15 Apr The Best Way to Maintain Vinyl Siding
The best way to keep vinyl siding looking like new is with regular maintenance from Acme Pressure Wash. We are experts in cleaning all types of outdoor surfaces, and we know that vinyl siding has its own unique care requirements. Here are a few of our best tips for vinyl siding maintenance:
1: Keep it Clean
Don’t let dirt and dust build up on your vinyl siding. Keep it clean by pressure washing at least once a year. Regularly scheduled cleanings make vinyl siding is easier to maintain and lengthen its lifespan.
2: Check for Water Damage
Inspect your siding and foundation for any drips or streaking that could indicate trapped moisture. One common mistake that homeowners make is spraying water upward at an angle when they’re cleaning the siding. The pressure of a hose can drive water between sections and behind the siding. If water seeps into the walls or stagnates behind your siding, it can cause structural damage, rot, or mildew.
3: Cover Before Spraying
Protect your vinyl siding before spraying any pesticides, herbicides, or other chemicals. Certain types of lawn treatments can discolor and stain vinyl siding. Try to avoid spraying near your house, and wait for days with low wind.
4: Keep Away from Heat
Although it’s slow to burn, vinyl has very a low melting point. Vinyl siding can be damaged by heat, so keep outdoor grills, patio torches, and fire pits a safe distance away.
5: Beware Reflected Sunlight
Concentrated sunlight can cause some types of vinyl siding to warp. Highly reflective surfaces such as large windows can focus enough heat to melt and distort vinyl siding. Screens, shutters, or a strategically placed tree can help mitigate this effect.
6: Avoid Collisions
Vinyl siding can crack or break on impact, especially if it has been subjected to freezing temperatures. Impact accidents from an overzealous lawnmower or a rogue fly ball could damage vinyl siding. Replace damaged sections as soon as possible in order to avoid costly repairs down the road.
7: Hire a Professional
It’s always best to hire a professional to maintain your vinyl siding. Acme experts are trained in cleaning and preserving all types of outdoor surfaces—from walls to foundations to driveways, we do it all! With a professional pressure wash from Acme, not only will you get clean siding—you’ll get clean driveways and walkways too.
Call us today for a free estimate!
Acme Pressure Wash offers steam-cleaning and pressure washing services in Phoenix, Tempe, and Scottsdale. We do it all—driveways, sidewalks, entries, patios, block walls, pools, and more. If you need vinyl siding maintenance for your home or business, call Acme for a free estimate!