Cedar shakes have a natural beauty that’s hard to ignore. Natural wood is easily captivating, and it adds warmth to a home. Textured cedar shakes particularly look great on old cabin houses. They can also be used as a beautiful accent on a contemporary home.
The maintenance of cedar shakes plays a crucial role in preserving their beauty, lifespan and overall performance. It allows contractors to observe and note any issues, allowing them to take quick action and prevent extensive damage. Keep in mind that even high-quality cedar shakes inevitably suffer from wear and tear. However, proper roof maintenance can help you get the most out of this roofing material.
Continue reading to learn more about the advantages of proper cedar roof maintenance.
Cedar is highly durable and does not rapidly change in appearance. With proper maintenance, it can look great for decades, even as it starts to darken into a beautiful brown or gray-silver color due to age. Your roofers can restain your roof to adapt its changing color to your property.
Extends Service Life
Cedar shingles and shakes can last for a long time, but they can sustain damage from extreme weather events. Make sure to schedule an inspection after a storm and be consistent with your cedar roof’s upkeep. Regular cleaning is also important in prolonging the lifespan of cedar roofs. Be sure to remove leaves and branches so that they don’t build up and expose the material to excess moisture.
Improves Home Insulation
Cedar has excellent insulating capacity. With proper maintenance, you can take advantage of this quality and enjoy a comfortable indoor temperature all year round. Needless to say, you can save on your energy bills too — thanks to cedar’s insulative property.
Increases Property Value
A beautiful, well-maintained roof can easily attract home buyers. It’s crucial to curb appeal, so if you have plans of selling your home, you have to invest in regular roof maintenance.
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