The exterior of your home is one of the first things that visitors see. Keeping your siding clean and up-to-date is an important part of getting just the right look for your home. Vinyl, in particular, is one of the most popular options for siding, and Berg Home Improvements’ contractors are experts at installing it. But once you’ve gotten your vinyl installed, how best can you care for it?
According to Consumer Reports, vinyl siding is “by far” the most widely-sold option. It is a popular and economical option that homeowners love for its relatively low upkeep. Vinyl is assembled in clapboards, and doesn’t need to be painted. It can also come with added insulation, which will improve the energy efficiency of your home.
When it comes to customization, vinyl is the way to go. It is available in a wide range of colors, and can even be textured to resemble wood or brick. When you get just the right look for your home, you want it to last. Berg Home Improvements carries CertainTeed vinyl siding, which comes with a perma-color feature that makes it fade proof.
Properly-installed vinyl is a fairly resilient material, resistant to warping, insects and water damage. However, it can still need some maintenance now and then. Exposure to the outdoors can cause buildup of dirt or algae that you’ll want to tend to, so you can keep your home looking sharp.
CertainTeed recommends cleaning general dirt with a bucket of soapy water, applying with a bristle brush. You can use a garden hose to rinse as you go. General advice says that you can also power wash vinyl siding; the writers at This Old House simply warn against spraying upwards into the seams of the siding, to avoid water damage. However, according to CertainTeed, power washing can cause damage or discoloration to your vinyl, and so it is not recommended.
For especially stubborn stains, you may wish to contact our experts at Berg Home Improvements for advice.
While vinyl siding can last a long time with the right upkeep, it’s still a good idea to think about when to add it to your list of home improvements. If you’re changing the look of your home, have experienced significant weather damage to the siding, or are plagued with mismatched panels, you might want to consider a siding replacement.
Berg Home Improvements takes pride in being a family-owned business with the know-how to tackle your most pressing exterior home improvement needs. We offer the highest quality service at a fair price, and can provide clear, unbiased inspections with the utmost attention to detail. To learn more and inquire about your next project, reach out for a free estimate today!
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