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When is it time to get my roof cleaned ?
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Many homeowners here in Tampa Florida are good about cleaning gutters, or washing off dirty spots on the house, but what about the roof? Most roofs need to be cleaned every few years and rarely are! If you live in a climate with a high volume of rain, humidity, and wind, it can be hard to maintain a clean roof. Being in a city with a high level of pollution or simply living near a highway can also affect how dirty your roof gets. By maintaining a roof cleaning schedule, you can save years that bacteria and algae would have otherwise taken from your roof.

 

The type of roof you have here in Tampa Florida also affects how often your roof may need to be cleaned. A product that is unlike the rest in terms of cleaning, are composite roof tiles. Specifically, Brava’s Roof Tiles [http://www.bravarooftile.com] are highly weatherproof and made from recycled plastic. This means they absorb almost no water and the changes of algae, mold, or water damage with these roof tiles are next to nothing.

 

On the other hand, Clay Tiles are a difficult roof material to keep clean. They cannot easily be power washed due to their fragile nature. A powerful stream of water will shatter the tiles almost immediately. However, if you like the look of Clay Tiles, Brava offers composite Spanish barrel tiles with the same look, but far more durable. The composite products also rarely need to be cleaned. Wood shake roofing can be difficult to keep clean as well. It is not as simple as power washing the tiles and can take certain treatments to keep the wooden roof from rotting.  Asphalt tiles are easier than the other materials here in Tampa Florida to keep clean, but after years their appearance can still be difficult to maintain.
 
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3 Signs That You Need a Roof Cleaning

 

Here are a few tips on what to look out for on your roof so you now it is definitely time to get it cleaned! Remember though, even if these signs aren’t visible to you, if your roof has not been cleaned in several years it is probably time.

 

  1. Algae: This is most commonly seen in the form of black streaks on your roof here in Tampa Florida
  2. . This is triggered by rain and your roof staying damp. At this point, there is still time for the roof to be cleaned and the shingles to stay intact.

 

  1. Moss: This is likely if your roof sits in a shaded area. This maintains dampness in your roof tiles and can cause more serious damage if left untreated.

 

  1. Lichen: This is a fungus that protects algae. This is a sure sign your roof needs to be cleaned, and possible even replaced. Lichen has roots that dig into roofing and break down asphalt. If shingles here in Tampa Florida
  2.  are left untreated, your shingles will likely start to erode.   IMAG0384 (1).jpgIMAG0385.jpgIMAG0392.jpgIMAG0396.jpg







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Great post Chris! Exactly the same for my areas of Charlotte and Sarasota County. Much of my roof cleaning takes place in Port Charlotte and Englewood, Florida. You have given good advice and very accurate information, for any homeowner, who finds maintaining an expensive roof to be important!
It never ceases to amaze me, how meticulously lawns and gardening are maintained! Windows spotless! Roofs disgusting?
Why is that?
It costs a lot more to maintain a nice lawn and landscape, than it does to maintain a clean, healthy roof. Yet, if you were to try to sell your house, I guarantee the buyer will care more about why your roof looks so bad! Is something wrong with it?
In Florida, our roofs get greater bacterial infestations, showing black algae / bacteria,more pronounced, than up North or out West. 
So, a prospective buyer, may see that black and just move on, not wanting to invest in what they assume is a needed, new roof.
If you are not selling, is your roof one of the few eye sores in the neighborhood?
Call your local Non-Pressure, Soft-Wash expert and you may be surprised, that you don't have to live with ugly algae infestations on your roof!
Just do an online search for  NON PRESSURE ROOF CLEANING  or 

SOFT WASH ROOF CLEANING  and add your city, town, county or zip code, to get a free price quote from a local professional.


Just watch out that you don't do your roof more damage than good, by hiring someone who makes use of a pressure washing machine or a Surface Cleaning machine, as shown in the photos.

Instead, hire a professional non-pressure roof cleaner, who can soft wash your roof like you can see me doing in this Youtube video: https://www.youtube.com/edit?o=U&video_id=iwxJWfLn3rs

 



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Our roof cleaning company has tried for nearly 20 years to sell low cost roof treatments, that will prevent the cleaning of the` roof for a considerable time, with no luck.

People here in Tampa seem to want to wait and pay good money for something that can be easily prevented.

Many do not realize that once the roof gets dirty, so will the rest of the property, as the algae spores gets washed onto the driveway and house! 



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813 655 8777

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Here are more of our services

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