A Beginner’s Guide to Caring for Siding

When you move into a new place that has siding on the sides, we here at Carolina Roofing & Vinyl Siding, LLC have some great news for you: siding is one of the best possible options for materials to clad your home or business with! Once you have a property that has siding, maintenance is simple and quick to do. Here are some of the things that you need to do to care for your siding.

siding doesn’t warp or fade in the sun

In the case of siding, the best protection comes in the form of prevention. While siding doesn’t warp or fade in the sun, it can be punctured by things like branches, poles, tools, etc. For this reason, make sure to keep your tools and trees away from your siding to prevent scrapes and punctures. You’ll also want to take great care when doing yard work so as to not damage the siding that is close to the ground.

Another thing that you’ll need to do for your siding is keep it clean. Luckily, cleaning is a simple task. With mild detergent and a gentle brush, you can scrub away any built-up grime, dirt or stains. Cleaning your siding doesn’t require a lot of time and effort and can even be sped up by something like a power washer as long as you test an area first to get the pressure right.

Finally, should you have a damaged section, make sure to have it professionally repaired or replaced. Siding does a fantastic job of protecting your home, but can only do so when all portions are intact and whole.

To learn more about siding installation, maintenance or care, come talk with us here at Carolina Roofing & Vinyl Siding, LLC.