Cedar is one of the best roofing materials around. Not only does it make for absolutely gorgeous shingles, but cedar is exceptionally durable and provides high resistance to storm damage. Additionally, cedar roofing is incredibly energy efficient, and helps save you money on cooling/ heating costs in addition to being an attractive addition to your home.
On average, cedar shingles last about ten years longer than other roofing materials like asphalt or slate. Cedar shingles or shakes stand up better to heavy storm weather like hurricanes or snowstorms, and are eco-friendly as well.
However, cedar roofs require regular maintenance and care if you want to get the most out of your investment. Since they are composed of an organic material, without regular cleaning, cedar roofs can develop moss, mildew, or mold growth, which can damage your roof and spread into the rest of your home if left unchecked. Cedar roofs are also prone to insect damage and moisture decay. Clearing out moss, dirt, etc. with a pressure washer will wear down your shingles and damage your roof, so it’s always best to hire a professional to ensure that your roof maintenance is done properly.
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Our professional roof cleaners offer a cedar roof cleaning process that involves the use of specially mixed and gentle solutions designed to kill off mold, mildew, algae, and other forms of growth without breaking down or otherwise damaging your shingles/shakes. Using the same type of cleaning products as you would use on asphalt, slate, or metal may cause permanent damage to your roof. A professional cleaner may also use a copper or zinc napthanate solution to help discourage future growth. It is recommended that you get your cedar roof cleaned once every 6 to 8 years in order to enjoy the maximum lifespan of your shingles.
If you have a cedar roof that is in need of cleaning, contact Expert Roof Cleaners via the quote form or phone number listed below for a free quote! Your home is the most important investment you’ll ever make, and with proper roof maintenance you can ensure that your home will continue to look great and stay safe for years to come!
If you would like a free quote, call the number listed below now! You can also fill out our free quote form, and someone will be in touch with you shortly to go over your project.