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In Southern Mass and all around Cape Cod, Nantucket and Martha's Vineyard we have thousands of cedar roofs that need to be properly maintained. On top of that there are far more homes that have cedar siding that is unpainted, left to battle the elements without any assistance (unless you call A to Z).
Cedar roofs and shingles are generally porous in that it is easy for algae, moss and lichen to plant there root like connectors. Once they do this it can be very difficult to remove them without causing damage! The best solution is to maintain your siding properly from day one, which would mean have the wood cleaned and conditioned every 2-3 years so that the wood always stays in tip top condition. This can be impossible for some and others may even buy a home and inherit a building envelope that has not been properly cared for. If this is the case the wood may be very tender due to the various growths causing over saturation of the wood. Since most cedar in Massachusetts is not brand new any more it needs to be maintained professionally by a company that knows how to get the job done without causing any damage. It's best to hire a Cedar roof cleaning company that uses a Softwash (non pressure) method.
A to Z Softwash cleans cedar literally everyday, cleaning on average 1 cedar roof every week and cedar siding every day. We come across homes that the sidewall is literally green with algae growth. Some homes have tons of orange fungi growth along the bottom foot, and we can take care of that too. We know how to maintain the cedar on your home without using a pressure washer, we also offer a wood conditioner to help block UV degradation. The homes below show typical results and are what you can expect when you call your local professional. A to Z Softwash