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We specialize in inspections, maintenance and repairs to pine and cedar shake roofs ONLY!! Our Maintenance Program has been extending the life of shakes roofs in southern Alberta since 1999, saving homeowners money and keeping waste out of landfills.
How Does the Program Work?
Why Do Shake Roofs Need Maintenance?
What Are the Average Maintenance Costs?
How Often Should a Shake Roof Be Looked At? Do You Come Every Year?
What Does Your Warranty Cover?
What Can I Expect?
Missing Shakes, Exposed Felt & Roof Decking
A layer of 15lb x 18” asphalt-saturated felt roofing felt is installed and interwoven with the shakes. This felt is an integral part of a shake roofing system, providing another layer to stop water penetration. That felt is not designed to be exposed to the elements. UV light causes felt deterioration. The shakes installed over top of the felt protect it from the elements. Any shakes that expose felt should be removed & replaced.
These are caused at the manufacturing level when shakes are cut, and can expose interply felt. They should be culled before installation.
Rotted shakes are also a problem when they deteriorate/crumble and expose felt or become loose and fall out. Unless the rot graduates up to where the fasteners can be seen on the course below, or exposes the interply felt, they are not deemed deficient.
These are the metal details around roof protrusions. The integrity of skylights, chimney chases, wall and roof intersections and valley flashing should be checked. Care is required while installing original flashings, to ensure no water penetration.
Most static/turtle air vents are plastic and become brittle over time. Goosenecks, B-vents and plumbing vents should be inspected to verify integrity, ensure proper installation and sealants are intact.
Quality of Original Installation
Poor quality installation can lead to leakage if not rectified. Where the competition may attempt to fix wood roofs, they also may do tile, flat, asphalt, and shakes.
There is no other company that has our knowledge or experience in dealing with pine and cedar shake roofs. Click here for answers to more FAQ on shake roofs.