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Vinyl Siding

Routine Care Task

Inspect and clean vinyl siding

Priority

Loose vinyl siding can allow water to penetrate into the walls, and lead to rotting and insect infestation.

Cleaning helps the vinyl siding retain its appearance.

Timing: 

May (yearly)


NOTE: The tasks and timings shown here for your Vinyl Siding are based on a single-family home (owned), located in Massachusetts, United States, with priority set at ‘1 star' or higher, for all possible goals.


If you set your personalization differently in your Home Wizard app, then you may get reminders for different tasks and timings in your recommended home care program for your Vinyl Siding.

How To

vinyl siding care Inspection: Inspect vinyl siding for loose sections, cracking, buckling or bulging areas, and repair as necessary.

Cleaning: Cleaning vinyl siding can be done by using a long-handled car washing brush that has soft bristles and a handle that fastens to a garden hose. Avoid using stiff bristle brushes or abrasive cleaners as these can dull the gloss off the vinyl siding. Use a good detergent cleaner, and add laundry bleach if mildew is a problem.

NOTE: Be careful of using pressure washers, as they are powerful enough to force water under the vinyl siding where it can encourage mildew and rot.

Helpful Accessories

Window Screens
Window Screens

This could be made of fiber glass or aluminum

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Vinyl Siding Cleaner
Vinyl Siding Cleaner

Cleans and removes tough stains from vinyl siding

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Electric Pressure Washer
Electric Pressure Washer

The higher the water pressure and water flow, the higher the cleaning power

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Benefits

  • Maintaining Value
  • Appearance
  • Avoiding Unscheduled Repairs

The benefits of this task are high from doing the inspection, as this can prevent costly damage from penetration by water and insects. Pressure washing and cleaning help to maintain the appearance of your vinyl siding.

Costs

The cost of this task is moderately high. The inspection can usually done fairly quickly, but depending on the size of your home, washing your vinyl siding can be time consuming. You will need a pressure washer, ladders, long-handed brushes, etc. to do the cleaning associated with this task.

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