What Does Your Cedar Roof Look Like?
Cedar Roof with Moss and Lichen infestations
Brand new cedar shakes and shingles display natural honey and cinnamon tones. They quickly mature to a seasoned and distinguished-looking silvery gray when properly maintained. Cedar roof cleaning is a vital, but usually neglected part of maintaining and extending the life of this beautiful type of roof.
Cedar roofs don’t decay, but they do weather.
The natural preservatives in cedar resist moisture, decay and insect damage. However, in warm, humid climates and on heavily shaded roofs, algae, moss, mildew, lichen and fungi will grow. Because these organisms retain moisture the cedar will decay if not properly cleaned. Our proprietary cleaning process will stop this decay and extend the life of the roof for many years.
When Should A Cedar Roof Be Cleaned?
Cedar is a natural insulator against the environment; competitors can’t come close to the thermal efficiency of wood. In fact, cedar has twice the thermal resistivity (R-value) of asphalt, 5 times that of slate, 8 times that of concrete, and hundreds of times that of metal and aluminum.
If the shakes or shingles display a brown/dark brown to black tones, these are signs of harmful organism infestations and they need to be cleaned. More than likely if your roof has not been cleaned in the last 5-8 years it would be a wise investment to have it properly cleaned. Older cedar roofs that have never been cleaned but are still basically water tight are prime candidates for our process. We will stop the decay and extend the life for many years for a small percentage of replacement cost. The cleaning and restoring process can be repeated every 5-10 years as needed.
With a proper cedar roof maintenance program a cedar roof will last anywhere from 40 to 60 years and maybe more.
Many homeowners don’t realize that cleaning their roof is necessary or even an option to expensive replacements. Why prematurely replace your cedar roof when we can clean it for a small fraction of the cost?