1/29/2011

Why Is My Roof Dirty?



Why Is My Roof  Dirty ?
What you see on your Tampa Roof is not dirt!
The blackness is actually mildew that lands as a spore, germinates and then grows using the roofing surface as a nutrient base. Green Mildew will always appear initially on the north side of your house and roof in Tampa. This is because moisture stays there longer and mildew needs three things to grow: moisture, heat and some sort of nutrient. The humid, rainy climate here in Tampa Florida is ideal for Green Mildew and Black Algae growth!

Other variables besides the direction your house faces are the type, grade and manufacturer of your roofing shingles or tiles, whether you have a pond or swimming pool nearby creating abundant moisture and hot/humid weather here in Tampa. Continuous warm humid weather in Tampa promotes mildew growth. Shade on your roof provided by nearby trees can promote mildew growth due to increased moisture, as well as leaves and pine needles that sit on your asphalt shingle or barrel tile roof for extended periods of time.


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tampa tile roof after cleaning

tampa shingle roof cleaning using chemical roof cleaning emulsifier technology we pioneered.
Notice how the roof cleaning chemical sticks, for less run off ?



Why Should I Clean My Dirty Roof ?

Besides being an eyesore, a mildew-covered roof in Tampa can actually be unhealthy to some people with allergies. Over time mildew and black roof algae can breakdown the shingles or tiles and dramatically shorten the life of your roof. A mildew-covered roof also keeps under roof temperatures a lot higher by prevented the reflective capabilities of the shingle granules or tiles from doing their job. These higher temperatures make your air conditioner work a lot harder and increase your electric bills from Tampa Electric, sometimes as much as several hundred dollars a year. Finally, homeowners associations here in Tampa Florida are becoming more abundant, primarily to maintain and enhance value of the individual homes and neighborhoods. The main reason homeowners want their roofs cleaned in Tampa is to keep them looking clean and new.
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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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