Top Tips for Taking Care of Your Cedar Shake Roof

Top Tips for Taking Care of Your Cedar Shake Roof

Cedar shake roofs, a popular roof choice for many North American homes, are beautiful and durable, and they have long lifespans. However, not a lot of people know how to take care of their cedar shake roof.

Maintenance and Care Tips

Cedar shake roofs can and will last longer if you know how to properly take care of them. A few tips for maintenance include…

  • Trees – Clean off any tree debris, including leaves, branches, spores, and dirt. While you can probably clean your cedar shake roof by yourself, this job will be done best if you hire a professional.
  • Zinc and copper strips – To stop moss from growing on top of your ceder shake roof, nail some zinc or copper strips at the edge of your ridge cap. Zinc and copper have properties that help inhibit moss growth. Talk to a professional first to find out what would work best on your home.
  • Chemical preservatives – There’s a long list of different types of chemical preservatives you can put on your roof to shield your cedar shake roof from the elements. This also requires talking with a professional to make sure you know exactly what it is you’re putting on your roof.

The Secret

The secret to getting the most out of your cedar shake roof is one thing: keep it dry. The drier you keep your cedar shake roof, the longer it will last. Keep it dry by removing moss, fungi, twigs, and any other type of debris that can trap in moisture.

Your cedar shake roof will last even longer if you have an expert team by your side. Call our office at 972-542-7774 today or contact us online for more information about cedar shake roof installation, maintenance, and care.