One of the greatest benefits of vinyl siding is the fact that it requires so little upkeep and maintenance. Unlike other materials which may require repointing or stripping and painting, vinyl siding needs minimal intervention from owners to stay in great shape. However, it’s still important to understand how to care for your vinyl siding to ensure it looks great for years to come. Learn more about what you can do to keep your vinyl siding looking its best in today’s blog.
How to Keep Your Vinyl Siding Looking Its Best
Keep heavy objects away from your vinyl siding
Although vinyl siding will not dent, it can crack if heavy objects are leaned up against it. For this reason, it’s important to avoid getting into the habit of leaning heavy objects against your vinyl siding. Items such as lawnmowers and leafblowers can cause damage to your siding, especially if they are leaned against it during the winter. Cold winter weather causes your siding to become more brittle which can make it more prone to breaking.
Clean it annually
Like most things in life, vinyl siding benefits from a regularly scheduled cleaning. Luckily for homeowners, this cleaning doesn’t have to happen very often! Cleaning your vinyl siding once per year is usually sufficient. For tips and tricks on how to effectively clean your vinyl siding, check out our blog post on the topic.
Inspect it periodically for damage
Getting into the habit of inspecting your vinyl siding regularly can really pay off in the long run. Damaged siding can quickly become a huge issue as it can allow moisture into your walls, which can lead to the possibility of water damage and mold. Make sure to look out for cracking as well as unusual stains and streaks which can indicate water damage.
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