The new vinyl siding on your house could last nearly 60 years. By protecting it from materials that can damage the surface, you'll get decades of service from it. Here are some of the common hazards to vinyl siding and what you can do to make this the last siding you'll have installed on your home.
Materials That Damage Vinyl Siding
Several natural substances can damage your vinyl siding, including:
Man-made chemicals can also take a toll on your siding, such as:
Cleaning Your House Siding
The best way to prolong the life of your vinyl siding is to spot clean any areas that become soiled with a harmful substance. A yearly cleaning of the surface will keep the siding looking bright.
For spot cleaning of small areas, use a solution of mild soap and warm water. Rinse the siding off thoroughly to remove any soap to prevent a buildup. For cleaning large areas or to remove tough materials:
Tips for Using a Power Washer
You can damage the siding with a power washer if not used properly. To prevent doing damage while cleaning the siding:
Mold and Mildew
If areas of the house are in constant shade and frequently wet, mold and mildew can form on the siding. Scrub the area with your vinegar and water solution then rinse thoroughly. Work from the top down and use a soft brush or cloth.
Sun and Your Siding
Vinyl siding that is exposed to the sun frequently can develop a powdery chalk on the surface, which makes the siding look dull. Renew the siding by washing the chalk off with a mild soap and water solution. Rinse with fresh water.
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13 March 2016
One thing I never realized about roofing is what a difference it can make in the appearance of a home. The roofing on my home was more than 20 years old before we got around to replacing it. As we were working with our roofing contractor to choose the materials that we wanted to use, I learned quite a bit about the many, many options that we had to consider. Our blog will show you several of the options and provide you with facts about each type of material that you can use. Hopefully, what we have included here will help you choose the roofing that will look and perform the best on your home.