Since siding completely envelops your home, it’s perhaps the single most important aspect of your property’s aesthetic. While vinyl requires less maintenance than most other siding materials, it still gets dirty from time to time. Here are a few handy tips for keeping your vinyl siding clean and looking good:
Prune nearby foliage
If there are any trees or shrubs near your home, it’s always a good idea to prune them back. If you allow foliage to constantly brush up against your home, your siding may gain a sheen of pollen, dust, or sap. If you’re not careful, this could permanently damage the vinyl.
Remove birds and other pests
Birds often take advantage of holes in our roofs in order to build their nests. If you allow birds to roost beneath your roof, it’s likely that your siding will soon be decorated by their droppings. The best way to prevent this is to remove birds and other pests the moment they arrive, then take special measures to ensure they don’t come back.
Maintain your gutter system
Gutters are designed to efficiently carry rain water away from your roof and foundation. If your gutters are clogged or damaged, the leaking water could run down your siding and eventually erode the vinyl. In order to keep your siding in good shape, it’s important that you maintain your gutters and downspouts or hire a professional to do it for you.
Clean with soap and water
Though rain may keep some parts of your siding clean, you shouldn’t rely on it. It’s a good idea to clean your siding with a garden hose and a bucket of soap and water at least once a year. Since cleaning your siding will have to involve a tall ladder, you might consider hiring professional help.
If you have any questions about your vinyl siding, contact Fentress Builders, Inc. We’re proud to provide our Indianapolis clients with roofing services, remodeling, general building maintenance, and much more. Don’t let your property fall into disrepair—call us today at (317) 899-9381 for a free estimate on any maintenance or repair project.