Apart from its affordability, durability and versatility, vinyl siding is a popular choice among homeowners because of its low-maintenance qualities. However, it is not a material that you ignore for a long time. Sure, it doesn’t need to be painted or scraped, but it must be given special care and attention like the rest of your home’s exterior.
Make sure you clean and maintain your vinyl siding properly. Kroll Construction, one of the top siding and roofing companies in the area, highlights these do’s and don’ts:
DO: Trim Nearby Plants
Lush shrubs and other plant growth can scrape the vinyl siding. If these are planted too close to the exterior wall surface, make sure to trim back overextending twigs and branches so they don’t rub against your siding. It not only benefits your home but your plants as well—pruning them promptly enhances healthy plant growth.
DON’T: Leave the Siding Uncovered During Home Improvement
Many roofing companies often take the initiative to protect the home’s outdoor area from dust and debris while they remove the old roofing material. Using tarps and drop cloths, they cover not just the flower beds and patio furniture but also the siding. Make sure you do the same when tackling home improvements. Certain sealants, stains and other substances can ruin the appearance of vinyl siding. This can lead to discoloration and eventual siding replacement.
DO: Clean It Once a Year
Washing your vinyl siding is best done every year. You don’t have to use a pressure washer to get rid of the stubborn dirt and stains. Soapy water, long-handled soft brush and water from your garden hose are all it takes to keep your siding looking good as new.
DON’T: Just Clean
Taking good care of your vinyl siding shouldn’t stop at cleaning. Cursory inspections must be carried out as soon as cleaning is finished. Look out for signs of structural damage as soon as possible to preserve the siding’s appearance and functionality. Call your local siding contractor for a more thorough assessment.
Kroll Construction is a leading siding and roofing company specializing in high-quality vinyl siding installation. It is available in a broad range of colors, as well as many patterns. Delivering superior performance, the siding is also protected by the industry’s best warranty. Call (734) 999-1022 or fill out our contact form to schedule a consultation. We serve Detroit and the surrounding Michigan communities.