Today, vinyl siding is designed to require very little maintenance. Although vinyl siding is meant to last for years, the unwanted damage is bound to occur. With a bit of time and elbow grease, you’ll be saving both the hassle and expense of replacing siding before it becomes necessary. For questions on siding maintenance or repair, call the experienced professionals at Thunderbolt Construction.
Trim All Foliage around Your Home
Damage to your siding is not only caused solely by harsh weather or environmental conditions. Trees, bushes, and shrubs planted near your home can scratch, tear, or mar the siding if not kept in check. Trim the greenery near your home to prevent unnecessary damage.
Clean It Once a Year
To keep your home’s siding in good shape, give it a thorough cleaning at least once a year. Scrub all siding using a long-handled stiff brush and a bucket with soapy mild detergent. Rinse with a hose when clean, and your siding will be as good as new. You can also leverage a power washer to scour away deeply embedded dirt from wind, rain, and destructive weather.
Spot Treat Mildew Stains
It may take more than a yearly cleaning to keep your siding in pristine condition. Mildew and mold can develop on vinyl siding, especially in high moisture environments. To get rid of these unwanted nuisances, clean the area with diluted bleach. It may take some elbow grease, but the solution should remove the stain.
Inspect for Any Damage
Inspect the vinyl siding for any damage, even the tiniest rips or tears. Water can leak in and cause unseen deterioration. Siding that is warped or loose and is not fixed immediately can cause further damage. Repair it immediately in order to prevent any further unnecessary harm.
Even with the best of intentions, there may be a time your vinyl siding is in need of professional repair. Contact the experts at Thunderbolt Construction by calling (877) 204-7600. We are happy to provide you with a free estimate for all of your siding repair and installation needs.