Cedar shake roofs were a very common roofing material in the early years. One of the first roofing materials in the country. Cedar has its own natural preservative element. On average a cedar shake roof can last 40, 50 to 60 years if maintained. Depending on the grade of the cedar shake.
Cedar shakes are expensive to install and they tend to have higher insurance coverage for that reason. They also are the best insulating roofing material as they hold the ambient temperature within a home better than any other. Thus a saving in heating and cooling cost.
The one factor that many homeowners of cedar shake roofs are never told, is that they need to maintain a shake roof in order to reach its full lifespan potential. Again, they are organic in nature, like one’s teeth, which are also organic and need to be maintained.
On average a cedar shake roof can last 40, 50 to 60 years if maintained, depending on the grade of the cedar shake.
Keep the roof in the best condition possible by keeping your Cedar Shakes clean and free of organic material.
Bring your Cedar Shakes back to their original look and color, while also increasing their longevity.
Over time, shake roofs will start to deteriorate, in most cases due to lack of maintaining/cleaning. On average a shake roof should be cleaned every 10 years. If not, deterioration sets in.
Roof cleaning can help extend the lifespan of your roof. Most importantly, we do so without walking on your roof, preventing further damage. We provide honest communication of your issues, reliable work for your service, and a long track record of successful work (visit our reviews section above). Talk to us today about a free quote for your service.
The Sullivan method is a softwash process that does not allow the use of any pressure washers or any pressure greater than that of an ordinary garden hose in the cleaning process. All cleaning is done from the safety of the ground or a ladder, avoiding the need to physically walk on your roof, thus preserving its condition. The cleaning solution used has been specially formulated to remove damaging organic material without damaging the cedar. This solution is biodegradable and will not harm you, your family, pets, wildlife, or landscaping.
What can I say? Bruce and Keith provided an exceptional service, and they are really nice guys too. Found out at the last minute they were in Minneapolis, and they fit me in for a cedar shake roof cleaning the next evening after their regular job was done. Even cleaned up my gutters, small fence, and small deck at no charge. The place looks outstanding! Highly recommended.
I highly recommend this business. Due to the work performed we are going to get another 10-14 years out of our cedar shake roof. We were told by some roofing companies that the roof should be replaced in 2 years. I lucked out and found Sullivan Roof Cleaning while researching companies that perform this service, and was pleased to learn that the company does work outside of Iowa. If you need your cedar shakes cleaned, go with Sullivan Roof Cleaning.
St Cloud, MN
Bruce did a great job cleaning the whole exterior of my house. The roof has new life! It looks practically brand new. All the mold and moss on the roof, on the gutters, under the eaves, completely gone. He exceeded all our expectations. When he tells you what he can do for your house, you can believe and trust him. Great guy, great service.
Kansas City, MO
Bruce Sullivan has over 50 years of experience in maintaining, cleaning, and restoring cedar shake roofs. Making him one of the top authorities about cedar shake roofs.