Cleaning a cedar roof will not only add years to your roof, it will also bring out the beauty in the roof that made you first fall in love with this style of home.

A couple of simple do’s and don’ts when cleaning cedar roofs. First, avoid if at all possible, stepping on the roof. Cleaning should be done from ladders. Ask the vendor what cleaning solution they will be using on the roof. Check the Cedar Shake and Shingle Bureau to verify that the chemicals are approved. Ensure there is no high pressure water used on the roof – this can damage the shingles and cause leaks in the roof. Finally, ask your contractor for at least three reference clients they have worked with in the past. There are many inexperienced contractors that are entering into the roof cleaning business. Make sure you are working with a professional!

Hopefully these simple tips will help you find the right person to work on your roof. And if you really want peace of mind, contact Max Life Roof Care if your home is in the state of Oregon. We’d love to provide a free estimate for your home!