Latest Discussions : Roofing & Siding

bazoomer

01:07PM | 06/30/05
Member Since: 06/29/05
1 lifetime posts
Is it necessary to remove mildew from wood siding on a beachfront New England home?

Thank you

dodgeroof

05:31PM | 07/01/05
Member Since: 03/27/05
95 lifetime posts
Powerwashing cedar can be done, if done with care. Because you can also easly blow the wood apart with that much pressure. The trick is to start off a distancve fropm the surface and gradually move closer untill you're cleaning off what you want to clean off. A "household" duty-lower pressure washer would also be better than one of those rental commercial units, in my opinion.

As to whether or not it's necessary, I can't say, but I think it's a good idea.

A roof CAN be your "friend"...rather than "that thing you hate".

Piffin

03:18PM | 07/02/05
Member Since: 11/06/02
1278 lifetime posts
Power washing any wood siding will damage it. Cedar shingles are especially subject to damage.

Consider especially that mildew in your environment will return every few months. Power washing that often will considerably shoerten the life of the wood.

Excellence is its own reward!




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