Fiber-cement siding is designed to be durable enough to withstand anything Mother Nature throws at it. However, it still requires occasional maintenance to ensure it performs properly throughout its projected lifespan. In this article, A1 Siding & Roofing, a top siding contractor in the local area, gives tips on cleaning fiber-cement siding.
Mildew and Mold
To remove mold and mildew, you will need a soft cloth or sponge, a water hose and a fiber-cement siding safe mildew cleaner. Mix the mildew cleaner with water according to the mildew cleaner instructions. Make sure to follow the directions closely, or you could inadvertently damage your siding. Wear protective apparel and then lightly scrub the siding area covered with mildew. Use the water hose to rinse away the cleaner.
Debris and Dirt
To remove construction debris from the siding installation, as well as chalk and dirt, you’ll need a water hose and either a siding brush, horsehair brush, soft paint brush, chip brush or soft cloth. You don’t need any chemicals to remove debris. Use water as your solution to clean the siding. Brush or wipe the siding clean and then rinse it with water.
Oil and Grease
To remove oil or grease, you’ll need a soft cloth, a water hose and a simple solution of a mild liquid dishwashing soap. Wet your soft cloth with soapy water and then wipe the siding. Use the water hose to rinse the area clean.
If you need new vinyl siding or fiber-cement siding for your home, then give A1 Siding & Roofing a call. We have decades of experience in the home improvement industry and our crew is always up-to-date on the latest industry trends and products. During our initial consultation, our design expert will discuss our various siding color options and help you choose an option that complements your home’s style. We serve Manchester and nearby areas. Call us at (603) 627-7339 to learn more about our services and products or to get a free estimate.