Throughout the long winter, your siding has been there to protect your home against the elements. And now, with the weather warming, it’s a great time to give it some much needed TLC. Don’t neglect your home’s siding any longer! With some basic care and maintenance, your home’s siding can last you for decades. As experts in siding for Roseville, we are here to offer up some easy cleaning and maintenance tips to help keep your siding looking its best for a long time.
First of all, the type of cleaning you need to perform depends on the type of siding you have. Here are a few of the most common types of siding as well as how to best care for it:
Vinyl siding is the most common type of siding as well as one of the easiest to care for as long as it has been installed correctly by professionals like those at JTR Roofing. However, it is still important to give it a good cleaning twice a year to keep it looking its best. Cleaning vinyl siding is pretty easy. Clean vinyl siding using a pressure washer; mix water and a small amount of laundry detergent and spray it on the vinyl siding with the pressure washer. Be sure to rinse the soap off thoroughly with plain water. This of course should not be done in the winter months. It is best to wait until spring so that nothing freezes.
Wood siding. Although not as popular as vinyl siding, wood is a lovely, natural option in siding. Cleaning wood siding is also a pretty simple task. You need a bucket of warm water, a mild soap and a soft-bristled brush. Clean each section of your wood siding from top to bottom and be sure to rinse it thoroughly. Wood siding is usually sealed and stained before it is installed. A siding contractor like us will be sure that happens so you should not have to worry about rotting.
Aluminum siding is a fairly low-maintenance material but you should clean this type of siding the same way you do vinyl: with a pressure washer and a mixture of water and a small amount of laundry detergent. It is important to remember never to scrape at your aluminum siding, and if you have to patch it, use a filler that is made especially for metals.
So, this summer, get out there and take care of your siding! And, if you notice any issues such as damage or mold, be sure to contact the experts at JTR Roofing right away.
For more information about siding in Plymouth, call JTR Roofing, siding contractor, at 651-777-7394 or Contact Us.