Tampa Roof Cleaning Questions and Answers

Here is are a few roofs we have recently cleaned here in the Tampa area.
One is a shingle roof, the other one is a tile roof.
Both of these customers are repeat customers. We cleaned both of them, several years ago.
They remembered the great job we did, cleaning their roofs, and kept our contact information, all these years.

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We would like to add you to our list of happy customers. Call us at 813-655-8777 to get your roof cleaning cost, or read the information below, to help you pick someone who knows what they are doing, to clean your roof.

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So you’ve finally got sick and tired of seeing the black roof stains grow and grow on your shingle or tile roof. You’ve done your research and learned it’s not jet fuel or pollution and that you don’t need a new shingle or tile roof. You’ve also learned that the expensive DIY shingle or tile roof cleaning products don’t work by researching on the internet.

Congratulations!  You are in a select group of Tampa area homeowners that have avoided the costly learning curve of removing the black shingle or tile roof stains from your home. The number one problem in this relatively new roof cleaning industry is education. Many roof cleaning contractors and product sales company’s are taking advantage of uneducated homeowners, costing them hundreds of dollars in useless or sometimes damaging chemicals or in extreme cases, thousands of dollars in unneeded shingle or tile roof replacements.

You’ve come a long way and avoided the gimmick products and the unscrupulous Tampa roofing contractor preying on the uninformed. You are out of the woods, into the light and your wallet is safe…right?

Wrong!

There are several pitfalls yet to avoid in order to get those ugly black shingle or tile roof stains cleaned from your home. There are three types of Tampa area roof cleaning contractors you should avoid. There are company’s that will (believe it or not) actually pressure wash your shingle or tile roof with equipment that would rip up your wooden fence. Just imagine what it does to your shingles. There are also company’s in Tampa that have signed on with the useless or damaging gimmick cleaners that use the smoke and mirrors of “Low Pressure” to pacify your concerns of damage. Knowing that their gimmick cleaning chemical doesn’t work, they claim and maybe even demonstrate their fancy water broom or special surface cleaner. They might even show you how low their pressure is. Here’s the catch, no amount of water pressure stronger than your water hose is safe and when they are up on your shingle or tile roof, they will use whatever pressure they need to get finished and get to the next scheduled job. Your roof is a secondary concern to their schedule. Most importantly, both of these two groups of contractors would void your roof warranty. The last type is the part timer who might or might not be doing the cleaning properly but has no insurance, no website and should their be an issue or problem, they can disappear as fast as they appeared on the Tampa roof cleaning scene.

Here are a few tips when you have decided to solicit bids on getting your roof cleaned.

Look for an established roof cleaning company. Google “roof cleaning tampa” The search engines will generally locate the most popular companies at the top of the page.
Visit their website. An established roof cleaning company will have it’s own domain and not some 5 minute directory listing.
Call and ask them questions. Do they use pressure washers to clean the roof? Will the shingle or tile roof be clean when they are finished “that day”. Ask them to explain their process.
Are they insured?

Not all roof cleaning contractors need to visit your home to provide you with an estimate. Some of the more experienced and established companies can provide you with an estimate using mobile devices to view your home while discussing it with you over the phone. If the contractor does require a visit to provide the estimate, take that opportunity to view his equipment. Most professional contractors will be in a truck or pulling a fully equipped trailer with company logo’s.

As for the costs of a shingle or tile roof cleaning in Tampa,  while most contractors won’t offer a flat rate due to the unique issues that vary from home to home,  most homes fall into a range of $325 to $700 depending on the size. (Tile Roof Always Cost More) If you own a average sized home (According to the National Association of Home Builders, the average home size in the United States was 2,700 square feet in 2009) and you have received a price exceeding $1000 you probably need to get additional bids.

Call Apple Roof Cleaning Tampa   At  813-655-8777

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