Vinyl has been one of the most popular siding materials for many years, and deservedly so. It’s one of the most beautiful, versatile, and energy-efficient siding materials on the market today.
Talk to your contractor about installing vinyl siding to improve your home’s curb appeal and energy efficiency. You can also install insulated vinyl siding for even better energy efficiency and indoor comfort.
But just like roof damage, problems can develop with your vinyl siding. To make the most of your vinyl siding, learn the do’s and don’ts of vinyl siding care.
DO: Keep It Clean. One of the best benefits of vinyl siding is that it’s really easy to clean. All it takes is a garden hose. You can keep your siding looking great year after year if you clean it at least once a year. The end of winter is a good time to hose it down and remove mud and dirt. Remember to point the nozzle downwards to avoid moisture penetrating into the slats.
DO: Use Mild Detergent. Mild laundry detergent works best for cleaning your vinyl siding. You can also use trisodium phosphate. Whichever you choose, add it to warm water and use a soft cloth or a soft-bristled brush to clean your siding.
DON’T Ignore Dirt. Vinyl is strong, but its longevity can be affected if you allow dirt or algae to sit on it for too long. Don’t ignore dirt. Clean your siding as soon as possible.
DON’T DIY Paint. Vinyl siding needs cleaning and priming before it can be painted. To ensure best results, it’s best to call a professional to do it.
DON’T Ignore Shrubbery. If shrubs and trees are growing too close to your house, it’s time to clip them. Though vinyl doesn’t rot, it can still get damaged by sharp objects, including shrubs and tree branches. Trim the foliage near your house to prevent damage to your siding.
Now that you know how to care for vinyl siding, it’s time to look at your options. Get in touch with Mass-Tech Roofing and Building Co. for a siding or a roof estimate. Call us today at (781) 826-7663, fill out this form, or email us here to get a quote for your roofing or siding project.