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How to Maintain the Natural Beauty of Your Cedar Roof

Updated: Sep 23, 2019


Cedar roofing can be a beautiful, natural touch for any home. However, this type of roofing requires more care than your average roof. To ensure your cedar roof stays in great shape for longer, completing regular cedar roof cleaning and other maintenance tasks is necessary. The right care avoids the need to replace shingles due to premature rotting.

Regular Inspections

One of the most important things you should do is inspect your cedar shakes for damage at least once a year. The faster you identify problems, the easier it is to fix . In addition to looking for cracked shakes, look for mold, lichen and mildew that can build up and cause excessive moisture, resulting in roof rot.

Power Wash Your Roof

In addition to inspecting your cedar roofing every year, it is important to hire someone for cedar roof cleaning at least once a year. Debris can build up on the roof. Removing that layer of debris is necessary to allow your cedar shakes to dry properly to prevent future problems.

Proper Insulation and Attic Ventilation

Caring for your cedar roof requires more than keeping it clean and inspecting it for damage. Keeping your roof looking like new also requires proper insulation, as well as attic ventilation, to avoid attracting excess moisture to the roofing materials. These factors can also help you save money on your energy bills.

Aging Is Normal

Many people buy cedar roofing because they love the natural look of the wood. However, this natural material quickly shows its age by turning gray from sun exposure. This is perfectly normal.

Cedar roofing is an attractive natural option that looks great on many homes. However, cedar shakes require more maintenance than many other types of roofing product, particularly manmade materials. Without the proper care and cedar roof cleaning, cedar shakes are more likely to rot and become damaged, requiring replacement.

If you have cedar roofing on your home and are interested in regular maintenance, contact or call us at 203.847.5740 . Cedar Roof Coatings in Stamford can provide the maintenance work your roof needs.

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