Smart Tips for Spring-Cleaning Vinyl Siding

The fresh, cool breeze of spring is here! It’s time to breathe new life into your exterior after letting months of dirt, grime and stains buildup. Fortunately, vinyl siding is tough, durable and low-maintenance, making it fairly easy to clean with a few simple steps. Here, a residential and commercial roofing company shares smart tips for spring-cleaning vinyl siding. 

What to Look For

Your vinyl siding can accumulate a host of dirt, grime and other forms of filth over time. Pollen, bird droppings, spider webs and rust can also plague the surface of your exterior walls. Be on the lookout for mold and mildew growth in damp areas where they often thrive. Moreover, the finish of your vinyl siding can be tainted by common household products, such as sealant, caulking or motor oil.

What to Do

The first step is to rinse off general dirt and dust with foamy water and clean water. To scrub, use a soft cloth or a long-handled brush with soft bristles. Meanwhile, a mixture of 70% water and 30% vinegar makes a great all-purpose cleaner that removes light traces of mold and mildew. If stains won’t come off, the best thing to do is request a cleaning solution directly from your residential roofing and siding contractor.

What Not to Do

Be sure to avoid using cleaners that contain organic solvents, liquid grease remover, furniture polish and undiluted chlorine bleach when washing vinyl siding. These substances can swiftly harm the surface of vinyl materials. Also, don’t use abrasive scrubbers or steel wool as these tools can also damage your siding.

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