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A cedar roof will outlast an asphalt roof many times over if properly treated and maintained. Every four to six years, cedar should be spray-treated to put back the natural oils Michiganís particularly high humidity, hot sun and harsh winters draw out of the wood.
Why should this concern you? As cedar loses its oils, the tendency to crack, curl and collect moss is highly probable. When this happens, the water will slowly deteriorate the condition of the cedar, and will eventually affect the rafters and roof boards.
In addition, cedar wood should be oiled because it is a soft wood and very porous. Typically, the reason these oils are so important is because cedar roofs in Michigan are constantly going from a damp, saturated condition to a dry condition every rainfall. Without the natural oils in the wood to displace the water and bond the grains of the wood together, the wood will crack and split and possibly create leaking problems. The cost of replacing a cedar roof is very expensive.
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