Cedar Roofs

How long does it take to clean and seal my cedar roof?

Typically 2 days. Cleaning your roof usually requires 1 day. We then must wait for the wood to dry to a moisture content of 16%. We then seal and/or stain the roof with a high quality, water repelling, algae and moss resistant sealer that also protects the wood from the sun's UV rays.
How long does it take to clean and seal my cedar roof?

Why does my cedar shake roof need to be cleaned and sealed?

Your unprotected cedar shake roof is being attacked by a number of different sources. Some of these are tree sap, bird droppings, mildew, mold, algae, moss, lichen growth, and surface decomposition by sunlight and moisture. By removing these sources through cleaning with a specially formulated cleaning solution and then sealing/staining the roof with an algae and moss resistant sealer, you will extend the life of your expensive cedar roof.
Why does my cedar shake roof need to be cleaned and sealed?

How do you clean the roof?

After harnessing ourselves with ropes, we apply an environmentally friendly cleaning solution to the roof which will kill, loosen and lift the algae, moss, dirt and other contaminants that are damaging and marring your roof. The roof is then power washed to remove the dead moss, algae and dirt. A wood brightener is then applied to bring back the wood's natural beautiful appearance.

How do you clean the roof?

What kind of sealer do you use?

We use a powerful oil-based formula engineered for pressure treated wood, redwood and cedar. It contains water repellants to seal water out and protect against cracking, splitting, warping and swelling. The sealer leaves a protective coating that resists moss and algae and protects against the sun's UV rays.
What kind of sealer do you use?

Are older cedar shake roofs (like the roof on my house) stronger and better than the cedar shake roofs being installed today?

Yes. Unfortunately, the new cedar wood that is installed today is primarily young growth cedar trees. That means less of the wood used for cedar shakes and shingles is coming from those enduring, old growth trees that are harder and more resistant to rot and insects.
Are older cedar shake roofs (like the roof on my house) stronger and better than the cedar shake roofs being installed today?

Will you replace missing and broken shakes?

When we return to seal the roof we inspect the cleaned surfaces to find any missing wood shakes. We replace those shakes. We also nail down any loose staples or nails.
Will you replace missing and broken shakes?
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