Cedar siding in Massachusetts
Cedar siding is an interesting thing to clean for us here at A to Z. Cedar can be natural, stained, dipped stain, painted and other things that should never have happened! Different finishes on the cedar shingles attract different growths, algae and mildew.
Here is a picture of a Pre-dipped cedar shingle, and another picture of what it looked like after we cleaned it.
Most home owners don't realize that the stain is supposed to be re applied to maintain that stained look, since we just cleaned this cedar it an now be restained if the owner decides to take that route.
Another common stain we see it called a solid body stain, this stain typically holds up well and lasts much longer.
Here is a picture of a natural white cedar shingle that never had any finish applied.
Natural cedar will show green, black and white fungi along with green algae, black bacteria and the list goes on! Most homes will have a green side, a black side, a fairly clean side and the last side can be a combination of the other 3. Have your siding cleaned as needed every 3 to 5 years to make sure it lasts a very long time.