Note: This is cleaning/treatment/restoration only. We do not offer roof repair services.
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Cedar Shake Roof Cleaning in Des Moines Iowa

Remove stains, moss, organic matter, and fungus to bring your roof back to life!

"Being organic, cedar shakes have to be maintained. On average cedar shakes need to be cleaned every 10 years in order to preserve their integrity."

Bruce Sullivan Cedar Shake Roof Cleaning in Des Moines Iowa offers the best Cedar Shake roof Cleaning in the area.  His cleaning services can restore your cedar shake roof back to its natural beauty and ensure that it lasts as long as it is meant to.

The city of Des Moines, Iowa, has enough landmarks and attractions to astonish any visitor and is a home of dreams for many.  The damp atmosphere and conditions mean that the homes in the area need maintenance and upkeep so they last as long as possible.

The houses vary in styles but ensuring you keep your cedar shake roof clean will help it to last for years to come.  You can take the time to clean the roof yourself but it is strongly advised not to use any type of pressure on the roof and not to walk on the roof.

Cedar Shake Roof Cleaning in Des Moines Iowa

You can Trust Bruce Sullivan for Cedar Shake Roof Cleaning in Des Moines Iowa


Why is a Clean Cedar Shake Roof Important?

Des Moines 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 Shake Roof Cleaning in Des Moines, Iowa, 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 shake roofs in Des Moines, Iowa 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 Des Moines, 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.

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The Benefits of Bruce Sullivan Cedar Shake Roof Cleaning in Des Moines Iowa

  • 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


Free No Obligation Estimation

We require several details in order to give you the most accurate quote possible.  This quote will be done using Satellites to check the condition of your roof.

All the information provided will be keep secure and not sold to third parties.

Free No Obligation Estimate