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Hand Split Cedar Shake Roof Maintenance


This week's blog is directed to all of our past, current, and potential new customers with hand split cedar shake roofs.  Keeping your best interest at hand, before the heaviest of the Spring rains come, it would be advisable to have your roof inspected on a dry day.  Your inspection should focus on any missing or loose shakes and preformed ridge caps.  Most importantly, areas of your roof having southern exposures should be carefully looked over for any underlying exposed felt paper (a BIG red flag).  Exposed felt paper weathers due to the age and environmental elements (especially the sun's rays), causing splitting or tears.  This is a potential major leak for the simple fact that under the shake is spaced sheating (1"x4" planks) which will allow water to directly seep into the splits / tears, drip down to the insulation, and pool on top of the ceiling material of the interior of you home causing more damage and expense.  We can

Wood cedar shake spot in, illustrating a specific shake extraction where areas of exposed felt paper have been targeted to prevent splitting or weathering in the felt paper which causes leaks
Older blown off wood cedar shake showing a crack over crack area which allows felt paper to be exposed to the weather and other elements, causing a leak

greatly reduce the

likelihood of this

Wood roof spot in at completion; the felt paper is now contained and protected from the elements and further weathering.

happening and

prevent further

damage by targeting

these critical areas.


Note:Wood roof repais cannot be done if your roof is damp or wet.  If you have any questions, concerns, or are just not sure, call Roof Doctor, Inc. today & schedule an inspection during the next span of dry days.  We'll meet you soon after your call, granted the weather provides.  We are a simple phone call away!  816-356-5463

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