The good news about vinyl home siding is that it should not require a lot of up-keep. It is designed specifically to protect your home from the elements, and thus is made to withstand them within reasonable expectation. Vinyl siding generally requires little maintenance at all over its life, which is just one reason it is such a popular choice. You do not need to worry about repainting it, about insect damage, and so forth. It is a generally hassle-free, beautiful option for your home. However, to keep your home siding looking its very best, there are a few things you can do to help care for it and keep it clean.
First, though vinyl siding is built to be durable, should a piece somehow come loose, it will be important to have it repaired as soon as possible. This helps to prevent any curvature or bending of the siding piece, which would impact its protection of that section of your home.
Second: cleaning. Though bugs like termites and other insects don’t penetrate the siding, small bugs and insects, such as spiders, may find their way into the small crevices. Also, regular dust, pollen, and other debris in the air will eventually begin to collect on your siding over time, and should be cleaned to prevent mildew or algae growth, particularly in moist or shady areas. Though vinyl siding is meant to be mostly maintenance free, it does still require a good pressure-wash or clean once a year to keep it at its best. This can be done easily with a long-bristled brush and a solution of water and white vinegar, or by using other approved household cleaning items, such as laundry soap or highly diluted bleach.
If you have questions about caring for your siding, give us a call! We are always happy to help.