Vinyl is the most commonly used siding material in the United States. It is easy to install, inexpensive, and very easy to maintain. However, even if vinyl siding has relatively low upkeep requirements, this doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t give it a good cleaning every once in a while. In today’s post, reputable siding and roof replacement company Expert Contracting shares three useful springtime cleaning tips to keep your vinyl siding looking good for the rest of the year.
Tip #1: Make Your Own Cleaning Solution
Many commercial cleaners available in the market today can be too harsh and potentially cause more harm than good when it comes to cleaning your vinyl siding. Luckily, you can make your own cleaning solution using items that are probably already in your home. To make your own solution, mix a third of a cup of laundry detergent with a third of a cup of powdered household cleaner and add it to a gallon of water.
Tip #2: Use a Soft Bristled Brush
Siding and roofing companies recommend using a long-handled brush with soft bristles when cleaning your vinyl siding. This works especially well in tough to reach areas and textured surfaces. If you can, try to avoid using a power washer as the strong jet of water can damage your siding if you are not careful.
Tip #3: Hire a Professional
As a general rule, your vinyl siding should be thoroughly cleaned at least once every year. If you own a multi-story house, cleaning your siding can be a bit of a hassle and even dangerous to do yourself. To get the best possible results without having to break a sweat (or your neck), consider hiring a professional to do the job for you.
If you live in the areas in or around Hamburg, NY, and are in need of roof repair services or are looking to install new vinyl siding, be sure to give Expert Contracting a call at (716) 572-7303 or fill out our contact form to schedule a free appointment or inspection with one of our experts today.