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Bruce Sullivan Cedar Shakes Cleaning Brown Deer Rd., Coralville ,Iowaoffers the best Cedar Shake roof Cleaning.  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 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.

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Left Quotes SignSullivan Roof Cleaning should get 6 stars!. When I got Sullivan’s flyer, I was skeptical. A few years ago the cedar shake shingle covenant was voted out in parts of Lakewood Hills Addition (Brown Deer) off Holiday Road in Coralville. Some homeowners had the shakes ripped off and replaced with asphalt shingles, I wondered if and when our turn would come. And, as a “senior”, I shuddered to think about the cost! Our roof dates to 1989: no leaks ever so far. Amazement was my reaction when I saw the first two roofs Sullivan cleaned along Brown Deer Road. The roofs looked brand new and the houses looked years younger! I phoned Bruce who explained how properly installed and maintained cedar shake shingles could last 50 years or more. The cost to clean my roof was pennies on the dollar compared to replacing an intact and expensive cedar shake roof. We set a date. Sullivan’s came promptly, set up quickly and spent the day transforming my nasty, filthy roof into a new looking one. Bruce noticed a few missing shingles low on the garage and replaced them, too! Truly the difference in the home appearance is startling: when I returned home from work Thursday night, the house looked like it had a new roof! With my allergies and the monsoon summers of the past few years, I had not taken a good look at our roof, especially the rear shingles for years. When I saw the dirt, the moss growing, etc. . I knew Bruce was right: cleaning was the best insurance against failure of the roof’s integrity. And when Sullivan’s left, there was no sign they had been there except for the brand new looking roof! Come to Brown Deer in Coralville and see the difference between the Sullivan Roof Cleaning homes and the rest! Let Sullivan Roof Cleaning do their “magic” on your home!

From a happy customer. Sincerely,

Barbara Staib, Coralville, Iowa

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Meet Bruce

50 Years of Experience &
Over 1,500 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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Testimonials

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
Minneapolis

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

FAQs

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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