Cedar Shake Roof Cleaning
Cedar Shake Shingles add elegance and longevity to a homes roof.
When you have a home with cedar shakes as the roofing material you have a house with a roof that will last 40-50 years or even more, IF you maintain it. Some homeowners are under the assumption that a cedar roof is maintenance free and will last forever. NOT SO. While cedar has the ability to resist decay, they will attract moss, lichen and other infestations. And if not cared for they will decay.
With a cedar roof costing 30 – 60 thousand dollars to replace it makes sense to clean them so they will provide 40 – 60 years of protection. A professional cleaning of a cedar roof will usually be less than 5% of the cost of replacement.
If your cedar roof is a dark brown or black color it is time to have it cleaned, many also have moss, mold and lichen growth as well. All of which is deteriorating your cedar roof. At Kleen llc, we have the knowledge and training to clean and preserve your cedar roof. Our process uses no high pressure washing or power washing, we use a soft wash method. We apply the cleaning chemicals with a 12 volt pump and rinse the roof with 50-60 psi.
Cedar shakes or wood roofs as some call them are a beautiful thing when they are maintained, they make the home look so much more inviting and warm. But, when neglected and they turn black,have moss and mold growing on them they can bring not only the look of the house down, but the value of the home will be reduced dramatically. Keep the beauty and the value of your home up, call Kleen llc to get your cedar roofing material cleaned.
Keeping the shakes cleaned will help them last for many many years. Kleen llc uses a soft wash system to safely clean cedar shakes. We perform non-pressure cleaning of cedar shake roofs throughout Michigan. Depending on what is growing on the roof will help us determine what is needed to clean the shakes. Roofs that have been neglected for a long time will have moss and lichen growing on the shingles and need extra attention to clean. While the use of a power washer to clean cedar roofs was the way to go in the past it is no longer advisable. With the advancements in chemicals and non-pressure cleaning equipment, soft wash cleaning will not damage the soft cedar wood. Kleen llc can properly care for your Cedar Shake Roof.