Now that you’ve got your new Mel Harris siding, you will want to keep it in tip-top shape. Although vinyl siding doesn’t rot or wear like wood and is virtually maintenance free, you will want to take some minor precautions and do a little maintenance to protect your investment.
To keep your siding in good shape be sure to keep shrubbery and trees trimmed away from the house to avoid any issues. Checking your roof after a storm for tree limbs and branches is also a good idea to keep it in good shape.
The warm summer days are perfect for an annual cleaning of your siding. If you don’t have a power washer handy, you can clean it with a hose, sponge, long-handled stiff-bristle brush, bucket and a mild detergent such as laundry soap. After scrubbing, rinse it with clear water.
Vinyl siding is not just on the surface coating, it permeates throughout the material, so there is no chance of the color wearing away. If for some reason you do not like the color of your siding, you can paint it with any good quality latex paint, but keep in mind once you do, you will need to repaint it periodically, just as you do wood siding. That is why a Mel Harris siding professional will help you to choose a color that you will be happy with for many years and you won’t need to worry about painting.
Although vinyl siding is designed to be virtually maintenance free, occasionally a piece of siding can come loose especially if there have been unusually high winds during a storm. If you do notice a loose piece, it will need to be fixed soon to avoid further damage. If it is left alone, it can flap in the wind causing it to be out of shape. If this happens, you will have to replace the entire piece.
If you need new siding, contact Mel Harris Company for your free estimate and easy financing terms. If you have questions about the maintenance of your new siding, don’t hesitate to call a Mel Harris Company professional.