Fiber cement is known as a low-maintenance siding material. Even so, it needs proper cleaning so it looks great for a long time. As one of the leading siding and roofing contractors in the area, Vertex Roofing Contractors Inc. knows that getting rid of dirt, grease, and mildew from the siding requires special tools, solutions, and methods. Read on for some tips to keep it beautiful for many years.
Go Soft When Removing Dirt
Use a soft cloth or brush with water to remove dirt and dust clinging to your home’s exterior. When you use a soft brush, scrub the surface lightly until you can remove dirt with water. When using the soft cloth, clean the surface by wiping it side to side. Start cleaning from the top, working on small sections to prevent dirty water from dripping into areas that have already been cleaned. Once done, rinse the siding with water from a garden hose.
Deal With Grease Using Soapy Water
Siding and roof repair experts recommend using a mixture of dishwashing liquid and water to dislodge stubborn grease marks on the surface of the fiber cement siding. During cleaning, see to it that the cloth is rinsed often so that any grease or oil won’t be reapplied onto cleaned sections. Continue rinsing off the soap from the siding using water from the garden hose until it completely washes off.
Use the Right Chemical Solution for Mildew
A stronger chemical is needed to get rid of any mildew growth on the fiber cement siding. Use a soft cloth or sponge to gently scrub the affected surface with the cleaner until everything is removed. Be sure to follow the product’s cleaning instructions so you can preserve the siding’s beauty for years.
For your fiber cement siding needs, turn to Vertex Roofing Contractors Inc. From curb appeal to lower utility bills, investing in new siding is a great way to improve your home. If you are interested in learning more about your exterior improvement options, whether it is siding installation or roof replacement, contact our experts today.
Call (703) 794-2121 or fill out our contact form to get a free estimate. We serve residents of Gainesville and the surrounding areas.