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.


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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Roof after soft roof cleaning

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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!

Dirty Tile Roof in North Tampa Florida before it was cleaned
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 Tampa after it was cleaned
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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.

RCIA-logoApple Roof Cleaning Tampa Florida also won the small business of the year award from the chamber of commerce back in 2002, as you can see below. If you need our tile roof cleaning services, call us at 813-655-8777 for a free estimate right away by telephone.

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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.

Non Pressure Roof Cleaning Tampa FL

Non Pressure Roof Cleaning is the safest and most effect way to win the battle in the Tampa Florida area, against those nasty mold and mildew stains growing on the top side of your roof shingles or tiles.

Roof stains not only look bad aesthetically, they also lessen the effectiveness of your shingles and tiles. These stains actually reduce the shingles ability to release the Central Florida heat, which then becomes trapped in your attic, increasing your air conditioning cost. After all, electricity bills from Tampa Electric Company are not cheap !

Apple Roof Cleaning Tampa understands the importance of maintaining a very clean work environment. We also take the extra care to not damage any of your trees, landscaping, shrubbery or yard.  All our men are highly trained roof cleaning professionals.

Neither small children or pets will be harmed by our non pressure chemical cleaning process.

Our chemical formulas are approved, recommended and provided by ARMA, GAF and Owens Corning. All plants and bushes are covered or watered down before, during and after your home or roof cleaning to insure the utmost care is taken of each and every home!

From start to finish the entire process will be handled in the highest professional manner. Your complete satisfaction is our guarantee.

Apple Roof Cleaning Tampa 813 655 8777 thanks you again for the opportunity to serve you, and we look forward to hearing from you.

Cleaning Asphalt & Fiberglass Shingle Roofs

Whether selling your home or restoring its good looks…Apple Roof Cleaning Tampa can help!

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Asphalt shingled roof streaked and stained by algae

Your shingle roof has a common algae growing on it called gloecapsa magma. It typically grows on the north side of the roof, or where there are low overhanging branches or an abundance of shade. Once algae is noticeable, it will quickly spread and darken. After algae has begun, moss may eventually follow. Moss is harmful since it actually grows roots into the granules and causes them to lift. By removing algae you take the best step toward preventing future moss damage.

Roof immediately after being cleaned

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Apple Roof Cleaning Tampa’s process involves applying an industry approved solution to the infected roof. The solution kills the algae and moss and keeps it from returning for typically 5 years. Our cleaning process will not harm your roof,

Call us at 813 655 8777 to get an idea how much your shingle roof cleaning will cost.

Apollo Beach Tile Roof Cleaning

Here are some before and after the tile roof cleaning pictures of a home we did in Apollo Beach.
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As you can see, this tile roof was pretty dirty, and had a lot of landscaping, and no gutters. This meant we had to work slowly, and be careful to rinse the cleaning chemicals off the plants right away, to prevent any damage.

Our customer was aware of the chance of a damaged plant or two, but was OK with this, and said it was a lot better situation, then to have his roof tiles busted up by all the walking around that pressure washing requires.

I think we yellowed the top of one bush a little, but it was good to go in a few weeks. In return, our customer got a properly cleaned tile roof he can be proud of for many years.

This home was right on a canal in Apollo Beach, and the owner gave us permission to fish in there, during Snook season!


On roofs afflicted with algae, cleaning is a good idea

This is a good article from the Pittsburgh Gazette about Roof Cleaning

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This As if homeowners don’t have enough chores to keep them busy, many shingle manufacturers now recommend periodic cleaning of the roof surface.
You heard right. Many roofs need to be washed to keep them in good shape.
The black streaks seen on many roofs are algae growth which, left unchecked, can shorten the life expectancy of the roof by feeding on the limestone filler used in some newer shingles, according to GAF Materials Corp. of Wayne, N.J., a manufacturer of roofing products since 1886. Proper cleaning can kill the algae.
Frank Shuster of South Park, Pa., noticed the stains on his roof several seasons ago. After replacing the original roof, which Shuster says never had an algae problem, he noticed the unsightly streaking on his new roof about three years after it was installed.
“It was downright ugly,” he says.
He climbed up on the roof with a jug of chlorine bleach to see if it would alleviate the problem. It did, but he says the idea of cleaning the entire roof with bleach did not appeal to him, so he called several roofing contractors about the problem to no avail.
After seeing a flier distributed by Pittsburgh Roof Cleaners, he made arrangements with the company to have his roof cleaned. According to company owner Michael Inks, this type of service is relatively new to Pittsburgh but is quite common in the hot, humid Southern states, where algae can be an extreme problem.
Afflicted roofs have dark streaks that are usually most prominent on the lower section of the roof and taper off as they reach the ridge. The discoloration is caused by the algae’s protective sheath, which turns dark to protect the organism from ultraviolet rays.
Inks first heard about roof cleaning from a man in West Virginia.
“I went to visit the guy and he took me out to a couple of jobs and showed me how it works,” he says.
While algae issues are more serious in the humid South, other parts of the country can have problems too, especially on northern exposures, which receive less sunlight.
Inks’ process, which uses a proprietary solution that includes bleach, can be performed on most roofs in about two hours. Cost starts at $395.
Shuster, whose bill was $525, asked if the cleaning solution would damage his landscaping.
“I was really concerned about overspray and the wind blowing some of these chemicals on my shrubs,” he says. “But they covered the shrubbery and also hosed it down with water during the procedure.
“The vast majority of what they applied went into the rain gutters.”
The need for roof cleaning depends on the severity of environmental contaminants, the frequency of rainfall, the propensity for dirt and dust accumulation, the roof slope and draining characteristics.
There are cleaning recipes available for the do-it-yourselfer, but GAF recommends that the job be left to professionals.
Inks’ company provides a two-year warranty against the return of streaks and offers extended maintenance contracts. It also can clean slate and tile roofs.
If you are thinking of putting on a new roof, you can try to eliminate the need for this chore by requesting that your contractor install algae-resistant shingles.
Susan Banks can be reached a sbanks(at) For more stories visit
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