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Three Things You Should Know About Cleaning And Maintenance Of Your New Vinyl Siding

Vinyl siding is a great choice for an exterior finish, but you will eventually need to do cleaning and other maintenance to it. This will help to keep your siding looking new and make it last much longer. There are some things that you may want to know about maintaining your vinyl siding, such as what cleaning products to use, protecting it from UV rays and doing minor repairs to the siding. Here are three things that you will want to know about cleaning and maintenance of your vinyl siding:

1. Light Cleaning To Remove Dirt And Minor Stains

One of the best things that you can do to maintain your vinyl siding is do an occasional light cleaning. This is something that you will want to do with a diluted soap mix with regular dish soap. You can use a push broom with soft bristles to scrub the siding. First, scrub the siding and then rinse it with a garden hose. Repeat this process to remove all the dirt from the siding. Scrubbing from side to side will allow you to get into all the seams of the siding.

2. Removing Mold And Mildew From Your Vinyl Siding

Sometimes, mold and mildew can grow on the siding. This often happens at low spots where water splashes against the siding, or where there is runoff against the siding. To remove this, you will want to use a light bleach mixture to kill the fungus, and follow the same process as above. If the stains are difficult to remove, you may want to use a pressure washer to remove the cleaner solution.

3. Light Repairs Of Loose Pieces Of Vinyl Siding On Your Home

Vinyl can also have small problems such as cracks or a seam coming loose. If you have a seam coming loose from the siding, it should be easy to get it to zip back into place. If this is a continuing problem, at the point where the siding starts coming loose, take a small finish nail and nail through the bottom lip of the siding. To prevent the siding from cracking, use a small drill bit to make a pilot hole before nailing it in place. In addition, to prevent water from getting in the nail hole, add a dab of silicon caulking over the nail to seal it.

These are some of the things you will want to know about the maintenance and care of your vinyl siding. If you need to have new siding installed or repairs done, contact a vinyl siding contractor like one from Stark Siding Inc to get the help you need for your siding.