Your vinyl siding is like the armor of your house that keeps it protected from the elements. Needless to say, keeping it in good shape is truly very important. While vinyl siding is touted to be low-maintenance, that doesn’t mean that you should ignore its upkeep completely. With that said, here are three tips from a trusted roof repair expert to keep your vinyl siding looking and performing great year-round.
1. Give It a Good Cleaning
This may seem pretty obvious but you would be surprised at how many homeowners fail to give their vinyl siding a good cleaning every once in a while. When cleaning your siding, avoid using cleaners with harsh chemicals that can end up doing more harm than good. Instead, use a mixture of 70 percent water and 30 percent white vinegar and your good old garden hose.
2. Trim Your Trees Regularly
The greenery around your house can increase your property’s value, no doubt. However, if you allow trees and shrubs to grow too close to your roof and siding you may end up regretting it. Trimming overhanging branches will prevent them from scratching up or even puncturing your siding when the wind blows.
3. Prevent Heat Damage
Another common way that vinyl siding gets damaged is through exposure to excess heat. Vinyl is especially susceptible to heat damage so be sure to keep heat sources such as your barbecue grill away from the side of your house.
Looking for a trusted siding and roofing contractor in your area? Then look no further than Pechacek’s General Contracting. For all your home exterior needs, be sure to give us a call at (715) 425-9801 to schedule a free consultation. Alternatively, you can fill out our contact form to request a quote today. We happily serve residents in Hudson and River Falls, WI, as well as its nearby communities.