From window and door replacement to various flooring options, vinyl has seen plenty of applications in the home remodeling industry. Perhaps its most popular use, however, is as a versatile, durable and energy-efficient siding material. Vinyl requires little to no maintenance and can outlast even the best wood boards available today. In terms of strength, it can even hold its own against materials known for toughness like fiber cement.
The performance of your vinyl siding depends on how well you take care of it. While it needs next to nothing in terms of upkeep, it still stands to benefit from regular cleaning. Let our exterior experts at Polk Contracting Inc give you a few tips about how to keep your vinyl siding looking its best.
Power Washer Safe
Vinyl is usually strong enough to withstand a power washer. However, unless you want to pay for a window and door contractor, you want to take care when washing around your doors and windows. Otherwise, make sure you keep the washer at eye level and wash from the top down. Go over your manufacturer’s recommendations to find best practices when power washing vinyl siding.
Mold and Mildew
You can choose a heavily diluted mixture of bleach and water to remove early signs of mold growth on vinyl siding. Apply the solution with a mild microfiber cloth to avoid scratching the surface of the material. Alternatively, you can also go with a store-bought cleaning liquid meant to get rid of mold and mildew.
Protecting Your Vinyl Siding
Contact your local siding contractors for regular inspections and maintenance to keep the vinyl in excellent condition. It’s best to sign up for a routine maintenance agreement so you never miss any important service appointments.
At Polk Contracting Inc, we offer maintenance programs for your vinyl siding, roofing, windows, and doors. Give us a call at (410) 994-2801 or fill out our contact form to schedule a service visit and request a free estimate today. We serve homeowners in Bel Air and Abingdon as well as other nearby areas in MD.