Have you considered siding options for your home? Whether it’s a new home or an old one, it’s important that you consider vinyl siding. Vinyl siding is designed to withstand outside elements which may include heavy wind, rain and impact from hail. It also doesn’t corrode over time as it can resist moisture. Indeed, vinyl siding is a more durable option for your siding. Plus, it requires low maintenance.  However, it doesn’t mean that you don’t have to care for it or do things to keep it from its tiptop condition. 

You can keep your vinyl siding in its best shape by doing some vinyl siding maintenance and care. Here are a few things you can do:

 

  • Wash it regularly

And by regularly meaning annually. Dirt, grime and mold accumulate and build up throughout the year. To remove these stains, spend at least an hour cleaning and rinsing every bit of the siding with a used cloth or a soft bristle brush, especially on textured surfaces. Start from the bottom and work your way up to avoid streaking. Make sure to clean the siding gently to avoid surface abrasion. Then wash thoroughly with water.

 

  • Avoid hitting it

Your vinyl siding may not dent; however, it can break or crack when hit during on cold weather. So make sure to park your bicycle or lawnmowers in a place far from your siding. And when you notice a crack forming on it, have it replaced right away to prevent further problems.

 

  • Keep it away from direct heat

Yes, vinyl siding is durable enough to stand the test of time and all the harsh weather conditions. However, vinyl materials have a low melting point. You may not notice it while you had your barbeque party last time since it would also take time to burn them. But if you inspect your siding, you may find a slightly melted patch on one part of it. Remember, it is always better to handle it with care too like keeping your grill at a safe distance. 

 

  • Inspect it regularly

One thing you need to look out for your vinyl sidings are signs of mold and mildew. Moisture-related problems may not be easily noticeable in vinyl, which is why it is important to check every corner of it.  The first sign of molds that you will notice, wipe it out right away with an all-purpose cleaner. 

 

  • Refrain from painting it

While painting your vinyl siding is possible. It would be smart to think twice before really doing it,it, especially if your siding is still in the warranty period. Some vinyl siding manufacturers will void the warranties if you have made any alterations to your siding, including painting it.

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