Cedar shakes are second only to asphalt shingles as North America’s most popular roofing choice. There’s something to be said about the intricate and beautiful natural wood grain that cedar textures lend to a roof.
All types of roofing materials have their own list of advantages and disadvantages, and cedar shakes are no exception. For all its beauty, however, this particular roofing material is a little demanding on maintenance needs. Let our expert roofers show you steps to get the most out of your cedar roof.
Preventive maintenance and cedar roofs go hand in hand. This type of material is prone to a number of different problems, and signing up for a regular maintenance program is essential to making it last as long as it can. Have a professional inspect your roof at least once a year and after severe weather conditions. This would prevent a leaking roof and other common issues.
Wood requires a special coat that’s different from the products typically used as a finish for other materials. Talk to your contractor about preservative wood finishes that allow the wood to “breathe.” This alone can add a few more years to your roof.
Keeping It Clean
Debris like dead leaves and fallen branches from nearby trees are notorious for water retention. The increased moisture can slowly rot away the wood material of a cedar shake or shingle. Keep the roof panels cleaned and clear of any objects to avoid common problems caused by water.
Our roofing specialists at Tedrick’s Roofing can help keep your cedar roof in excellent shape. We are your trusted go-to provider for all your roof repairs, gutter installation and other exterior service needs. Give us a call at (877) 212-9355 and (253) 499-9660, or fill out our online contact form to schedule a no-obligation roof inspection and request a free estimate today. We serve Seattle and all neighboring areas.