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respinosa

06:22PM | 02/09/03
Member Since: 02/08/03
1 lifetime posts
Bvroofing
We just purchased a 30 year old home with a wood shake roof. We live in a hot area (Palm Springs-California) which receives around 360 days of sun a year. The roof does not leak and seems to be in good condition. We do not want to replace the roof as we could be leaving in about a year or two.
I am looking into a preservative to put on it, and am very confused. I have done research on preservatives that have zinc and copper in them. I'm not sure if we should just wash it down and clear off any debris, or if we should put something on it. We were told that linseed oil would also work, but my research shows that is not a good option.
We would like something to help prolong the roof, and make it look a little more refreshed without damaging it.
Any help you could give in sorting through all of these treatments is greatly appreciated.

Thank you
Ryan

rmurray223

09:13PM | 02/09/03
Member Since: 01/03/03
97 lifetime posts
Since you are in an uncommon climate I would suggest consulting a local roofing company and see what they reccommend. I know this isnt much help for the DIY portion but an area professional is the best place to get reliable information. good luck
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