Washing Cedar

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;

  • mould
  • mildew and...
  • lichen.

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.

Don't Let The Elements Spoil The Look Of Your Beautiful Home.?Call and Talk To Us Today.

What Our Clients Say About Us



"Thanks for a really super job, I'm just thrilled with it. The photos are a real "wow"! Thanks for all the little extras, everything is just sparkling."

"Look forward to using you again, thanks to Chris too."

Jane & Pete


"Just wanted to let you know that we went up to our rental in Bonito Place Glenfield on the weekend. We were both very impressed with the result of the house being washed by your company. We appreciate the speed with which you completed the job for us. We will definitely recommend your service to others."


Mt Eden

"Just wanted to say that Chris and his flatmate did a fantastic job cleaning our house.
I was very impressed that they were able to get almost all the mould and dirt removed from the overlapping awning sheets on the pergola. The house looks...as you said...new!"



"Thanks very much! Chris is very well-mannered and very hard working, I am very happy about the quality of the job and it is above and beyond my expectation. I will definitely come back to you guys again for house washing."



"Amazing, I can't believe the result you achieved and the time you took to explain things to me. I am so happy with your work. I keep having to go outside just to stand and admire. Thank you so much, please use me as a reference anytime."



"Just a quick note to say thanks for a great job. I knew the house was pretty dirty but I didn't realise it was that bad. For an old house it has come up really great so thanks again."



"You were gone before I had a chance to thank you so much for an amazing job. You can be sure I will recommend you to my property developer colleagues and friends. Thanks guys."



"Thank you so much for the excellent job that has been done. Both my husband and I are impressed, and will definitely recommend your service to others."



"Thanks for such a prompt job, the house and decks look 100% better. Will definitely be happy to recommend you guys."


"Thank you very much – I am very happy with the quality of the wash. Will be happy to recommend your services."

"Thank you very much – I am very happy with the quality of the wash. Will be happy to recommend your services."

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