As an alternative to aluminum siding, vinyl is the most commonly used siding option in the United States. The two layers that compose vinyl siding are composed in such a way to be strong in the elements and to keep costs lower during the manufacturing process.
As an exterior product, vinyl siding is constantly exposed to the elements. Whether the winter in your area was mild or incredibly strong, it’s always a good idea to clean your siding when the weather breaks. Everything from salt to dirt to dead insects can accumulate and it’s best, both for longevity and for aesthetics, to clean your siding thoroughly.
There are a number of ways to clean your siding. Here are a few options to consider.
> A pressure washer – this is a great option, but be careful to pay attention to the angle and the distance from your siding as major damage can be caused by incredibly strong pressure they put out.
> 70% water, 30% white vinegar makes a great all-purpose cleanser that removes light mold and mildew stains.
> If you are concerned about landscaping, use a solution comprised of one gallon of water mixed with one cup oxygen bleach in a bucket. The oxygen bleach will clean the vinyl without damaging your landscaping.
These are just a few potential options to keep your siding looking it’s best. For all your siding questions call us directly at 518-639-7663 or use our email form to have us come out and give you a risk-free assessment.