Vinyl is an excellent siding choice for modern houses. Available in a wide range of colors, textures and styles, vinyl siding can transform the appearance of your home.

Besides its high aesthetic appeal, vinyl siding is strong, long lasting and easy to clean and maintain. Vinyl siding is designed to withstand the effects of extreme weather, dust, pollution and moisture.

A high quality vinyl siding installation can easily last for 20 to 30 years. For your siding to look its best, here are some maintenance tips:

Wash it

In order to remove dust, dirt, grime or stains from the siding, wash it once a year. The cleaning process is simple. Use a garden hose to wash it. You should start at the top and then work your way to the bottom. If you can’t reach those spots at the top, use a broom.

Avoid using abrasive cleaning products, such as chlorine bleach or a stiff brush because they can damage the siding’s surface. Instead, use a mild household soap or cleaner and a cleaning cloth / soft bristle brush.

Regular cleaning is necessary to prevent the buildup of mold and mildew.

Inspect it regularly

As vinyl siding can cover up moisture issues, make sure you inspect it on a regular basis. Inspecting is imperative to identifying and resolving small problems.

Look for signs of staining or streaking on the vinyl or on the foundation wall beneath. If you notice warning signs, call a professional to fix the issue.

Handle with care

Vinyl siding can crack or break due to impact. Trim trees to keep them at a distance from your house. If you see missing, loose or damaged siding, get the panels replaced immediately.

Protect it against heat

Although vinyl siding can survive in all types of weather conditions, it can melt because of high heat.  Place your barbecue grills away from your home to prevent the siding from melting.

Need to install or replace vinyl siding? Get in touch with Garden State Brickface and Siding. With over 65 years of experience in commercial and residential exterior remodeling, we offer energy-efficient, premium vinyl siding for homeowners and businesses in New Jersey and New York.

For a free in-home quotation, call us at (800) 388-4472 or use our convenient contact form.