At Blue Springs Siding and Windows, we truly can’t say enough good things about vinyl siding. It’s durable, cost-effective, and can be found in virtually any color. Vinyl siding is known as a low-maintenance material, but there are a few things you can do to extend its lifespan. In today’s post, we’ll provide you with a few easy and effective tips that will help you keep your siding looking great for years to come.

If you’ve been considering a vinyl siding installation, then be sure to get in touch with a member of Blue Springs Siding and Windows for an estimate! We have a wide variety of colors available online and in our showroom, and our siding contractors will ensure that every step of the installation is performed correctly. Read on to learn how to properly care for your vinyl siding!

Four Ways to Care for Your Vinyl Siding

Avoid Heat

Vinyl siding is tough, but it’s not indestructible. It’s durable enough to stand up to Kansas City’s hot summer days, but you should always make sure that heat sources such as barbeques and fire pits are a safe distance away from your home. While nobody wants heat-damaged siding, a fire is a much more serious concern. If you have a smaller back deck, then you may want to consider investing in James Hardie siding, which is both fireproof and incredibly durable as a whole.

Wash

Maintaining your siding’s luster couldn’t be easier, as you only need to wash it once or twice each year. Prepare a mixture of warm, soapy water and a long-handled brush and gently scrub the sides of your home. If a certain area proves difficult to clean, then you can either hire a professional or rent a power washer.

Inspect

Take some time to inspect your siding after each season comes to an end. The weather may have damaged some of your panels, and you don’t want to have to deal with an insect infestation or pay to repair water damage. Look for areas that are beginning to bubble, or that have become discolored or cracked. If the damage is extensive, then investing in a vinyl siding installation may be more cost-effective than purchasing repairs.

Be Wary of Painting

While you can paint vinyl siding, it’s not recommended. Certain kinds of paint will harm your siding beyond repair, ensuring that you pay for both the cost of painting as well as a full siding installation. Instead of wasting your time and money repainting your entire home, come to the Blue Springs Siding and Windows showroom to view all of our home siding options. We can help you find something similar to your home’s current color, or we can help you choose something completely new!

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