How Do I Preserve The Wood Shakes On My Roof?
Wood shake roofs have become a very popular choice for homeowners seeking a rustic look. They look beautiful, are natural, are environmentally-friendly, and can improve the worth of your home. However, their upkeep can be more time consuming than a typical asphalt roof. Here are a few tips on how to maintain your wood shake roof:
Make sure to keep tree branches trimmed so there are none hanging over your roof. The shade provided by the tree branches will prevent your roof from drying out after it rains. This can lead to mold and moss growth on your roof which can cause a whole host of more serious problems. Debris will also be more likely to collect on your roof. Furthermore, the branch could break off during a storm, impacting your roof and causing damage.
Debris collecting on your roof can also lead to mold and moss growth. To prevent this, regularly clean your roof. The crevices on wood shake roofs make this project a little more difficult. Use a garden hose and/or brush to help keep these areas clean.
You can also purchase a sealant or waterproofer to help preserve your roof.
If you have any other questions or if you do not have a wood shake roof and would like to purchase one, give us a call at (918) 558-ROOF (7663).