About Cedar Guard Roof Preservative

An 18 year-old cedar roof treated with Cedar Guard.

An 18 year-old cedar roof treated with Cedar Guard.

Cedar Guard cedar roof preservative

Cedar roofs are organic and raw. Even pressure treated cedar roofs are still considered an organic raw material. Because the cedar roof is organic and natural it needs to have its natural processes supported. Cedar Guard is a roof treatment specifically formulated to preserve cedar roofs and also allows the cedar to breathe.

Why Cedar Guard?

Anyone who works with raw wood knows that the only way to support the nature of wood is by treating or finishing it with a stain.  After a cedar roof has been washed, it must be finished with an accredited roof treatment. Specialized cedar preservatives are the only products, at this time, that allow the natural respiration of the fiber in the cedar shakes to continue after treatment.

A preservative that blocks sun damage

The use of acrylic paints, silicone based treatments and other topical sealants prevent respiration from naturally occurring. The result is moisture being held inside the shakes causing premature rot. Besides the decrease in the life of the cedar roof, topical treatments wear off over time and look down right ugly within only a few years. Cedar Guard Roof Treatment is a preservative that acts as a UV Blocker. It has natural tree resins that permeate the surface of the cedar shake and protect the fiber. As a stain it supports the natural respiration of the wood.