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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.

Cedar Shakes Roof Cleaning Process

My company is the first roof cleaning service to develop a wood roof cleaning process that requires no walking on wood roofs or using any form of pressure i.e. pressure washer to clean them.

WATCH THIS: Video-Removing Moss from a Cedar Roof.

 
CEDAR SHAKES ROOF CLEANING SOLUTION

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.

When retaining our service you get a proven process that will not harm your roof or your
landscaping, property or family in any way. (Contact us for an estimate).

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.

protecting landscaping from roof cleaning 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!

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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!

WOW–we couldn’t believe how we got a nearly-new looking roof again! We had no idea a service like this was available and would HIGHLY recommend it to anyone to help lengthen the life of their shingles. I was very impressed with their focus on safety as well. Sullivan Roof Cleaning offered such kind, friendly service. (Thanks to our neighbors for sharing the lead.)
David & Brenda Hoit, Napa Valley Crest, Waukee 11/03/2011

We could not be happier with the work Sullivan Roof Cleaning did to extend the life of, and beautify our cedar shake roof! Our roof is approximately 18 years old and, prior to Sullivan’s cleaning, it was very gray. In some spots our roof was also covered in moss. After Sullivan’s work was completed the roof looked almost new and all the gray stains and moss were gone. An added benefit was that the house also smelled fresher and cleaner.

I also want to comment on how professional the whole Sullivan Roof Cleaning operation is. Bruce Sullivan was attentive to each and every detail. The operation is first class. I plan to recommend Sullivan Roof Cleaning to everyone I know.

Tom Bernau, Des Moines 11/01/2011

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I am absolutely amazed by how beautiful our roof looks after having the cedar shakes cleaned, and I am thrilled to know that the cleaning will actually add many years to the life of our roof. I cannot say enough about what a positive experience it was to work with Bruce and Kim. They are extremely knowledgeable, professional and passionate about the work they do, and they instill complete confidence with their meticulous attention to detail. I would absolutely recommend them without hesitation for your roof cleaning needs.
Niki M. Brown Deer Rd., Coralville,

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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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