Care and Maintenance of your New Vinyl Siding

Like any surface exposed to the outside elements, your vinyl siding will get dirty
from time to time. Often, heavy rains will wash the vinyl clean, but if the
rain is not enough, you can care and maintain for your siding by following
these simple instructions:

  • Wash using a soft cloth or ordinary long handled soft bristle brush, for
    textured surfaces; use only a soft bristle brush to avoid smearing the
    stain into the grooves of the texture. Clean gently to avoid surface
    abrasion. After cleaning, rinse with water.
  • To wash the entire house, start at the bottom and work your way up to
    the top, then rinse from top to bottom to prevent streaking.
  • Do not use products like grease remover, organic solvents, nail polish
    remover, furniture cleaners, cleaners containing chlorine bleach,
    strong soaps and detergents. Doing this can affect the surface
    appearance of the vinyl.
  • Most cleaners are ineffective in cleaning stains such as pencil, oil and
    tar. In these cases, you may wish to use a mildly abrasive cleaner
    such as Soft Scrub®, Ajax®, Bon Ami®, but use of abrasive material
    could have a negative effect on surface appearance.