How to Keep Your Vinyl Siding Looking New

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After you spend the money to properly install your brand new roofing, you want your home to look just as good years later. With a small amount of upkeep you can make sure the siding on your home stays the bright beautiful color you originally chose! 

 

Our partners at James Hardie Siding produce an exceptional product with the Home & Garden Lifetime Warranty. They've provided the following suggestions for maintaining a clean siding on your home year round:

 

Yearly Cleanings

Every 6 to 12 months (depending on how much dirt and debris your home comes in contact with) it's suggested that you spray down your siding with a garden hose or low pressure water sprayer. You don't want to use a high power pressure sprayer for the water, as that can be too strong for what you need. You end up damaging the siding more than you need to. Most stains should come off with the water but tougher stains should go away with a mild detergent and a soft brush. 

Gutters Matter

It's also important to make sure your gutters and drains aren't clogged or blocking the flow of water and debris from off of your roof and back into nature. The more clogs you have in your gutters the less places the water and debris that can damage your roof and siding have to go! 

Caulking Re-Application

Simple re-caulks in places that joint pieces of your siding is an easy way to keep moisture from getting into the backside of your siding. On first sight of a crack or slip in your caulking, reapply a "permanently flexible" caulk to your siding and you'll have no issues. 

Trim the Bushes

It's also important to make sure you keep any vegetation or trees away from your siding. Wind can blow brush, leaves, mud, dirt and any number of other debris onto your siding and make it very dirty. Keeping a distance from nature and your siding can mean you're siding will stay brighter longer. 

If you're ready to get the kind of siding that will last the lifetime call 513-731 ROOF to get a no risk free consultation! 

Proud Past Project: Another Roof on Brownsboro Pl, Cincinnati

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This is one of many homes on Brownsboro Place in the east side of Cincinnati. Even years after it's been kept up incredibly well and looks incredible. 

These GAF Shingles are designed to last for the lifetime of your home. C.H.I. Roofing took great care with the installation and it shows! 

 

Get a roof your neighbors will be jealous of! 

When you're ready to get a new gorgeous home roof, siding , or windows call 513-731-ROOF

Before You DIY Your Vinyl Siding...

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We've all shaken ourselves awake after a lazy Sunday bender of HGTV shows and thought "they made that look easy! I can redo the siding on my house myself! I'll save so much money!" 

The TV home improvement experts have to cram in an entire job in a few short minutes. So they do make it look easy, because they don't have time to show you all the work that goes on before, after and during a renovation project. 

The Supplier

You think you found a great deal on some siding on amazon or at a Home Depot sale, but did you know that by working with a trusted contractor who already orders large volumes of products from a supplier, you could get cheaper costs than any consumer could dream of? C.H.I. Roofing works in large volume orders with out siding supplier James Hardie, and those savings are passed on to our customers. By having C.H.I. Roofing purchase the siding for your new installation, you get the benefits of our relationship with our supplier. Also, you can be sure we're certified by that manufacturer to properly install the siding! Did you know manufacturers can have specific methods and suggestions for installation that our employees are trained to handle properly?

 

Right Tools for the Job

Some things you need to install siding onto a home you may have in the garage already: couple different hand and power saws, power drill, tin snips, snap lock punch, etc. You most likely will spend a decent amount of money acquiring the tools to properly install the vinyl siding and then who knows the next time you'll use them! They may end up sitting in the garage collecting dust. The money you thought you saved by getting your own tools easily ends up an investment that lost you money. In the long run having someone like the pros at C.H.I. Roofing install your siding the right way the first time is the best bang for your buck. 

 

Structural Surprises

From the outside, you may think your vinyl installation will be easy: take the old stuff down, put the new stuff on! BUT WAIT! What's that behind your old siding? Do you even know what to look for when deciding if the long out of sight wood and insulation beneath your siding is ok to work with? Many issues that could end up causing you a headache later aren't easy to notice unless you're a seasoned veteran. Another reason the pros at C.H.I. Roofing are the best for the job! 

The Trash

One of the least glamorous things the home improvement TV shows don't shows you is the proper way to dispose of home repair waste. Your local garbage man isn't going to take your mountain of old siding with his regular route. You're going to need to make sure your waste meets local and state waste requirements, frequently needing to get a dumpster to ensure the safest disposal of vinyl siding. 

 

When you'd like to spend the money to make sure the job is done properly the first time, call 513-731-ROOF for a free no-risk quote from C.H.I. Roofing