The cedar roofing system is the best rooftop for homeowners looking for that natural aesthetic. The roofing material provides homes with rich and warm hues, instantly improving their curb appeals.
Cedar roofing is a great way to add some natural elements to your home. They provide homes with a woody aroma and are great temperature regulators, which means they are suitable for homes in cold and warm climates.
However, as beneficial as a cedar rooftop may be, they need to have thorough maintenance plans in order for homeowners to reap all their benefits.
Maintaining a cedar roofing system is similar to maintaining just about any other roofing system. However, because cedar is a natural material, there are some steps that homeowners need to take to preserve their natural aesthetic.
Removing Vegetation and Debris
Cedar roofing is a wonderful natural material made from cedarwood. In nature, things like moss and lichen are naturally attracted to large cedarwood trees. Therefore, it’s likely that these natural organisms will find their way onto your roof and set up camp there. This growth is also more likely to occur if your roof is regularly exposed to moisture.
Things like mold, algae, and mildew require warm, moist environments to grow, and a place like your cedar roof is the perfect environment. These organisms and vegetation need to be removed to protect your roof from their damaging effects.
To keep your roof in good condition, it’s best to regularly remove fallen leaves, tree branches, and pine cones. This is not only a fire hazard but also blocks water from escaping from draining from your roof.
Treating Your Cedar Roof
Like any other wood material, your cedar roof needs to be regularly treated to keep it healthy and looking good. Roof treatments can help protect your cedar roofing system from pests, fungus, and other pests. You can also safeguard your home from fires by adding fire repellents to your cedar rooftop.
Maintaining Your Gutter System
It’s essential for homeowners to regularly maintain their gutters, especially if you have a cedar roofing system. Gutters are necessary for effectively transporting water away from your roof. Without a working gutter system, water will collect on your roof. Standing water on a cedar roof is a quick way to destroy your roofing system. Water causes mold and bacteria to grow, and these organisms rapidly eat away at the cedar. Keeping your gutters clear of any dirt and debris will help with the water drainage.
Need help with keeping your cedar roofing system looking good and in working order? Give Nextgen Roofing a call today for all your cedar roofing needs.