House Washing Experts Share Siding Upkeep Tips

Your home’s exterior siding plays a major role in your comfort and safety. It’s also a major investment. That’s why it’s important to prioritize maintenance.

There are some steps you can take on your own to keep your siding in the best possible shape. However, you also need help from house washing professionals to ensure a thorough clean. At Lighthouse Soft Wash, in Bluffton, SC, we use specialized techniques to remove accumulated dirt and debris from your home, helping your siding stay in good condition for years.

The following points will help you better understand the basics of siding maintenance. Read them to learn why upkeep is important, what you can do on your own to protect your siding, and why it’s also necessary to hire professionals.

Why You Need to Maintain Your Siding

There are many reasons it’s important to prioritize exterior siding upkeep. First of all, your siding is the “face” your house shows the world. You want it to be as clean as possible to make the right impression on guests and passersby.

Personal pride isn’t the only reason to clean your siding regularly. Researchers have found you’re more likely to feel happy and relaxed at home if your house is as clean as possible. If you ever plan on selling your house, maximizing its curb appeal will also make it appear more valuable to potential buyers.

Your siding protects your home from the elements as well. If it falls into disrepair, outside air can get in, forcing you to run your heating or cooling equipment more often. This results in high energy bills. It could also reduce your HVAC equipment’s lifespan.

Additionally, contaminants which may accumulate on and around siding could have an impact on your health and comfort. For instance, if mold develops in your siding, anyone who is allergic to it will likely experience unpleasant symptoms when nearby. Proper maintenance helps to guard against this.

How You Can Maintain Your Siding

Again, you can maintain siding on your own to a degree. You should regularly inspect your siding for signs of damage. These can vary depending on the material. Wood siding may be cracked, or the paint may be peeling/chipped. Brick siding needs more frequent cleaning if the mortar is crumbling. Vinyl siding panels may be loose, indicating poor upkeep.

Get in touch with professionals if you notice any signs of damage. Our team will remove contaminants that may be causing it.

Why You Need Soft House Washing

You can’t address your siding’s maintenance needs entirely on your own. It’s necessary to schedule soft washing and there is no one better than the house washing pros at Lighthouse Soft Wash.

Make sure you choose this service over pressure washing. Pressure or power washing can damage your siding, causing more harm than good in the long run.

That’s not something you need to worry about with soft wash house washing. We use non-toxic detergents that work into all corners of your siding, thoroughly removing algae, dirt, and similar contaminants. Because we’re able to provide a thorough clean without applying excessive pressure, your siding won’t sustain unwanted damage.

Scheduling this service regularly should be part of your regular home maintenance routine. To learn more, get in touch with our team at Lighthouse Soft Wash, in Bluffton, SC. We’ll help you keep your siding in great shape for years.

Jacob Tuttle

Lighthouse owner Jacob Tuttle graduated from Savannah Arts Academy and received a Bachelor's degree in Criminal Justice from Armstrong Atlantic State University. Jacob has been in the commercial and residential cleaning business since 2003, and in 2014, moved to Bluffton, South Carolina with his wife, Jessica, and their two children to form Lighthouse Exterior Cleaning Solutions. Jacob is a Certified Lead Technician through the industry’s leading educational resource, Softwash Systems, LLC.

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