Many home owners are concerned with what type of cleaning solution Cedar Shakes Roof Cleaning Company uses, more so, if it will harm their landscaping, pets, children, etc.
No it won’t!
Other companies that will clean cedar roofs use a solution that has caustic elements to it and
requires walking on the roof and having to use a power washer to remove. This had been the
process used in the past and most have just continued using this type of process today. Not
only is walking on a wood roof and using a pressure washer to clean potentially harmful to the
roof but potentially very dangerous to humans.
WATCH THIS: Video-Removing Moss from a Cedar Roof.
As for our cleaning solution, which I developed myself and without detailing the formula (we can’t give away the secret sauce), the following is the baseline of it:
1.) It is nontoxic and non-caustic.
2.) It is citrus based. Think of Lemon.
3.) It has an algaecide, mildewcide, and fungicide to help preserve the shakes.
4.) It has a bio surfactant or soap to help the solution cling to the shakes.
5.) It has a steam process oil to help rehydrate the shakes to preserve them.
Everything that is needed to clean and maintain your roof is within our cleaning process.
There is no need to add a treatment to your roof as it is already within our cleaning solution!
Staining is okay for improving the look of your roof but has no preservative value. It also has a
short shelf life and can be very expensive if done correctly. We don’t recommend it.
Sealing a wood roof in any form is very bad for that roof. Wood roofs need to breathe, they are
organic in nature and have to expand and contract with the changing weather condition.
Unlike others that will clean a cedar shakes wood roof, we are cedar shakes roof cleaners.
To properly maintain a cedar shakes roof you should have it cleaned every 7 to 10 years
subjectively. They have a very long lifespan if maintained!
Bruce Sullivan of Sullivan Roof Cleaning, here on Frederick Street in Omaha, Nebraska. In this cedar shake roof cleaning and landscaping protection video, Maria is pre-soaking all the vegetation and, of course, we have it covered with plastic also as a precautionary measure so that any of our over-spray from our soft wash, non-pressure cleaning process doesn’t get on any of the landscaping.
Landscaping Protection While Cleaning Roof
That’s Maria’s responsibility. This is what she does. She is constantly wetting stuff down, wetting stuff down. She’ll wash the house and windows down as we go along, but I just wanted to give you an idea of how we maintain a homeowner’s landscaping.We’re very conscious of it, and very aware of it. We take great measures to protect your landscaping as you can see. We also have a runoff system that we’ll show you in another video of how we actually run the solution from the downspouts right off the property. It’s a pretty unique process.
Maria is connecting something to the downspout. What’s the purpose of that?
This is so we can run everything that comes off the roof, our solution and all that, into a place where it’s not going to harm the landscaping.
So primarily, your job as the grounds person is to protect the landscaping of the homeowner, correct?
Right, and this is just one of the ways we do that.
So, all of the solution, water and runoff is going to come down that downspout and it’s going to run through that tubing. Then it’s going to go off into an area that’s going to be a safe area to deposit anything that comes off the roof and it won’t harm any of the landscaping or any of the connecting property.
Usually we usually try to find a place in the rocks or a place in the landscaping where there’s no plants where it can hurt anything. We try to keep the run-off off of the grass and away from the homeowner’s foundation.
A lot of times people have wooded areas in their backyard, we can run it off into there where it’s not going to bother anything.
Thanks for watching our video explaining how we protect your landscape. Again, this is Maria in the video. She takes care of the landscaping, the grounds person for Sullivan Roof Cleaning and Bruce Sullivan and one of the two people you will see when you have us over to clean your roof!
Sullivan Roof Cleaning is located in Des Moines, Iowa. Contact us for a free estimate or with help finding a roof cleaning service in your area!
My husband and I were very satisfied by your service, we love our clean roof, and it has enhance the whole appearance of our home. Thank you.
– Andree Hare
I couldn’t be more pleased with the work done by Sullivan Cedar Shakes Roof Cleaning. The results of the cleaning they did on my home today are better than I expected. The results were visible almost immediately, and I am told that it will get even better in the next few weeks. As happy as I am with the cleaning, I am even more happy with the work ethic and professional actions of owner and his co-worker. I can highly recommend this company and its owner.
Tracy Lepeltak, Waukee, Iowa
Bruce and Maria are a great team and provided professional service. I was concerned about the dirt coming off of my roof effecting my patio and shrubs. Maria did a marvelous job of cleaning up from the waste coming off my roof. When I need my roof cleaned again I will certainly call them.
Bob Thomas, Omaha, Ne.
Sullivan Roof Cleaning was extremely professional throughout the entire process of my cedar shake roof cleaning. The results exceeded my expectations and I am grateful for the extended longevity of my shake roof. I would recommend Bruce and Maria to anyone looking to return their cedar roof to new looking and extend its life.
Todd Schissel-West Des Moines, IA
I can’t believe a difference Sullivan Roof Cleaning made! It’s like we have a brand new house! Bruce and Maria were professional and efficient, and what a value! They are passionate about the service they provide, and were as excited about the beauty of the finished result as we were. We will call them again in the future, and much earlier this time. See you in a few years, Bruce.
Jon Rippentrop, Swisher, Iowa
Spruce it up! Bruce Sullivan explains the difference between a roof cleaning and a roof restoration. Let Bruce help you decide if you want or need a cedar shake shingle roof cleaning or a roof restoration. Listen to how you can take advantage of Bruce’s knowledge to have a Cedar Shake Roof Cleaner extend the life of your roof. Then send Bruce an email or give him a call for a free estimate on your roof.
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I am very pleased with how my roof looks after Bruce applied his magic touch. Bruce is very knowledgeable and conducts himself with professionalism. He proved to me his process works. What a difference! If you want to give your home a dramatic face lift, call Bruce. Not only does my roof look good, we added years of life to it. I recommend him. Steve – The Woodlands, Clive
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