Roof-A-Cide®: Roof Cleaning & Maintenance Information for Community Board Members & Managers

Monday, January 27, 2014

Want to Eliminate Roof Cleaning?

We Can Help You!

For over 20 years, Roof-A-Cide has been helping homeowners and communities PREVENT unsightly roof stains and ELIMINATE the need for Roof Cleaning and the potential for property damage that goes along with it.

We have Authorized Roof-A-Cide® Applicators serving HOA, Condo, and Apartment Communities in every major market in Florida. Start protecting your roof and stop the unnecessary wear and tear that will shorten the life of the roof. Visit our website to learn more and Call or contact us today for a proposal for Your Community.

From Individual Homes to Communities of over 1,000 - Authorized Roof-A-Cide® Applicators are licensed, trained, and equipped to Keep Your Roofs Clean and ELIMINATE the need for the repeated pressure cleaning or harsh chemicals that can damage the roof. A light treatment every few years is all that’s needed to keep roofs looking like new. This is why the most successful and respected Roofing and Property Maintenance companies in Florida choose Roof-a-Cide®. 

We have Authorized Roof-A-Cide® Applicators serving every major market in Florida – so if your Community or Communities would like to eliminate the need for Roof Cleaning and the potential for damage associated with it, we can help!

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Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Coastal Painting Welcomes New Divisional Manager

Strengthening its ability to serve HOA, Condominium, & Apartment Communities throughout Central Florida, Coastal Painting Company welcomes Phillip Walters to manage the company’s operations in Orlando.

Orlando, FL — January 17, 2014 — Coastal Painting Company welcomes Phillip Walters to help expand throughout Central Florida to offer professional Painting, Pressure Cleaning, Paver Sealing, Roof Cleaning, and Roof-A-Cide® to Homeowner Association and Condominium Communities.

Phillip Walters will be responsible for sales and management of the Orlando division, including management of the sales and service crews, customer relationships, sales forecasting and various other functions key to managing Coastal Painting Company’s Orlando division.

Phillip brings over two decades of sales management experience to this position after management positions in companies such as Collis Roofing and Simonton Windows. Phillip is active in the Central Florida Chapters of the Community Association Institute as well as Associated Builders and Contractors.

“With the addition of a construction industry veteran like Phillip, especially with his experience in customer service, we’re excited to continue broadening our reach while providing superior products and services to our customers,” said Steve Warsche, Vice President of Coastal Painting Company. “Phillip will be a leader in bringing Coastal Painting Company’s high standards of product and service to Central Florida Communities.”

About Coastal Painting Company:
For over 20 years, Coastal Painting Company has been working with Florida communities of all sizes to provide customized solutions to the needs of each. Coastal Painting Company is certified by all of the major paint manufacturers and offers the industry’s most comprehensive warranties.

With the addition of the Orlando division, Coastal Painting Company now offers the most comprehensive property maintenance services to communities in Southeast, Southwest, and Central Florida.

To learn more about Coastal Painting Company, visit

Coastal Painting Company
6820 Lyons Technology Circle, Suite 105
Coconut Creek, FL 33073
Tel: (800) 320-8083

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Join Us for the 2014 Central Florida CAI Tradeshow on March 14th

If you're involved in Community Management in Florida, we hope to see you at the Central Florida Chapter of CAI Annual CA Day Tradeshow!

The Central Florida Chapter of CAI is an education and resource institute dedicated to the 7,500+ HOA & Condominium Associations in Central Florida, their volunteer leaders, and the business partners who support them.

The 2014 Tradeshow will be an opportunity for Board Members and Property Managers to see and hear the latest ideas in Professional Community Management.

Roof-A-Cide will be there to explain to Board Members and Property Managers how we help them save money and enhance the appearance & value of their Communities through Proper Roof Maintenance. Properly maintained roofs can look like new year after year WITHOUT the need for Roof Cleaning.


11:30 -   2:30  |  HOA & Board Member Certification Class
11:30 - 12:30  |  Best Practices Working With Local Governments
12:30 -   2:00  |  Legal Panel - Q&A

2:00  -    6:00  |  Over 145 Vendor Booths

After Party:
6:00  -    7:00  |  Presented by The Association Law Firm

Contact Roof-A-Cide for Your Pass for:
  • FREE Valet Parking
  • FREE Board Member VIP Area
  • FREE Board Member Education
  • FREE Door Prizes
For additional information and to register, please go to Central Florida Chapter of the Community Association Institute

Central Florida Chapter of the Community Association Institute:
Putting the Unity in Community.



We have Authorized Roof-A-Cide® Applicators serving every major market in Florida – so if your Community or Communities would like to eliminate the need for Roof Cleaning and the potential for damage associated with it, we can help!

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Monday, January 13, 2014

Important Information About Roof Warranties

At the recent FLCAJ Expo, we have had questions about warranties from Board Members and Property Managers that are unsure about what warranties they need to be concerned with. We hope this will help. 

When you’re dealing with the proper maintenance of your roofs, there are a couple of warranties that come into play:

  1. The Roofing Manufacturer Warranty
  2. The Roofing Company Workmanship Warranty
  3. The Roof Cleaning Warranty
Manufacturer Warranties:
These are the warranties relating to the actual roofing materials: Asphalt Shingles, Concrete Tiles, Clay Tiles, Etc. 

When it comes to choosing a roofing product, the NRCA (National Roofing Contractors Association) has this advice:

“A roofing warranty's length should not be the primary criterion in the selection of a roofing product or roof system because the warranty does not necessarily provide assurance of satisfactory roof system performance. The selection of a roof system application should be based on the product's qualities and suitability for the prospective project. A long-term warranty may be of little value to a Customer if the roof system does not perform satisfactorily and leaks. Conversely, if a roof system is designed, constructed and manufactured well, the expense of purchasing a warranty may not be necessary.”

Manufacturer Warranty issues with the actual roofing product are extremely rare, they usually only cover the cost of the materials, and they usually do not cover the labor and other costs associated with the removal and replacement of the existing roof.

Roof cleaning is unlikely to void your Manufacturer Warranty unless it is done in a grossly negligent manner. The more important warranty to be concerned about is your Workmanship Warranty.

Workmanship Warranties:
Manufacturer warranties are assurances of the roofing product and usually not the roofing system. In most cases, the roofing system is covered by the Workmanship Warranty of the roofing company and Customers should consider the Workmanship Warranty as equally, if not more, important for their roof. This is most likely to be the warranty that comes into play if you have problems with your roof in the first ten years after installation. And this will usually be the first warranty that might be voided by improper roof cleaning. 

Customers needing a new roof should work with a reputable roofing company that offer ongoing inspection and maintenance programs to service the roofs that they install. This helps ensure that the roof is installed and maintained properly so that it has the best chance of long-term performance. And in the event of an issue, the Customer is covered by, and has not voided, either the Manufacturer or the Workmanship warranties.

This is why some of the largest and most established Roofing Companies in the US, and especially here in Florida, will NOT use High-pressure or Chlorine Bleach but they WILL use and recommend Roof-A-Cide for their Customers’ roofs.

Unfortunately, many roof cleaning contractors are now starting to realize that Customers are becoming educated to the damaging effects of using chlorine bleach and these contractors are using creative names to hide the fact that they’re using it. (link to bleach synonyms)

Roof Cleaning Warranties:
Roof Cleaning Warranties are creating the most confusion recently.
Roof Cleaning warranties are generally issued by the company that performs the roof cleaning. This should be a written guarantee that the roof will stay clean for a specified period of time and should specifically state what the recourse and costs are to the Customer in the event that the roof does not stay clean.

We are seeing more companies offering very vague and unenforceable warranties as a sales gimmick. With terms like “Lifetime Warranty*” and “5-Year Limited Warranty*”, these do not provide the Customer with any real guarantee. Instead, the Customer will pay for a service every 6 months or pay to have the roof cleaned again when stains reappear.

Customers evaluating a roof cleaning service should be aware of these important things:

  1. Voiding Manufacturer or Workmanship Warranties: Many roof cleaning contractors make the false claim that cleaning your roof with anything other than bleach will void your roof warranty. This is not only a false scare tactic (Roof-A-Cide has been Evaluated on Approved by all of the largest Roof Materials Manufacturers in the US), but it ignores the importance of the Workmanship Warranty. For most people, common sense would dictate that an asphalt shingle roof should not be pressure washed because it will damage the roof. But when it comes to using Chlorine Bleach, most inexperienced pressure cleaning or roof cleaning companies ignore the common sense that strong Chlorine Bleach solutions will damage the roof as well. When the Chlorine Bleach corrodes and destroys the metal fixtures on the roof, your Manufacturer Warranty may still be valid, but your Workmanship Warranty will probably be void.
  2. Length of the Roof Cleaning Warranty: Limited Lifetime and 5-year Limited Warranties have been a sales gimmick for decades in Florida and they are starting to crop up in areas of the country that are relatively new to roof cleaning. Most experienced Property Managers here in Florida know enough to not take them seriously. If you are being offered a warranty, get it in writing; read the fine print to learn what is covered, which company is covering it, and what recourse you have in the event that you need to call on it. And a real warranty will not make you pay to have problems corrected.Note: All Authorized Roof-A-Cide Applicators are Trained and Equipped to offer our system, which is EPA Approved, Approved by the largest Roof Materials Manufacturers, Guaranteed in Writing, and has been used successfully on over 200,000 roofs since 1992. No matter where they are, in the US, Roof-A-Cide Customers receive an Unconditional 2-year Written Warranty that is backed by both the Authorized Roof-A-Cide Applicator as well as Roof-A-Cide as the Manufacturer. Roof-A-Cide is the ONLY company in the US that offers Customers this assurance.
  3. Experience and Qualifications: Since simply spraying Chlorine Bleach or Pressure Washing a roof does not require a significant cash outlay for equipment, many smaller Pressure Washing, Painting, and Window Cleaning contractors are adding roof cleaning as a service without any having any real experience, training, or knowledge of basic roofing structure. A Customer considering having their roof cleaned should do some basic research to determine of the contractor they are considering is Licensed, Insured, and Qualified to work on their roof.

Links to Additional Information:

Thursday, January 9, 2014

Roof-A-Cide: 2014 FLCAJ Readers Choice Award Winner

We’d like to thank The Florida Community Association Journal, everyone that voted in the Readers Choice Awards, and everyone that stopped by our booths at the Expo yesterday.

We had a great time meeting Property Managers, Board Members, and other companies from all around Florida and we’re looking forward to getting to know you better and working with you well into the future.

If we didn't get a chance to talk one-on-one to answer any questions you might have, please don’t hesitate to contact us. 

We have Authorized Roof-A-Cide® Applicators serving every major market in Florida – so if your Community or Communities would like to eliminate the need for Roof Cleaning and the potential for damage associated with it, we can help!

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Tuesday, January 7, 2014

No More Roof Cleaning

Would you like to eliminate the need for Roof Cleaning in Your Community or the Communities You Manage?

Join your fellow Board members and Managers at The Show - FLCAJ-FCAP Statewide Conference & Expo: Jan 8, 2014

Roof-A-Cide has Authorized Applicators serving every major market in Florida and we’ll be there in booths 340 & 342. 

Stop by to learn how we can help Your Community, or the Communities that you manage, save money, save wear & tear on your roofs, and eliminate the problems associated with Roof Cleaning.

Roof-A-Cide is also giving away three $100 Gift Cards for! Click Here to Register to Win!!

Additional Information:

The Show is sponsored by Florida Community Association Journal and FCAP - Florida Community Association Professionals.

For those that are not using Roof-A-Cide® in their Communities - yet, we have put together this short PowerPoint clip that explains how we can help you: