Vinyl siding offers the appeal of wood siding without the hassles of rotting, splitting, insect damage and frequent maintenance. Unlike other exterior cladding, vinyl siding only requires cleaning with mild soap and clean water on a periodic basis. A trusted remodeling company shares more tips and tricks for spring-cleaning your vinyl siding below.
What to Do:
Wash your vinyl siding using a soft cloth or regular long-handled brush with soft bristles. For textured surfaces, only use the soft-bristled brush to keep the grooves stain-free. For areas with mold and mildew spots, a solution of 30% vinegar and 70% water has proven to be effective. General cleaners can be used to clean dirt, spider webs and bird droppings.
It is perfectly fine to use a power washer as long as the siding manufacturer allows it. There are some manufacturers that do not want power washers used on their products. When cleaning, hold the power washer at eye level to keep the water on top of the siding where it can clean most successfully. Be extremely careful when using a power washer near windows, doors, electrical wiring and plumbing.
What Not to Do:
When cleaning vinyl siding, be sure to avoid undiluted chlorine bleach, liquid grease remover, furniture polish and other cleaners that contain organic solvents. These products can damage the surface of your siding panels. When scrubbing vinyl siding, avoid using highly abrasive scrubbers or steel wool that can scrape at stains with a few quick swipes.
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