Vinyl siding is becoming ever more popular all across the country. It’s durable, attractive, and lasts much longer than wooden siding. It can withstand chips, cracks, and fading, and requires very little maintenance. As a leading provider of vinyl siding in South Jersey, we can tell you that this material may be fantastic, but it’s not mold and mildew resistant.
Luckily, the accumulation of both of these fungal coatings can be avoided with just a few preventive measures:
Check ventilation ducts for signs of moisture.
Moisture that comes from your clothing dryer exhaust produces steam, which can cause mold and mildew to appear. Inspect areas above your duct vent area to ensure that no moisture is accumulating. If you spot any moisture, mop it up and dry the area thoroughly. This will stop mold from accumulating on your vinyl siding.
Maintain drainpipes and rain gutters.
If water leaks from a broken drainpipe or a faulty gutter onto your vinyl siding, it can encourage the growth of mold. That’s why we recommend thoroughly inspecting your drainpipes and gutters for any leaks and clearing out your drains of any leaves, debris, and dirt to avoid overflow. For essential gutter maintenance and professional, you can call a member of our team any day of the year.
Change the direction of your sprinklers.
A perfect way to prevent mold problems that are linked to moisture is to keep the water flow from sprinklers far away from your siding. If you use sprinklers for your yard area, point them away from your vinyl siding. You can still use the sprinklers to water plants that lean up against your siding, but try not to have water spraying directly onto the vinyl materials.
Wipe down your vinyl siding periodically.
If you identify any signs of mold or mildew, make sure that you wipe your siding and clear the buildup away. This will stop the fungi from multiplying and thriving in the damp environments that they have found. Warm, soapy water will suffice to give your vinyl siding a quick once over. However, if the mold or mildew is located at a dangerous height, call in the professionals here at New Window Factory to clear it away safely.
For more information, or to discuss vinyl siding options for your home or business in South Jersey, click here to contact a member of our team today.