Roof Cleaning Tampa – One Man Tampa Roof Cleaning Dangers

rcia-roof-cleaningI dont think I posted this Tampa Roof Cleaning song here yet ?
It is a funny attempt at pointing out the dangers of one man Tampa Roof Cleaning idiots to a customers plants and property.
Apple Roof Cleaning Tampa NEVER cleans any roof with only one man.
This is a sure invitation to a roof cleaning disaster!
Remember, we at Apple Roof Cleaning Tampa are Nationally known teachers of Non Pressure Roof Cleaning. All our Tampa Roof Cleaning trucks have at least two experienced men, and sometimes 3men on big roof cleaning jobs with lots of expensive landscapinng.
We CARE about your property.

Enjoy the Tampa Roof Cleaning Song

One Man Tampa Roof Cleaning Song By Apple Roof Cleaning Tampa

Here is a song “dedicated” to all the one man tampa roof cleaners too cheap to hire a ground man.

Here is the music

And here are the words:

I beg your pardon,
I never promised I wouldn’t Kill your garden.
Along with the sunshine,
There’s gotta be a little run off sometimes.
When you clean, you gotta rinse, or you’ll be convinced,
Plants will die.
I beg your pardon,
I never promised I wouldn’t kill your garden.

I could promise you things like big diamond rings,
But you don’t find roses growin’ where roof cleaning chemicals are dripping.
If you think so you’re tripping.
Well, if sweet-talkin’ you could make it come true,
I would give you new plants right now on a silver platter,
But what would it matter?
So smile for a while your roof is clean:
Even though your plants ain’t lookin too keen.
I make much more money working alone.

I beg your pardon,
I never promised I wouldn’t Kill your garden.
Along with the sunshine,
There’s gotta be a little run off sometimes.

Instrumental break.

I beg your pardon,
I never promised I wouldn’t Kill your garden.

I can sing you a tune or promise you the moon,
And if that’s what it takes to sell you, I’ll do what I gotta do,
and I’ll even take advantage of you.
You better look before you leap, I’m a one man Tampa Roof Cleaning creep,
And there won’t ever be someone there to work the ground,
Soon you’ll find out what’s going down.
So smile for a while your roof is clean
Even though your plants ain’t lookin too keen.
I make much more money cleaning roofs alone.

I beg your pardon,
I never promised I wouldn’t Kill your garden.
Along with the sunshine,
There’s gotta be a little run off sometimes.

To fade.
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Apple Roof Cleaning Tampa 813 655 8777
http://www.saferoofcleaning.com
http://roof-cleaning-institute.activeboard.com/

Roof Cleaning Tampa – Song About One Man Roof Cleaners In Tampa !




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I dont think I posted this Tampa Roof Cleaning song here yet ?
It is a funny attempt at pointing out the dangers of one man Tampa Roof Cleaning idiots to a customers plants and property.
Apple Roof Cleaning Tampa NEVER cleans any roof with only one man.
This is a sure invitation to a roof cleaning disaster!
Remember, we at Apple Roof Cleaning Tampa are Nationally known teachers of Non Pressure Roof Cleaning. All our Tampa Roof Cleaning trucks have at least two experienced men, and sometimes 3men on big roof cleaning jobs with lots of expensive landscapinng.
We CARE about your property.

Enjoy the Tampa Roof Cleaning Song

One Man Tampa Roof Cleaning Song By Apple Roof Cleaning Tampa

Here is a song “dedicated” to all the one man tampa roof cleaners too cheap to hire a ground man.

Here is the music

And here are the words:

I beg your pardon,
I never promised I wouldn’t Kill your garden.
Along with the sunshine,
There’s gotta be a little run off sometimes.
When you clean, Plants you gotta rinse, or you’ll be convinced,
Plants will die die die.
I beg your pardon,
I never promised I wouldn’t kill your garden.

I could promise you things like big diamond rings,
But you don’t find roses growin’ where roof cleaning chemicals are dripping.
If you think so you’re tripping.
Well, if sweet-talkin’ you could make it come true,
I would give you new plants right now on a silver platter,
But what would it matter?
So smile for a while your roof is clean:
Even though your plants ain’t lookin too keen.
I make much more money working alone.

I beg your pardon,
I never promised I wouldn’t Kill your garden.
Along with the sunshine,
There’s gotta be a little run off sometimes.

Instrumental break.

I beg your pardon,
I never promised I wouldn’t Kill your garden.

I can sing you a tune or promise you the moon,
And if that’s what it takes to sell you, I’ll do what I gotta do,
and I’ll even take advantage of you.
You better look before you leap, I’m a one man Tampa Roof Cleaning creep,
And there won’t ever be someone there to work the ground,
Soon you’ll find out what’s going down.
So smile for a while your roof is clean
Even though your plants ain’t lookin too keen.
I make much more money cleaning roofs alone.

I beg your pardon,
I never promised I wouldn’t Kill your garden.
Along with the sunshine,
There’s gotta be a little run off sometimes.

To fade.
__________________
Apple Roof Cleaning Tampa 813 655 8777
http://www.saferoofcleaning.com
http://roof-cleaning-institute.activeboard.com/

Roof Cleaning Tampa – Cleaning Steep Roof In Tampa

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Apple Roof Cleaning Of Tampa Florida specializes in the cleaning of really steep,dangerous roofs.
Our precision non pressure high volume spray equipment allows us to do roofs others walk away from.
Our high volume pumps are capable of shooting a controlled stream of emulsified roof cleaning solution almost 40 feet in the air.

For really steep roofs, we pioneered the use of roof cleaning chemical emulsification to increase dwell time, and minimize chemical run off.
Our chemical emulsification process is proprietary.
It allows for longer dwell time on a steep roof as the solution fights gravity.
Longer dwell time allows the use of a much weaker roof cleaning solution.
This protects the integrity of the granule to roofing shingle bond.

Don’t allow just anyone to shoot questionable chemical on your roof.
W/O our exclusive chemical emulsification technology, others are forced to use really strong solutions to get your steep roof cleaned.
This will clean your roof, but can have bad effects on your landscaping, gutters, paint, windows, and roof!

Call Apple Roof Cleaning at 813 655 8777 for a free estimate today.

Apple Roof Cleaning Tampa
7401 Patrician Place
Tampa, FL 33619
813-655-8777

Roof Cleaning Tampa – Cleaning Black Stains Off Tampa Roof

Tampa Roof Cleaning – Cleaning Black Stains On A Tampa Roof

Apple Roof Cleaning Tampa
7401 Patrician Pl
Tampa, FL
813 655 8777
Roof Stains: Origin
Cyano bacteria has existed on earth for millions of years. Bacteria spores are carried by wind, birds, squirrels, etc. The roof stains are caused by the airborne spores from blue / green algae (Cyano Bacteria). These roof raiders land on your roof shingles and feed on the limestone base of the asphalt the shingles.
These roof stains will not go away without roof cleaning. The fungus, mold and mildew grow on the roof algae, as they require organic food (the algae) to survive.

Prior to 1978, cyano bacteria would starve to death when it landed on your Tampa roof:
After 1978 limestone was added to shingles, and limestone is a favorite food for algae, “cyano bacteria gloeocapsa”.
So when wind and birds spread algae to your Tampa roof, it thrives on your roof by eating it!

Prior to 1978, cyano bacteria would starve to death when it landed on your Tampa roof:
After 1978 limestone was added to shingles, and limestone is a favorite food for algae, “cyano bacteria gloeocapsa”.
So when wind and birds spread algae to your Tampa roof, it thrives on your roof by eating it!

Roof Stains: Survival
Bacteria Gloeocapsa, an airborne bacteria that is spread from one house to another by wind and animals (birds, squirrels).
Roof algae needs three criteria to grow: Heat, moisture, and nutrients.
Your home’s roof, provides sun, rain, and limestone in the shingles. Everything to support a colony of bacteria.
Once the algae / bacteria are in place, fungus and mold arrive! Mold, Mildew, Lichens feed on the roof algae.
The fungus and mildew, would not survive without the roof algae / bacteria, and the roof algae / bacteria survives, because new asphalt shingles are made from limestone.

Roof Stains: Rapid Spread
As the roof algae grows, it holds moisture allowing the growth to accelerate.
Thus the roof streaks and stains spread wider and darker over time.
The spread of roof algae, mold, mildew and associated roof fungus extends throughout the country.
Originally believed to be primarily a Florida issue, the spores have been found to survive in some of the harshest climates.
Even shingle manufacturers have indicated that 80 percent of the asphalt shingle roofs in the United States are streaked or showing signs of being affected.
An estimated 40 percent of shingle roofs in Michigan, have an shingle algae problem.
Extreme temperatures won’t prevent the roof streaks spread, extreme heat or cold make them dormant until more favorable weather returns.

Roof Stains: What to do?
At the first sign of roof algae/fungus streaks, it makes good sense to clean your Tampa roof! Here’s why: As the roof algae and fungus grow on your Tampa roof, they eat away the base of the shingle and expand and contract with the outside temperature. This growth and movement loosens the granules, creating premature granule loss, dramatically shortening the life of your roof. A 25-year roof may not even last 15 years in Tampa if nothing is done. Failure to remove the roof algae will raise roof temperatures by preventing the reflective capabilities of the granules from doing their job. These temperatures make your air conditioner work a lot harder and increase your Tampa Electric bills sometimes as much as several hundred dollars a year.

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Here are some Tampa Tile Roof Cleaning Pictures.

These Tile Roof Cleaning jobs in Tampa were all done w/o using any pressure, and with minimal walking on the tile roofs.
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Tampa FL 33619
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Tampa Roof Cleaning Answers

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Roof Cleaning Tampa – Apple Roof Cleaning Tampa
7401 Patrician Place
Tampa FL 33619
813-655-8777



Tampa Roof Cleaning
What you should know about cleaning your Tampa roof…

Your house is most likely your biggest investment and your roof is one of the most expensive parts of your house. It is extremely important to have the utmost in confidence in your decision before hiring a qualified Tampa roof cleaning contractor.

Apple Roof Cleaning Tampa only use chemicals approved by the ARMA* Asphalt Roofing Manufacturers Association and does not use pressure on your roof shingles. We also provide our roof cleaning customers with a technical bulletin directly from Asphaltroofing.org to prove that our roof cleaning procedures and chemicals are properly formulated for roof cleaning. Our chemicals provide enough cleaning power to remove all roof mold, mildew, and black streaks…without any pressure washing or heavy rinsing. We guarantee your Tampa Roof will look brand new after cleaning.

Pressure washing is never recommended to clean a roof because it will remove a large amount of the ceramic coated granules from your shingles, which will void the roofing warranty. Even low pressure will cause roof granule loss and shorten the life of your roofing shingles. If you have ever cleaned out the inside of your gutters you will notice granules in them just from the rain taking them off. Think what any additional pressure would do to your roof. For instance, you see someone cleaning a roof in Tampa with pressure and it appears they have done a good roof cleaning job just because the black streaks and discoloration are gone, but guess what? So is a large amount of the roofs protective ceramic coated granules which insure your shingle’s warranty. Nobody wants to replace a prematurely failed roof in Tampa due to an incompetent roof cleaning contractor, and you shouldn’t have to.

We offer an Unconditional 1 year warranty against any streaks reappearing on your shingles.

Always use a ‘chemical only’ cleaning process for your roof. Roof cleaning is a completely different trade from pressure washing requiring different pumps, plumbing, hoses, nozzles, valves, chemicals, caution, knowledge, experience, skill, and insurance. Apple Roof Cleaning Tampa has all of the necessary tools, and we have taught the roof cleaning trade to others.

Make sure you know what kind of roof cleaning chemicals are being applied on your property. Do not accept “it’s biodegradable” for an answer. Even uranium is biodegradable over 50,000 years or so. Our roof cleaning chemicals do all of the work to remove streaks and discoloration from your roof and require no pressure or heavy rinsing. Because we do not have to rinse, your roof will stay cleaner longer than our competitors. Leaving the chemicals on the roof creates a roof treatment or a hostile environment for future algae growth. Each time it rains, a small amount of chemical is washed off to help re-clean your roof over and over again.

Concerned about your plants, pets, and landscaping?

We only spray the roof, not your plants. We always bag the ends of your downspouts and collect all the chemical run-off from the roof and dispose of them away from your landscaping. After the chemical biodegrades and evaporates from the roof, the dried crystals and surfactant act as a roof treatment and keep the roof cleaner longer as it rains.

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Roof Cleaning Tampa Florida Questions And Answers

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You may have noticed the incredible outbreak of roof stains in your Tampa Florida area neighborhood.
You are not alone.
HOW CAN My Florida Roof CLEANED?

Typical Tampa Florida roof cleaning methods involve either pressure cleaning or chemicals solutions containing Chlorine Bleach or Sodium
Hydroxide. If used properly, these methods will clean the roof with minimal adverse impact – but the effects can be very
temporary and will generally have to be repeated every 6-18 months in order to maintain the appearance of the roof.
WHAT IS THE BEST Roof CLEANING METHOD?

Each method has its advantages and disadvantages.
A chlorine and water solution can be used followed by a thorough rinse. Of course, since chlorine can be toxic to people and
plants, proper care should be taken to protect employees and the surrounding property from overspray and runoff. The
benefits to using chlorine include a much faster cleaning process and minimal rinsing as compared to the other methods. This
translates into much less wear & tear on the roof – particularly asphalt shingle roofs.
Sodium hydroxide or LYE based cleaners are generally advertised as safer for the landscaping, but sodium hydroxide is caustic, very
toxic, and care should also be used to protect employees and surrounding property. Sodium hydroxide is also a very effective
degreaser. So high levels of sodium hydroxide in a cleaning product can cause damage to a Tampa Florida asphalt shingle roof that can
be irreversible. These products generally require much more rinsing pressure than the chlorine method. The pressure rinsing process is not only
time consuming, but it can also be potentially damaging to the roof if not done correctly. A quality sodium hydroxide based
product should not require any more than 100 psi to effectively rinse an asphalt shingle roof and even then some granule loss
should be expected.
Pressure cleaning is an option that should only be used on a concrete, barrel tile, or metal roofs. Pressure cleaning has the
advantage of not requiring chemicals, which eliminates some of the cost – in addition to landscaping and chemical exposure
concerns. The down side to pressure cleaning is that it is very time consuming and it exerts tremendous force on a roof surface
that is not really designed to handle it. In addition, repeated pressure cleaning can wear away the surface of some tiles that
are only covered by a thin layer of coloring. When this happens, the grey concrete color starts to show through and the roof
must be stained or painted.
Plus, Pressure Washing does not KILL the Algae Roots/Spores!

And, it  can enlarge the pores the the roof tiles,, making them retains more water, and get moldy faster

 

 

 

 

 

Black Roof stains
are sweeping Florida from coast to coast, especially in the humid Tampa Florida area. Until recently, most of us thought the Black Roof Stains
were just ugly. Ugly yes, but there’s more to the story!

Fact – Up to 90% of the homes and businesses in Tampa Florida will develop some type of problem caused by ugly roof stains. The
reason? Shingle composition

 formulas have changed dramatically over the years. As a result, your Tampa area roof will show signs of
streaks and stains very quickly. Shingle manufactures didn’t intend for this to happen. Few saw it coming until it was too late.   

Recent studies prove that shingles, wood shakes, even barrel tile can be damaged from roof stains. Until now, this wasn’t
fully understood. Replacing the roof will not solve the problem. The stains come back again very quickly. New shingles take
far less time to become streaked!

Until the formula for shingles changes, Florida roof stains are here to stay. To combat this problem most manufacturers now
make stain resistant shingles. These products are expected to look good for up to 10 years. You should read the fine print
carefully before installing them. *In some cases, these new resistant shingles can damage your gutters, down spouts, valley
flashings, etc. Here’s why: They contain large amounts of copper. Copper leaches from the shingles, collects in gutters, and
corrosion results. This phenomenon is called electrolysis. Fact: 98% of Tampa Florida homes have gutters made from zinc,
aluminum or tin. These metals are incompatible with copper. Unfortunately, corrosion damage is not covered in the shingle
warranty. Ask the manufacturer for more information.  

The recent Tampa Florida housing boom will add a blizzard of complaints for shingle makers, and unfairly the Tampa Roofing Contractors who install shingles for
a living. Fortunately, the cure for Florida roof staining is affordable, and if caught in time it’s very easy to treat. We would not dream of
replacing vinyl siding, decks, carpet, concrete or fencing just because it got dirty. We clean these surfaces regularly. Now,
any roof can be safely cleaned and protected using Apple
Non Pressure Roof Cleaning Tampa Florida

 


THESE METHODS ARE NOT A LONG-TERM Roof Cleaning  SOLUTION.
While SOME of these methods are relatively safe and effective when done properly, repeated use will lead to premature aging of the
roof. The natural erosion that occurs over time from the basic forces of Florida’s heat,  wind, and rain alone are enough to weaken
most roofs to the point where annual inspections and minor repairs are necessary to prevent significant repair costs. But
when the roof is repeatedly subjected to high pressures or harsh chemicals, the aging of the roof structure is significantly
accelerated. With repeated cleaning, tiles are more likely to shift, slip, or break and asphalt shingles are more likely to
become brittle and crack. When this happens, there is a greater likelihood of tearing the roof membrane simply by walking on
the roof. Once gaps are created in the roof and subsequent pressure cleaning or chemical cleaning takes place, these gaps
provide the water or caustic solutions a path to the roof membrane and increase the chance of costly roof leaks.
WHAT IS THE ROOF CLEANING ALTERNATIVE?

A proper program of preventative maintenance will eliminate the need for future roof cleaning and the potential for damage that
comes along with it. Preventing the recurrence of the algae growth will require a light spray of chlorine and water or an algae
prevention product.
Most quality algaecides will last for approximately 6-12 months in the Tampa Florida area before reapplication of the product is necessary. Obviously,
the longer the time frame, the better your chances are of minimizing any unnecessary damage to the roof. Prevention
programs should be done in conjunction with neighbors whenever possible and many can be applied without a need for
walking on the roof.
One important note about algaecides: Algaecide products are regulated at both the state and federal level. Any algaecide
product used on a roof requires EPA registration as a pesticide or biocide and approval for use on a roof. Contractors found
violating the law in this regard could find themselves facing fines up to $10,000. per occurrence.

  

 

 

 

Why does my Tampa Florida roof look so bad?

 

 

 

Pollution, trees, and jet exhaust are the first thing many Tampa customers think of when they see staining on their roof. They are often
surprised to learn that the problem is almost always a growth, such as algae, mold and fungi, which feed on the minerals
within the asphalt of their shingles.
Shingles today are made differently than the shingles of just 15-20 years ago. Shingles in the past were made up of a thick
cellulose (paper) mat, saturated with asphalt, and topped with granular. Most shingles had an expected life span of 20 years.
Growth didn’t occur on these shingles until the latter part of their life span because the oils would continually leach to the
surface, preventing growth. In the final years, the oils would become mostly dried and dissipated, and growth would begin. It
was often in the form of deep rooted systems, such as those in the family of fungi commonly referred to as moss.
Most shingles today are made with a thinner layer of asphalt, separated in the center, by a dense layer of fiberglass. Oils do
not pass through the layer of fiberglass. This is good for the bottom layer of asphalt. It protects this layer from degrading, and
helps shingles last longer. However, the top layer of asphalt is very thin, and does not benefit from leaching of oils from the
bottom layer. In a short span of time, this top layer loses its oils though weathering and evaporation, leaving the remaining
organic matter vulnerable to all sorts of growth. The dense layer of fiberglass prevents most deep rooted growths, so most
are single cellular in nature, thus creating the look of a stain.

  

 

 

 

Will this problem damage my shingles?

 

 

 

Yes. The type of growth you have determines the amount of damage. The least damaging are the algae and molds. These
growths hold moisture, which very slowly causes premature degrading. The worst growth we encounter is lichen. We find it
growing on roughly 30% of the roofs we clean in Tampa. Lichen is such a hardy feeder, it creates enough damage to the roof, in as little
as 3 years, so as to cause the shingle roofing granules to fall off.
Tampa Roof Cleaning Customers often forget the visual damage growth causes to their Florida roof. Most roofs in Tampa are replaced today due to the way they
look. We are finding many people are replacing their 25 year roofs in as little as 10 years because they look so bad. Often a
roof cleaning is all they need.
  

  

 

 

 

What about Algae and fungi resistant shingles?

 

 

 

Shingle manufactures have recently begun marketing shingles as algae and fungi resistant. They achieve this by baking a
micro thin layer of copper sulfate on the outside of roof granular. Every time it rains, the copper releases ions, which tend to
kill growth spores. However, such manufactures warranty the effects for only 10 years; where as the shingles are warranted
for 25-50 years. As the copper sulfate becomes weathered away, the shingles begin to develop growth. Eventually, even
these shingles will need to be cleaned because of the humid Tampa Florida climate.
  

  

 

 

 

Why do most Florida roofs have growth on the North side?

 

 

 

Ultra violet rays of the Florida sun kill most growth spores from algae, mold, and fungi. They also rapidly dry the surface after a rain,
making it impossible for them to feed.
  

 

  

 

 

 

What can be done to prevent Mold growth after a roof is cleaned?

 

 

 

In the past, copper and zinc strips, installed on top of the shingles along the ridge, were the only long term preventative
available in Tampa. Not only did these methods not work well in our humid Florida Climate, but they also had a very short effective period; especially in the case of
zinc.
There are now Patented Biocide and Biostat products which come in liquid form that can be applied to the roof shingles to prevent re-growth. Keep in mind,
these products will not clean an already infected roof. They will simply help prevent re-growth. As with the copper and zinc,
these products need to be reapplied about once every 4-5 years.