Cleaning Cedar Roof Shingles
Cedar roof shingles are a type of roofing material that can be very beneficial to your home. Not only do they add value to the home they also provide excellent insulation and protection to the home. That is, as long as they are maintained the way they are supposed to be.
Of all the types of roofing material on the market, cedar roof shingles are the type that require maintenance by the homeowner if they are going to reach the full lifespan of 40 – 60 years. Cedar roof shingles will not decay on their own, but when put on a roof and exposed to the elements it will bring moss, mold, fungi and lichens to the roofing material and that is when your cedar roof shingles will begin to decay.
On average a cedar roof should be cleaned every 8-10 years depending on the conditions in which the home is exposed to. Some roofs can go longer between cleanings and some will need it every 5-6 years. If the home is in the woods with lots of shade you can expect to need a cleaning more often than a home that has no trees around it. One thing for certain is that every cedar roof shingled home will need cleaning in order to reach the full lifespan of the roofing material.
Here in the Grand Rapids MI area we have many homes that make use of cedar shingles and up till now there was not a company in Michigan that was certified in the cleaning of cedar shake shingles, there were companies around that would take a pressure washer to the cedar and blast the dirt and grime away, but this would also blast years off the life expectancy of the cedar, to cover up the damage caused by the pressure washing many companies would talk the homeowner into staining the cedar, because cedar has natural oils in it and needs to breathe it is never recommended to apply a sealer/stain to the cedar roof shingles.
Now thanks to Roof Cleaner, which is Michigan’s certified cedar shake roof cleaning company, houses with cedar shingles can have the cedar cleaned and maintained the proper way. Our process uses unique, eco-friendly techniques that clean and preserve cedar roof shingles without caustic or toxic chemicals, nor do we need to use a pressure washer to get the cedar shingles clean.
We have cleaned cedar roof’s in all of Michigan, from the east side by Detroit to the Lake Michigan shore by South Haven and even into the U.P. we have also traveled to Indiana, Illinois and Ohio to provide cedar roof cleaning.
Spring time is a great time to finally get the cedar shingles on your home cleaned and right now is the time to call Roof Cleaner for a free roof inspection to see if your roof is at the point where it would benefit from our cleaning process.
Call or text 616.240.3465 and get an inspection scheduled.