So you finally made the call to our team of siding contractors here at Nice Shingles Roofing & Exteriors. We came to your home, provided you with a free quote, and quickly installed your new vinyl siding. Now that the process is over you don’t have to worry about it for the next 15 to 20 years — right?
While yes, vinyl is an incredibly durable and long-lasting material, it will still need some maintenance at some point during the lifespan of the product. Luckily, if you inspect it regularly and treat it well, you shouldn’t have much to worry about.
As a siding company that serves the Poconos and Stroudsburg areas with second-to-none siding installation and siding repairs, we thought that it might be beneficial to share a little bit of our vinyl siding maintenance and care knowledge with you. Continue reading to learn more!
Sure, the idea of washing the side of your home can seem a little ridiculous, but it is a necessary task if you want to get the most out of your vinyl siding. That being said, washing your siding is not something that has to happen that often.
Like any other outdoor fixtures, dirt, dust, and grime are bound to accumulate upon the exterior of your home. To avoid having the accumulation of grime turning to a stain, simply wash your siding with a garden hose once a year.
Now, we aren’t saying that you should add a walk around the house to your daily routine, but it is important to periodically take a look at your vinyl siding. While vinyl is synthetic and cannot rot or decay, it can trap moisture to your home and cause other structural materials to decay.
When inspecting your siding for moisture-related issues, check the exterior of your home for streaking, mold, or any other indications of the presence of moisture.
Don’t Damage It
When it comes to making the decision to have vinyl siding installed, most homeowners choose to do so because of the material’s durability. That being said, it is not impervious to damage. All too often people call us to schedule a siding repair consultation because they dropped their ladder or they hit their siding with their riding lawn mower or trailer.
A not so common phenomenon that results in siding becoming damaged is the misplacement of grills. Sure, you might want to be close to the screen door so you can watch the game inside as you flip burgers, but the low melting point of vinyl paired with heat from an exposed grill can cause your walls to melt — again, forcing you to schedule a consultation with our siding contractors.
Take Care Of Vinyl And It Will Take Care Of You
If you are considering scheduling a vinyl siding installation but are concerned with the maintenance associated with the material, we urge you to think again. Yes, there is some maintenance involved, but it could be much worse. In fact, if it were any other kind of siding, you would even have to paint it — so if you are a vinyl siding owner, count yourself lucky.
If you do not have vinyl siding on your home and are considering your siding options, we urge you to get in touch with a member of our team to discuss the project and receive an estimate.