Although vinyl siding is a durable, low-maintenance material, it takes a lot of punishment throughout the seasons.
As a result, the build-up of things like dirt, pollen, stains, mildew, bird and insect droppings, dried leaves, spider webs, and rust can become noticeable over time. When left on your siding, these materials can cause permanent discolouration, sometimes eating away at the protective coating.
To help maintain your property’s curb appeal, it takes a little TLC to keep your siding looking its best, and in today’s blog post, we share tips on cleaning vinyl siding as part of your regular exterior home maintenance regimen.
Vinyl siding is designed to put up with everything Mother Nature can throw at it.
However, it isn’t intended to withstand unexpected chemicals and abrasives found in many cleaners.
To be sure you’re using something that will keep your siding looking its best without causing damage, go with one of the following cleaners:
We always recommend erring on the side of caution. Try a bit of the cleaner on a small, less noticeable area of your siding to ensure it doesn’t cause discoloration or make the siding appear gritty. This means the cleaner is damaging the vinyl.
You can make life easier using a pressure washer.
However, make sure you have to use limited pressure of no more than 2,500-3,000 psi. You should check with the siding manufacturer to see if they recommend pressure washing before you proceed.
When pressure washing vinyl siding, follow these tips:
To protect your vinyl siding from damage, avoid the following:
All these cleaning products are too corrosive and contain chemicals that can damage your siding.
When in doubt, consult with a professional roofer to avoid damaging your vinyl siding.
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