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Tampa Palms Flat Tile Roof Cleaning 11-6-2014
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Here is another flat tile roof we cleaned last week up in Tampa Palms 33647

This job had a ton of landscaping and mature hedges around it, so we had to work slowly and carefully, to protect the plants.

This flat tile roof has what are called the glazed ceramic tiles that are very showy and nice looking, when they are clean. But, because of their reddish/orange color, the black algae on them sticks out like a sore thumb cry

This customer did not get a roof cleaning notice from the Tampa Palms Homeowners Association, but he wanted to be pro active, and get his roof washed, before the HOA sent him a notice.

The before and after pictures are in the thumbnails below, and if you click on them, they will expand. They are quite large however, because they were the first roof cleaning pictures we took with a new digital camera we just purchased.

You will see some green mildew we intentionally left behind on his house, but not on his roof! The reason we left the green mildew is because he plans to get his house painted very soon. Any good painting company will automatically include cleaning the house in the cost of the paint job. 

Though we offered to clean the small area of green mildew on his home for free, he declined.

 



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Hey Chris,...looking at the house beside it makes me want to do a tile roof,...none here though.

Nice job bringing out the color.

Jeff

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Hey Chris,...looking at the house beside it makes me want to do a tile roof,...none here though.

Nice job bringing out the color.

Jeff


 Thanks Jeff biggrin Like yourself, we still use a bit of TSP in our tile roof cleaning mixture, because I have never found a superior soap type of product. IMHO, the last thing you want to do on an already slippery tile roof is to add any soap or surfactant, unless your goal is to slip and fall right off the roof! 

On a tile or a metal roof, any soap that gets on your shoes during the cleaning will allow you to "hydroplane", and your feet can go right out from under you before you know what happened. 

I know you guys have very very few tile roofs up there, but here in Tampa, and Florida in general, tile roofs are a way of life.  The ratio of shingle to tile is about 60/40 here in favor of shingle, but down in South Florida, or nearer to the Salt Water, tile roofs are a "fact of life".

 



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Nice tile roof cleaning job Chris.  Once cleaned glazed tiles are beautiful.  Roof cleaning glazed tiles is treacherous.  One slip and there is no stopping.



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Nice tile roof cleaning job Chris.  Once cleaned glazed tiles are beautiful.  Roof cleaning glazed tiles is treacherous.  One slip and there is no stopping.


 Thanks Marcus, it is like "tile roof cleaning week here in Tampa" this week.

Nearly every job we have scheduled for this week is some sort of tile roof, either barrel or flat.

 



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Although I haven't done many glazed tile roofs here in Illinois, I do enjoy cleaning them. They look dazzling afterwards.

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Although I haven't done many glazed tile roofs here in Illinois, I do enjoy cleaning them. They look dazzling afterwards.


 Well, come down here to the Tampa area, and you can help us clean a never ending supply of glazed barrel tile roofs smile

You are correct, when they are clean, they are dazzling looking, but when they are dirty, they look awful.

In many deed restricted parts of the Tampa Florida area, if your home had a tile roof on it, they will only allow you to replace it with a tile roof, instead of a shingle or a metal roof.

 



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Apple Roof Cleaning Tampa FL (813) 655-8777 wrote:
Advantage Roof Cleaning wrote:

Although I haven't done many glazed tile roofs here in Illinois, I do enjoy cleaning them. They look dazzling afterwards.


 Well, come down here to the Tampa area, and you can help us clean a never ending supply of glazed barrel tile roofs smile

You are correct, when they are clean, they are dazzling looking, but when they are dirty, they look awful.

In many deed restricted parts of the Tampa Florida area, if your home had a tile roof on it, they will only allow you to replace it with a tile roof, instead of a shingle or a metal roof.

 


Perhaps I'll plan a vacation in Florida clean a roof with you and then write off the trip as a business expense...LOL



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Advantage Roof Cleaning wrote:
Apple Roof Cleaning Tampa FL (813) 655-8777 wrote:
Advantage Roof Cleaning wrote:

Although I haven't done many glazed tile roofs here in Illinois, I do enjoy cleaning them. They look dazzling afterwards.


 Well, come down here to the Tampa area, and you can help us clean a never ending supply of glazed barrel tile roofs smile

You are correct, when they are clean, they are dazzling looking, but when they are dirty, they look awful.

In many deed restricted parts of the Tampa Florida area, if your home had a tile roof on it, they will only allow you to replace it with a tile roof, instead of a shingle or a metal roof.

 


Perhaps I'll plan a vacation in Florida clean a roof with you and then write off the trip as a business expense...LOL


 LOL, well hurry on down biggrin We have a huge 10,000 sq ft tile roof to do in Seffner that is right on a large lake. It is just east of Tampa, and we will need a lift to do it, because it is 10/12 pitch. 

We are so busy cleaning tile roofs right now, it isn't funny. Everyone wants to get their homes cleaned up for Thanksgiving, and it all starts from the roof down. Plus, we are in the Season here in Tampa, and the Homeowners Associations are sending out clean your roof or else letters.

Plus, it has been kind of cold here lately, and as we all know, the Tile Roof Cleaning Chemical does not work as well, when it is cold outside.

 



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with this freakin cold weather up here, your offer is tempting!

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Apple Roof Cleaning Tampa FL (813) 655-8777 wrote:

Though we offered to clean the small area of green mildew on his home for free, he declined.

 


Great looking job Chris!  Shame the HO didn't ask you to clean his driveway as well.  The house and property would have looked so much better. 

I'm sure we have some tile roofs around here in Virginia, but they are fairly rare.  I've looked at thousands of roofs the past couple of months and don't recall seeing a single tile roof, and only a couple of cedar shake roofs.



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Apple Roof Cleaning Tampa FL (813) 655-8777 wrote:

Though we offered to clean the small area of green mildew on his home for free, he declined.

 


Great looking job Chris!  Shame the HO didn't ask you to clean his driveway as well.  The house and property would have looked so much better. 

I'm sure we have some tile roofs around here in Virginia, but they are fairly rare.  I've looked at thousands of roofs the past couple of months and don't recall seeing a single tile roof, and only a couple of cedar shake roofs.


 Nearly half the roofs we clean here in the Tampa area are either barrel or flat tile.



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We do an awful lot of barrel and flat tile roof cleaning in the north tampa community of Tampa Palms.

Here are a few recent pictures of tile roofs we have cleaned up in that community. roof cleaning

The before and after pictures came out beautifully, and like always, they reproduce very well on this forum,

It has been a rainy summer so far here in the tampa florida area, but we sure need the rain! We are 4 inches behind in overall rainfall for this year.

 

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I'm in SW Florida Charlotte County and all the developments for the last 20 years and more are 90% barrel tile.

Like Chris said, that's all that a replacement roof can be-BARREL TILE!

Very few flat tile roofs around and no developments with all flat tile 

and when I do get one, it's an old roof. I don't know of any shingled roof biggrin 

developments at all, that are newer than 20 years and can only think of 1 total.

When I go to sleep at night, I dream I got a flat tile roof to clean this week,

and if I take my pain pills to close to my 2 glasses of wine at night, confuse 

I dream I got a huge development of shingled roofs that will never run out!! clap.gif

If I just drink a little too much, frustrated.gif  then I still dream of a whole lot of flat tile roofs! LOL biggrin

I'm in rough shape physically, - I'm typing this with a hot towel on my back and

another strapped to the back of my neck-and that's after taking 20mg Hydrocodone!-

but I can still do flat tile and shingles, - Which I pay for with extra pain for another week furious

just not those nasty, slippery, barrel tile! eyepopping.gif

I do all roofs now, 75 - 90% from the ground or from a step ladder, while my worker does plant care,

then, on barrel tile,  if I can't reach it all, my worker goes up for like 20 minutes and does the out of reach part that's left.

In the thumbnails below, check out the tall roof-before-after and then, the unimaginable! The 3rd photo

was taken a few hours later, when I drove back by the job! HOW COULD THEY STAND THE SH SMELL?

They must have had an important meeting, to discuss what to eat for dinner, I guess? blahblah.gif

This job didn't get stepped on. - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j3w7NPAwO3Q

 



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I'm in SW Florida Charlotte County and the developments for the last 20 years + are 90% barrel tile.

Like Chris said, that's all that a replacement roof can be-BARREL TILE!

Very few flat tile roofs around and no developments with all flat tile 

and when I do get one, it's an old roof. I don't know of any shingled roof biggrin 

developments at all, that are newer than 20 years and can only think of 1 total.

When I go to sleep at night, I dream I got a flat tile roof to clean this week,

and if I take my pain pills to close to my 2 glasses of wine at night, confuse 

I dream I got a huge development of shingled roofs that will never run out!! clap.gif

If I just drink a little too much, frustrated.gif  then I still dream of a whole lot of flat tile roofs! LOL biggrin

I'm in rough shape physically, - I'm typing this with a hot towel on my back and

another strapped to the back of my neck-and that's after taking 20mg Hydrocodone!

but I can still do flat tile and shingles, - Which I pay for with extra pain for another week furious

just not those nasty, slippery, barrel tile! eyepopping.gif

We do all roofs now, 75 - 90%  from the ground or a step ladder, while my worker does plant care,

then,  if I can't reach it all, my worker goes up for like 20 minutes and does the out of reach part that's left.

In the thumbnails below, check out the tall roof, before / after and then, the unimaginable! The 3rd photo

was taken a few hours later, when I drove back by the job! HOW COULD THEY STAND THE SH SMELL?

They must have had an important meeting, to discuss what to eat for dinner, I guess? blahblah.gif

This job didn't get stepped on. - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j3w7NPAwO3Q

 



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Flat Tile Roofs have always been my favorites, because most are so rugged, you can jump up and down up there, not that we ever would.  It is very true, we see very few flat tile roofs up here in the Tampa Florida area anymore Chuck.

Our head roof cleaner is in Tampa General Hospital right now, having his Hemmoroids "repaired", poor guy yawn

So, my Son is out working, while our guy is sick, and unable to work.  

 

 



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OUCH! Hemmoroid repair, I won't make any jokes about that!

My wife gets those from time to time and they are a PITA.

OOPS! Said I wouldn't joke about it! It's hard for me - you know me!

But ya, I always wish for shingled or metal roofs,

because shingles are almost as easy, when you have to walk on them,

as walking on the ground! Metal roofs clean so easily, that if I can reach it,

it's clean, if not, a short walk up a fastener ridge and a few long shots and it's clean! Metal takes less than half the time shingles take, then comes Rubber / Thermoset membrane etc types, again, fast and easy! But flat tile, as long as they are not loose, are very easy to walk on and clean and won't crack if walking on becomes necessary.

My policy has always been, if I crack a tile, I repair it.

I used to upsell fixing and replacing cracked / broken tile, ranging from $3.00 each to $10.00 each for tiles broken into multi pieces and no spare tiles available. I'd put sand etc underneath and rebuild the tile with contact cement or other very quick dry cements. Now, as I've gotten older and older and older no.gif I realized just what a HOT job, fiddling with a tile can be!

If it's just a simple side to side crack, it's an under a minute job,

if it's up and down, you often have to break a seal or get to a nail,

if it's broken in 3 or more pieces, it has to be rebuilt.

Then, you are squatting there at 100 degrees for 10 to 20 minutes each!

10 or so tiles later, I could have cleaned another whole roof! confuse

Now, my contracts say "In the event, that we should happen

to crack a tile, we will repair or replace it, at our discretion,

without charge. Replacement is only an option, if you have

spare tiles for us to use. Finding older and some newer tiles

can turn into a very time consuming search, only to find it 

may not even be made anymore" I did 90% of this roof from

a step ladder, with the homeowner watching much of the work.

She said "There shouldn't be any broken tiles, as I just paid

over $5000.00 to patch a leak and repair all tiles" BOY, DID I

HAVE BAD NEWS FOR HER!

I yelled down "Please wait another 15 minutes, until I finish,

so I can take some pictures and show them to you.

Here are some of the pictures - repaired nothing and just told

her to get the company back to do their job right!



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