Cedar Shake Restoration Manitoba

Cedar shake roofs not only look beautiful, giving your home a rustic look, but they are also very durable and environmentally friendly. However, poorly maintained shakes turn gray and lose their appeal. If your cedar shake has become discolored and lost its natural appearance to mold and insects, we can help you restore it to give it a brand new look.

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Preserve & bring out the natural beauty of your cedar shake roof

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Best products on the market to ensure the longevity of your cedar shake roof


What to Expect From Our Cedar Shake Restoration Services


Second generation contractors, offering cedar shake restoration services.

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Certified staff trained to understand your needs.


With a 100% customer satisfaction rate and warranty, our work speaks for itself.

Our Process for Cedar Shake Restoration

The damage on cedar shakes can vary depending on the environment and its age. We start the restoration by inspecting the damage and identifying mold and rot. A thorough inspection is followed by gently washing the roof with detergent to remove dirt, mold, and grime.

After the cleaning, damaged or rotten shakes are replaced with new ones. To prevent damage from weather and elements, we apply a preservative to the roof. Finally, to enhance the appearance of the cedar shake, it is stained with the color of your choice.

FAQs About Cedar Shake Restoration Service

There are pros and cons to either option. Painting does a better job of preventing degradation from sunlight. However, it requires proper technique and more labor which translates to a higher cost. When painting a cedar shake siding, it is important to first prime and topcoat the wood with a paint that has excellent UV protection.

It is also important to paint all surfaces since moisture and sunlight can seep into from the unpainted side. Eventually the moisture can expand the wood, pushing it off the surface, making it peel off. The expansion and contraction of the wood due to the elements will then gradually cause the wood to crack. This increases the maintenance cost by a lot. However, if done properly, painting a log home can significantly increase its lifespan.

As far as staining is concerned, it is easier and cheaper since you don’t have to stain every surface. But staining isn’t as long lasting, and you have to do it on a yearly basis.

The type of paints people usually go with depend on more than just the protective properties of the paint. Choosing the type of paint is also dependent on your preference.

As far as cedar shake sidings are concerned, the most reliable choice for a finish is exterior grade acrylic-latex paint. This kind of paint has the advantage of being used on a variety of surfaces in addition to being washable and fire resistant. However, you do need to wait a month for it to properly adhere to the wood to wash it.

Yes, priming cedar shakes before painting is an important step in the process. By priming the shakes, you create a solid foundation for the paint to adhere to, ensuring better results and a longer-lasting finish.


As far as the method is concerned, it is better to go with a two-coat priming method rather than a single coat as the former provides enhanced protection and durability. After priming, applying a top coat of paint helps prolong the lifespan of the paint. 

It is also important to note that priming is not designed to cover up contaminants. So it is highly advisable to clean the surface to remove any dirt or oil stains.

Power washing can be an effective way to clean cedar shake siding, but since they are vulnerable to algae and mold, it is recommended to wash your cedar shakes only occasionally.


While washing your cedar shakes with a power washer, you have to keep some things in mind:


  • Keep the pressure low to medium since high pressure can damage the wood and strip off the paint.
  • Use a cleaning agent rather than solely relying on the power washer.
  • Make sure to move the wand smoothly and evenly across the whole surface rather than keeping it at one spot.

The average lifespan of a cedar shake is 40 to 50 years. But with proper care, it can be prolonged by a lot more.

Things to look out for when maintaining a cedar shake is rotting wood and clogged gutters that accumulate water at certain spots for a long period of time. Additionally, using good preservatives, and proper paint coating can also protect the cedar from weather and rot.

Maintaining a cedar shake might seem a lot of work, but it can save time and money in the long run. The maintenance process itself is simple but requires consistency and vigilance:

  1. Routinely wash the cedar shake siding, and avoid power washing too frequently.
  2. Accumulation of water on the roof can damage the wood so it is essential to regularly clean the gutters to avoid blockage.
  3. Proper protective treatment from professionals can also prolong the lifespan of the cedar shake siding by preventing weather damage, and bug infestation.
  4. Get the cedar shake siding routinely inspected by a professional and replace damaged shakes and shingles.