Cedar shingle roofs and roof cleaning in the Cape Cod area

Cedar shingle roofs are a great option to have on your home since they can last a lifetime. They can withstand high winds and also add a nice look to your home. Although the thing that can make them look bad is the fact that they have an open wood grain allowing various algae growths to take hold! Algae, Moss, Fungi, Lichen, Bacteria and Tannins will either make your roof look bad or most certainly cause premature deterioration. These growths must not be allowed to grow and propagate or you will be replacing your roof sooner than you should have to. There are various methods that can be used to clean a roof although not all of them are viable on every cedar roof. Our method is recommended by the Cedar Shake and Shingle Bureau (the authority on cedar) and is always effective and always viable! The answer is SoftWashing.
We apply a solution comprised of detergents and algaecides. These algaecides will kill off the various growths on your roof, which in turn will allow it to breath like it needs to. A lot of these growths will be "woven" into the wood grain and for that reason most of the time we will let these growths decompose and fall off naturally. This happens after we kill them through our cleaning process. When we let the algae fall off naturally it is very gentle so the wood grain is not compromised by brushing or pressure washing.


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