How to Clean Vinyl Siding
If you invested in vinyl siding for your home, then you are likely aware of all of its advantages. Vinyl siding is known for being durable, resisting damage from most forms of inclement weather. It is also energy efficient, as its material does not transfer or conduct heat. Vinyl siding is customizable and versatile, affording you the ability to craft a system that will perfectly match your home. However, what vinyl siding is best known for is its ease of maintenance. Vinyl siding requires little upkeep year after year to look like new, but that does not mean it couldn’t use a little sprucing up now and again. If you want to learn how to clean your vinyl siding, then this what you need to know.
Basic Vinyl Siding Cleaning
In most cases, all your vinyl siding will need is a basic cleaning once a year. And, all you will need for that is a soft-bristle brush (or a sponge), soap, and warm water. Simply mix general cleaning solution, such as Dawn dish soap or Soft Scrub, with a bucket of warm water, and scrub your siding with the mixture and your brush until it is clean. Your best bet is to start at the bottom to prevent streaking and go the full length of the lap. Once one section is cleaned, rinse it off with a garden hose before the soap dries. It is just that simple.
Cleaning Tough Stains
Sometimes, basic cleaning is not enough. For tough stains or spots like paint drips, tar, and pencil and pen marks, use a nonabrasive bathtub cleaner or nylon scrub pad that will not damage the surface of the siding. Use ammonia cleaners with water to clean off the siding. And make sure to rinse the siding before the solution dries.
If you would like to learn more about how to clean vinyl siding or want to have your siding system assessed and replaced by professionals, then contact Shiner Exteriors today. We are happy to repair or replace vinyl siding systems that are beyond cleaning for area homeowners.