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Cedar Shake Roof Cleaning & Restoration

Cedar Shake Cleaning, Cedar Home Washing in Riverhead, South Hamptons, Suffolk County, and surrounding areas.

A cedar roof is the most natural and striking style of roof a home owner can have. When properly cared for they are among the most beautiful, which is why maintaining a cedar roof is essential to extending the life of the roof and to maintaining its beauty. Algae and moss must be prevented from growing and damaging a cedar roof. The effects of algae and moss can have a devastating effect on cedar roofs.

 

Our employees, will take the time needed to complete your project correctly.

Once the bark is remove from the tree, the wood has no way of protecting itself. The damaging effects of weather to unprotected wood can begin immediately.
The effects of rain, snow, dew and sun……

These natural occurrences are quickly absorbed into unprotected wood causing it to soften and swell. The sun’s heat causes drying, which makes the wood shrink. These cycles of wet and dry, swelling and shrinking, cause wood to warp, split, cup and crack – all of which lead to shortened wood life and expensive repairs and replacement. Having your roof cleaned and sealed/stained can double the life of your cedar roof.

Our Cedar Wood Restoration Process Includes These Important Steps

  1. We provide an on site estimate and evaluation explaining all the work to be done.
  2. We begin by applying a cleaning solution that kills, loosens and lifts the moss, algae and dirt that are marring and discoloring your roof.
  3. Next, we carefully wash the roof with a power washer removing the dead moss, algae, dirt and debris.
  4. The roof is then treated with a neutralizing agent that will brighten the wood and prepare it for our sealer/stain.
  5. We return and replace any shingles that are missing or broken (up to 50 are included). We will also tap in any loose staples and nails.
  6. We inspect flashing and skylights and re-caulk where needed.
  7. If needed, we apply a rust inhibiting primer on valleys, excluding copper valleys.
  8. Before sealing/staining we test the wood with an electronic moisture meter to insure the wood is dry. The moisture content of the wood must be 16% or less to allow the sealer/stain to bond properly.
  9. We seal/stain your roof with a preservative that protects against the sun’s UV rays and also protects against algae and moss. We offer the following colors; Natural Cedar, Organic Brown, Medium Grey and Clear.

Restoring and preserving your cedar roof can double the life of your roof. Call today before it’s too late. To request a free estimate, please call Toll Free 1-631-722-WASH or click here

Does your Cedar Shake need restoring? Call us today to get a free quote!