Cleaning Dirty Roofs In Tampa






Are you tired of your roof looking dirty & old, think it needs to be replaced? Apple Roof Cleaning of Tampa will add years to its life, bring beauty to your home and make it stand out again! Your home deserves a clean roof!

Did you know that besides being an eye sore the roof algae holds water within shingles causing premature aging, rotting, and can shorten the life of your shingles by dislodging the granules that protect the roof from ultraviolet radiation,  and give your shingles their color?  Also, because of the algae’s dark shade, it absorbs heat from the hot Tampa Sun,  and can raise your Air Conditioning Cost, making your home less energy efficient.
Typically, these algae stains (black streaks) occur on the north side of asphalt shingle roofs in the Tampa area, where humidity driven moisture settles.
Roof cleaning service is always needed for roof cleaning and to help clean and to keep it clean. roof stain removal. clean.

Save your money, avoid the costs of replacing a perfectly fine roof!


The average replacement time for most asphalt shingle roofs in Tampa Florida is about 12-15 years, when in actuality, it is meant to last 20-30 years!  The reason people here in Tampa replace them so early is because of the roof debris and Algae buildup, and is usually for aesthetics only. 

Apple Roof Cleaning Of Tampa use a gentle but effective Soft Wash roof cleaning system, that is biodegradable and as environmentally friendly as we can make it.

Some Tampa Roof Cleaning Companies will tell you everything they think you want to hear about their system. No Pressure, Biodegradable, Green, Environmentally Friendly, and “Safe For Plants and Pets” LOL

But we must remember, the black streaks on your roof are not dirt! They are the visible signs that a living plant is growing and feeding, on your roof!

Now, if a roof cleaning system is “safe for plants”, we must ask “If it is safe for plants, how can it kill the plant growing on my Tampa area roof” !

Apple Roof Cleaning Of Tampa 813-655-8777 will do everything possible to protect your plants from the roof cleaning chemicals. We have an A+ BBB Rating, and have been cleaning roofs here for nearly 20 years.

Award we won for the roof cleaning we do here in tampa

Award we won for the roof cleaning we do here in tampa

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We hope to provide you with information on several Roof Cleaning methods used here in Tampa, and about how your tile or shingle roof became ” dirty ” in the first place.

Actually, there is probably very little dirt on your tile or shingle roof !

Your tile or shingle roof is discolored because a cynobacteria called Gloeocapsa Magma is growing on it.

This Algae thrives in the humid climate here in Tampa Florida.
It feeds on the Calcium Carbonate filler used in your shingles.

Owens-Corning, the worlds largest shingle manufacturer, feels that this algae can cause premature granule loss, and shorten roof shingle life.

This Algae retains heat because it is black.
This makes your air conditioner work harder.

It spreads itself by airborne spores.
This tile or shingle Roof Algae infestation can spread to your neighbors home !

Thats one reason homeowners associations send out letters asking you to clean your tile or shingle roof !

So, as you can see, its not just an eyesore.

Your reasons for cleaning your roof are your own.
Whether you are selling or painting your house, just had some shingles replaced, got a nasty letter from the homeowners association, or just take pride in your home, please remember one thing.

All Roof Cleaning in Tampa is not the same.

We are Apple Non Pressure Roof Cleaning of Tampa, Florida.
We clean more tile or shingle roofs in the Tampa Bay area than any other company.


We didnt get to be #1 by doing it wrong.
Or by charging too much.

We Guarantee not to void your shingle warranty.
Our manufacturer approved Roof Cleaning methods are the safest for your roof, and the longest lasting.

Unlike dangerous pressure cleaning, our systems actually kill and remove the algae discoloring your roof.
Then our unique time released Algaecide keeps it from returning so quickly.

You can pay more, but you cant get better tile or shingle roof cleaning.

Are you looking for the best way to clean your roof ?
Or is your roof clean, and you want it to stay that way ?

We will be taking a closer look at the pros and cons of each type of roof cleaning in the Blog.
Than you can make up your own mind whats best for your tile or shingle roof.
Call us at 813-655-8777 for a free estimate on your roof cleaning cost

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.

7401 Patrician Place
Tampa FL 33619
(813)293 1733
(813)655 8777

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Cleaning Roof Shingles Tampa Florida


7401 Patrician Place
Tampa Florida 33619
(813)293 1733
(813)655 8777

Roof Shingle Cleaning Tampa FL

If you see that there are black streaks on your Tampa roof then it is a sure sign of algae formation on the roof shingles. It only means that the asphalt shingles have been invaded by roof algae and you need to treat it properly, otherwise your tampa asphalt shingle roof will appear very dirty and stained. It will mar the entire look of your house.
The fiberglass roofing shingles have sufficient moisture and environment which is conductive to the breeding of roof algae. Thus they breed really fast in the roof shingles.
You need to clean the asphalt roof shingles with roof cleaning chemicals which are specially formulated for it. Many Tampa house owners install copper shingles. They like the rich stately look of the copper shingles. The copper shingles do look great and marvelous when they are newly installed but they need maintenance. With the passage of time the natural elements play their role and the shingles appear dull and blackish or what we may also call “ugly”. It is very time consuming and tedious to clean and polish the copper shingles. You are not a roof cleaning professional and this job is not meant for you. You must always call a roof cleaning professional to clean the copper shingles. If you have spent a fortune getting copper shingles installed do spend a small amount in maintaining them too otherwise the fortune that you spent getting them installed will be a total waste!

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Tampa Florida Roof Cleaning Questions

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Tampa, FL

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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