About American Roof Preservers – The Cedar Roof Experts
American Roof Preservers has been in business since 1989. We have since grown to become the largest roof maintenance and wood preservation company in the Chicagoland area. Through our commitment to providing quality customer service with exceptional workmanship we have developed long-standing relationships with many customers.
Having been in business for over 2 decades our employees have had extensive training and experience with roof maintenance and preservation. From your initial contact with us through the completion of your project, your satisfaction is goal number one. We are fully insured with Workers’ Comp and liability Insurance.
We understand that you have choices when it comes to preserving your cedar roof. We believe that through employee retention and training, a customer service team like no other, and products and workmanship we stand behind, you will find us to be a superior value over our competitors.
About Cedar Roof Maintenance
Cedar has been used as a roofing material for centuries for two major reasons. First, cedar provides superior insulation. And second, the wood itself contains high amounts of natural preservatives. The presence of these natural preservatives has led cedar roof owners to believe that they need little or no roof maintenance. The truth of the matter is that these natural chemicals are depleted over time.
Over the years, rain extracts the natural preservatives from the wood and leaves it vulnerable to accelerated deterioration.
As the preservatives are decreased, water enters the wood, causing the wood to expand and contract.
This expanding and contracting creates cracks in the wood and provides places for algae, moss and fungi to take root. These living growths further deteriorate the wood as they draw food from it. Left unattended their spread will lead to premature roof failure. Sunlight can also be a major problem for cedar roofs. The sun’s rays break down the wood at a cellular level. As the cells are broken down on the top layer of wood rain washes these cells away.
If a cedar roof does not receive any maintenance it may last 10 years or more, depending on the severity of the elements. On the other hand, cedar is the only roofing material whose life can be prolonged by proper roof maintenance and preservation techniques.
Basic Cedar Roof Maintenance Includes:
- Debris removal
- Cleaning to remove algae, fungi, moss, etc.
- Repairs of cedar shakes and ridge caps.
- Application of a wood preservative.
American Roof Preserves has been in business for over two decades and is solely dedicated to the trade of cedar roof maintenance. Contact us today to get a Free inspection in the greater Chicago area, Southern Wisconsin, and parts of Indiana.