With free and accurate estimates and written guarantees for all workmanship, it’s no wonder that Housetop Roofing is Raleigh and Wake Forest, North Carolina’s favorite home improvement and roofing contractor. We offer a full complement of top-quality home improvement services with guaranteed craftsmanship that is second to none. If you are wondering about your vinyl siding upkeep, Housetop Roofing has some tips to keep your siding looking great. 

At Housetop Roofing, not only do we install quality roofs, we also install durable vinyl siding. Your vinyl siding is essential to protecting your home from the elements. Not only that, it adds color, style, and beauty to your home while allowing you to express your personal taste.

So, how can you keep your vinyl siding looking as great as it did the first day you got it? Here are some cleaning tips from BobVila.com:

  • For less serious stains, you can use a homemade solution of 70% water and 30% white vinegar along with a washcloth and garden hose. Avoid using hard-bristled brushes or steel wool, as these can damage your siding.
  • For more serious stains, a pressure washer is a good option. If you don’t have one or don’t know how to use one, you can hire a professional to come out and clean your vinyl siding for you.
  • Be careful not to use bleach or any cleaning solutions with harsh chemicals, as these can damage your vinyl siding. Also, if you are using chemicals on your lawn, garden beds, etc., be careful not to get any of it on your vinyl siding. 

Aside from pressure washing, you can clean your vinyl siding a few times a year with a homemade cleaning solution of dish soap and warm water. Use a sponge or a soft bristle brush to apply the cleaning solution, and then wash your siding with a garden hose.

If you notice any small holes or cracks in your vinyl siding, you can use caulk to repair the damage and then paint over the caulk. Or, you can use a caulk that matches your vinyl siding, and then you won’t need to use any paint. For bigger holes or cracks, it’s best to have a professional come out to check your vinyl siding for you.

Need more tips on vinyl siding upkeep? Give our experts a call today. If you’re interested in getting new vinyl siding for your home this year, give us a call at Housetop Roofing in Raleigh, NC.