Serving Clallam County
Licensed and Bonded
Roof Cleaning-Composition and Shake Roof-Decks-Sidewalks and Driveways-Prepping Houses for Painting-Roof Repairs-Vinyl Siding Cleaning
Woodstove and Fireplace Inspection and Cleaning-Relining and Repairs-Masonry Repairs-Chimney Caps-Oil Flue Repairs.
Commonly Asked Questions
Why should I clean my shake or composition roof?
Mold and moss grows on roofs and eats away at the shakes and composition. A shake roof that is black is covered in mold. A shake roof is supposed to be cedar in color. Moss that is growing on composition roofs will eat away at the three tab and literally destroy it.
Why should I treat my shake roof with oil?
The roof will last longer if the wood is treated with a preservative (dead and untreated wood rots). A treated roof will last longer and will never need to be cleaned again if treatments are done on a regular basis every 2- 3 years.
Does cleaning a composition roof ruin it?
No, it does not. Other people have ruined composition roofs by cleaning them. However, it is not the pressure washing that ruined the roof, it is the operator working carelessly.
How often should I have my chimney inspected?
Once a year is recommended by the industry. Many things can happen during the year. Water is one of the biggest damage causing problems. A crown (very top of a masonry chimney) needs to be free from splitting and cracks so water does not get in and prematurely age a chimney. A chimney cap is also recommended for wood stoves, inserts, and fireplaces to keep water from getting inside the burning unit and causing additional damage. Stainless steel is recommended for a chimney cap.
When I have my chimney relined, why do I need to have it insulated?
Insulating a relined chimney helps keep flue gas hot so soot does not deposit on the inside of the liner and helps creosote from forming. The main cause of creosote forming on any chimney or burning unit is improper operating temperatures.
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