The way your Cedar Roof was originally installed could be causing your problems!
Years ago, cedar shake roofs used to be installed with a lath construction, where there was a spacing between laths all the way up the roof. The roofer would then lay the shingle down which allowed for air to get up under and keep them dry. Today. most everything is done with a decking.
Felt, called a water barrier, was placed and then the shakes were put right on top of that.
Well, there is a flaw in that installation.
A cedar shake roof needs to breathe and what you have to have between this felt, which is the water barrier, and your cedar shakes is called a Cedar Breather...chances are it's not on YOUR Roof.
A cedar breather does exactly what its name implies - it allows for spacing between the roof decking felt and the shingles, so that they can get air and then dry out, because cedar shakes on their own will not decay.
A Cedar Roof Should Last Upwards of 60, 70, 80...Even 100 Years!
Yes, you would still have to maintain your wood roof if you had a Cedar Breather, but you wouldn't have to maintain it as frequently, because the shakes would dry out on their own and wouldn't retain the infestations that they hold over a period of time. When they're in this moist condition, they can't dry out.
Cedar Shakes Expand and Contract with the Weather - They need to breathe and they need to be dried out.
What infestations have become embedded in the shakes over time? If you see lichen, moss, mold, mildew and brown rot fungi, it is time to have a professional cedar shakes roof cleaner investigate.
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Sullivan Cedar Shakes Roof Cleaning is a family owned and operated roof cleaning service. Headquartered in Des Moines, Iowa, we've used our proven cleaning products and service to preserve cedar roofs across the entire Midwest region.
Over the past few years, Bruce and Maria have become the top cedar cleaners in the country. Because of their passion for the education on proper cedar maintenance, they have been happy to share and train other roof cleaners in their proven cleaning method.
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