What is Cedar-Life?

What is Cedar-Life? Here is a brief breakdown of what it is and what we treat.

 

Cedar-Life, a division of Landmark Exteriors, is a leader in cedar roof and siding preservation. We are fully insured and follow strict safety standards as well as Cedar Shake & Shingle Bureau guidelines.

Our proprietary process cleans and preserves cedar, delaying the harmful effects of sun, rain, and snow. We will restore and rejuvenate the natural beauty of the cedar.

BEFORE Cedar Roof Installation Fairfield County | Darien | Greenwich

 

AFTER   Cedar Roof Installation Darien | Fairfield County | Greenwich

Cedar-Life delays the onset or return of mildew and algae and will improve the structural integrity of the roof or siding. Our cedar cleaner/restorer is bleach-free and environmentally-friendly.

An untreated cedar roof may need complete replacement after 10 – 15 years, while treating your roof every 5 – 7 years can extend roof life by 35 to 50 years.  We are a local provider with a long track record servicing homes throughout Fairfield and Westchester counties.

If you are interesting in restoring your cedar, contact us today for a free consultation. 

 

 

Trendy Roof Designs for 2018

The roof on your home might not be something you give much consideration. Other than the fact that it is designed to protect your home from the outside elements.

In fact, there are roof trends that change as the years go by and each year there is something new that you may see on a number of newly built homes or homes that are going through some sort of exterior transformation. If you are thinking about getting a new roof this year then let’s take a look at some of the top trending roof designs for the upcoming 2018 year to see if they would work with your home:

Asphalt Shingles

It may sound like something a bit outdated but in fact, you will see a lot of this roofing option in 2018. Asphalt is a really common material when it comes to roofing thanks to their affordability. They are also really lightweight and can be installed quickly and easily.

Not only are they really affordable to install but they last a good amount of time. As many as fifteen years you can have these shingles on your home. Some of the heavier materials may last longer but sometimes some additional support is needed because of how heavy these items are.

Greenery

Here’s one you probably haven’t seen before. People are now using the space on their roof to grow a variety of grasses, plants and even flowers. You can turn your roof into green space if you live somewhere where your climate will cooperate. Cities that are commonly using green space on their roof are Portland and Washington.

Some of these cities are offering up incentives to utilize this kind of roof when it comes to your yearly taxes. Not to mention, let’s be honest, these green roofs are really unique and inviting.

You can plant what you like but do your research ahead of time. Plants that self seed themselves are ideal and much easier to maintain.

If you are looking into replacing your current roof then take time to consider Landmark Exteriors for advice on your roof.

For two decades Landmark has designed, created and installed unique cedar, slate, tile and copper roofing for homeowners. We work  in Fairfield and Westchester counties, as well as Long Island.

Landmark Exteriors F.A.Q. Answered

There are a lot of questions when it comes to roofing. We understand, this is a vital piece of your home. Here are some highlighted questions we receive.

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I’ve had bad experiences with other roofers. What makes you different?

For more than 20 years, we have set the standard with the quality of our work, professionalism and on-time performance. Clients regularly recommend us to their friends and neighbors. At times, we have worked for multiple generations of the same family.

 

Is your CEDAR-LIFE treatment product available to the public?

No. Cedar-Life’s proprietary solution contains special concentrates which we directly control and manufacture in small batches exclusively for our customers.

 

 

Are your products recommended by the Cedar Shake & Shingle Bureau?

The CSSB does not make product recommendations. However, scientists from Texas A&M University and the U.S. Forestry Service have confirmed that our company’s formula provides the most complete, long-lasting protection available.

 

Once it’s installed, how soon should I have my cedar treated?

Because cedar shingles can start to dry, curl and crack after only 6 months to 1 year, we recommend having an initial treatment completed approximately one year after installation.

How long will my cedar roof last if left untreated?

An untreated cedar roof may need complete replacement after 10 – 15 years, while treating your roof every 5 – 7 years can extend roof life by 35 to 50 years.

We hope these provided some updates to any questions you’ve had about our roofing. If not, please do not hesitate to give us a call: 203 838 3838

What Are Main Causes of Trim Rot?

Understanding Wood Trim Rot Causes

No matter what type of material the exterior of a home is, most commonly there is a trim. They also are typically made of wood.  Over time these areas of wood trim can rot and break down. While it may seem this would be a surface issue, rot on trim can actually affect some of the structure balances in a home.

Wood trim along doorways, windows, garages, and entryways can rot and cause cracking of the walls around the trim area as the wood begins to disintegrate.

This can cause more long-term problems for a homeowner because in addition to repairing the rot, you may find yourselves repairing the walls around the rot as well.

Primary Causes of Trim Rot

In general, there are usually three causes of trim rot on a home. They are weather, dry air and insect infestation. No matter what the cause is, it is advisable to tend to any wood trim rot as soon as it is noticed to avoid having any increased problems from arising.

Weather Trim Rot

If a window or door casing tends to have a water pooling problem, over time this will cause the wood to rot. Wood is not shielded from the effects of water damage. Just as tree trunks can rot in standing water, so can wood trim on a doorway or window if left with a constant exposure to a water leak situation.

Dry Air Rot

Wood that is not pressure treated properly has a better chance of being affected by arid conditions. Overly dry air and extreme sun can cause wood trim rot. Rot from high sun exposure is usually found when the wood trim on doorways or windows when there is extensive sun exposure on a daily basis over years of time.

Insect Infestation

This is actually a quite common problem no matter what the home’s exterior is. Wood boring insects can cause extensive damage to wood trim and sills. Insects such as termites, carpenter ants, powder post beetles and carpenter bees can cause extensive wood trim rot. The good news is, once the infestation cause is mitigated, repair can begin.

The good news is that no matter what your trim rot cause was, it can be repaired. Our professionals at Landmark Exteriors can help get your wood trim rot removed.

We also replace any damaged area before it causes more wall cracks or other damage. For more information go to: Landmark Exteriors To learn more.