There is a range of reliable siding materials on the market that customers can choose from. One of the most popular is vinyl siding, and for a number of reasons. For one, it offers a long service life and comes in a variety of colors and styles. It is also very durable and requires minimal maintenance.
In today’s post, a veteran siding company explains how to keep your vinyl siding in tip-top shape throughout its life.
Clean It Regularly
Once a year, get out a hose and wash debris, dirt and grime off your vinyl siding. You may want to perform this task as part of your spring cleaning routine, after harsh winter weather is over.
Use the Right Cleaning Solution
Siding contractors suggest using a mix of laundry soap and warm water to clean grime and stains off siding. Remember to aim the hose nozzle downward to prevent water from being driven between the panels. If not, it could cause the growth of mold.
Don’t Paint It Yourself
Many homeowners choose to repaint their vinyl siding to give it a new look. This is a cost-effective way to maintain your siding. However, the entire surface must be cleaned and coated with primer before any repainting can occur. Make sure to hire a professional contractor with the adequate tools and knowledge to handle the task.
Stay Up on Repairs & Cleaning
Do not wait until debris, dirt and grime have accumulated to wash your vinyl siding, or neglect repairs to damaged siding. Most vinyl siding can last for at least 40 years, but the main reason for this impressive longevity is regular maintenance.
If you are planning to upgrade the siding on your home or business, turn to Roofing & More, Inc. Our team offers a range of remodeling services — including siding installation and maintenance — to clients in and around Alexandria and Burke, VA, along with many other Northern Virginia communities. Call us at (703) 467-0206 or fill out this contact form to request a free estimate.
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