This information about roof cleaning was written by our friends, and Fellow Roof Cleaning Institute Members Great White Cleaning Technologies in Tennessee.
We provide the same services here in Central Florida!
Maybe you don’t need a new roof! Asking a roofing contractor if your roof needs to be replaced, Is like asking a fast food restaurant for dieting advice
Why clean your roof?
How about reducing your energy costs? Those black streaks are soaking up UV rays which in turn heats your attic which then causes you to run the AC unit longer and more often.
What about extending the life of your shingles? I’m not talking about making a 30 year shingle last 35 years, I’m talking about making it last 30 years instead of 25 or less. Fiberglass shingles, are the most common, have been being made with limestone as a filler (in the asphalt). These shingles hold moisture and organic “bacteria food” material longer than the paper/asphalt/ceramic shingles of 20+ years ago. Additionally, these particular algae enjoy the limestone as a food source.Once the bacteria have become noticeable, the stains will continue to get worse from year to year. There is debate over the actual harmfulness of this particular bacteria to roofs. However, most “experts” within the subject area conclude the bacteria to be harmful, if left untreated, as the growth holds moisture within shingles causing premature aging, rotting, and/or granule loss.
How about just for the curb appeal? After a cleaning treatment you will be amazed about how your roof looks. Your neighbors will be happy or jealous about your new look. Your pride of home ownership will show.
A list of our non pressure cleaning services.
Roof Cleaning: Using only ARMA approved chemicals and RCIA approved processes, we gently clean your roof without the use of pressure or scrubbing the shingles. For long term benefits we do not rinse the chemical from the roof but rather leave it on for it’s systemic values. By letting the chemical mixture to dry you are creating an environment inhospitable for alge growth.
House Washing: Besides the roof, your siding is the next most common place for algae and mold to take root and grow. You have all seen homes with green or black siding and the only methods that most people use are either pressure washing or scrubbing with a brush. Neither of these sound like fun and can be damaging to the siding itself. We offer a spray and rinse non-pressure house washing service.
Gutter Cleaning: Now what about those ugly gutters? What good does it do to clean your home and roof if your gutters are clogged and stained? We don’t use a pressure washer or leaf blower to clean your gutters it is all done by hand so that we can eliminate any potential for damage to your roof or gutters. All debris are removed by hand and bagged for disposal. We then use a garden hose to flush out any remaining particles that are too small to pickup with the hand thus flushing the gutters clean. We also ensure that your down spouts are free of any debris, eliminating water backups. By not using a pressure washer or leaf blower to clean your gutters we also eliminate all the debris that would end up in your lawn or flower beds.
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APPLE ROOF CLEANING TAMPA
7401 Patrician Place
Tampa FL 33619