Seamless siding is as beautiful as it is strong. Made of steel, with a natural look of wood grain, it’s still highly resistant to rust, hail and color fade. Seamless siding is virtually maintenance free, although, every once in a while, it will need to be cleaned.
For those with vinyl or wood siding, a power washer might be overkill; the highly pressurized spray of the washer could possibly dislodge panels of siding or damage the panel. Cleaning vinyl or wood siding may also require the use of chemicals. For seamless siding the power washer is the best tool that you can use. Just mix up a solution of soap and water to use with the pressure washer. If you have never actually used a pressure washer before, it may be wise to experiment with it on your sidewalk or driveway: the force of spray from the pressure washer can be explosive.
Before you clean the siding, make sure you disconnect the electricity at the breaker. You should always be careful when using water—especially a power washer!—near electrical outlets. Most every home’s exterior electrical outlets have some type of cover in place, and be sure that these covers are in use before you spray down the siding. Before you use the power washer, use a brush or a long handled broom to loosen the dirt from the siding; a bucket of water nearby to dip the brush into will help. Set your power washer to the lowest setting while you are spraying on the soap: you want the soap to cover the siding, if the washer is set to high it might blow the soap from the siding. After you have soaped up a section of the siding, use a garden hose to clear the soap. It’s easiest to work like this in sections, because you don’t want to allow the soap to dry to the siding—dried soap wont hurt the siding, it’s just counterproductive.
Seamless siding is built to last, and minor cleanings from time to time are all that it will take to ensure that the siding continues to look spectacular. If you are interested in seamless siding, please contact us today!