Tips to Keep Your Vinyl Siding Looking New

Posted on: March 22, 2017

Durability is one of the major benefits of installing vinyl siding on your Southern Maryland home. It’s a strong material with a typically long lifespan, so you don’t have to spend much time maintaining vinyl siding. Without much upkeep, it tends to provide years of effective use.

However, you can’t completely ignore your vinyl siding. If you do, it will wear out well before its time. Proper maintenance is easy, all you have to do is give your siding a little attention. To keep it looking like new, here are some tips you can use today.

Keep It Clean

Vinyl siding can get dirty. To keep it looking new, clean it at least once a year. This can prevent the buildup of grime. Use cleaning products designed specifically for vinyl siding, and water from your hose. Be sure to ask your installer about the right types of products to use so you don’t damage your siding.

Prevent Cracks and Scratches

Vinyl siding shouldn’t dent, but it can crack. One of the most common reasons it will crack is because it is hit with a heavy object, like hail or something the wind carried through during a storm. Avoid storing heavy items near your siding, where they could make contact and crack it. If you have a crack in your siding, its best to have that piece replaced right away to avoid further damage. Don’t forget, you should also keep tree limbs and shrubs away from the siding, because their branches have a tendency to scratch nearby surfaces.

Prevent Melting

Vinyl siding can melt, so keep the barbecue grill away! Any other sources of heat, like torches used for DIY projects or garage heaters, need to be used far from the siding.

Replace Damaged Areas Quickly

If, in spite of your best efforts, your siding is damaged, have it replaced right away. Repairing a section of siding is far less costly than replacing all of it, and will extend the life of your home’s exterior.

Call Us for Siding Repair or Replacement in La Plata, MD

If you need further assistance in maintaining your vinyl, like siding repair or replacement, contact Southernwood Roofing & Siding. Our team can help you keep your siding looking its best for years to come.

Want to speak to us about your siding ASAP? Give us a call at 301.934.0043 and speak with one of our vinyl siding experts today!

 

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