Roof Stain Removal Tampa

 
 
 
 

If you have an older house, then you can assume you have some old tile or shingle roofing as well. And aside from cleaning the gutters and downspouts, there’s a good chance your tile or shingle roofing hasn’t received much maintenance in all those years. So if you start to see some dark staining, tarnishing, or discoloration, it may be time to look into some professional roof stain removal. Most often what appears as staining is actually mildew and fungus spores embedded into the tile or shingles from nearby plants, trees, and shrubbery. Any tile or shingle roofing is vulnerable to damage from the outdoor elements, but if gone untreated these imperfections could lead to more serious problems, such as deterioration, rot, and leaks.

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

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Partial Tampa Roof Cleaning Not Recommended

 
 

Partial Tampa Roof Cleaning Not Recommended

Roof stains in Tampa usually first appear on the northern-facing areas of a roof surface, as you’ve no doubt noticed. This is because these areas receive less sunlight in the Northern Hemisphere (it’s the other way around in the Southern Hemisphere, as roof cleaners in Australia could attest to). Sunlight aids in drying out the southern-facing slopes much more quickly after a rain, and since roof algae growth in Tampa is accelerated by moisture, you can see how sunlight plays a role. Direct UV rays from the sun also aid in retarding the growth of algae on these surfaces.

However, it’s important to understand that even though the sun helps to slow the growth of algae on southern-facing surfaces, it does not stop it. If you have stains beginning to develop on the northern-facing surfaces of your Tampa roof, it means that it’s just a matter of time before the entire roof is covered with algae stains. You might not yet see black stains on the southern-facing surfaces, but that doesn’t mean that algae hasn’t already taken root and begun to multiply in these areas.

That’s why it’s a good idea to have the whole roof surface cleaned, even though it may appear that stains are confined to one side of the roof. If you can see it somewhere on the roof, that means it’s everywhere on the roof. You can demand that your Tampa roof cleaning contractor only cleans the area where you can actually see black stains, but don’t be surprised when, 12 months later, that area is still clean but the rest of the roof is suddenly covered in now visible black algae.

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

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