Wood roofing has a rustic, natural look and ages beautifully if properly maintained. There are two types of wood roofing: Shingles and Shakes
- Wood Shingles are smooth, flat and have cleaner lines.
- Wood Shakes are thicker than wood shingles, giving a longer warranty.
Cedar is the only roofing material whose life can be prolonged by proper maintenance and preservation techniques.
Basic Cedar Roof Maintenance includes pressure washing, debris removal, cleaning to remove algae, fungi, moss, etc., and application of a wood preservative. Annual inspections keep tabs on your roof to determine when this maintenance is required, but it’s usually needed every 3 to 5 years.
Cedar Roof Repairs – Every 10 to 15 years, a cedar roof should be restored. The restoration process includes repairs to the roofing system, including replacement of shakes and ridge caps.
Cedar Roof Preservation -We recommend preservation within the first three months of product installation. By starting maintenance this early, not only are you protecting your roof but you save money by eliminating the need to have your wood roof power cleaned prior to preservation.
Cedar Roof Treatment – Your first treatment will last between five and seven years. Subsequent treatments can last as long as 8-10 years. Remember, you can save money on all your preservation treatments by eliminating the power clean stage by staying within your maintenance period.
Wood roof systems may be applied over continuously or closely spaced wood decking or over a spaced, sometimes referred to as “skipped,” sheathing. Solid roof decking or sheathing should be used in areas of the roof deck where an ice dam protection membrane is required.