Cedar shakes have exceptional beauty, and that is why some homeowners still prefer them over the more affordable options. They can also last longer than asphalt shingles and other roofing materials. Durable as they are, cedar shakes still require upkeep. Improper care of cedar shakes roofing will shorten their lifespan.
Cedar Roofing Care
If you are looking into cedar shakes for your roof replacement, you must be aware of how to properly maintain them. The following are some of the ways you can take care of your cedar roofing.
- To counter the growth of moss, roofers often nail copper or zinc strips at the ridge cap. The reaction of the rain and copper or zinc forms a mild solution that is carried down to the other parts of the roof and deters the growth of moss.
- Roof installation experts advise trimming overhanging branches to prevent accumulation of branches and leaves on the roof. Cedar needs to breathe. Debris can also cause moisture to build up on the roof and can lead to damage and encourage moss growth if neglected.
- Clean gutter and downspouts regularly.
- Ensure adequate ventilation all year round to ensure that extreme heat or moisture will not build up.
Cedar shakes must be installed by a reliable residential roofing contractor that has expertise in installing them. Trust John Peters Roofing for your cedar roofing needs. Our professionals are skilled in installing all types of roofing material, including cedar shakes.
Aside from roof installation and repair, our company also offers other services including siding installation and repair and gutter installation.
Call us today at (317) 786-3315 for a free estimate. You can also fill out this contact form and we will get in touch with you shortly. Being in the industry for over 40 years, our company has earned the trust of both residential and commercial clients in Indianapolis.