4 Tips on How to Prepare and Clean Your Vinyl Siding

Vinyl siding has quickly gained popularity in the United States due to its durability and great appearance. However, stains can accumulate and its look can get dull over time. So how can you help keep your siding vinyl spick-and-span?

Here are a couple of tips:

Make Sure You Ready Your Home before Cleaning Your Siding

Since you will be spraying cleaning agent and water all around, you need to do some pre-cleaning preparations first to protect yourself and the items in your home.

Close all the doors and windows in your home, and turn off the power to any of your exterior electrical units like your outlets, lights, and more. Put away any other objects that might get in the way. Then cover any etched metal or glass, as well as any house plant that can be damaged by cleaning solutions.

Check Your Siding

To determine if your siding has mildew or mold, you can put a drop of bleach on it; if it turns dark, its dirt and if it turns white, it’s mold. Cleaning dirty vinyl siding is one thing, but repair or replacement is another. You need to make sure it just needs cleaning.

So if you find cracks or holes, we recommend that you get in touch with your expert roofing contractors in High Point for repair or replacement services.

Prepare Your Cleaning Materials

For basic cleaning, you would only need: water, hose, bucket, laundry detergent (or other cleaner safe for vinyl), ladder and any combination of a sponge mop, old rug, soft-bristled brush, hose, and pieces of cloth.

Clean Your Siding Thoroughly

It would be easier to work around your home if you divide it into three to five foot sections. Then start using your cleaning materials to scrub the dirt away. Start at the top, and continue working your way down to the bottom of your siding section.

If your siding project calls for repair and replacement, or ladders, we recommend that you leave the job to your expert team for roofing in High Point NC. Here at ABC Roofing & Exteriors, we even offer James Hardie products, one of the most beautiful and durable siding available if you decide it’s time to replace your worn out siding. Call us today and we will be happy to help you out.