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What Should I do if I need to Clean my Cedar Roof?

Educate yourself as much as possible about the maintenance needs of your cedar roof. It’s to your advantage to learn as much as possible about the properties of your cedar roof. The best places for unbiased cedar information is the US Forest Service and...

When Should A Roof Be Cleaned

What Does Your Cedar Roof Look Like?

When new, cedar shakes and shingles display natural honey and cinnamon tones, and will later mature to a seasoned and distinguished-looking silvery gray when properly maintained.

Cedar roofs don’t decay, but they do weather.

Cedar has natural preservatives that resist moisture, decay and insect damage. Although in warm, humid climates and on heavily shaded roofs, algae, moss, mold, mildew, lichen and fungi’s will grow, because these organisms retain moisture the cedar will decay in time if not maintained.

When Should A Cedar Roof Be Cleaned?

Cedar is a natural insulator against the environment; competitors can’t come close to the thermal efficiency of wood. In fact, cedar has twice the thermal resistivity (R-value) of asphalt, 5 times that of slate, 8 times that of concrete, and hundreds of times that of metal and aluminum.

If the shakes or shingles display a brown/dark brown to black tones, these are signs of harmful organism infestations and they need to be cleaned.

With a proper cedar roof maintenance program a cedar roof will last anywhere from 40 to 60 years.

Watch the videos above, see photos, read reviews and determine if now your cedar roof should be cleaned. Why prematurely replace your cedar roof when we can clean it?

About Us

Your One-Stop Shop For Cedar Roof Care, Maintenance, and Cleaning

Cedar Shakes Roof Cleaning is a family owned and operated roof cleaner service.  Headquartered in Des Moines, we've used our proven cleaning products and service to preserve cedar roofs across the entire Midwest region.

Get in touch with us today to discuss your next cedar roof maintenance and cleaning.


Roof Services We Offer:

  • Complete & detailed roof inspection
  • Eco-friendly cedar roof cleaning
  • Wood roof cleaning & treating
  • Cedar minor roof repairs
  • Tons of cost savings for your cedar roof!

Choose Cedar Shakes Roof Cleaning

  • Free roof cleaning estimate
  • Family owned & operated
  • Proven track record of healthy, preserved cedar roofs
  • Licensed, bonded, & insured
  • Over 500 satisfied cedar roofs!