Vinyl siding may require little maintenance, but that doesn’t mean you should forget about it after installation. It still needs care and attention now and then to ensure its longevity and performance. Here are some do’s and don’ts of cleaning and maintaining your vinyl siding.
DO: Keep It Clean
A thorough yearly cleaning will benefit your vinyl siding. It’ll look good as new if you remove dirt and debris from it. This task can be done as part of your spring cleaning, which makes sense especially if the siding has been exposed to the elements starting from summer to winter.
DON’T: Forget to Check the Siding
Siding installers like us recommend doing cursory inspection right after cleaning the vinyl siding. Checking for cracks and other signs of structural damage as early as possible is important to head off water intrusion.
DO: Use the Appropriate Cleaning Solution
You don’t need commercial cleaners or a pressure washer to get rid of stubborn dirt and stains from your vinyl siding. Soapy water and water from a garden hose are enough to get the job done. Make sure you aim the nozzle downward so water doesn’t go up between slats and cause water intrusion and mold growth.
DON’T: Let Shrubbery Grow Excessively
Even though vinyl is a durable siding material, it can be prone to abrasions. Overgrown shrubs, trees with overextending branches and other foliage can cause it to crack or puncture. Make sure you trim them so the leaves and twigs don’t rub against the surface whenever the wind blows. Do it promptly, and you also get to ensure the long-term health of your plants.
For your siding needs, turn to GO Construction Services, LLC. Our talented installers can give you individualized service, superior products, and customized solutions that exceed expectations. We offer high-performance Variform® vinyl siding that has one of the highest satisfaction ratings in the industry – a low-maintenance, long-lasting, and weather-resistant solution to safeguard your home.