No siding material is absolutely maintenance-free, not even your strong and flexible vinyl siding. Sure, vinyl is resistant to UV degradation, but not to discoloration or staining.
In this post, professional roofing contractor Empire Roofing & More outlines some of the causes for these marks on your home’s vinyl siding and how to address it.
Algae and Mold
These are usually the two main reasons for the stains on vinyl siding. Once you start to have water leaks lead to mold growth on your siding. On the other hand, algae feed on dirt and dust, which then leads to its growth on your siding. Algae, typically, may look green, brown or black.
There are, of course, other causes for vinyl siding stains and discoloration. There’s dirt from rain splash-up, lichens, moss, smoke or chemical stains, just to name a few. Siding and residential roofing service providers often offer a service to correct such problems.
To Repair or to Replace
Green stains, like algae, can be resolved with a bit of scrubbing using mild soap with warm water. Mold, meanwhile, may require a stronger cleaner like chlorine bleach on the siding.
Now, if the stain persists, then it may be time to hire a professional to help you solve this issue. Though it is typically possible to kill mold, algae and even fungus to make that siding look new again, you may want an expert’s hand in power washing. It is also possible that your vinyl siding may have outlived its usefulness, and is now in need for repairs or replacement.
Vinyl siding still enjoys high demand among homeowners, as its appeal and colors can last for years with infrequent maintenance.
Empire Roofing & More, the top roofing services provider in the area, is your obvious choice if you need quality, professional siding installation. Call Empire Roofing & More at (412) 618-4729 now to learn more about the wide variety of siding options we offer. We serve customers in Township, PA, and those in Bel Air, MD.