Cedar is a premium building product and one of the best that money can buy. It offers better insulation qualities than either brick or concrete and superior weather tightness to many other products. Thujaplicin is a naturally occurring chemical substance found in cedar which serves as a natural fungicide preventing the wood from rotting.
Thujaplicin is a naturally occurring chemical substance found in cedar which serves as a natural fungicide preventing the wood from rotting.
Your home is one of your most important and valuable assets, so it simply makes good sense to maintain it in the best possible condition.
AWL has gained a reputation for successfully washing cedar homes to keep them looking great and maintaining the value of your property.
With the right level of maintenance, you’ll never have to worry about the high costs of replacing cedar cladding, garage doors or decking.
Increase The Value Of Your Cedar Home
Restoring the look of cedar adds value to your home? Real Estate agents have stated that the better your home looks, the easier and faster they sell. It has been suggested that for every $100 spent on restoring cedar cladding, your property value will increase by as much as $500.
TLC is the secret to prolonging the lifespan of Cedar homes so a good wash will help you to keep the property looking good as new.
Maintaining Cedar Is Crucial
Prolonged exposure to the elements will deteriorate the surface of any timber, and Cedar is no different.
When your cladding turns silver, it’s a sign that it is getting old. Whilst not detrimental to the wood itself it is a good indicator that the Cedar is in need of treatment and should not be overlooked.
As the cedar ages, air-born mould, fungus, dust and dirt will settle on the timber’s surface and darken the wood over time, giving it a bleak, unappealing look. Much like what you can see in the slideshow above.
Cedar’s worst enemy is not the wind, rain or dirt and grime. It's the New Zealand sun.
New Zealand’s UV rays are among the harshest in the world, and will eventually dry out your cedar, leading to fine cracks and roughening of the surface.
The sun’s harsh ultraviolet rays and intense heat extract the natural oils from the timber. Over time this will eventually lead to shrinkage, cupping and twisting . Leave it in this condition and the cedar will twist even further and pop through the nails holding it in place.
Cedar’s worst enemies are;
- mildew and...
Allow these to get established and even greater damage begins to occur. The cedar begins to look dull, dirty, lifeless and aged.
Cedar will not restore itself. That’s why proper maintenance is crucial and can save you thousands of dollars in the future.
So, if your Cedar Home is starting to look like any of the images on this page, then you need to talk to us. We can help you stop any further degradation and bring your property back to life.
All this can be achieved without using any forms of bleach, or high-pressure water blasting. We have a simple but highly effective process which does not damage your cedar in any way. Works on both dressed and rough sawn Cedar.