It's no surprise that cedar shakes and shingles have been used as roofing material in this country for centuries. Their beautiful golden hue and fresh cedar smell (when new) are not the only reasons why people have chosen this roofing material. Other than aesthetics, cedar roofs are often chosen for … Read more about The Benefits of Owning a Cedar Shake Roof
All cedar shakes and shingle roofs will experience weathering. Weathering is simply the breaking down of an element (in this case, a cedar shakes or shingle roof) due to exposure to the elements over time. There are three main factors that contribute to a cedar roof's weathering: Solar … Read more about Why do Cedar Shakes and Shingles Weather?
Every homeowner wants to hire the right contractor for the job, but how can the homeowner be sure they are hiring someone they can trust? Cedar shakes roof cleaning is no different from any other home improvement project; there are both reputable and shoddy roof cleaners offering their services. … Read more about How to Avoid a Cedar Shakes Roof Cleaning Scam
We have discussed the reasons you may want to apply a chemical preservative treatment to your roof. Some homeowners may not feel comfortable with the use of these chemicals, and want an alternative treatment. While non-chemical treatments are possible, their effectiveness is not known, and may not … Read more about Maintaining Your Roof: Non-Chemical and Oil Treatments (Part 5 of Homeowner’s Guide)
We have discussed the reasons you may want to apply a chemical preservative treatment to your roof. Some homeowners may not feel comfortable with the use of these chemicals, and want an alternative treatment. While non-chemical treatments are possible, their effectiveness is not known, and may not … Read more about Maintaining Your Roof – Chemical Treatments (Part 4 of Homeowner’s Guide)
Now that you have removed the debris from your roof, you can examine the condition of the cedar shingles. Unless there is excessive damage, or your roof is leaking, you should not need to repair or completely replace your roof. In most cases, there may be some staining and discoloration, dirt, … Read more about Maintaing Your Roof – Cleaning Treatments (Part 3 of Homeowner’s Guide)
A Homeowner's Guide to Maintaining your Cedar Shake Roof Part 2: Easy Routine Maintenance In Part 1 of this series we discussed the ways your cedar shake roof can break down and weather due to time and neglect. Let's now move on to routine maintenance. Keep in mind that I never recommend someone … Read more about Routine Roof Maitenance (Part 2 of Homeowner’s Guide)
Part 1: Why do I need to Maintain my Roof? Every week, I get emails and calls from cedar roof homeowners throughout the USA and Canada, asking me a variety of questions about their roof. I find that a lot of homeowners do not fully understand how important it is to maintain, clean, and treat their … Read more about THE HOMEOWNER’S GUIDE TO MAINTAINING CEDAR SHAKE ROOFS (Part 1)