Cleaning Methods for Vinyl Siding

The harsh winter weather is now subsiding in the Chicago suburbs but after a long winter, the siding on your home may appear dull or dirty.  Homes with wood siding require plenty of maintenance and may even need to be repainted to restore its color but vinyl siding is much easier to maintain and will not fade in color or warp like wood siding can.  While vinyl siding is mostly stain resistant, a long winter like the one we just had could still leave the siding looking quite dirty.  The following are tips to effectively clean your vinyl siding and boost the appearance of your home.

  • If there is grime or soil buildup on the siding, it can be cleaned with a garden hose, soapy water, and a soft brush or cloth.  Use the soapy water and the brush or cloth to scrub the siding lightly to loosen the dirt and grime and then spray the siding with the garden hose to rinse away the soapy water and dirt.  Washing the siding from the bottom up will get the best results.
  • If you discover that one of the panels of your vinyl siding had been cracked or damaged over the winter, contact Green T Windows for a replacement panel.  One of the benefits of vinyl siding is that single panels can easily be replaced.
  • Stains that are not removed with soapy water can generally be removed with high pressure rinsing.  However, you must use caution to avoid high pressure rinsing for prolonged periods of time and make sure you do not high pressure rinse other fixtures and surfaces.

The vibrant colors and striking appearance of vinyl siding can add a lot to the look of a home but the dirt they accumulate over the winter can make the color look dull and diminish your home’s overall appearance.  Fortunately, vinyl siding is very easy to clean and by following these simple tips, you can have your siding looking new again.   If you would like more information regarding the maintenance or installation of vinyl siding, contact Green T Windows.

The Benefits of New Vinyl Siding for Your Home

The snow that has been blanketing the Chicago suburbs is finally beginning to melt and as we get nearer to the spring, many homeowners are gearing up for some long awaited home improvement projects.  One home improvement project that can greatly improve the appearance of your home is the replacement of the siding with new vinyl siding.  Vinyl siding has several benefits over other siding types aside from boosting your home’s curb appeal and Green T Windows offers and installs vinyl siding options in a range of colors, styles, sizes, and profiles.

One advantage of new vinyl siding is that it can be customized to create a unique look for your home that suits your specific tastes.  Vinyl siding is available in many colors and profile styles to create different looks and Green T can install siding panels with 6 inch or 3 inch exposure to add even more variation in the appearance.    In addition to its design versatility, vinyl siding is also very durable as it can handle strong winds, rain, snow, and extreme temperatures.  You can rest assured that your new vinyl siding will not only improve the appearance of your home, but also last for years to come.

Another benefit of new vinyl siding is that it requires very little maintenance compared to other siding types.  Wood siding must be scraped, sanded, and repainted every year or so but vinyl siding only needs to be cleaned with soap and water which will save much time, money, and energy.  The way in which vinyl siding is installed also makes the panels easy to replace if one should become damaged or missing.  These panels are installed by hammering nails through the top of each one which allows them to be easily removed for replacement as well as expand and contract in fluctuating temperatures.

As you get ready to tackle new home improvement projects in the next couple months, inspect the current siding on your home and consider the option of new vinyl siding especially if your current siding is worn out.  The professionals of Green T Windows offer preliminary consultations and measurements for new siding along with a free written estimate of the work.  Contact Green T Windows to learn more about how you can transform the look of your home with new vinyl siding.