5/19/2009

Information About Cleaning Roofs



 

 

 

 


Maybe you don’t need a new roof! Asking a Tampa roofing contractor if your shingle or tile roof needs to be replaced, Is like asking a fast food restaurant for dieting advice

Why clean your shingle or tile roof?

How about reducing your energy costs? Those black streaks are soaking up UV rays which in turn heats your attic which then causes you to run the AC unit longer and more often.

What about extending the life of your shingles? I'm not talking about making a 30 year shingle last 35 years in Tampa, I'm talking about making it last 30 years instead of 25 or less. Fiberglass shingles, are the most common, have been being made with limestone as a filler (in the asphalt). These shingles hold moisture and organic "bacteria food" material longer than the paper/asphalt/ceramic shingles of 20+ years ago. Additionally, these particular algae enjoy the limestone as a food source.Once the bacteria have become noticeable, the stains will continue to get worse from year to year. There is debate over the actual harmfulness of this particular bacteria to shingle or tile roofs here in the Tampa Florida area. However, most "experts" within the subject area in Tampa conclude the cynobacteria to be harmful, if left untreated, as the growth holds moisture within shingles causing premature aging, rotting, and/or granule loss.

How about just for the curb appeal? After a cleaning treatment you will be amazed about how your shingle or tile roof looks. Your neighbors will be happy or jealous about your new look. Your pride of home ownership will show.

A list of our non pressure cleaning services.

Roof Cleaning: Using only ARMA approved chemicals and RCIA approved processes, we gently clean your roof without the use of pressure or scrubbing the shingles. For long term benefits we do not rinse the chemical from the shingle or tile roof but rather leave it on for it's systemic values. By allowing the chemical mixture to dry you are creating an environment inhospitable for algae growth.


House Washing: Besides the shingle or tile roof, your siding is the next most common place for algae and mold to take root and grow here in Tampa. You have all seen homes with green or black siding and the only methods that most people use are either pressure washing or scrubbing with a brush. Neither of these sound like fun and can be damaging to the siding itself. We offer a spray and rinse non-pressure house washing service.

Gutter Cleaning: Now what about those ugly gutters? What good does it do to clean your home and shingle or tile roof if your gutters are clogged and stained? We don't use a pressure washer or leaf blower to clean your gutters it is all done by hand so that we can eliminate any potential for damage to your roof or gutters. All debris are removed by hand and bagged for disposal. We then use a garden hose to flush out any remaining particles that are too small to pickup with the hand thus flushing the gutters clean. We also ensure that your down spouts are free of any debris, eliminating water backups. By not using a pressure washer or leaf blower to clean your gutters we also eliminate all the debris that would end up in your lawn or flower beds.


Apple Roof Cleaning Tampa Florida
711 Westbrook ave
Brandon Florida 33511
(813)655 8777

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Contact us: Apple Roof Cleaning Tampa Florida 711 Westbrook Avenue Brandon FL 33511 - 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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