What Are the Do’s and Don’ts of Vinyl Siding Maintenance?

May 9, 2019 | Home Improvement

Vinyl siding is one of the strongest siding materials on the market. The material is rot-proof, insect-resistant and more durable than other exterior products.

What Are the Do’s and Don’ts of Vinyl Siding Maintenance

However, it still needs proper maintenance to make it last. One good measure to avoid siding replacement projects is by removing shrubs and trees near your house to prevent the branches from puncturing or causing cracks.

After a strong storm, your siding may suffer from scratches, punctures and other damage due to strong winds and flying debris. Experts recommend applying strong adhesive when installing vinyl siding to avoid this problem, especially when you’re in a storm-prone area.

In this article, we discuss the do’s and don’ts of vinyl siding maintenance.

Do’s

  • Regular Inspection and Cleaning

Dirt and grime are the common enemies of vinyl siding, which can accumulate on the deep corners of the material. Set a regular cleaning schedule to prevent the accumulation of dirt. But a thorough cleaning might be needed after a storm or windy season.

  • Use the Right Cleaning Solution

Laundry soap can be a good cleaning solution for vinyl siding. Couple this with warm water to remove the grime. Aim the hose down to let the water slide and avoid being trapped inside the slats.

  • Find More Effective Tools

Hiring a qualified siding and roofing contractor can be your best option. But, when you decide to do the maintenance yourself, you should always get the right materials. Remember: research is the key.

Don’ts

  • Don’t wait too long before washing your siding. Molds, grime and dirt can easily accumulate and destroy your entire siding system.

  • Don’t try to do hard tasks. Painting, for example, requires a particular set of skills; doing it by yourself can lead to a disaster.

  • Don’t ignore the surroundings. Shrubs and trees near your house should be removed. Protruding metals, sharp objects and machines should be placed in a safe distance.

  • Don’t let discolorations and stains deceive your eyes. These are the signs that your vinyl siding is deteriorating. Chemicals could be the culprit in this problem.

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Turner Home Improvement Contractors, LLC, is a local CT home improvement company that provides commercial and residential roofing, door, siding replacement, deck remodeling, and replacement window services.

To learn more about our services, give us a call at (860) 633-1400. We’re happy to answer any questions you may have and provide you with a free quote on your next project. We offer our services to homeowners in Wethersfield, CT.