Cedar roofs are really beautiful and nice. If you want the natural beauty and the elegance, you will have to design your house with the cedar shingles/shakes. What is shingle? It is a flat roof covering material which can be made of wood, slate or fiberglass asphalt. Cedar roofs also provide good durability. It offers the extra coverage to the house. Cedar roof repair must be conducted successfully. If you are not very much aware of the different procedures of the cedar roofs repair, you will have to be knowledgeable and competent to do the cedar roofing repair work with much efficiency. American homeowners and general guys show the soft corner of their mind towards the cedar roofs. The elegance and outward appearance of the cedar roofs is really eye catching. There is another positive feature of cedar roof. It is durable and solid.
Cedar Roof Repair Process
When you start doing cedar roofing repair, you will have to face a number of common problems which need to be solved. Cedar shingles are affected by moss which grows on the surface of shingles and shakes. Cedar shakes can also be damaged due to the earth quake and land slide. The removal of full grown moss from the surface of the cedar shingles is the major task in the matter of repairing cedar roof. Due to the continuous growth of the dense moss on the texture of the shingles, the inner space of the rooms is poorly affected by dampness.
Before commencing the repairing work, you will have to scoop out the moss from the grass root level and then clear the roof surface completely using the brush or broom. Copper or zinc coating will be applicable to the cedar roofs. The extra insulation of copper/zinc will surely protect the roof from the damage and the improper growth of the green moss. If the shakes are tapered or bent little bit, you should use a competent pry bar and press the dent on the shake. The affected area will be smooth. Use the hammer for reshaping the borderline of the shake.
However, if you find that the severity of the damaged part of the shakes is massive and more noticeable, you will have to make the proper replacement. Take the functional tools and start repairing and replacing the cedar shingles and shakes for perfectly redesigning the cedar roof. Check more than once whether your cedar roofs have been repaired with perfection.