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.

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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

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!

Roof After Pressure Washing

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.

Roof Cleaning Tampa Palms 33647

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Cleaned Tile Roof!

Here is a tile roof we cleaned for the second time, located in Tampa Palms, in the 33647 zip code.

This tile roof stayed clean nearly 5 years. It was not really bad, but she wanted it spotless for the XMas Holidays.

It means a lot when our customers remember us, and use our roof cleaning service again.

 

 

 

Roof Shingles Cleaning Tampa FL

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APPLE ROOF CLEANING TAMPA FL
7401 Patrician Place
Tampa FL 33619
(813)293 1733
(813)655 8777

In many regions across the country and in Tampa, roof algae (Gloeocapsa Magma) is a growing problem. The algae thrives in Tampa’s warm humid climates, usually first appearing on the north facing slopes of your roof where the right amount of shade and moisture are common. With the proper atmosphere in Tampa, the algae only needs one more element to survive and that’s food.

Roof algae feeds on the crushed limestone that is used in the manufacturing of asphalt shingles. When shingles were first produced manufacturers quickly realized they were too light and would not provide adequate protection, so they added crushed limestone to the asphalt to add weight and durability to the shingles.

Gloeocapsa Magma is an airborne algae so it can land on any Tampa roof with no rhyme or reason, though it does seem to be more prominent in areas holding a lot of trees. Once the roof algae lands on the roof it will have to be killed and removed properly or it will continue to spread.
It will never get better or just go away on its own.
The algae begins feeding on the nutrients in the roofing shingles.
As it rains it is spread down the roof causing black streaks. If not taken care of it will take over the entire roof in a few short years turning the whole roof shingles black.

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APPLE ROOF CLEANING TAMPA
7401 Patrician Place
Tampa 33619
(813)293 1733
(813)655 8777

Asphalt roofs across Tampa FL are being infested by a dark green algae (commonly considered black mold or Mildew). The technical term for the algae is Gloeocapsa Magma.
Gloeocapsa Magma Algae Mold or Gren Mildew is spread by wind and animals, and grows from a dot to a spot to a streak. As a Gloeocapsa Magma Algae Green Mildew colony grows, older algae decompose and will hold moisture, which enables the entire colony to grow even more rapidly. Many times a Tampa homeowner will just notice a spot, and in no time, half the asphalt roof shingles are covered.
Luckily, the Gloeocapsa Magma Algae Mildew can be removed with professional Tampa roof algae cleaning service .
Because the algae is spread by the wind, annual roof shingle care and prevention is needed in Tampa to prevent the Gloeocapsa Magma Algae Mildew from returning to your Tampa Roof.

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APPLE ROOF CLEANING TAMPA FL
7401 Patrician Place
Tampa Florida 33619
(813)293 1733
(813)655 8777

In many areas across Florida roof algae (Gloeocapsa Magma) is a growing problem. The algae thrives in warm humid climates like Tampa’s, usually first appearing on the north facing slopes of your roof where the right amount of shade and moisture are common. With the proper atmosphere in Tampa the algae only needs one more element to survive and that’s food.

Black Roof algae feeds on the crushed limestone that is used in the manufacturing of asphalt shingles. When shingles were first produced manufacturers quickly realized they were to light and would not provide adequate protection, so they added crushed limestone to the asphalt to add weight and durability to the shingles.

Gloeocapsa Magma is an airborne algae so it can land on any roof with no rhyme or reason, though it does seem to be more prominent in areas holding a lot of trees. Once the roof algae lands on the roof it will have to be killed and removed properly or it will continue to spread.
It will never get better or just go away on its own. The roof algae begins feeding on the nutrients in the shingles.
When it rains it is spread down the roof causing black streaks. If not taken care of it will take over the entire roof in a few short years turning the whole roof black!

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