10/23/2010

Tampa Roof Cleaning - Ladder Accidents !



Some wanna be Tampa Roof Cleaning outfits are advertising they will clean your roof in Tampa with no walking on it from a ladder. We clean shingle and tile roofs the correct way, by using a man lift  if needed.  Some advertise "non pressure tampa roof cleaning" then brag about having pumps with 50 foot reach, LOL  Sorry, a roof cleaning pump that will "shoot 50 feet"  is NOT a non pressure roof cleaning pump!  Some of these Tampa Roof Cleaning companies are just plain scared to get on a roof, or don't know how to walk it properly. They attempt to scare you into believing a shingle or tile roof can not be walked on. Apple Roof Cleaning of Tampa  begs to differ.

Concrete roof tile we see here in Tampa Florida is actually a very strong product that is able to be carefully walked by trained roofing personnel. All our Roof Cleaners are fully trained and certified by the Roof Cleaning Institute Of America.  When you review the tile manufacturer's care and maintenance documents you find that they actually provide instruction as to the method of walking a concrete tile roof. Clearly, the concrete tile manufacturer is endorsing the careful walking of concrete roof tile when absolutely necessary, such as roof cleaning, repairs, or inspections. Below are some statements from the roof tile manufacturers own documents:
  • It is recommended that you step at the bottom three inches of the installed tile. This section is supported by the lapped tile beneath it and the weight is then transferred through it to the deck below.
  • Orient your feet in a horizontal direction. Try to distribute your weight evenly and walk as softly as possible.
  • Valleys are ideal access paths . . .
After a concrete tile roof installation is completed, it is supposed to be walked by a superintendent to be sure that the roofing tiles was properly installed. If repairs are needed, the concrete tile roof must be walked in order to access the affected area. These people are not using helicopters and man lifts. They walk the roof. It is among the occasions when walking the roof is "absolutely necessary". The same holds true for when a home inspector is hired to do an evaluation.


Next time you have a leaking roof, ask your Tampa Roofing Contractor to "fix it from a Ladder".  It is a fact that most roofing accidents in Tampa are from falls not from roofs, but from Ladders!  Lets take a good look at Ladder Accidents ?



Here is a jury award for a brain injury from a ladder fall, still want someone cleaning your roof from a ladder ?

$10.7 Million to Construction Worker for Brain Injury from Ladder Fall

A New York, NY jury granted $10.7 million to Rupert Natoo, a construction worker who claimed that he sustained a brain injury in a 10-foot fall from a ladder. Natoo alleged that the fall caused brain damage that has caused him to require constant supervision and assistance. Natoo claimed that he now has severe attention, concentration, cognitive function and memory problems. The jury found awarded $10,778,184 to Natoo, plus an additional $300,000 to his wife.
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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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