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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Green Mildew Cleaning Tampa Roof Shingles

 

 

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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Cleaning Roof Shingles Tampa FL

 
 

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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Black Roof Stains On Tampa Roof

 
 
 
 

Gloeocapsa magma is blue-green algae, which is cyanobacteria, it is a type of algae. Algae are polyphyletic, and major algal groups are not all closely related to each other. Algae is NOT a taxonomic category, it is just a common name for all things photosynthetic that are NOT plants. Cyanobacteria are an ancient line of photosynthesizing bacteria, responsible for Oxygen gas in the atmosphere. It can be said that Cyanobacteria are responsible for all advanced forms (eukaryotic cells) of life on earth. It has gained notoriety in here in the Southeast.
The reason is this particular type of blue-green algae is responsible for creating the unattractive black roof stains and/or streaks commonly noticed by many. The blue-green algae, unicellular, accumulate over time; this accumulation begins to show the problematic black stains as the cyanobacteria develop their dark and hard UV-protective outer coating.

The primary reasoning behind the rapid spread and noticeability of this algae in the Tampa Florida area are:

1. Rising humidity and temperatures in Tampa combined with more and more bacteria spores promotes their spread with these favorable conditions.

2. Fiberglass shingles (the most commonly seen amongst today’s residential homes) have been being made with limestone as a filler (in the asphalt). These shingles hold moisture and organic “bacteria food” material longer (especially on the North-side in the Midwest) than the paper/asphalt/ceramic shingles of 20+ years ago. Additionally, these particular algae enjoy the limestone as a food source.

Once the blue-green algae have become noticeable, the stains will continue to worsen year to year. There is debate over the actual harmfulness of this particular blue-green algae to roofs, as there is little supportive scientific research. However, most “experts” within the subject area conclude the blue-green algae to be harmful, if left untreated, as the growth holds moisture within shingles causing premature aging, rotting, and/or granule loss.

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

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Roof Cleaning New Tampa Florida 33647, 33544

Here is a roof with black streaks we cleaned in New Tampa.
This was a Hunters Green Roof Cleaning In New Tampa FL.

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

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Tampa Palms Tile Roof Cleaning

This roof was in Tampa Palms in New Tampa FLorida.
It was a two story tile roof.
We needed a 40 foot ladder to clean it.
It was a pretty dramatic before and after tile roof cleaning picture.
The owners of this beautiful Tampa Palms home were delighted with our roof cleaning service!

 
 
 
 

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

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Tile Roof Cleaning Tampa – Hunters Green

A Tile Roof Cleaning Tampa in Hunters Green.
Hunters Green is in New Tampa.
We did over 50 tile roofs in Hunters Green because the Tampa Homeowners Association was sending out roof cleaning letters again.

 
 

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

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