The siding of your home is one of the first things a guest will see. For vinyl siding that always looks its best, be sure to clean and maintain it regularly. You may have questions, though, like, “How do I clean siding?” or “Can I pressure wash my siding?” MasterWorks Painters is here to answer those questions and more with these three FAQs regarding vinyl siding maintenance.

3 FAQs Regarding Vinyl Siding Maintenance

1. How Often Should I Clean Vinyl Siding?

Your home’s siding should be deep cleaned once a year. Any time of the year is fine, but if you don’t want to be standing in the hot sun or freezing with the cold bitter winds, a warm spring day or sunny fall afternoon is ideal. You can also complete this home cleaning task with other exterior maintenance responsibilities such as cleaning gutters or washing windows. 

2. Can I Pressure Wash Vinyl Siding?

Yes, you can pressure wash vinyl siding but there are some considerations you should remember. Vinyl siding is not the most robust material and can be damaged if power washed at an extremely high PSI. We recommend using a very low water pressure setting when cleaning it or hiring a vinyl siding professional who can expertly and carefully wash the exterior of your home.

3. What Is the Best Method for Cleaning Vinyl Siding?

If you want to avoid the possibility of any damage to the siding, you may want to consider washing it by hand. There are several vinyl siding cleaners you can choose from at your local home improvement or hardware store. Using a soft cloth or soft bristle brush, begin washing the bottom of your home and work your way up from there. When it gets too high for you to reach by hand, you can use an extension pole. Once you’ve finished a section, be sure to rinse it with a garden hose.

Professional Siding Repair & Installation

When your siding needs repair or the home is in desperate need of a new exterior, contact the professionals at MasterWorks Painters by calling (703) 263-3302. Along with siding installation, we also provide interior painting services, basement finishing, new window installation, and house painting in Ashburn, VA, and the surrounding communities.

Source: Bonner, Catie. “How to Clean and Maintain Siding.” Web article. Modernize. 18 May. 2022. Web. 25 Oct. 2022.