cleaning vinyl siding

Vinyl siding is a great investment for your home due to its durability, beauty, and of course, ease of maintenance. You only need to clean this material at least once a year to maintain the beautiful appearance of your home’s exterior.

Here are helpful tips for cleaning your vinyl siding.

Be Prepared

To ensure your siding dries evenly and not too quickly, schedule the task on a cloudy day. Before cleaning, make sure that you’re wearing comfy clothes, closed-toe shoes, rubber gloves, safety goggles, and a face mask for your safety.

Protect Your Landscaping

Move outdoor furniture and other decors to prevent them from getting in your way. Protect your plants and landscaping by covering them with plastic tarps. Close your doors and windows to prevent water from entering your home. To be safe, turn off, unplug, and cover electrical units with plastic sheets, secured with duct tape.

Start Small

Make sure you’re using the right cleaning solution for your siding by testing a small area of the surface. This way, you’ll know if the solution works without affecting the paint or finish. To prevent streaking, begin scrubbing at the bottom of the house, working your way to the top.

Proper Way to Clean Your Siding

Gently scrub your siding using a cloth or brush dipped in the cleaning solution. Using too much pressure may cause the surface to crack. Also, keep in mind that when your home’s exterior is too worn, it may be time for a siding replacement. When your siding has reached the end of its life, cleaning wouldn’t be enough in keeping it beautiful.

Removing Mold

Leaky gutters, wet debris, and other elements can cause mold and mildew to grow on your vinyl siding. Using the recommended cleaning solution by the manufacturer, scrub the affected area and soak in for a few minutes. Begin working on the most obvious spots to let them loosen up. Rinse the surface thoroughly to remove any residue.

For your home siding needs, you can count on Woodbridge Home Solutions. We are one of the area’s premier siding companies. Call us at (316) 683-2400 or complete our contact form to get a free estimate. We serve homeowners in Hutchinson and Topeka, KS.


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