Exterior Siding Inspection Spring CleaningIf your siding was installed just last year, you probably want to keep it strong and beautiful. The new siding might not yet show any signs of aging or damage, but giving it a thorough spring cleaning is essential for protecting its strength and attractive appearance. Here is how to do it right:

  • Manual cleaning – some types of siding, such as wood or siding panels that have caulk or are painted, does not resist well to pressure washing, therefore they need to be cleaned manually. Use a combination of warm water and a mild detergent or vinegar and apply the solution on the siding, scrubbing it gently with a brittle brush. Work systematically, starting from the top of the siding and dividing the siding into stripes as wide as you can manage;
  • Cleaning with a pressure washer – if the material of your new siding allows it, you can apply the diluted detergent with a pressure washer. Make sure that the jet is not too strong and work your way stripe-by-stripe, from the top to the bottom.

When your siding is clean and dry, it is a good idea to have https://homesolutionsofnebraska.com/siding/ perform a thorough inspection of it to make sure that winter or the washing process has not caused any damage. If the siding is in need of fresh paint or coating, the best time for the task is after the cleaning.