Tampa HOA Minutes Of Meeting – Roof Cleaning Letters

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Below is an example of what goes on at a Tampa Homeowners Association Meeting:

Wednesday, September 20, 2006

*Tampa Homeowners Association Meeting was opened at 4:05 p.m. with request for any questions or comments about the

previous minutes of August 16, 2006.

* Unanimous approval by HOA board members given to minutes of last Tampa HOA meeting,

August 16, 2006

* Brian Levitt reported on landscaping. Only two letters sent within last week regarding

landscape violations. Almost all homeowners are in compliance.

* Most homeowners do their landscaping work on weekends and all trimmings (palm

fronds, branches, etc.) should be put at curb Sunday evenings.

* If you have palm fronds and other landscaping debris before Sunday, please place

beside your house until Sunday evening. The exception: large pile of palm fronds and

other debris can be left neatly stacked for pick-up on Mondays.

* Sprinkler system has been off since pre-hurricane warning because we had rain daily.

(We can go 2-3 days without watering grass; too much water can damage the lawns.)

* Paul Griesmer says: “The irrigation can be utilized more infrequently now that we

have been having normal afternoon showers. The grass can go without the aid of

irrigation for about a week with our current weather conditions.”

* Andrea Sandrin reported on roofs, parking, garbage can violations and roof cleaning. There was only one

parking violation and several involving garbage cans left out longer than necessary.

* Homeowners should take hurricane shutters off in areas they don’t need to keep on

because of possible fire hazard.

* Ten letters have been sent out regarding roof cleaning; fifty homeowners have

complied to date.

* The proper way to clean roof tiles is to chemically clean the roof. Do not pressure wash roof.

Too much pressure will damage tiles and removes protective glaze or coating, causing

roof algae to grow back twice as fast.

* The roof tile cleaning should be done with a chemical roof cleaning solution, but be

sure to protect the landscaping and water down after roof cleaning (Paul Griesmer).

* Michael Clarchick volunteered to find a Tampa Roof Cleaning Company who is competent to clean a roof

chemically, and will give to Andrea to share with other homeowners.

* Lot # 66 needs violation letter regarding commercial vehicle with signage parked in

driveway.

* No trespassing signs will be placed at the entrances to our Community in the coming

weeks.

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Tampa Homeowners Association Roof Cleaning Letters

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You got a letter from your Tampa Homeowners Association.

Your roof is dirty, you can see black stains,or maybe some other type of fungus. Now the question is “how do I go about cleaning it?”

You are not alone in Florida, in fact I’m sure that you have noticed the same problem on other roofs in your Tampa area neighborhood. If you have done any research you will have noticed that the problem is not just in the Tampa Florida area.

What is it on your roof? The black stains that you see is a form of black algae called glaeocospca magma.

it is a living plant, feeding off of the nutrients in your roof. It generally can only survive on the north facing roofs or on heavily shaded sections of your roof, that is because the ultra violet rays from direct sunshine will kill it, and direct sun light dries out your roof not allowing moisture to congregate. The exact opposite happens on the north facing and shaded sections of your roof.

Algae, Mold, or any fungus needs three things to survive, air, food and water. We discussed the water source being on the north side or under shade, the food source comes from the shingle contents, if you have wood shingles the wood is the obvious food source, if you have asphalt or fiberglass shingles, then the limestone that is used as a thickening agent is the food.

Is it damaging my Tampa Florda area roof? Yes, We have seen moss eat through two layers of shingles right into the wood underlayment, black algae is a surface feeder, eating the shingle granules, while spreading over the roof. Just look in your gutter of the infected side, I guarantee it is full of discarded shingle granules. So, yes it can cut a 40 year asphalt or fiberglass shingles life expectancy in half or worse.

What can YOU do about it? 3 choices here, clean it yourself, hire a professional non pressure roof cleaning company, or replace it. Let’s examine these three options.

Replace it – If you have that kind of money, great! here is the bad news, even though the new fiberglass shingles on the market are algae resistant, buyer beware! Read the shingle warranty.

Roofing Manufacturers only guarantee them for an average of 6 to 10 years, it takes that long before visible signs confirm that black algae is present. If you have the money, and want to buy yourself 6 to 10 years of a clean shingle roof, go for it.

Hire a Tampa non pressure roof cleaning company – Good choice but who?

They are around, usually listed in the yellow pages under “roof cleaning” or “non pressure roof cleaning”

What to look in a roof cleaning company is very important. 1. references – who have they ade happy?

2. Qualifications and Awards 3. inquire about their cleaning product, there are a lot of products out there that will clean a roof but if they heavily chemical laden they will dry out the roof shingle to such a point that a few months down the road on a windy day, shingle pieces will be flying. These product will also stain the face of your home, kill plants and grass, you want them to use something “bio-degradable” that means it will disappear. 4. portfolio, they should have before and after pictures of jobs that they have done and you should take the time to drive by one of the homes and make sure that they didn’t just download pictures off of the Internet 5. do they have a business license? they should. If they can’t provide those 5 things, move on to the next company.

Clean it yourself – Dangerous work, what if you FALL ?. Don’t fall for the “just spray it on and nature will clean it” product sales pitch, that’s BS, it might work but it would be years before it would be clean and you would have to keep reapplying it.

Think about it, IF these product really worked, who would need roof cleaning companys ?

No, there is only one way, get up there, stage the roof safely along the bottom even if it is walk able the roof will become incredibly slippery, spray the product on, usually through a “garden style” sprayer, take out a medium bristle scrub brush and scrub the infected area keeping the area moist while scrubbing then take a regular garden hose and wash it off, it may only become 80% clean at first but all the loose, dead fungus will wash off with the next rain.

After you have successfully cleaned your roof, had it cleaned or replaced it, I have one very important suggestion. Apply a strip of zinc flashing across the ridge line, it is the only protection your roof will have against fungus growth. The effectiveness of zinc is easily proved, just look around any metal object on your roof, pipes, copula, or chimney and you should notice that the area below it is clean. The way it works is quite simple, when it rains, metal ions wash out of the metal and coat the roof below it, the metal ions will not allow growth to occur. Zinc has the best run-off of all metals and is the most cost efficient, you may know that zinc is used on boat bottoms and around boat props to keep algae from growing. I recommend that the zinc should be at least 3 1/2″ wide, zinc has a run-off coverage area of about 10 feet for every inch the zinc is wide. The zinc remains actively releasing ions through out it’s life.

John Redihan is the owner of Wash Safe Industries of Brewster, Massachusetts. Wash Safe Industries manufactures environmentally safe cleaning products and provides exterior “green” cleaning services

Tampa Florida Roof Cleaning Questions

7401 Patrician Place
Tampa, FL
33619
813-655-8777

Here is some Tampa Roof Cleaning Information from our friends at Midwest Pro Wash!

There is certainly a lot of misconception involved with the topic of Roof Cleaning in Tampa. Can you clean an asphalt shingle roof in Tampa ? Can you clean a tile roof in Tampa without harming the shingles? What are the black streaks on my Tampa roof? What will happen if I don’t get the roof cleaned? These are just a few of the questions this article will answer. Knowing this information can save you costly future roof replacements and added heating and cooling costs. In many regions across the country roof algae (Gloeocapsa Magma) is a growing problem. The algae thrives in warm humid climates like ours in Tampa Florida, 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 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 Florida 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 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 black. Besides looking very unsightly and diminishing any home ‘s  curb appeal and value, what other damage can roof algae do?  When roof algae are not taken care of they stop the shingles from reflecting heat from the sun ‘s  UV rays. When this happens it can affect your Tampa home ‘s  heating and cooling costs without you even realizing it. Also because the shingles cannot reflect heat they start to diminish prematurely. Signs of wear are curled corners, wavy or humped shingles, broke or loose shingles, and an excess of shingle granules appearing in your gutters just to name a few. 

Most Tampa Florida homeowners associations become concerned when the first unsightly black streaks begin to appear long before permanent damage is done. It ‘s  at this point that most homeowner associations will call a roofing contractor and in my opinion it ‘s  the point where homeowners associations are steered in the wrong direction.
It has been my experience from talking with many troubled home owners that most and I express the word “most” roofing contractors are not going to tell the home owner that their roof only needs to be cleaned. Think about that for a moment, why would they? I have had many customers tell me that a roofing contractor told them that the black streaks were water marks or a sign of wear in either case a roof replacement was recommended.
Another scenario is that some roofing contractors have no idea themselves what roof algae is and that it can be cleaned. Some will also combat losing a potential roof replacement job by telling the home owner that you can’t clean shingles without damaging them, which is completely untrue. None the less many home owners are suckered into a costly, premature roof replacement of a roof that only needed cleaned. If you think about it, it is no different than replacing your vinyl siding because it has mold or mildew on it, no one would think of doing that.
The good news is that shingles can be cleaned properly without harming the shingles, and the major shingle manufacturers say so themselves. They even have suggestions and guidelines for cleaning roof algae off of asphalt shingles without harming them. The proper methods include a low pressure chemical application followed by a light rinsing. NOTE: never use or allow a pressure washer to be used on your roof. Inexperienced home owners and unethical contractors have damaged shingles by attempting to blast the algae off the shingles using high water pressure. Doing this blows the shingle granules off which are there to protect the shingles, thus lessening the longevity of the roof. In the past some have tried zinc strips on the peak of the roof which are suppose to release chemicals down the roof when it rains to help combat roof algae. Most have reported poor results with the strips. Recently shingle manufacturers have produced algae resistant shingles but there have been plenty of cases of roof algae still invading such shingles. This is why they can only call them “algae resistant” and not algae proof.
If you are battling with roof algae or know of someone else whom is don’t lose hope and don’t replace that roof prematurely. First call a professional Tampa Florida Roof Cleaning company in your area so they can access the situation for you. Be sure that they use the chemicals and the low pressure methods that are recommended by the major shingle manufacturers. A proper roof cleaning can definitely save you money.
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This article was written by our friend Barry Maddox at Midwest Pro Wash.
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Tampa Homeowners Association Roof Cleaning Letters

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

You got a Roof Cleaning letter from your Tampa Homeowners Association.
Your roof is dirty, you can see black stains,or maybe some other type of fungus. Now the question is “how do I go about cleaning it?”

You are not alone in Tampa, Florida.
In fact I’m sure that you have noticed the same problem on other roofs in your Tampa area neighborhood. If you have done any research you will have noticed that the problem is not just in the Tampa Florida area.

What is it on your roof? The black stains that you see is a form of black algae called glaeocospca magma.
it is a living plant, feeding off of the nutrients in your roof. It generally can only survive on the north facing roofs or on heavily shaded sections of your roof, that is because the ultra violet rays from direct sunshine will kill it, and direct sun light dries out your roof not allowing moisture to congregate. The exact opposite happens on the north facing and shaded sections of your roof.
Algae, Mold, or any fungus needs three things to survive, air, food and water. We discussed the water source being on the north side or under shade, the food source comes from the shingle contents, if you have wood shingles the wood is the obvious food source, if you have asphalt or fiberglass shingles, then the limestone that is used as a thickening agent is the food.

Is it damaging my Tampa Florda area roof? Yes, We have seen moss eat through two layers of shingles right into the wood underlayment, black algae is a surface feeder, eating the shingle granules, while spreading over the roof. Just look in your gutter of the infected side, I guarantee it is full of discarded shingle granules. So, yes it can cut a 40 year asphalt or fiberglass shingles life expectancy in half or worse.

What can YOU do about it? 3 choices here, clean your roof yourself, hire a professional non pressure roof cleaning company, or replace the roof. Let’s examine these three options.

Replace it – If you have that kind of money, great! here is the bad news, even though the new fiberglass shingles on the market are algae resistant, buyer beware! Read the shingle warranty.
Roofing Manufacturers only guarantee them for an average of 6 to 10 years, it takes that long before visible signs confirm that black algae is present. If you have the money, and want to buy yourself 6 to 10 years of a clean shingle roof, go for it.

Hire a Tampa non pressure roof cleaning company – Good choice but who?
They are around, usually listed in the yellow pages under “roof cleaning” or “non pressure roof cleaning”
What to look in a roof cleaning company is very important. 1. references – who have they ade happy?
2. Qualifications and Awards 3. inquire about their cleaning product, there are a lot of products out there that will clean a roof but if they heavily chemical laden they will dry out the roof shingle to such a point that a few months down the road on a windy day, shingle pieces will be flying. These product will also stain the face of your home, kill plants and grass, you want them to use something “bio-degradable” that means it will disappear. 4. portfolio, they should have before and after pictures of jobs that they have done and you should take the time to drive by one of the homes and make sure that they didn’t just download pictures off of the Internet 5. do they have a business license? they should. If they can’t provide those 5 things, move on to the next company.

Clean it yourself – Dangerous work, what if you FALL ?. Don’t fall for the “just spray it on and nature will clean it” product sales pitch, that’s BS, it might work but it would be years before it would be clean and you would have to keep reapplying it.
Think about it, IF these product really worked, who would need roof cleaning companies ?

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