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

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Community Roof Cleaning and Maintenance

These Roofs Scheduled for Replacement Ten Years Ago Look Great
These Roofs were Scheduled for
Replacement roughly Ten Years Ago
For most Florida communities, Roof Cleaning is part of recurring maintenance simply because dirty roofs look bad and clean roofs look much better. Very few things drag down the appearance of the average community like roofs that look old and worn out because they are covered in black algae. 

But if they’re truly looking to maximize value and minimize long-term costs, appearance is only one of several factors that Board Members and Community Managers should be concerned with regarding their community’s significant investment in their roofs.

Aside from aesthetics, communities should also be concerned with:
  • Longevity & Proper Performance
  • Long-term Cost
  • Property Values
  • Disruption / Inconvenience
  • Warranties
Regular Inspections & Maintenance: A Stitch in Time Saves Nine
Contrary to what many people outside of the Roofing Industry believe, you cannot put a roof on today, forget about it, and expect it to last for decades. 
But They Still Look Great &
Function Fine Today
But if your community is accustomed to reactionary maintenance, you’ll probably have the roofs cleaned when they become an eyesore, you’ll have a Roofer inspect and repair the roofs when someone is complaining about leaks, and the roofs will be replaced much sooner than they should have been. This reactionary approach to maintenance doesn't work well for any major repair or replacement item – pools, pavement, HVAC, etc. and it doesn't work well for Roofing.

The best approach is a comprehensive, proactive maintenance program that includes:
1.      Regular inspections with special attention to common problem areas
2.      Minor maintenance / repair
3.      Keeping the roofs clean to eliminate the need for unnecessary wear & tear associated with roof cleaning
4.      A periodic assessment of the remaining useful life of the roofs (No one likes to be surprised by a major project)

The Board & Management are charged with spending everyone's money wisely. This approach will not only protect the community’s investment by helping to prolong the life of the roofs, but it will also keep the property aesthetically pleasing and minimize disruption as it gives the Board & Management the critical information they need in order to budget and plan properly for ongoing repairs & maintenance as well as the eventual replacement. 

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Monday, May 19, 2014

2014 CAI Expo Recap

Thank You to everyone that stopped by our booth at the 2014 CAI Expo last week!
Roof-A-Cide is a longtime Member of the Community Associations Institute and we’re pleased to help support the educational and professional development of Board Members and Community Managers from around the US while having the opportunity to explain what we do in the Condo /HOA Industry.

While most Members from Florida are somewhat familiar with Roof Cleaning – the reasons for it and the benefits / problems associated with it, the idea was relatively new to Members from other states. 

We hope we were clear on how you can deal with this problem or, even better, prevent it from becoming a problem for your Communities. 


To recap the things that most people had questions about, we've summarized the Top Five Questions HERE.

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

2014 Hurricane Season - Is Your Property Ready?

As we gear up for Hurricane Season, remember that one of your BEST hurricane preparations for your property is to establish a good relationship with a qualified Roofer.

Depending on the source, the 2014 Hurricane Season is predicted to be Quiet, Average, or Busy – so that doesn't help and no one really puts much stock in these predictions anyway. But the season is starting again and those of us that have lived here for a while know what CAN happen. And living under a blue tarp for months or years is NOT pleasant.

Since we usually have just a couple of days to really hunker down if a storm is coming, getting ready beforehand makes sense. It doesn't take a lot of time or effort and it will make weathering the storm much easier if your area does happen to get hit.

Heading Off One of the Most Likely Problems: Getting your roof inspected and making necessary repairs can be done well in advance and it takes one more potential problem off your plate. It will also give you a realistic estimate of the remaining useful life of the roof(s).

We work with some of the best roofing pros in every major market in Florida & each of these companies is Licensed, Insured, & Qualified to Inspect, Maintain, Repair, or Replace your roof(s). Many of these companies also offer significant discounts on repairs and/or priority scheduling for their customers on a Roof Maintenance Program in the event that a storm does hit.

Here's a listing of the companies we work with in Florida:
Call one today to make sure that your roof is ready and ask them about an ongoing Maintenance Program.

Other Links:
SBA Resources

Track incoming storms:

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Are You Going to the 2014 CAI National Conference & Expo?

Roof-A-Cide is participating in the 2014 CAI Annual Conference and Expo in Orlando on May 14 – 17. 

We’re looking forward to meeting and networking with Community Leaders from all around the US and if YOU want to learn how proper roof maintenance improves the overall financial health & stability of communities like yours - WE want to talk with you!

The Expo / Trade Show is Sold Out, so we expect there to be a wealth of information for Board Members & Managers. While you’re there,  take a minute to stop by booths 912 & 914 to say Hello and sign up for our Drawing & Mystery Prize.

As part of our trade show promotion & to support the Central Florida Chapter, 
we’re having a drawing for Four Free Tickets to the Central Florida “CAI Party of the Year - Get Your Groove On”. You can register to win at our booths or by signing up for our free Community Green Saver magazine here: The Community Green Saver

Mystery Prize:
We’re also giving away a Mystery Prize to one lucky Board Member or Manager. We’re confident that this prize will help the person that wins be better at what they’re trying to accomplish in their Communities.

About Roof-A-Cide:

When it comes to Roof Cleaning & Maintenance, you need Roof-A-Cide. Whether it's individual homes or communities of over 1,000 - If maximizing property value and the life of the roof is important to you, read through our website,, to learn more and contact an Authorized Roof-A-Cide Applicator near you. 
Roof-A-Cide: Safe, Cost-effective, Proven, and Guaranteed

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Roof-A-Cide YouTube Channel Playlists

Roof-A-Cide has created an Official Roof-A-Cide YouTube channel that features Roof Cleaning and Maintenance information for Homeowners, Board Members, and Property Managers.

This channel features videos and Information on Roof Cleaning, Roof Stain Prevention, and Roof Maintenance from Roof-A-Cide and some of the Authorized Roof-A-Cide® Applicators throughout the US:

If you would like to stay up to date on what we do and how Roof-A-Cide® can help your Roofing, Painting, or Property Maintenance business, sign up for email updates to this Blog (top right-hand corner of this page) or follow us on these services:



Saturday, May 3, 2014

The Community Green Saver

The Community Green Saver is a quarterly digital magazine designed for Board Members and Property Managers of Condo, HOA, & Apartment Communities. 

It features articles and insights regarding the cost-effective and environmentally sound initial installation, maintenance, repair, & replacement of major expense items within their communities.

The Community Green Saver is Free to Board Members and Property Managers and we welcome you to take advantage of this helpful resource and share it with your colleagues.

Revolving Topics Include:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Budgeting
  • Common Area Maintenance
  • Conservation
  • Going Green
  • Industry Events
  • Irrigation
  • Landscaping
  • Lighting
  • Painting and Paint Maintenance
  • Paving and Surface Maintenance
  • Plumbing
  • Pools
  • Pressure Cleaning / Powerwashing
  • Property Manager / Board Member Interviews
  • Reserves
  • Roofing and Roof Maintenance
  • Sealcoating
  • Solar
  • Vendor Relations
  • Water Conservation
Get Your Free Copy Here:


Roof-A-Cide has Authorized Roof-A-Cide® Applicators serving every major market in Florida – so if your Community or Communities would like to Maximize the Life of Your Roofs & Eliminate the Need for Roof Cleaning and the potential damage associated with it, we can help!

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Do you have Questions, or would you like to learn how we can help your Community?
Contact us at or call 1-800-806-6727