With spring right around the corner, it’s prudent for a homeowner to start thinking about home maintenance. There are a number of things you can do to ensure your home is in shape for the new season and one of them is siding cleaning. Here are some vinyl siding cleaning tips from expert home remodeler Empire Roofing & More.
Be Mindful of Landscaping
It’s common for landscaping to surround a home, laid out close to exterior walls to frame a property. With vinyl siding in close proximity to landscaping, it’s not uncommon then for cleaning products to splatter on shrubs and other greenery. To keep your landscaping safe, consider making your own siding cleaning solution using soap and water. This will let you clean your siding without damaging your landscaping.
Using a pressure washer will undoubtedly speed up the cleaning process but make sure you start at a low pressure level, with the stream pointing straight at eye level. Expert roofers and siding contractors say this will ensure you don’t drive water behind your siding and cause leaks. Use caution as well when washing around doors, windows and plumbing connections.
Don’t Be Abrasive
One of the best things about vinyl siding is that it’s easy to clean, requiring no more than a garden hose for the most part. However, when dirt and grime have piled up, many homeowners think they have to scrub hard to restore their siding to their former glory. This isn’t the case! In fact, you should avoid using steel wool or other highly abrasive scrubbers as they can damage your siding’s finish. For caked-on dirt, just wet the siding first and let it soak for a bit. This will loosen dirt before you come in to do some actual cleaning, making it easier to do the task.
Empire Roofing & More is your leading choice for quality exterior improvement products and services. Whether you’re looking for roofers or need help with your siding, you can count on us to deliver, ensuring you get what you want and need. To learn more about what we can do for you, simply give us a call at (412) 999-7135 or fill out our contact form. Get a FREE quote today! We serve Wexford, Pittsburgh and the surrounding PA communities.