Cleaning Your Vinyl Siding

Vinyl Siding is the most popular siding material for many reasons. It can withstand harsh winds and temperatures, it doesn’t fade or absorb water, and it helps insulate your home. Why else do the majority of homeowners choose this fantastic siding material? The maintenance and cleaning of it is minimal. Here’s a look at how to quickly clean your vinyl siding.

Prepping for the Clean Up
Before you start the cleaning process, you’ll have to prep the outside of your house first. Be sure to close all windows and doors, place tarps over bushes and plants to protect them from the cleaning solutions, and remove patio furniture from the vicinity. Now that the house is prepped, it’s time to grab your cleaning materials. You’ll need a bucket, a hose, laundry detergent, a soft bristled brush with a long handle, and water, of course. If you don’t have a brush with a long handle, a ladder will do just fine. A pressure washer will be the most effective option, but it is not required.

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Ready, Set, Clean!
The cleaning will start with a rinse of the house. Grab your hose and spray the sides of your home to wash away any loose dirt or grime. If you have access to a pressure washer you can do this instead, as it will be more effective in ridding your house of dirt. Once your house has been rinsed, you can create your cleaning solution. Mix one part laundry detergent with five parts water in a large bucket. Two simple ingredients is all vinyl needs for a good cleaning. Take your soft bristled brush, put it in the cleaning solution, and start scrubbing top to bottom. Afterwards, rinse the siding with a hose to remove all soap and scum. Repeat this process for each side of your house.

Cleaning vinyl siding is as simple as that! Nothing more than a quick rinse, scrub, and re-rinse. This is just one of the many reasons that vinyl siding is the most popular siding material used in the United States. For those of you who don’t have vinyl siding or those who need some change in their lives, give Preferred Exterior a call. Our expert installers will tear down your old siding and install your choice of new vinyl siding. Give us a call today at (561) 354-7252 to schedule a free estimate!

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