Cedar Preservation Specialists - AKA - CPS GROUP INC was incorporated in the spring of 1992. Our primary goal is to maximize the lives of Cedar Shake Roofs via cleaning, repairing, and treating. For proper maintenance and to protect and prolong the lives of cedar shake roofs, we recommend treatments every 4-6 years. Materials used on our jobs consist of Cedar Shakes, Cedar Hip and Ridge and Cedar Shingles - All #1 grade per recommendation of the Cedar Shake & Shingle Bureau. For the treatment we use an environmentally safe preservation (Stabrite R) which comes in 4 colors: Cedar Tone, Organic Brown, Weathering Grey, and Medium Grey. Once treated, CPS gives a 5 Year-Transferable Guarantee against missing/loose shakes and ridge caps and also against moss growth.
Due to the nature of our business, it is a very seasonal business that operates from the beginning of March until the end of November, weather permitting. We have offices that service the Chicagoland, Milwaukee, and Madison areas. Most of our business comes from repeat business and referrals. CPS GROUP INC is fully insured with Workers Compensation and Liability Insurance. CPS Group are members of NARI, the Greater Chicagoland Better Business Bureau (A+ Rating), the Milwaukee BBB (A+ Rating) and the NRCA (National Roofing Contractors Association).
At Cedar Preservation Specialists we believe preserving your cedar roof means more than just treating your cedar. We strive to get you an estimate in a timely manner, give you an honest and reasonable timetable for the work to be competed, and quality workmanship from our first phone call to any guarantee work in the years to come.
We offer top-quality work at competitive prices, with a five-year transferable guarantee on all of our work. We are also fully insured with workers' compensation and liability insurance. References are also available in your neighborhood, if you wish to find out exactly what our clients have said about our work.
Cedar Roof History and Advice
Since the earliest days of North American colonization, homeowners have chosen cedar roofs for their warmth and charm and, even today, cedar is still one of the most resilient roof coverings available. In this modern day and age, however, according to Mike Vaille of the Cedar Shake & Shingle Bureau, many Midwestern homeowners aren't aware of the maintenance that cedar roofs need.
"Cedar roofs have been around forever on the Coasts," notes Vaille, "but they've only recently become really popular in the Midwest. Unfortunately, our organization has found that information on how to care for them isn't spreading nearly as fast as their installation." Vaille explains that lack of maintenance can be especially detrimental to a cedar roof in the Midwest, because the climate is so tough on the cedar. The good news is that you can protect your cedar roof from these and other threats through proper maintenance, and even if your cedar roof is already showing signs of deterioration, it may still be restorable.