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Cedar Shakes Roof Cleaning Kansas City Missouri

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Bruce Sullivan’s Cedar Shakes Roof Cleaning Kansas City Missouri, offers 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.
Cedar Roof Cleaning

Bruce Sullivan’s cedar shake roof cleaning in Kansas, Missouri offers the high-quality service to ensure that your cedar shake roof is restored to prime condition and will last as long as it should. Cleaning a cedar shake roof should be done around once every 10 years and will add years to the lifespan of the roof. It is also important to clean a cedar shake roof because the wood will rot if it remains wet and dirty.

The Sullivan Cedar Shake Roof Cleaning Process in Kansas City, Missouri will:

  • Remove all of the moss, algae, lichen, mold, and mildew from your cedar shake roof without stepping on or damaging the wood.
  • Restore the natural color and beauty of your cedar shake roof and increase the curb appeal.
  • Add years to the lifespan of your cedar shake roof and ensure it lasts as long as possible.
  • Not use any damaging processes such as pressure washing or applying unnecessary weight onto the roof which will destroy the cedar shake roof.
  • Ensure a professional finish.
  • Environmentally friendly cleaning solution and process.

The damp atmosphere and conditions will promote the growth of moss, algae, lichen, and mold on your cedar shake roof. Cedar is a naturally resistant wood, but it becomes susceptible to rotting if it remains wet and dirty, so it is important to clean the roof every decade. The Sullivan Cedar Shake Roof Cleaning Process uses an environmentally friendly solution that will remove all of the moss, algae, lichen, and mold from the roof without putting any unnecessary weight onto the roof or using damaging processes such as pressure washing.

If you are concerned about whether your cedar shake roof is in good condition, contact Bruce Sullivan for a free, no-obligation quote. He will inspect your roof and give you a quote and advice based on its condition. You can also read reviews from previous clients to see how Bruce Sullivan has helped them to restore their cedar shake roofs in Kansas City, Missouri.

Cedar Roof Cleaning, Kansas City, Missouri

img-3After moving into our house earlier this summer we were told our roof would probably last 3-5 years because of its age and issues. After our cleaning from Sullivan Roof Cleaning our roof looks brand new. We would recommend Sullivan Roof Cleaning to anyone with a wood shake roof that needs to be cleaned.

Ryan Jones, Kansas City, MO.

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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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