While James Hardie Siding products are made to resist many kinds of common siding problems, they are not immune to getting dirty. Over time, dust and dirt can build up on your siding, affecting its beauty and making your home appear all the worse for wear.
Luckily, it’s not too difficult to keep these siding boards looking spic and span although different stains might require different methods. Let our siding experts at Twin Cities Siding Professionals show you a few tips on how to properly clean your James Hardie siding.
Windy days can pick up inordinate amounts of dust and dirt from the road, covering your siding and making your home look like it’s gone through a sepia filter. Freshly blown dust is easy to clean. All you will need is a bucket of water or a garden hose, several pieces of soft cloth and a soft-bristled brush.
Give your exteriors a good brush to remove any dry dust on its surface. You can use a cloth rag or a brush to do this. It’s important you take this step first before hosing down your siding with water because caked up dust is more difficult to remove. Never use hard-bristled brushes or any abrasive rags.
Grease and Grime
Your siding can get covered in grease or oil if you have a lot of people putting their hands on its surface. You can avoid this from happening by lessening the contact people make to your siding. In the meantime, you can clean up oily surfaces with some mild soap and water. Just remember to avoid using harsh chemicals and hard brushes even on the toughest spots.
Mold and Mildew
Mold and mildew are a completely different story. While you won’t necessarily need siding repair services to resolve this problem, it may be difficult to remove them without help. Call your local siding professionals to resolve the recurring growth of mold and mildew on your siding boards.
At Twin Cities Siding Professionals, we are your leading siding installation, maintenance, and repair company. Give us a call at (651) 967-0873 or fill out our contact form to schedule a service visit or request a free quote on new siding installations today. We serve homeowners in St. Paul and nearby areas.