Tampa Palms Tile Roof Cleaning

This has been a rainy summer here in the Tampa Florida area so far, and we need the rain. Despite the summer rains here, we still have managed to get some tile roofs cleaned. This lovely home is located in Tampa Palms, a gated and deed restricted community, in the 33647 Zip Code.  We are Tampa Bay Buc Fans here, and post on several local Blogs and forums dedicated to our team.

That’s how this customer found our tile roof cleaning company.  It was fun talking football with him, and  a pleasure to clean his beautiful flat tile roof. As you can see, he asked us to leave a yard sign there, and sure enough, we have 2 additional neighbors of his to clean for, as a result of this job.

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As you can see by the before and after pictures, this tile roof was pretty filthy, and that is a Big No No in Tampa Palms! Not only do they have a vigilant homeowners association, but neighbors are known to turn in other neighbors who fail to keep up the appearance of their property.

This is just my personal opinion, but I think it is pretty dirty to turn in one of your neighbors to the homeowners association.

However, it is true that the black stuff we see on roofs here in Tampa is an Algae, and it spreads itself by airborne spores, and critters going from dirty roofs to clean roofs. So, a dirty roof on your street can compromise the attempts of your neighbors who are trying to keep their roofs clean.

We clean tile roofs the correct way, with a chemical soft wash, and never use any pressure. If you are unfortunate enough to live next to a tile roof that has been pressure washed, lookout! The pressure washing spreads the still living spores of this algae all over the place!

If you would like to have your tile roof cleaned the right way, and you live in the greater Tampa Florida area, give us a call at 813-655-8777 for a free estimate.

Shingle Roof Cleaners Tampa FL

If you have an asphalt shingle roof, with or without algae resistant shingles in the Tampa area, we can clean it safely. Our roof cleaning company has safely cleaned over 25,000 tile, metal, and shingle roofs here in the Central Florida Area since 1999.

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All of our roof cleaners are experienced and certified by the RCIA, so you can be sure you are getting the best shingle roof cleaning in the Tampa Florida area. Here are just a few examples of some jobs we have done.

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Remember, we go all over the Tampa area, so if you have a big or small shingle roof that needs cleaned, contact us for your free estimate. Here are a few more before and after pictures.

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If you want to get an idea of what your roof cleaning cost will be, contact us at 813 655 8777. Most of the time, we can give you the cost you will pay right over the phone, by using Google Earth! So, no worries about high pressure salesmen coming out to your home.

Tile Roof Cleaners Tampa Florida

Here is a filthy barrel tile roof we washed in Tampa. The owners of this home wanted to put the house on the market, and get it sold. He got a promotion,
and it required a move down to South Florida. He jokingly told us that he was a litigation attorney, and if we broke any roof tiles, he would sue us!

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Dirty Tile Roof in North Tampa Florida before it was cleaned
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Dirty Tile Roof in North Tampa Florida after it was cleaned chemically, w/o using any pressure washing!

We told him to relax, and let him know loud and clear that this was not our first Rodeo. He said he was just joking, and that he had “done his homework” on us. He initially found out about our roof cleaning company from his Realtor at Florida Executive Realty, but he did further research, before he hired us.
It was a pleasure to clean his barrel tile roof, and to talk about Football with him. Like us, he is a Tampa Bay Buccaneer Fan, and we talked about our hopes for this coming season.

His barrel tile roof was filthy, but now it looks new! If you are in need of our service, or just want to get an idea of what it will cost to get your shingle or tile roof cleaned, contact us at 813-655-8777

Screen Room Cleaning Tampa Florida

Yes, we specialize in cleaning shingle and tile roofs, here in the greater Tampa area, but we clean other parts of your home as well. Here are some before and after pictures of a screen room we cleaned. This home was for sale, and had previously been rented. The renters were given a notice to move, so the house could be placed on the market. Their response was to literally thrash this house, as you can see by this before we cleaned it picture.

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The Screen Room was absolutely filthy, but we got it cleaned. We forgot to take pictures of the screens, but they were pretty solid green, and had to be sprayed with our soft wash chemicals, inside and out. We always softwash dirty surfaces, especially pool screens because high pressure can actually stretch them all out. Clean screen that flap in the wind is not what our customers want. Here is the after we cleaned it photo, quite a difference, huh ?
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Soft Roof Cleaning Tampa

We have been cleaning both shingle and tile roofs in the Tampa Florida area over 25 years. We have always used a non invasive, non pressure cleaning system on every roof we have cleaned.  However, sometimes terminology changes. LOL, what I used to call spaghetti is also known as pasta. And Kiwi Fruit is known in Australia as a Gooseberry.

Some people here in the Tampa area are now calling non pressure roof cleaning “softwashing”, or simply soft roof cleaning . Calls from customers saying “I want to get my roof soft washed” are becoming quite common.  Whatever the terminology being used, one thing is clear to us, no one wants any form of pressure washing used on their roof. So, when someone asks “Do you guys do soft roof cleaning” the answer is a big “We most certainly do” !

Here are just a few of the over 25,000 roofs we have done soft roof cleaning on. These shingle and tile roofs were all softwashed, or as we like to say, cleaned without using any pressure at all!

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These are just a few examples of how great your shingle or tile roof can look with our soft roof cleaning. Call Apple Roof Cleaning Tampa at (813)655-8777 and we can give you an estimate right over the phone by using Google Earth.

Tile Roof Cleaners Tampa Florida

If you are looking for tile roofs cleaners in the Tampa Florida area, let us make a case for our company. We have been cleaning tile roofs here in the greater Tampa area over 25 years. We feel our results speak for themselves, so here are a few tile roof cleaning pictures.

As you can see, if your roof is dirty, and has  been dirty for years, the results can be dramatic! Many of our customers tell us if they had known that safe tile roof cleaning was available, they would have done it years ago.  Not only is our process safer then high pressure washing, it also last far longer as well.  This is because high pressure washing scatters the still living algae all over, and does not kill it, like our process does.  It is not unusual to have to have a home and driveway cleaned, after a tile roof has been pressure washed.

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Dirty Tile roof in South Tampa Florida after it was cleaned chemically, w/o using any pressure washing!

Not only do we have over 25 years of tile roof cleaning experience, we are also the founders of the Roof Cleaning Institute Of America.  Since we train and certify roof cleaners, you can be assured of receiving the best job possible, using the very latest advancements in cleaning technology.

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Pressure Washing And Roof Cleaning Questions

Frequently Asked Questions About
Pressure Washing and Roof Cleaning in the Tampa Florida area

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Why should I have the exterior of my residence or business cleaned?
Not only is it important to maintain a clean property for the aesthetic value and much-desired curb appeal, but also to provide lasting protection against building material degradation. When mold, mildew, algae and other environmental pollutants found here in the Tampa Florida area are allowed to remain on the exterior surfaces of a property, they can contribute to premature paint failure, and can also cause permanent staining on concrete, gutters, and pool decks.

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How long can I expect my property to stay clean?
Each and every property here in the Tampa Florida area is its own unique situation, but on average, most surfaces will stay clean for about one to 2 years. Some roof surfaces like shingles can stay clean for up to three years or longer, and less for barrel and flat tile roofs. There are many determining factors and environmental variables. Trees for instance, will create shaded and damp areas, creating an ideal environment for algae and mildew to develop and thrive in. Unusually dry or damp weather conditions can also have a direct effect on the length of time that a surface will stay clean. During periods of drought, all surfaces will stay clean longer, due to the reduction in moisture and humidity.

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What causes those Black Stains on my roof?
The black streaks and stains seen on many roofs here in Tampa are caused by an algae, technically known as gloeocapsa magma. Once present in an area, the algae can quickly spread by airborne spores being carried from rooftop to rooftop by the wind, birds and other small critters. All roof types, including asphalt and fiberglass shingle, cement, ceramic and clay tile as well as wood shake or metal are susceptible to algae infestation. Our heat and humidity greatly accelerate the formation and growth of these black roof stains.

Can a roof be cleaned with a pressure washer?
Honestly, yes, roofs can be pressure washed. Is it a good idea? Absolutely not! Highly pressurized water can temporarily remove the visible stains, but the toll it takes on the shingle and tile roofing material can be extremely costly. Not only does it not destroy all the algae spores, but it can remove granules from shingled roofs and cause color-fading on tile roofs. Since pressure washing spreads the still living algae spores all over, it is not unusual to have to have your home and driveway cleaned, after the roof  has been pressure washed!

The shingle roof in the picture below is located in Tampa Palms.  These folks got a roof cleaning letter from their homeowners association. They called us for an estimate, but decided to have their shingle roof pressure washed by some other company, because it was a little cheaper. Their roof is ruined, as you can see, this damage is permanent!

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Replacing a roof here in Tampa is expensive, not to mention the stress and frustration of having to do so because of a prematurely failing roofing system, that’s been damaged by too much pressure.

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Water leaks can also be a major concern. Often these leaks go undetected for weeks or months, causing even more damage to the wooden trusses and rafters in the attic areas.The above-mentioned questions are but a few of the many routinely asked.

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Please feel free to contact us with any and all questions or concerns that you may have by calling us at 813.655.8777.