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.


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?


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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Cleaning Dirty Roofs In Tampa






Are you tired of your roof looking dirty & old, think it needs to be replaced? Apple Roof Cleaning of Tampa will add years to its life, bring beauty to your home and make it stand out again! Your home deserves a clean roof!

Did you know that besides being an eye sore the roof algae holds water within shingles causing premature aging, rotting, and can shorten the life of your shingles by dislodging the granules that protect the roof from ultraviolet radiation,  and give your shingles their color?  Also, because of the algae’s dark shade, it absorbs heat from the hot Tampa Sun,  and can raise your Air Conditioning Cost, making your home less energy efficient.
Typically, these algae stains (black streaks) occur on the north side of asphalt shingle roofs in the Tampa area, where humidity driven moisture settles.
Roof cleaning service is always needed for roof cleaning and to help clean and to keep it clean. roof stain removal. clean.

Save your money, avoid the costs of replacing a perfectly fine roof!


The average replacement time for most asphalt shingle roofs in Tampa Florida is about 12-15 years, when in actuality, it is meant to last 20-30 years!  The reason people here in Tampa replace them so early is because of the roof debris and Algae buildup, and is usually for aesthetics only. 

Apple Roof Cleaning Of Tampa use a gentle but effective Soft Wash roof cleaning system, that is biodegradable and as environmentally friendly as we can make it.

Some Tampa Roof Cleaning Companies will tell you everything they think you want to hear about their system. No Pressure, Biodegradable, Green, Environmentally Friendly, and “Safe For Plants and Pets” LOL

But we must remember, the black streaks on your roof are not dirt! They are the visible signs that a living plant is growing and feeding, on your roof!

Now, if a roof cleaning system is “safe for plants”, we must ask “If it is safe for plants, how can it kill the plant growing on my Tampa area roof” !

Apple Roof Cleaning Of Tampa 813-655-8777 will do everything possible to protect your plants from the roof cleaning chemicals. We have an A+ BBB Rating, and have been cleaning roofs here for nearly 20 years.

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Apple Roof Cleaning Of Tampa (813)655-8777

Apple Roof Cleaning Of Tampa is a professional residential shingle and tile roof cleaning company. Using state of the art equipment and cleaners, to safely remove ugly mildew, algae, fungus and dirt from your asphalt shingle, flat, cement, or barrel tile roof, giving it that like brand new look. We bring the right equipment, safety gear, and experience to each and every job.


We use a Soft Wash roof cleaning system, and our manufacturer approved cleaning solution is in accordance with the recommendations of the Asphalt Roofing Manufacturers Association (ARMA) for Safe Roof Cleaning.

Never Clean your Roof Again!
With a once a year spray treatment using our Applesauce™ It’s more economical to maintain a clean shingle and tile roof than it is to clean one completely infested with algae.


Just call Apple Roof Cleaning Of Tampa Florida today at 813-655-8777, to get your free roof cleaning cost estimate.

Your satisfaction is always 100% guaranteed!

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Award we won for the roof cleaning we do here in tampa

Award we won for the roof cleaning we do here in tampa

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We hope to provide you with information on several Roof Cleaning methods used here in Tampa, and about how your tile or shingle roof became ” dirty ” in the first place.

Actually, there is probably very little dirt on your tile or shingle roof !

Your tile or shingle roof is discolored because a cynobacteria called Gloeocapsa Magma is growing on it.

This Algae thrives in the humid climate here in Tampa Florida.
It feeds on the Calcium Carbonate filler used in your shingles.

Owens-Corning, the worlds largest shingle manufacturer, feels that this algae can cause premature granule loss, and shorten roof shingle life.

This Algae retains heat because it is black.
This makes your air conditioner work harder.

It spreads itself by airborne spores.
This tile or shingle Roof Algae infestation can spread to your neighbors home !

Thats one reason homeowners associations send out letters asking you to clean your tile or shingle roof !

So, as you can see, its not just an eyesore.

Your reasons for cleaning your roof are your own.
Whether you are selling or painting your house, just had some shingles replaced, got a nasty letter from the homeowners association, or just take pride in your home, please remember one thing.

All Roof Cleaning in Tampa is not the same.

We are Apple Non Pressure Roof Cleaning of Tampa, Florida.
We clean more tile or shingle roofs in the Tampa Bay area than any other company.


We didnt get to be #1 by doing it wrong.
Or by charging too much.

We Guarantee not to void your shingle warranty.
Our manufacturer approved Roof Cleaning methods are the safest for your roof, and the longest lasting.

Unlike dangerous pressure cleaning, our systems actually kill and remove the algae discoloring your roof.
Then our unique time released Algaecide keeps it from returning so quickly.

You can pay more, but you cant get better tile or shingle roof cleaning.

Are you looking for the best way to clean your roof ?
Or is your roof clean, and you want it to stay that way ?

We will be taking a closer look at the pros and cons of each type of roof cleaning in the Blog.
Than you can make up your own mind whats best for your tile or shingle roof.
Call us at 813-655-8777 for a free estimate on your roof cleaning cost

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Soft Wash Roof Cleaning Tampa FL

If you live here in the Tampa Florida area, and need to have your shingle or tile roof cleaned, you may have wondered exactly what Soft Wash or Softwash Roof Cleaning is?

Soft Wash Roof Cleaning, also called Roof Softwashing is just a new name for the way we have been cleaning roofs w/o using any pressure here in the Tampa area over 20 years.

It is like calling a restaurant a “Bistro” or  a Bar that serves food a “Gastropub”.

Or, calling Spaghetti “Pasta”.

It is nothing new.

Soft Wash, or Softwashing,  is nothing but non pressure roof cleaning, that has been given a catchy new name.

Like the non pressure roof cleaning Softwashing really is, it relies on cleaning chemicals rather then high pressure, to get the surface clean.

Here are some pictures of some roofs we have softwashed

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No pressure was used to clean any of these Tampa area roofs, so I guess you could say they were “Softwashed”, if you like!

Here are some more “Soft Wash Tampa Roof Cleaning” pictures

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As you can see by these additional Tampa Roofs that were “Softwashed”, non pressure roof cleaning is the way to go, as long as the company knows what they are doing!

Here are a few of our qualifications below, if you are looking for the best Soft Wash Roof Cleaning in Tampa!

Business Of The Year Winner 2002 !

Business Of The Year Winner 2002 !


Call us at area code 813-655-8777 to get a free estimate on your Soft Wash Roof Cleaning Cost.


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The Best Roof Cleaners In Tampa ?

Thanks for visiting our Tampa Roof Cleaning Blog!  We have cleaned nearly 20,000 Asphalt Shingle, Cement and Barrel Tile, and Metal Roofs, in the nearly 20 years we have been offering our safe, non pressure service, to homeowners here in the Greater Tampa Florida area.

This is a roof cleaning pictures slideshow of only 200 of them, but we think you will get the idea, if you watch it.

There is just no substitute for a Roof Cleaners experience, when it comes to cleaning roofs.

If you are looking for the best roof cleaners in the entire Tampa area, congratulations, you have just found them.

Call us at area code 813-655-8777, and we will explain everything you wanted to know about roof cleaning, and furnish proof of Insurance by email to you.

Beware of unlicensed and uninsured Roof Cleaners in Tampa, who print out generic insurance forms they find on the Internet, then show them to you!

You will get an immediate cost estimate, right over the telephone, as soon as you call, and we ask you a few easy questions about the size of your home, and what type of roof it has on it. No high pressure salesmen will visit your home, and all work comes with an unconditional, no excuses, written warranty.

No useless “Pro Rated Roof Cleaning Warranties” here!

Unlike some dishonest companies, you also get a firm written cost estimate BEFORE we ever set foot on you roof. We do not play “low ball price games” to get your business, and then bump the price up once we start cleaning your roof, or insist you buy other overpriced cleaning services, you may not need, or even want!

All plants are watered before, during and after the roof cleaning, and some plants are covered with tarps, if necessary, and it is not too hot outside.

All of our roof cleaners are fully trained and Certified by the Roof Cleaning Institute Of America, and have many many years of experience.

We invite you to experience the difference, because the difference is experience!

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Roof Cleaning Training

If anyone is interested in learning the best way to clean any roof, come see us here at http://www.roofcleaninginstitute.com

I am Chris@Apple Roof Cleaning Tampa Florida 813 655 8777

I have been teaching roof cleaning here in Tampa, and on the Internet for nearly 14 years.

I have trained more roof cleaners in the USA, then anyone else.


I will see to it that you receive the best roof cleaning training, complete with unlimited access to me 12 hours a day!

roof-cleaning-logo.jpgHere is a post I just made that has a link in it to a bunch of roof cleaning pictures http://roofcleaninginstitute.org/index.php/blog/5/entry-79-some-tile-roofs-we-have-cleaned-in-tampa-fl/

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Non Pressure Tampa Tile Roof Cleaning

roof-cleaning-logo.jpgWe never use pressure washing to clean any tile roof. It is true that the Tampa Florida area is a breeding ground for tile roof algae and mildew, but pressure washing is not the best, or the longest lasting way to clean any tile roof.

Pressure Washing merely scatters the spores of this plant that is growing on your tile roof. It does not kill these spores, and that is why tile roofs that have been  pressure washed never stay clean as long as our process does.

Think about it ? To pressure wash one roof tile, you have to walk on another one, and all that walking around up there is not good for the integrity of your roof.

From a few spots on the roof, we can spray all of it, and minimize walking around up there.

The tile roof cleaning chemical we developed, and affectionately call “Apple Sauce” does all the work, unlike pressure washing.

Here are just a few tile roofs we have cleaned over the years, in the greater Tampa Florida area

Call us at 813-655-8777 and have it done right!

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Roof Cleaning Tampa

RCIA Certified Roof Cleaner Badge

No Tampa Roof Cleaning Service has cleaned more roofs in Tampa then us!  Apple Non Pressure Roof Cleaning Tampa has an A+ Rating  with the Florida Better Business Bureau.All Roof Cleaning in Tampa is not the same. . Please watch our roof cleaning slide show, and decide for yourself if you want the safest and best for your home. Apple Roof Cleaning Tampa (813) 655-8777  offers free roof cleaning consultations and estimates by phone 7 days a week. We are nationally known teachers of roof cleaning, and the Brandon Chamber Of Commerce Business Of The Year Award Winner in 2002. 


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Tile Roof Cleaning Tampa Florida Video

RCIA Certified Roof Cleaner Badge

Tile roof cleaning tampa florida video we made recently.

We at Apple Roof Cleaning Tampa (813) 655 8777 pride ourselves on being a highly motivated, quality service company. We provide competitive pricing and courteous, reliable technicians to assist you with all of your non pressure cleaning needs. By combining state-of-the-art cleaning equipment and years of experience we can clean a wider variety of surfaces while achieving better results than would be obtainable with ordinary pressure cleaning equipment.

Apple Roof Cleaning Tampa (813) 655 8777 uses a no-pressure cleaning method that is safe for all types of roof surfaces. Take a look at your roof tiles or shingles. Do you see black streaked areas? Those areas are not dirt but an algae that grows on the surface due to the Tampa Florida humidity, rain & heat. These types of fungus can do major damage to roof tiles & shingles if not removed. Apple Roof Cleaning Tampa (813) 655 8777 offers cleaning services for the following:

~ Terra Cotta Tile
~ Barrel Tile
~ Clay Tile
~ Slate Tile
~ Cement Tiles
~ Asphalt Shingles
~ Fiberglass Shingles
~ Flat Roofs
~ Steep Pitched Roofs

Apple Roof Cleaning Tampa (813) 655 8777 strives to meet our customer’s needs in terms of service, cost effectiveness, convenience and responsiveness. Apple Roof Cleaning Tampa (813) 655 8777 recognizes that in order to do this on a daily basis it is critical that we develop a long term successful relationship with our clients. Therefore we treat each non pressure roof cleaning as a priority.

Please do not hesitate to contact Apple Roof Cleaning Tampa (813) 655 8777 if you have any further questions or need any additional information about our non pressure roof cleaning company. Apple Roof Cleaning Tampa (813) 655 8777 looks forward to assisting you with all of your roof cleaning needs now and in the years to come.

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