Pollution, bird droppings, and other stubborn surface stains can take a toll on your siding. Fortunately, pressure washing can make your siding look brand new again. This needs to be done with great care, however, to avoid damaging your home.
Wilson Roofing, your local siding and roofing company, provides some do’s and don’ts to remember when using a pressure washer to clean your home’s exterior.
Perform Inspections First
Prior to using the equipment, it’s important to inspect each area of your siding for any damage. Make sure all the seals are tight around the openings.
Protect Your Plants
Water any nearby plants ahead of time to keep them from absorbing too much of the cleaning materials. Cover them with a plastic tarp, especially if you are not aware of whether the cleaner you’ll be using could harm your plants.
Prepare Before Starting
Before pressure washing your siding, test the equipment. Be sure to learn when and when not to apply pressure. Of course, make sure you have enough water supply.
Never Underestimate Its Power
As efficient as the power washer is, it can be dangerous if mishandled. Wear safety goggles as you do the cleaning. Start with the lowest possible setting. Aim the nozzle only toward the siding and not toward pets or people.
Don’t Use It for Everything
Remember that not all items can be pressure-washed, particularly if they have shown signs of wear and tear. If your siding is old and worn down, consider having it repaired or replaced. Reach out to your trusted siding and roofing contractor if you need repairs or replacement.
At Wilson Roofing, our repair services extend to your siding and more. We can also help you with any issues regarding your roofing system and other exterior structures. Call (855) 501-2220 or fill out our contact form to request a free estimate or service request. We serve Austin, TX, and the surrounding areas.