Vinyl Siding Maintenance Tips

As a homeowner, you know all too well about the importance of maintaining the elements that make your house a home, from the roof to the foundation – with all of the major systems (HVAC, plumbing) in between. But how much time do you spend maintaining your home’s vinyl siding?

Not only does proper care and maintenance help boost the curb appeal of your property, but it can also extend the longevity of your vinyl siding and the overall value of your home. While vinyl is one of the most low-maintenance options compared to other choices like wood siding and stucco, it still needs some TLC to last you 10-12 years or even longer.

Start With An Inspection

Before doing any kind of cleaning or maintenance work on your vinyl siding, make sure to walk around the exterior of your home and check for signs of damage. Any cracks or breaks in the siding can lead to further damage to both the exterior and interior of your home by allowing for insect infestation, leaks, and structural loss of integrity.

If you do notice any trouble with your vinyl siding, it will need to be replaced. It’s best at this point to call a pro who can identify the source of the problem and offer repairs or even replacements if necessary.

Choose The Right Equipment

Once you’ve ensured that your home’s vinyl siding is intact, it’s important to check the manufacturer’s guidelines for the proper tools and cleaners needed for the job. Before using any chemicals or cleaning products, test a small area of the siding that’s out of sight. If there’s any issue, you’ll find out quickly without destroying all of the vinyl sidings at once.

Be cautious with your pressure washer, as well. A spray that’s too powerful can cause the vinyl siding to lift and crack, and some manufacturers also state that pressure washing could void the warranty.

Choose The Right Contractor

The lifespan and maintenance plan of your home’s vinyl siding depends heavily on the product and the pros of installing it in the first place. By choosing a contractor that has extensive experience and knowledge about vinyl siding care and maintenance, you’ll be well-equipped to take proper care of your siding over the years.

The Bottom Line

Is it time to upgrade or replace the siding on your home? Finding the right contractor to take care of the siding on your home is an important step. Some contractors provide cheap bids and then use low-quality repair or replacement materials. 

While you may save a few dollars upfront, you may be repairing or replacing your siding in just a few years. A high-quality siding contractor in the Hickory, Charlotte, and surrounding area will use high-quality siding that could last 50+ years!

If you need to repair or replace the siding of your home, please contact Integrity Roofing. We can provide a free quote for siding repair or replacement.

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