Roof repair Palm Beach. We provide your roof repair services in Palm Beach, West Palm Beach, Royal Palm Beach, and Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. Southern Exterior Roof repair, hire the roof repair professionals who do it right- guaranteed! Established in 1989 we have over 65 years accumulated roof repair We are a pleasure to do business with. We will beat any written estimate! 561-502-7663
Do I need to powerwash my cedar roof?
Powerwashing, done correctly, is one of the options available in the care and maintenance process. When done incorrectly, however, powerwashing can seriously damage a cedar roof. Check the CSSB's Care & Maintenance Brochure for care and maintenance guidelines.
Should I seal my cedar roof to keep out moisture?
No. Never seal your cedar roof. Sealing the roof will lock in moisture that would otherwise naturally evaporate during normal weather conditions. Cedar needs to breathe and thus a water repellant type product, rather than a water proofer is the best route to follow. See the CSSB's Care & Maintenance Brochure for complete topical treatment product guidelines available from the CSSB.
Can I use paraffin oil on my roof?
Yes, if it is a component of a proper cedar roof maintenance product. Check the CSSB's Care & Maintenance Brochure for guidelines. Paraffin is sometimes used as a carrier for active ingredients and will usually weather away within six months.
Can moss buildup cause my roof to leak?
Heavy moss can cause water to back up the roof enough to run over the top of the shingles. The buildup should be removed. Moss retains soil and moisture that could harm the wood over time.
My cedar shake roof is surrounded by tall fir trees and the needles accumulate in the spaces between the shakes. Should I have these cleaned out periodically?
Yes, it is a good idea to have a professional clean the debris off your roof. Cedar needs to breathe, and therefore any accumulation of needles, branches, leaves and dirt will affect its lifespan.
What can I do to prevent moss buildup on my cedar roof?
Zinc or copper strips nailed at the ridge cap can be used to control moss for a limited number of courses. Reaction between rain and the zinc or copper forms a mild solution that is carried down sections of the roof for two or three feet. The optional use of these strips can be eliminated if you are using Certi-Last® products. Complete care and maintenance recommendations are available in the CSSB's Care & Maintenance Brochure.