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Hi - Im building a house. Im debating on cedar shingle roof (which i think looks much better; but is more expensive)....vs a standard architectural roof.
Im worried that the normal Cedar shingle roof will start to fade. We like the tan look of the shingles so our plan was to power wash the sides of the house every year to maintain the tan'ish color. Im not even sure if you can powerwash the roof or if that even makes sense.
ANyone have any advice? Thanks!!
you can seal the shingles to keep the darker cedar color. i think it looks better too. you might consider doing cedar shingles on the curb-appeal side of your house only to save some $.
We built a house last year, cedar shingles all around. The shingles were "pre-dipped"-- slight coloration and sealant to delay the discoloration. The roofing is also pressure treated. Power washing is not going to maintain the "tanish" color. Cedar simply ages to a silverish color. If anything, power washing might accelerate the weatherizing of the color, and power washing a roof is not a simple task (a cedar shingled roof typically does not have plywood sheathing underneath). Don't know where the house is, but apart from looks, cedar shingles properly installed are very wind resistant, and can easily last 25+ years.