Care and Maintenance

Your Vinyl Siding is Beautiful
Here’s how to keep it that way...

While this vinyl siding comes closer to being totally maintenance free than any other siding on the market today, it will become dirty, as does a freshly painted house or a new automobile, or any other product which is exposed to atmospheric conditions. Generally, your vinyl siding can be cleaned satisfactorily through the use of an ordinary garden hose. If this does not do the job satisfactorily, then we suggest the following:

  • Equip the garden hose with a soft-bristled, long-handled car brush.
  • Where soil is of a stubborn nature, (as frequently found in industrial areas) the following cleaning solution works well:

    • ½ cup detergent (Tide, for example)
    • 2/3 cup of trisodium phosphate (Soilax, as an example)
    • 1 gallon water

Rigid vinyl siding is made from organic materials, and will melt or burn when exposed to a significant source of flame or heat. Building owners, occupants, and outside maintenance personnel should always take normal precautions to keep sources of fire, such as barbecues, and combustible materials such as dry leaves, mulch, and trash, away from vinyl siding.

In certain geographical areas where mildew may be a problem, substitute one quart of 5% sodium hydroxide (Clorox, for example) for one quart of water in the above formula.

Where the house is extremely dirty, it is recommended that you start washing from the bottom and go to the top, rinsing frequently. Cleaning solutions should be permitted to stand on the surface of the siding for several minutes before rinsin