Harsh weather conditions and age can take a toll on your wood shake roof. In time, your roof will become worn down may no longer provide the protection you need for your home. This is why it is important to keep your wooden shakes in good condition.
Read on as your local residential roofing experts at Spicer Bros. Construction, Inc. share some maintenance and cleaning tips that will help preserve the beauty and functionality of your wood shake roof.
Cleaning the Wood Shakes
Leaves and other debris can accumulate between the wooden shakes and in the valleys of the actual roofing system. If left unchecked, they can have deteriorating effects on your roof. This includes moisture retention, which results in the growth of fungus that will eventually destroy the wood shakes.
Routine cleaning must be done to remove this debris. You can use your normal garden hose with an attached pump sprayer to control water pressure. Otherwise, a brush will do to scrub away dirt. A cleaning solution might be necessary for deep-seated stains.
Wood Shake Maintenance
Preserving the beauty of your wood shakes doesn’t just end with cleaning your roof. To ensure the extension of your roof’s service life, make it a point to conduct inspections to check for leaks and other issues. This should be done every three to four years by a reliable roofing company with extensive experience in dealing with wood shake roofs.
Keep these tips in mind so you can enjoy the quaint appearance of your wood shake roof for many years. For regular inspections and maintenance, trust Spicer Bros. Construction, Inc. to be there. For your residential roofing needs, fill out our contact form for a free, no-obligation quote. We serve Rehoboth Beach and Lewes in DE and Salisbury in MD.