Vinyl siding possesses the beauty of natural wood but it doesn’t rot, split, or get insect damage. While it is popular for its low-maintenance qualities, it still requires regular cleaning to maintain its appearance
Here are tips for cleaning this exterior cladding material from a trusted provider of residential roof repair and siding installation services
Choose to accomplish this task on a cloudy day to prevent your siding from drying too quickly or unevenly. Avoid potential hazards and problems by making sure you’re ready before cleaning your siding. Wear comfortable clothes, closed-toe shoes, rubber gloves, safety goggles, and a face mask. Get any outdoor furniture and decor out of the way
Protect Your Exterior
Close all doors and windows to prevent water from getting inside your house. Lay a tarp or plastic sheet over plants, pots, and landscaping to protect them from cleaning products. Turn off, unplug, and cover lights and electrical units with plastic sheets
Before you start cleaning, check the condition of your siding first. A replacement may be necessary if the siding is too worn out. You can get in touch with an experienced contractor like Creative Construction Group to determine whether you’ll need to have your siding replaced. We’re not only known for our superior residential roof installation services but also for our quality siding installation
Cleaning Your Siding
Take a hose, sponge, soft-bristle brush, bucket, and mild detergent. Test a small area of your siding with your cleaning solution to make sure it doesn’t cause any damage. To avoid streaking, begin working from the bottom, working your way towards the top. To extend your reach, you may use a long-handled car-wash brush. It’s not recommended to use a pressure washer if you don’t have experience with using one as it may damage your siding.
Be as gentle as you can with cleaning your siding as too much pressure can cause the surface to crack. For removing mold, you can use the recommended bleach or vinegar solution. Scrub the affected areas and let the solution rest for a few minutes. Rinse thoroughly with water to remove cleaning product residue
For quality siding replacement services, choose Creative Construction Group. We also specialize in commercial roof replacement, gutter installation, and siding replacement. Call us at (815) 459-1750 or fill out our contact form to get a free quote. We work with homeowners in Rockford, IL.