Tips for Cleaning Your Home’s Vinyl Siding

Modern vinyl siding possesses the beauty of wood but doesn’t need as much maintenance. With this material, you don’t have to worry about rotting, splitting or insect damage. You also don’t need to have it scraped, repainted, or re-stained. However, it still requires regular cleaning to maintain its appearance. 

Tips for Cleaning Your Home’s Vinyl Siding

Here are vinyl siding cleaning tips from a trusted siding and wood window replacement company. 

Cleaning Your Vinyl Siding

To clean your vinyl siding, you’ll need a soft cloth or a long-handled soft-bristle brush. Only use a soft-bristle brush for textured surfaces to prevent staining on the grooves. Start cleaning at the bottom of the house, working your way up. Make sure to thoroughly rinse the cleaning solution before it dries completely to avoid streaks. If your home’s exterior has brick, cover it to protect it from soapy water. 

Some manufacturers don’t recommend using a power washer for cleaning vinyl siding. Others allow it but outline how much pressure and which cleaners you should use. When using this equipment, be careful not to hit wall openings, such as electrical wiring, plumbing, windows and doors. If cleaning your siding isn’t enough to restore its appearance or if it severely damaged, you need to have it replaced. Whether you need new siding or a wood window replacement, you can count on Kroll Construction. 

Removing Mold, Mildew and Mulch Residue

For removing mold and mildew, you can use a solution of 30 percent vinegar and 70 percent water. Mulch residue can be caused by artillery spores. Artillery spores are from a certain fungus that lives in shredded wood or other organic materials around your home. The best solution for this problem is to replace the shredded wood mulch with bark mulch and then replace your siding. 

For reliable siding and wood window replacement services, choose Kroll Construction. Call us at (734) 999-1022 or fill out our contact form to request a quote. We work with homeowners in Detroit, MI, and areas around Michigan.

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