Washing Vinyl Siding
Washing vinyl siding
Vinyl siding has become popular over the last few years due to some reasons. It is cheap, easy to install and lasts for a long time compared to other materials like wood. However, vinyl siding attracts a lot of dust and will get dirty after a short period of time especially if it is in bright colors. Here are some important tips which can be used to clean vinyl siding without damaging it.
Maintaining vinyl siding should not be a hard task. Rain will help remove debris although it cannot be relied on. For effective cleaning you need to use a brush or spray the siding with a stream of water from a pipe. Light dirt can effectively be removed using a stream of water from a hose pipe although you need a power washing equipment for sticky dirt. Power washing is a convenient option and can be considered by people who have busy schedules; it is always quick and effective.
To prevent damage by water which seeps behind the siding, you will be required to wash from the bottom upwards. Avoid spraying water upwards but instead spray directly at the siding or downwards which also helps avoid seepage behind the siding. Should damage occur, it will be hard to repair insulation and the structural beams.
Sometimes stains and streaks might develop if you stay for too long without washing vinyl siding. You realize that it is hard to wash the dirt away using the conventional methods discussed above. You need cleaning solutions which can be made at home or sourced from your local store. Consider special solutions designed for washing vinyl surfaces to be effective and quick.
One of the benefits you gain by considering vinyl as the building material for your siding is cheap maintenance. You do not need to paint regularly as is the case with wood siding or aluminum. Vinyl is also one of the materials used to make durable siding. If you wish to achieve the look of wood, you can consider custom vinyl panes which have wood patterns on them. People with busy schedules might also want dull vinyl siding to reduce the number of times it needs to be washed.