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Many home owners are concerned with what type of cleaning solution Cedar Shakes Roof Cleaning Company uses, more so, if it will harm their landscaping, pets, children, etc.

No it won’t!

Other companies that will clean cedar roofs use a solution that has caustic elements to it and
requires walking on the roof and having to use a power washer to remove. This had been the
process used in the past and most have just continued using this type of process today. Not
only is walking on a wood roof and using a pressure washer to clean potentially harmful to the
roof but potentially very dangerous to humans.

Cedar Shakes Roof Cleaning Process

My company is the first roof cleaning service to develop a wood roof cleaning process that requires no walking on wood roofs or using any form of pressure i.e. pressure washer to clean them.

WATCH THIS: Video-Removing Moss from a Cedar Roof.


As for our cleaning solution, which I developed myself and without detailing the formula (we can’t give away the secret sauce), the following is the baseline of it:
1.) It is nontoxic and non-caustic.
2.) It is citrus based. Think of Lemon.
3.) It has an algaecide, mildewcide, and fungicide to help preserve the shakes.
4.) It has a bio surfactant or soap to help the solution cling to the shakes.
5.) It has a steam process oil to help rehydrate the shakes to preserve them.

When retaining our service you get a proven process that will not harm your roof or your
landscaping, property or family in any way. (Contact us for an estimate).

Everything that is needed to clean and maintain your roof is within our cleaning process.
There is no need to add a treatment to your roof as it is already within our cleaning solution!

Staining is okay for improving the look of your roof but has no preservative value. It also has a
short shelf life and can be very expensive if done correctly. We don’t recommend it.

Sealing a wood roof in any form is very bad for that roof. Wood roofs need to breathe, they are
organic in nature and have to expand and contract with the changing weather condition.

Unlike others that will clean a cedar shakes wood roof, we are cedar shakes roof cleaners.
To properly maintain a cedar shakes roof you should have it cleaned every 7 to 10 years
subjectively. They have a very long lifespan if maintained!

Very timely in getting our roof cleaning scheduled and completed. The main reason I selected your company was due to your YouTube videos. They left me feeling that you knew what you are doing, were not scammers, and also felt that I was able to make a “personal connection” because of the videos. When I met Bruce at our house, I felt as if I already knew him.

– Mike Chapman, Clive, Iowa


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Many homeowners assume that discoloration on their cedar shakes roof means it’s time to replace it, when regular cleaning and maintenance could resolve the problem, says Sullivan. (Photo courtesy of Sullivan Roof Cleaning)

Cedar or redwood shakes roofs have been around for centuries and are one of the original roofing materials. In early days, the shakes/shingles were laid over top of spaced lathing strips that were spaced so the shakes would stay dry. As a result, such cedar or redwood roofs would last for generations. (more…)

Cedar Siding Saved by Cleaning in Council Bluffs Iowa!

I wish I had.
My all cedar sided home was sprayed and then “gently” power washed by an “experienced” crew. They not only furred most of the siding, but the cleaning product they used caused the siding to bloom black. Black and more black.

Bruce and Maria had cleaned my roof about a month earlier. I knew from this experience that if anyone could fix this disaster it would be the Sullivan team. Three days after a frantic call for help, Bruce and Maria were in my driveway and the process of clearing the siding began. Right before my eyes, and in HALF the time of the previous crew, my house was washed and like-new cedar was revealed. No “gentle” power washing needed.

Although cleaning siding is not the primary service provided by Sullivan’s, they were willing to take on this challenge and squeeze me in to an already full work schedule.

Bruce and Maria, I can’t thank you enough for the excellent results you produced on my home. You saved the cedar siding and my sanity along with it. Thank you for coming on such short notice, your reassurance along the way, and your top quality service. I will always be immeasurably grateful.
Jane Peters, Council Bluffs, Iowa

Cedar Roof Cleaning Elkhorn Nebraska

Bruce and his team did a great job on our roof, restoring it to near new condition. I really appreciate companies that show up on time and over-deliver on your expectations. They took the time to do it right, and even took care of some things that we hadn’t originally planned to do. I’m glad I followed their suggestions on the extent of the cleaning and was very delighted with the result.

Scott Simpson, Elkhorn, NE.

Cedar Roof Maintenance – Looks Brand New!

We are thrilled with the results of our cedar roof cleaning. It looks brand new! We believe they added years to the life of our roof and saved us thousands of dollars. Bruce and Maria were very friendly and professional. They throughly explained the process and were careful with our roof and property. We recommend their services!

Jim and Bonnie Allen – Waukee, IA

Could not be more pleased! Bruce did exactly what he said he would. Neat, clean and everthing picked up and back the way it was when he came. Shingles look like new and missing or broken ones have been replaced. Several neighbors have been over to ask what we had done to our roof and I expect they will be doing the same. Roofs are expensive and when one can extend the life by several years though this process it makes the cost very reasonable. I would recommend Bruce without hesitation!

Larry Mindrup
13340 Sunset Circle
Clive, Iowa

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It looks like a new roof!! Bruce and Maria did a great job and I higly recommend this process. They not only make it look great but also provide a valuable service in protecting/extending the life of your roof. The attention to detail and explanation Bruce provided was exceptional.

Dave Sloan
Ankeny IA

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Got Moss on your Roof? Removing Moss from Roof Helps Prolong the Life of your Roof!

Heavy moss can cause water to back up on the roof enough to flow over the top of the shakes. I have seen water do some very strange things to cedar shake roofs. The moss buildup should always be removed. Moss retains soil and moisture that can harm wood over time. Watch this video to learn more.

Having your roof professionally cleaned not only improves the appearance of your home, buy may prolong the life of your roof by years. Contact us today for a free estimate!

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