Vinyl siding is one of the top siding options in the United States, and its popularity is not a surprise. As you read in the previous blog, vinyl siding offers great benefits such as great appearance and durability. But above all, it offers an amazing return on investment (ROI).
Today the focus will be different. We will talk about how to maintain vinyl siding in great conditions with these easy cleaning tips.
How Often Should You Clean Your Siding?
It is a great idea to clean your vinyl siding twice a year. To thoroughly wash your siding during spring and then on fall will be enough.
How To Clean Vinyl Siding?
Before starting, you must get these materials and tools.
- Laundry Detergent and Cleaners
- Pressure Washer
- Garden Hose
- Soft Clothes
- Stiff-bristle Brush/ Car-Wash Brush
First of all, you must prepare the cleaning solution in a bucket. Add one gallon of water, mild detergent, and cleaners.
It is truly important that you avoid using cleaners that contain organic solvents, undiluted chlorine bleach, nail polish remover, or liquid grease remover. Due to its strong chemical composition, these cleaners can damage the surface of your vinyl siding. So, you better avoid using them.
Start by scrubbing the surface of your siding with the cleaning solution you prepared in the bucket. Do this from bottom to top of the siding.
When scrubbing it, you must try to avoid using highly-abrasive scrubbers or steel wool. It is common sense that these things can cause damage to your vinyl siding.
Do not try to remove dirt, stains, or mildew with a power washer since it does not work that well. Instead, you must remove as much dust, grime, mildew, and dirt as you can with a soft cloth or a soft-bristle brush.
Before moving on to the next siding panel, make sure to rinse away any residue.
Use a power washer to rinse all your vinyl siding.
Make sure you point in a straight angle to your siding. Otherwise, water can get behind the siding. Also, you must be careful when power washing nearby windows and doors. To keep your siding surface sparkling clean, you must wash it twice a year.
At the end to keep your vinyl siding surface sparkling clean, you only need to wash it twice a year. That’s it!
Here in Jireh General Construction LLC, we are really up to helping you keep your siding always looking good. Thus why we provided this helpful info, so your investment can look amazing and last for years to come! Get in contact with us in case you need some siding repairs or any other project regarding roofing and gutter installations and repairs.