Your siding serves as cladding for your home and, as such, is exposed to a lot of things that could make it look messy. Dirty siding can reduce your curb appeal and make even newly built homes look unkempt. Luckily, siding manufacturers like James Hardie® understand the need to maintain the cleanliness of their products and have made it so that it’s easier than ever to have them looking brand new everyday.
Read on as our experienced home improvement experts at Classic Remodeling Corp. share a few tips on how to clean your James Hardie fiber cement boards and keep them looking their best.
Removing Dust and Dirt
As an NJ siding and roofing company, our team understands just how much dust one windy day can whip up. This dust often ends up coating your siding boards. You can clean them up easily by using a soft cloth, a soft brush and garden hose. The soft brush and garden hose are important because you don’t want to use metal or other abrasive brushes, and you certainly want to avoid a power washer. Use the cloth and brush to remove as much dry dust from the surfaces as possible. Once done, you can move on with hosing down the tougher spots.
Cleaning Up Greasy Siding
If your siding boards get touched by a lot of hands, oil and sweat can form a grimy layer over time. Luckily, this can be easily washed away using the same method as dust. However, you should also include a bucket of mild detergent diluted with water for a thorough clean. Soap emulsifies oil which makes cleaning grease and grime from your siding boards quick and simple.
Getting Rid of Mold
Mold doesn’t necessarily damage your siding but they can be dangerous in other ways. For severe spreading, contact your professional siding contractor immediately. But if you spot the start of a mold colony, you can use a specialized mold and mildew solution to get rid of them right away.
At Classic Remodeling Corp., we are your leading provider of siding, roofing and other exterior remodeling services. Give us a call at (201) 487-1666 or fill out our contact form to schedule a consultation and request a free estimate today. We serve homeowners in Paramus, Hackensack and other nearby areas in NJ.