If you have a cedar shake roof, then it is important to take proper care of it to ensure that it lasts as long as possible. A cedar shake roof can last for many years with the right maintenance, but it is also susceptible to damage from weather and pests. In this blog post, we will discuss some tips for maintaining and protecting your cedar shake roof.
One of the best things you can do for your cedar shake roof is to keep it clean. Sweep off any leaves or debris that may have accumulated on the roof and use a pressure washer to remove any dirt or other buildup from the surface as well as from between the shingles.
A cedar shake roof should be sealed regularly. This will help protect it from damage due to water, UV rays, and pests. Seal-Once NANO+POLY Premium Wood Sealer is a good sealant for cedar shake roofs because it combines proprietary nanotechnology with the strength of polyurethane to provide 360° of protection. Its durable, breathable matte finish protects the surface of the wood against wear and tear, UV fading, and water damage. It is currently available as a clear wood sealer and in 8 Ready Mix Colors.
Inspect your cedar shake roof periodically for signs of damage or wear. Look for missing, cracked, or broken shingles, as well as any areas where the roof may be leaking. If you find any problems, repair them immediately to prevent further damage.
Proper ventilation is also essential for a cedar shake roof. Make sure that your attic and other areas of the roof have adequate ventilation to prevent moisture buildup, which can cause mold and mildew growth.
The best way to protect your cedar shake roof is by preventing damage from occurring in the first place. Trim back any trees or branches that are close to the roof and make sure there is no standing water near your home.
By following these tips, you can ensure that your cedar shake roof has a long life and remains in good condition for many years to come. Take the time to maintain and protect your roof, and it will reward you with lasting beauty and protection.
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