How do I maintain my vinyl siding?
Vinyl siding is one of the easiest home siding surfaces to maintain. Unlike aluminum (which can dent or peel), steel (which can rust) or wood (which can rot), vinyl siding can more easily withstand the ravages of time and be returned to its original beauty with just a splash of water. In fact, the rain itself can provide a good occasional cleansing of vinyl siding.
For a more thorough cleaning or for those homes in areas where rain is less frequent, vinyl siding can be hosed down with clean water. Heavily soiled areas can be scrubbed with a washing brush with a long handle. It is important not to scrub too hard because this can rub off some of the surface of the vinyl and create a shiny area.
Finally, some vinyl siding manufacturers sell special solutions that are specifically designed to clean their particular siding.