Vinyl siding is the most popular type used today, thanks to its extreme durability and affordability for homeowners. Vinyl siding comes in every color and texture you can imagine! If your home has vinyl siding, you’re probably enjoying how low maintenance it is. While it’s true that vinyl siding doesn’t take as much work to upkeep as other types of siding, the occasional cleaning is still needed.
Improved Curb Appeal
Cleaning vinyl siding restores the appearance, so it looks almost as good as the day it was installed! This instantly improves the curb appeal of your home too. If you want to sell, good curb appeal is one of the biggest factors that bring in potential buyers. If you aren’t selling, it’s still nice to have a home you’re proud of!
A quick siding cleaning will make it look like you spend a ton of time making your home look good, even if it’s a quick and easy job.
Protect Your Investment
Vinyl siding lasts a long time, but it will last even longer if you clean it. Cleaning removes mold and mildew from the surface of the siding before they continue to grow. It’s easier to identify any cracks or damages to the siding when it’s clean too. Dirty siding can mask cracks and damages, so they go unrepaired longer, lowering the lifespan of the siding.
Vinyl siding is an investment that shouldn’t be taken lightly. In the same way, you protect your other investments. You should protect your siding by keeping up with cleaning as needed. Neglected siding will need to be replaced sooner, costing you more money.
How to Clean Vinyl Siding
The simplest way to clean vinyl siding is with soap and water. Get the siding wet first, then use a long-handled brush to dip it in soap and water before scrubbing the siding. When you finish an area, rinse it again with the hose. That’s it! Vinyl siding comes clean easily, but it can be hard to reach every area, depending on the size of your home.
Another method of cleaning vinyl siding is with a power washer. Power washers can remove buildup in a flash with no scrubbing required. If you aren’t experienced with using a power washer, it’s best to hire a professional. Doing it incorrectly could lead to the siding lifting away from home. Professionals use a soap mixture that removes buildup while protecting your siding from future buildup.
If you want to restore the appearance of your vinyl siding and extend its lifespan, contact us today! Our team can help clean your siding, inspect for damages, and prepare your home for all types of weather.