Caring for Your Home’s Siding

Published: January 19th, 2018 | Category: Siding

Siding is your first line of defense against the elements so it is important to know the signs that indicate it could use repair or replacement as well as how to care for it. As a siding contractor for Roseville and the surrounding areas, we have seen our fair share of issues with various types of siding. With some basic care and maintenance, your home’s siding should last you for quite some time. What type of cleaning you need to perform depends on the type of siding you have. So, we thought we would take the time to go over how to care for a few of the most common types of siding we install as a siding contractor.

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Vinyl siding is an excellent choice for most types of homes. A siding contractor like us knows how to properly install it so it will last for many years. Cleaning vinyl siding is pretty easy. Clean vinyl siding about twice a year 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.


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. Be sure you never scrape your aluminum siding, and if you have to patch it, use a filler that is made especially for metals.


Wood siding is a lovely material and is as natural and it is beautiful. 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 of it. So, you should not have to worry about the wood becoming rotted. But again, it is best to wait until spring to perform the all-important task of cleaning it.

This winter, keep an eye out for issues with your siding like mold, mildew or other types of damage. If you notice something, contact the experts at JTR Roofing as soon as you can.

Are you interested in hiring a reliable and professional siding contractor in Roseville? Call JTR Roofing, siding contractor, at 651-777-7394 or Contact Us.