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Clean and Care for Your Ravenscraig Vinyl Siding

Thu, 27 Feb 2014 by Polycorp


Vinyl siding is an aesthetically pleasing, extremely durable and popular material choice amongst homeowners. But its exposure to the various weather elements as well as things like insects, droppings, spider webs, mold, mildew and pollen can take a toll on the siding. Follow these instructions to clean and care for the vinyl siding on your Ravenscraig in Halifax NS home.

  1. Before the cleaning process begins, it’s important to ensure all windows and doors are closed, outside lights are turned off, electrical outlets are covered and that you’ve removed any outdoor furniture or toys you don’t want to get wet.
  2. With things protected and out of the way, gently rinse the siding with a low pressure garden hose. This should be done intermittently throughout the year to keep your siding looking fresh.
  3. Use a cleaning solution and soft bristled brush or towel to give it a thorough cleaning and to remove excess dirt or grime. With some good old fashioned elbow grease, scrub the vinyl by working from the top towards to bottom of your new home to avoid streaking. There are vinyl siding cleaning solutions available for purchase or you can simply mix a gallon of water with ¼ cup of dish washing detergent. The solutions shouldn’t contain grease or nail polish removers, organic solvents, undiluted chlorine bleach because these can permanently damage and or discolor your siding.
  4. Pressure washing can be an option to remove stubborn dirt.  However, extreme care should be taken when using a pressure washer to clean the exterior cladding.  Excessive water pressure can cause damage to the surface of the cladding and/or force water into the wall cavity.
  5. Though vinyl doesn’t dent it can crack or break. These sections should definitely be replaced if this occurs.  

As you can see vinyl siding is pretty easy to clean and maintain. Use these techniques to help keep your siding looking as good as the day you moved into your Ravenscraig Halifax NS new home.


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