wood is exposed to sunlight and precipitation its surface begins a
transformation. This change is known as weathering. The first visual change is
the color. The red-brown cedar tone will begin to fade to gray. Over the period
of about one year the surface of the wood begins to be colonized by wood
rotting organisms such as algae, fungi, lichens and mosses. This colonization
of the wood causes the roof to retain water longer and cause accelerated
weathering problem for cedar shake roofs is ultraviolet radiation (UV) from the
sun, which degrades exposed wood surfaces by breaking down cell wall material.
use all methods available, from the dry method, which uses air, to the most
common method, which is water cleaning. Our experienced technicians are
essential to the cleaning of your roof.
first step in combating premature roof deterioration is keeping the roof clean.
The bottom line: A clean roof does not retain water like a roof covered in
moss, fungi and debris.
cleaning is the most effective method available, but the right equipment and
expertise is essential. We use a moderate pressure and high volume flow unit
that is friendly to all types of roofs. These high-end wash units are much more
gentle on the roofing surface. Even the best equipment in the wrong hands can
cause irreversible damage, and that is why we have well-trained, experienced
technicians working for us.
treatment has the most effective fungicide approved by the Environmental
Protection Agency. It also provides the best ultraviolet protection available.
Our treatment will keep your roof looking great for years. Applying the proper
treatment after the roof has been cleaned and repairs made is very important.
If a cleaned roof has not been treated it will swiftly return to its former
condition. A cleaned roof that has a quality treatment on it will remain fungi
and moss free for a period of up to 4 years. We use the chemical called Copper
Napthinate. By mixing it with water at a specified ratio, this product will
penetrate the wood better and allows for breathing.