Do you include cleaning your siding as part of your regular roof maintenance? Experts say that an effective preventive maintenance that can extend the lifespan of your siding and, therefore prevent unnecessary replacement costs is proper cleaning of your siding at least once a year.
The primary causes of damage to your siding are dirt and mildew that are left to accumulate on your siding. Keeping your siding clean and free of dirt and mildew not only helps you use your siding for longer years but also adds to your home’s curb appeal.
Cleaning your siding as part of your regular roofing maintenance
Cleaning your siding is easy and involves only a couple of steps. The steps can be implemented regardless of the type of siding you have on your home. The main goal is to remove grit, grime, dust, mildew and all types of dirt that are stuck to your siding.
To clean your siding, mix 1/2 cup of trisodium phosphate for every 1 gallon of warm soapy water. You can buy trisodium phosphate from grocery stores, home improvement centers, and hardware stores. Use a soft-bristled brush attached to a long handle for easy cleaning of your siding.
The best way is to clean 10-foot sections of your Myrtle Beach siding at a time. Scrub each section using the long handled soft-bristled brush to allow you to reach every corner of the siding. Start at the bottom going to the top so that there will be no streaking marks. Make sure you rinse the areas that you have cleaned often so as not to let the cleaning solution dry on your siding.
Depending on the size of your home, it will take you a couple of days to clean all your home’s siding. And if you are planning to do this during the weekends because of your job, expect to do this every weekend for several months.
If you want to do it quickly, you can hire a professional roof contractor Myrtle Beach to clean your siding. They use a power washer to clean the siding and they can finish it in less than a day. Or if you want to do it on your own but don’t want to spend all of your weekends stuck to your roof, you can rent a power washer and clean your siding more quickly and with a professional touch. Just be sure that you know everything you need to learn about handling and using a power washer.
Hire only certified roofing professionals to clean your siding. Call Contract Exterior now to learn more about their services.
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