While vinyl siding is designed for tough and long-lasting performance, it will still need routine cleanup and maintenance. Give how it’s an exterior home component, your siding will pick up dirt, grime and stains over time. To keep it solid and looking good, you should conduct a thorough cleanup of your siding this springtime. Harmony Home Improvement, expert in siding and replacement window services, shares some useful tips.
Gather the necessary equipment. Vinyl siding is fairly easy to clean. You typically will need only a soft cloth or a bucket filled with a mild cleaning solution. To clear light mold and mildew stains, fill the bucket with about 70% water and 30% white vinegar. If your vinyl siding has grooves, you can use a soft bristle brush to remove the grime embedded in them.
Avoid damaging your vinyl siding. You’ll have to be careful about using items that can negatively affect the look of your siding. Avoid using chlorine bleach or furniture polish as cleaning solutions. You should never clean it with highly abrasive scrubbers or steel wool brushes, as well. If your siding has sustained damage, consult Harmony Home Improvement, your top provider of excellent vinyl siding installation services, for alternative solutions.
Start at the bottom of the exterior and clean your way up. Make sure to rinse the cleaning solution before it completely dries up. Any areas with a brick facing should be covered up. This helps protect them from the runoff caused by your garden hose.
You can use a power washer for the task. But you should be extremely careful about this method. Read the washer instructions and follow them to a T. You should also check your siding warranty to determine whether the use of a power washer can affect coverage.
With proper cleanup and maintenance, you can keep your vinyl siding beautiful and well-performing for longer. And if some issues pop up in your exterior, turn to Harmony Home Improvement. Aside from providing superior deck installation services, we can also handle your siding needs. Look no further for timely and efficient exterior solutions for your home. We serve South Windsor and the Greater Hartford area in Connecticut. Call us today at (860) 645-8899 or fill out this contact form to schedule your consultation.