Easy Ways to Maintain Your Siding
More than likely, the vinyl siding on the side of you house was built to last for a long time. That may be part of the reason why you added it in the first place. However, to ensure that it looks good and does last for a long time, there are some things you’ll need to do to maintain it.
Keep it Away from Direct Heat
When it comes to vinyl siding, it has been designed to be able to stand up to all types of weather conditions. However, keeping your grill a safe distance away can be beneficial. The heat from cooking could cause damage, including warping, discoloring, or melting the vinyl.
Wash it Yearly
Most manufacturers recommend using a cloth or soft brush to clean the vinyl siding because a pressure washer can cause damage. If you decide you want to use a pressure washer, make sure to use gentle pressure and test an inconspicuous area to ensure that it will be safe.
Choose the Right Soap
If you decide that you want to use soap to clean your siding, then finding a mild one is the best choice. If they siding is just covered with some dirt and debris, this can be the best way to get it clean. If there are stains on the siding, getting a cleaner that’s heavier duty might be beneficial, but be sure to protect any plants in the area so they aren’t negatively impacted by the cleaning product.
Keep an Eye out for Mold and Mildew
Certain environments, including places in Tennessee, are susceptible to mold and mildew growth. This could happen on your siding, but keeping an eye on the house and using a mild detergent to clean the siding can be beneficial. You may also choose to clean the mold and mildew with a water and vinegar solution.
Reconsider Painting It
Technically, it is possible to paint your siding. However, doing so may void your warranty and it may cause the siding to warp. If you want another color on your home, it might be a better idea to get new siding.
For more tips to keep your vinyl siding looking nice or to see what options exist, contact At the Top Restoration. They have the siding that will make your home look great.