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Cedar Roof and Siding Cleaning in Elgin, Kane County Illinois

Sunday, January 29th, 2017

Cedar Roof and Siding Cleaning in Elgin, Kane County Illinois

The owners of this house were almost convinced that their cedar shake roof was beyond cleaning and would need to be replaced. Unfortunately most people don’t realize cedar shake roofs, as well as siding, needs to be periodically cleaned.  A properly maintained cedar roof will last at least forty years. The cedar shingles had dark gray, black and greenish colors.  The green spongy organisms that were growing on the cedar roof were moss. These are signs that the roof was overdue for a cleaning.

Cedar does not rot on its own. Rot is caused by continual moisture combined with moss, mold, mildew, lichen, or fungi. If these organisms are not removed in a timely fashion, the cedar roof will not live its expected life span resulting in a major expense for the home owners.

The good news for these home owners was that we were able to preserve the cedar roof by cleaning it. Our non-pressure cleaning process stopped the deteriorating condition by removing all the infestations.  We do not use pressure washers as they tend to damage the cedar. The cedar shakes were returned to their intended functioning condition.  This saved the owners some serious money. The cost of the treatment was less than 5% of what it would have cost to replace the roof.

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Picture of before cedar roof and siding cleaning in Elgin Kane County IllinoisPicture of after cedar roof and siding cleaning in Elgin Kane County Illinois