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The Problem The Solution

Four factors steal the life out of your roof:

  • Excessive moisture
  • Excessive sunlight
  • Excessive debris
  • Moss & Fungal growth

Although natural cedar oil, "thujaplicin" is probably the best wood preservative, it dissipates from your wood roof within two to three years!

Hot sun and roof temperatures that can fry an egg cook the oils and preservatives right out of the wood.

Then without those natural barriers:
  • Roofs can't repel water as well
  • The roof is much more susceptible to rot
  • Curling, cupping, splitting and rotting of the shakes begins
  • Moss & debris holds moisture and invite insect infestation
  • Insect infestations invite larger critter, like woodpeckers

Neglected shake roofs don't just look bad...
Fungus, mold, mildew, moss and algae all quickly and persistently break down the surface of your roof. Left to fester their root structure will eat away at your roof in a variety of ways:

  •  Lifts the edges of your shingles on a shake roof allowing water to:
    •  dam and wick up,
    •  run sideways underneath until it finds a weakness in the felt (and finds its way into your attic),
    •  or make your roof more susceptible to high wind -- ripping the shakes clean off.
  •  Carnivorous moss actually uses your shakes as food, causing premature wear as it quite literally "eats away" at your roof.
  •  Moss soaks up water, keeping your roof almost permanently wet -- promoting further fungus, mold & algae growth.

To avoid the early demise of your classic cedar shake roof:

  1. Remove moss & fungus which act like a sponge to hold water on shingles and shakes.
  2. Do so without harming the environment or risking your pets or your children with toxic chemicals.
  3. Restore lost natural preservatives so that your roof will again effectively repel water
  4. Prevent new growth by changing the pH level of the roof surface
  5. and once again look stupendous.

Aside from the cosmetic benefits of a well maintained roof it's very important to note that cleaning, repairing and treating your roof can double and sometimes triple its service life.

A clean, healthy roof will add market value to your home because, generally speaking, 50% of the exterior view of your home consists of your roof.

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