How to Care for Your Home’s Siding

As a siding contractor in St Paul and the surrounding areas, we have seen our fair share of problems with siding. But with some basic care and maintenance, your home’s siding should last you for quite some time. What you have to do to maintain the siding depends on the type you have. So we thought we would take the time to go over how to care for a few of the most common types of siding we install as a siding contractor in this area.

Vinyl

Vinyl siding is an excellent choice for most types of homes. A siding contractor like us knows how to properly install it so it will last for several years, if not longer. Cleaning vinyl siding is pretty easy. Take care of this task about twice a year using a pressure washer. Mix water and a small amount of laundry detergent and spray it on the vinyl siding with the pressure washer. Be sure to rinse the soap off thoroughly with plain water.

Aluminum

Aluminum siding is a low-maintenance material that will not rust. You can clean this type of siding the same way you do vinyl: with a pressure washer and a mixture of water and a small amount of laundry detergent. Be sure you never scrape your aluminum siding, and if you have to patch it, use a filler that is made especially for metals.

Wood

Wood siding is a lovely material for homes. It is natural and it is beautiful. Cleaning wood siding is also a pretty simple task. You need a bucket of warm water, a mild soap and a soft-bristled brush. Clean each section of your wood siding from top to bottom and be sure to rinse it thoroughly. Wood siding is usually sealed and stained before it is installed. A siding contractor like us will be sure of it. So you should not have to worry about the wood becoming rotted.

We hope you learned some new things about how to keep your house’s siding looking as good as the day it was installed. But if you ever have any questions about how clean it or if you need help with repairs, call an expert siding contractor like us!

Are you interested in hiring a reliable and professional siding contractor in St Paul? Call Eastern Roofing & Siding at 651-238-1313 or you can contact us to schedule your Free Quote.

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