Helpful Tips for Proper Wood Roof Maintenance

Every roofing system, especially when it’s made of wood, needs proper care to keep your home well-protected. Without such attention, the roof will deteriorate sooner rather than later, which would lead to premature replacement.

Euclid Roofing & Siding, Inc. shares various maintenance tips to keep your wood shingle or shake roof in shape.

Trim Overhanging Branches

Overhanging branches drop pine needles and leaves on your wood roof, which can clog the gutters, leading to leakage. Plus, branches can physically scratch or degrade the surface of your roof. Trapped rainwater underneath shingles or shakes will eventually affect luster and durability. The best way to avoid these issues is to get rid of the branches near your roof. However, before proceeding, you must have the necessary permissions and paperwork for trimming or cutting tree branches in your area, especially if the tree is not in your backyard.

Apply Wood Coating

Add an extra layer of protection on your wood roof with preservative coatings. This makes your wood shakes and shingles more resistant to decay and aging, even prolonging their beauty. Ask your roofing contractor about the coating options they offer to keep your roof looking fresh and new longer.

Refrain From Heavy-Duty Cleaning

This means staying away from power-washing and strong cleaning agents when getting rid of gunk on your roof. They will only do further damage on your wood shingles. Expert roofers can help scrub off algae, discolored areas and moss without threatening your wood roof’s appearance or integrity. You can also have your trusted roofer like us install zinc or copper strips at the ridge of your roof to reduce the growth of mildew and mold.

We’ve become one of the leading roofing companies in Illinois with our dedication to quality roof installment and maintenance. Euclid Roofing & Siding, Inc. offers comprehensive roofing services for all types of residential and commercial roofs. Call us today at (844) 202-9111 or fill out our contact form to request a free project estimate. We serve residents of Palatine, IL, and other surrounding areas in Chicago.