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Essential Spring Siding Maintenance Tips

Spring is a great time to clean up your home’s exterior–especially the siding. Not only will it remove dirt and grime that has collected over the previous year, a good scrub down can reveal clues as to whether your siding is due for professional maintenance or repairs.

The siding is one of the most noticeable features on your home. We recommend giving it a thorough cleaning during the spring. First, old-fashioned soap and water can remove most surface dirt. Create a mixture that contains trisodium phosphate, which is available at hardware stores. With a long brush, divide your work area into ten-foot sections and scrub from bottom to top. Rinse often. For better results, use a power washer.

During and after cleaning, check your siding for cracks and gouges. Depending on the material, you may also need to be on the lookout for rust spots (for metal) or wood rot (for shake siding). Signs of damage may be your cue to consider a repair or replacement project in the future.

When it is time to make a change, beautify and strengthen your home with GoEcoExteriors. We install new siding in St. Louis County, MO. Clean and maintain your siding today utilizing the excellent tips above.