Cedar Shake and Other Wood
Whether you see cedar shake roofs, oak or pine log walls, even redwood decks, a wooden home has a distinctive look that improves with age. However, to keep wood exteriors looking their best and prevent deterioration that can lead to costly repairs, it’s important to periodically treat wood surfaces that start to dull or darken with mold, show signs of mildew, or have lost protection from the elements.
Wood surfaces that are unprotected will degrade from exposure to ultraviolet light from the sun. These harmful rays turn bare wood dark, dull and uneven in color. Rain penetrates the wood, causing it to swell. Then blistering heat from the sun dries it. This cycle can cause wood to warp, splinter and crack. Moisture also can make cedar and other woods conducive to mold and mildew.
Unlike most other building materials, however, wood exteriors can be restored and maintained through proper care and treatment. Preserving wood protects it from moisture and sunlight, and it helps it last twice, even three times as long. This extended life makes cedar roofs, wood siding and decks cost-effective building solutions.
The professionals at Aspen Touch offer more than 26 years of experience caring for all types of roofs from wood roofs to asphalt roofs. Call us today at 636-458-8878