I guarantee it is full of discarded shingle granules. So, yes it can cut a 40 year asphalt or fiberglass shingles life expectancy in half or worse.

What can YOU do about it? 3 choices here, clean your roof yourself, hire a professional non pressure roof cleaning company, or replace the roof. Let's examine these three options.

Replace it - If you have that kind of money, great! here is the bad news, even though the new fiberglass shingles on the market are algae resistant, buyer beware! Read the shingle warranty.
Roofing Manufacturers only guarantee them for an average of 6 to 10 years, it takes that long before visible signs confirm that black algae is present. If you have the money, and want to buy yourself 6 to 10 years of a clean shingle roof, go for it.

Hire a Tampa non pressure roof cleaning company - Good choice but who?
They are around, usually listed in the yellow pages under "roof cleaning" or "non pressure roof cleaning"
What to look in a roof cleaning company is very important. 1. references - who have they ade happy?
2. Qualifications and Awards 3. inquire about their cleaning product, there are a lot of products out there that will clean a roof but if they heavily chemical laden they will dry out the roof shingle to such a point that a few months down the road on a windy day, shingle pieces will be flying. These product will also stain the face of your home, kill plants and grass, you want them to use something "bio-degradable" that means it will disappear. 4. portfolio, they should have before and after pictures of jobs that they have done and you should take the time to drive by one of the homes and make sure that they didn't just download pictures off of the Internet 5. do they have a business license? they should. If they can't provide those 5 things, move on to the next company.

Clean it yourself - Dangerous work, what if you FALL ?. Don't fall for the "just spray it on and nature will clean it" product sales pitch, that's BS, it might work but it would be years before it would be clean and you would have to keep reapplying it.
Think about it, IF these product really worked, who would need roof cleaning companies ?


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5/13/2008

Tampa Roof Cleaning - Barrel And Concrete Tile Roof Cleaning

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Pressure cleaning a flat cement, ceramic, or barrel tile roof, will often break or damage your tiles. Pressure washing a tile roof requires walking all over it. If all that walking around doesn't bust up your tiles, the high pressure certainly can. Just try and get an inexpensive Florida Roofing Contractor to replace roof tile, and/or do leak repair to the underlying roofing membrane ! Try this test, stand on a ladder with a pressure washing wand in hand and pull the trigger. The high pressure can knock you right off the ladder! Imagine what that harmful pressure washing is doing to your tiles, and/or your roof membrane ? The surface cleaning devices used by some Tampa FL Pressure Washing company's aren't any better. They were designed for pressure cleaning parking lots and driveways. They are just a pressure washing contraption with their own set of problems. They are designed to "ride on air" on a flat surface. A barrel tile roof is not a flat surface, and as the surface cleaner passes over the roof tiles, it can easily smack into the edges of them like a sledgehammer, causing tile breakage. These surface cleaners also have angled high pressure cleaning nozzles, attacking your tile roof. The angled high pressure washing nozzles spray a stream of high pressure water right against the edges of your roof tiles. This causes the roof tile to buckle and move as it is forced up by the high pressure stream of water. Not only can this cause the tile to come loose, this can crack them from the bottom. These sharp, newly broken pieces of tile can be driven right into your tile roof membrane by the high pressure washing. We have seen tile roof membranes ripped apart, and bad roof leaks caused by this crude method of cleaning. These pressure washing contraptions are well known for causing roof leaks and broken tiles. Ask your local Florida Roofing Contractor ! OTHER TAMPA FLORIDA TILE ROOF CLEANING DANGERS.. THIS COULD HAPPEN TO YOU ! Read the article below from Florida newspaper, and see what happened to some unsuspecting consumers who hired the wrong Tampa Tile Roof Cleaning Company. " TAMPA - A container with an acid residue exploded Friday morning in New Tampa, severely burning a 36-year-old man. Investigators say Kenneth Toledo, a Tampa man who owns a pressure washing business, poured chlorine and water into the container, which had previously been used to apply an acid wash. The container had not been properly rinsed, and the resulting chemical reaction caused the explosion, officials said. The container exploded as Toledo scaled a ladder to clean the tile roof of a Hunter's Green home in the 17800 block of Osprey Point Place, pelting Toledo with chemicals and shrapnel. He was airlifted to Tampa General Hospital. His condition was unknown Friday. The explosion also blew a 2-foot-wide hole in the roof. Tile was scattered about the driveway. " Tampa Tile Roof Cleaning Explosion Link GIVE YOUR TILE ROOF A BREAK ! Flat and barrel tile roof repairs are not inexpensive. Some tiles aren't even made anymore. There is a better way, a safer, longer lasting way to clean. The Exclusive Apple Tri-Chem Chemical Cleaning System doesn't require us to walk all over every single tile on your roof like pressure washing does. Our advanced tile roof cleaning chemicals kill and remove the algae, clean your roof, and our exclusive time released mildew inhibitor keeps protecting long after we have gone. The Exclusive Apple Tri-Chem System was developed for Apple Tile Roof Cleaning by a chemical engineer at the University of Florida, with input from a roof tile manufacturer. We don't use mortar or glaze removing muriatic acid on your roof, or just spray Chlorine on it either. Strong Chlorine and Sodium Hydroxide solutions have been known to actually strip the glaze from your tiles. FAQ'S - WHAT IS THE TRI-CHEM SYSTEM ? WHY IS IT BETTER ? Instead of relying on one strong caustic chemical to do the cleaning, we use 3 chemicals mixed in a calculated fashion. The synergistic combination of these 3 tile roof cleaning chemicals allows us to use a much safer, more effective solution A Turbocharger "tricks" a small engine into making the power of a larger one, while retaining the good fuel economy of a small motor. Our Tri-Chem system "tricks" our tile roof cleaning solution into acting like it is much stronger than it actually is, for maximum cleaning with minimum effect on the environment ! We didn't do our homework, we had a chemical engineer do it for us ! The Apple Tri-Chem System is light years ahead of any other tile roof cleaning system, bar none! And it is ONLY available from Apple Tile Roof Cleaning Tampa, FL. Yes, you can get cheaper Tile Roof Cleaning, but if saving a few dollars is more important to you then preserving the beauty and integrity of your beautiful roof tiles, keep shopping. Its your beautiful tile roof, you want it cleaned, but you don't want it ruined. You want us! Call Apple Tile Roof Cleaning Of Tampa at 813 655 8777 for a free, no obligation phone estimate now.



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Tampa Roof Cleaning - Shingle Roof Cleaning

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The people who make your shingles have only one recommended way to clean them, and thats the method we use. Some other roof cleaning companies in Tampa FL use this method, most dont. Why? Look at one of our roof cleaning trucks in the picture above, see the size of that tank? The A.R.M.A method we use requires the application of a lot of a very weak roof cleaning chemical solution so as not to damage your roof. Because our business is cleaning roofs, not cutting grass, pressure washing, or putting up Christmas lights, we are properly equipped to do it right. Roof cleaning is our full time business, not something we do when there's no grass to cut, or pressure washing to do. We do it better. Our large tanks and high volume pumps insure compliance to A.R.M.A standards for safe, non pressure roof cleaning in the tampa, fl area.. We learned long ago that chemical roof cleaning is not a one man job. All our trucks have 2 or 3 man cleaning crews for everyones safety. Only one person cleaning your roof is an invitation for disaster. They cant see, or do anything about the inevitable roof cleaning chemical overspray getting on plants, your paint, or your neighbors property. By the time they get done spraying the roof cleaning chemical, the damage is already done.It is much too late to rinse the roof cleaning chemical off. Your neighbors will just love you when the uninsured one man wanna be roof cleaners overspray removes their paint, and kills their plants. And guess who is responsible, you are ! We guarantee in writing not to void your shingle warranty. Nor to cause any damage to your roof. Why fool around and take a chance of ruining your roof ? Call us and be sure of having it done the right way. Go to our website at http://www.saferoofcleaning.com/ and SEE who we are ? RCIA Roof Cleaning We will gladly show you the A.R.M.A guidelines we proudly adhere to before we start the job. We will meet or beat any written estimate for roof cleaning. Call 813-655-8777 for a free roof cleaning in Tampa FL area estimate today

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