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Why You Should Use Oil Treatment on Your Cedar Roof

Updated: Apr 13


Many people with cedar roofs wonder if an oil treatment for cedar shingles is appropriate, and the answer is an absolute yes! Oil treatment for a cedar roof can be a great idea, but what kind of oil treatment is best, and why?

About Cedar Roof Oil Treatments

The reason you may wish to consider a cedar roof oil treatment is because the natural oils in your cedar roof that keep your cedar shingles in good order and looking the way they should deteriorate over time. The sun’s rays continually beating down on your shingles all day every day will eventually cause the water and oil in the shingles to evaporate.

As a result, your shingles may become discolored, cracked or warped. Waterproofing your roof or adding an oil-based stain will not work. It will suffocate the cedar — which needs to breathe to stay strong. This is why many people choose to treat their cedar roof with an oil treatment.

Advantages of Oil Treatment Treatment

At Cedar Roof Coatings we only use the top quality TWP® 200 Series Oil for our customers. This oil has wonderful protective qualities when it comes to the wood you treat with it. It helps lock in the moisture and prevent the degradation of your cedar shakes without suffocating the material.

TWP® 200 Series oil offers a high solids, heavy duty formula that enhances the beauty of both new and aged cedar roofs. It protects your roof from water absorption and ultraviolet light - two elements that can speed up the aging of a cedar roof. TWP® 200 Series Oil will help preserve the cedar’s natural color.

Contact Cedar Roof Coatings for Cedar Roof Treatment and Care Information in NY and CT

If your home is located in the Hamptons, Westchester County, NY or Fairfield, CT and you are interested in learning the best ways to care for your cedar roof, contact Cedar Roof Coatings. We can perform a complete, fair and honest evaluation of your cedar roof and give you our impressions on the best way to preserve it and keep it functioning at its best. To learn more, please call us at 203-847-5740 or contact us online today.


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