Note: This is cleaning/treatment/restoration only. We do not offer roof repair services.

Cedar Roof Cleaning Indiana By Sullivan Roof Cleaning

Cedar Shakes

Certified & Licensed Specialists of Cedar Roof Cleaning Indiana

The home of quintessential essence and tradition of Midwestern America, Indiana is bustling with never resting cities like Indianapolis and picturesque small towns such as Battle Ground, Meridian Hills, Highland, Shorewood Forests, and more with stunning cedar shake properties. At Sullivan Cedar Roof Cleaning, we are renowned and trusted as a professional cedar shake roof cleaning service provider with a team of highly trained, certified, and insured specialists. Bruce Sullivan serves the whole state of Indiana and offers highly professional cedar roof restoration to home as well as business owners.
Bruce completely understands the routine of special care required to keep your scrumptious cedar shake roofs in a tip-top condition and make its lifespan a very long one. A proper cedar roof cleaning or a quality cedar shake roof maintenance is all you require to maintain its beauty with the optimal condition. Sullivan Cedar Roof Cleaning can treat, clean and restore your cedar shake roofs using a unique non-pressure process, which includes an environment-friendly solvent, to restore your cedar roof to its original condition. If you are searching for a budget-friendly, professional residential or commercial cedar roof restoration in Indiana, then look no further. Bruce is here to serve with guaranteed best results.

No Pressure Wash, No Harsh Chemicals
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Shake hands with Bruce Sullivan as you have found the right partner for all your cedar shake roof cleaning services. Bruce stands behind the quality workmanship he offers with real commitment and dedication. Whether you are a new customer or an existing one; he treats all his customers with the same respect, work ethics, and service value. Bruce has been in the cedar shake roof maintenance business in Indiana for more than a decade now, he is highly regarded for his cedar roof cleaning services.

No harsh techniques or pressure wash will be used for your Cedar Roof Cleaning Indiana; we use proven methods and solutions which will bring unmatched results for your cedar shake roof cleaning needs. Our cedar shake roof maintenance and restoration processes include:

  • Clearing of moss, debris, fungus, and stains using biodegradable solutions rather than by pressure washing.
  • Use of environment-friendly products.
  • Spring, summer, and fall service with the guaranteed market best pricing.
  • Complete cedar roof solutions for your property with just a single and free pre-estimation.
  • Licensed, certified, and insured roof contractors.
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A Team of well Experienced Cedar Shake Roof Restoration Professionals

Whether you need us on weekends, middle of weeks, or in holidays; Sullivan Cedar Roof Cleaning is round the year available to handle any size of cedar roof restoration project with any difficulty level. Our cedar shake roof cleaning includes useful moss, mildew, fungus, and debris removal without the use of pressure washing or harmful chemicals. With Bruce Sullivan, get ready to experience:

  • Real service results from the very first time
  • Courteous & professional 
  • Quick service execution in the fastest time possible
  • Affordable cedar roof shake roof maintenance and cleaning charges
  • Zero hidden teams, conditions or fees
  • Service delivery throughout Indiana

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Why is a Clean Cedar Shake Roof Important?

Indiana has the perfect climate for moss and fungus to grow, not only do they look unaesthetic, if you do not look after and maintain your cedar shakes correctly then they will not last the average 40 to 60 years!  If not then the life span is severely reduced and the roof will need fixing and replacing much earlier than otherwise necessary.  It is advisable to get a professional such as Sullivan Cedar Roof Cleaning Indiana, to take care of your cedar shake cleaning needs, this ensures the highest quality work, no damage to your existing shakes, and a roof that looks as good as new.

Cedar Shake Roofs are expensive to install and often have a higher insurance cost than another roof of a similar size but even with those two points in mind Cedar Shake Roofs have many benefits that outweigh the relatively few downsides, and these are boosted by cleaning.

Life Span of 40 - 60 Years

A Cedar Shake Roof will last a long time, depending on the grade of the cedar, but it does need to be looked after and cleaned about once every 10 years or so. If the roof is neglected then it will need replacing before which will incur a huge amount of unnecessary costs.


Cedar Shakes are a naturally renewable and sustainable resource that is also organic matter. They also last longer than other materials and can be composted once no longer in use. Ensuring they stay in optimal condition will help to reduce the impact on the environment.

Maintain Temperatures

A cedar shake roof that is not maintained will lose some of its natural ability to hold an abient temperature. They allow the home to breath, to stay cool in the summers, and help to keep them warmer in the winters. If the cedar shakes become damaged, degraded, or generally fall into disrepair then all of this is lost.

Family, Pet, & Garden Friendly

The formula is specially created and offers maximum efficiency for cleaning of cedar shake roofs whilst being harmless to those most important to you.

Prevents Damage

Keep the roof in the best condition possible by keeping your Cedar Shakes clean and free of organic material.

Restore Natural Beauty

Bring your Cedar Shakes back to their original look and color, while also increasing their longevity.

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What we do?

We clean, treat and restore Cedar Roof Cleaning Indiana and through out the local area. We remove all algae, moss, mold, mildew, lichen and brown rot fungi from the shakes. Along with our non-pressure cleaning process we use a citrus based solution which is non-toxic and non-caustic, this is safe for you, your family, your pets, and your garden. Which will extend the lifespan of your shake roof and also restore the added beauty of a shake roof. Contact today for a free estimate. Thank you.

Extending the Life of Your Roof

In climates such as Indiana, 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.

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Can I Walk on a Cedar Shake Roof?

Use Cedar Shake Roof Cleaning Experts

Whether your cedar shake roof has dark, ugly streaks or a bunch of moss and algae making it weak over time; get it clean with an expert cedar shake roof cleaning team and make it look brand new again.

We use low-pressure cedar shake roof cleaning techniques with the addition of our environment-friendly formula that amazingly removes all the damaging roof organic matter from your cedar roof without damaging your cedar shake roof in any way. The solution we use is biodegradable, making it safe for your garden, family, and pets. Don’t just contact any roof cleaning service provider to restore your cedar roofs as it may do more harm than good. Make sure to hire certified, insured, and decade-long experienced cedar roof cleaning experts to offer you a reliable cedar roof cleaning solution with proper inspection and execution.

Watch This Video
to see the Cedar Shake Cleaning Process in Action

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The Benefits of Bruce Sullivan Cedar Roof Cleaning Indiana By Sullivan Roof Cleaning

  • Removal of unsightly stains and mildew.
  • A specialist technique that does not damage the shakes in any way – no high-pressure washing.
  • Guaranteed to extend the life of your cedar shake roof.
  • Eco-friendly and biodegradable cleaning solution.
  • Safe for families, pets, and your garden.
  • Safely removes moss, fungus, and other moisture harboring debris.
  • Certified roof inspector by the National Roof Certification and Inspection Association.
  • Conforms to the Cedar Shake Bureau Guidance
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Cedar Shake Roof before & after cleaning

Meet Bruce

50 Years of Experience &
Over 2,000 Shake Roofs Cleaned

Bruce Sullivan has over 50 years of experience in maintaining, cleaning, and restoring cedar shake roofs. Making him one of the top authorities on cedar shake roofs in the US.

Watch the Cedar Shakes Cleaning Process in Action in this video

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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.

Mike Richards

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.

Eric Oelrich, 
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.

Stuart Malone
Kansas City, MO


Cedar shakes are organic. Though a resilient material. Being organic they need to be maintained. Over time, like any organic material that are subjected to weather elements, they reach a stage of deterioration. Like UV exposure, moisture and seasonal changes. Which results in moss, mold, mildew, lichen and brown rot fungi. These infestations need to be removed to further preserve the integrity of the cedar shake.
The proper way to clean a cedar shake roof is from a ladder. By spraying a special formulated solution onto the shakes and then rinsed with a garden hose pressure. Best done by a professional cedar shake roof cleaner. Not DIY recommended.
No. Pressure washer will require walking on the shakes, which will harm them, and even at its lowest setting will also damage the shakes.
On average, cedar shakes should be cleaned every 10 ten years. Subjective to the grade of the shakes and the amount of surrounding tree cover.
Avoiding walking on a cedar shake roof, other than for repairs.
Never seal a cedar shake roof. Cedar shakes need to breathe. They expand and contract in rain conditions. Seal will shorten the lifespan, to the point of premature replacement.
Staining has no real preserve value and can also harm the integrity of shakes, as stated, they need to be able to breathe. Also, if the shakes are not properly cleaned staining can seal the deteriorating infestation within the shakes.
Depending on the grade of the shakes and installation, and if maintained properly, 40 to 60 years.

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