How to Properly Clean Your Vinyl Siding This Spring
Vinyl siding remains one of the most popular exterior options available today–and with good reason! It graces thousands of homes across the country because it is highly durable, versatile and energy-efficient. To ensure your vinyl siding remains in prime condition for many years, it needs a little TLC from time to time, including spring cleaning.
Today, Sprague Construction Roofing, your siding replacement and roof repair expert, shares some spring-cleaning tips for vinyl siding.
1. Gather the right tools for the job. According to the Vinyl Siding Institute, the most effective way to clean your home’s vinyl exterior is with a soft cloth or an ordinary long-handled, soft bristle brush. Use the soft bristle brush for textured surfaces because it can remove the stains in the grooves of the siding. When cleaning the siding, work from the bottom up then completely rinse off the cleaning solution before it dries. For homes with brick facing, cover the bricks first to protect them from the runoff.
2. Use a power washer only if you know how to properly operate it. Make sure to read the instructions carefully, and avoid using the machine around any wall openings, like windows, doors or electrical wiring. It’s probably best to consult a professional like Sprague Construction Roofing before power washing your vinyl exterior. As the expert in restoration services in the area, we’ll execute your spring exterior maintenance plan, ensuring your vinyl siding retains its beauty and weather protection for many years to come.
3. Avoid using harsh vinyl siding cleaners and tools. These include solutions that have organic solvents, liquid polish remover or undiluted chlorine bleach. Make sure you never use highly-abrasive scrubbers or steel wool. These can damage the surface of your siding. Instead, use simpler but proven cleaning solutions.
Aside from gutter repair, Sprague Construction Roofing can also handle all your siding maintenance needs. You can always expect superior workmanship and complete client satisfaction when you turn to us for this task. We proudly serve the areas in and around Billings, MT, and Cody, WY. Call us today at (406) 534-1222 or fill out this contact form to get a free quote.