How To Choose The Right Vinyl Siding
The right vinyl siding for your home depends on your needs. For example, if you live in a windy area you may want vinyl siding that holds up well to tornado-force winds of up to 240 mph. If you need to give your home a makeover on a tight budget, vinyl siding is one of the most cost-effective options available. Go through and make a list of your needs and preferences. Share your list with a salesperson at Kingsford who’s knowledgeable about the range of available vinyl siding.
How To Choose The Right Color For Your Vinyl Siding
Vinyl siding comes in a range of subtle traditional and bold modern colors. The best color depends on your aesthetic preferences, the style of building, and your environment. You should also consider the colors of any existing fixtures like your roof, doors, and window treatments. You may be happiest with siding the complements the existing features of your home.
Ask for color swatches so you can see how different colors look at different times of the day at your home. You also can compare to see which colors look best with existing fixtures. Once you’ve found the color you like, the next step is calling the experts at Kingsford Vinyl Siding, Windows & Patio Rooms.
How To Measure How Much Vinyl Siding You Need
Vinyl siding comes in square footage. To measure how much siding you need to order you first must measure the square footage of the wall surface you plan to cover. For best results, hire a skilled contractor from Kingsford Siding, Windows & Patio Rooms to measure your home for the right amount of siding.
How To Make Your New Vinyl Siding Last
When maintained well, your new vinyl siding will last for years while looking great. The first step is to order the correct quantity and have it carefully installed. Professional installation minimizes unnecessary wear and tear for longer lasting siding. Other than that, people love vinyl siding because of its low maintenance. You just clean it as needed.
How To Know It’s Time To Replace Your Vinyl Siding
Quality vinyl siding often lasts 20-40 years depending on its thickness, how it was installed, and the environment. Some tell-tale signs that it is time to replace your siding include warped siding, mildew, holes, and other visible damage. Some homeowners choose to replace their siding early if they’re looking to give their home a makeover. Consult with a contractor if you are not sure whether it is time to replace your vinyl siding. The experts at Kingsford Vinyl Siding, Windows & Patio Rooms can tell you tell when it’s time for replacement and help you put together a plan.
How To Tell If Your Windows Need Cleaning
How often you need to clean your windows varies by your environment and lifestyle. Most homeowners prefer to clean their windows at least twice a year. They find that nothing enhances their natural light and brightens the home like clean windows. You can usually tell whether your windows need cleaning when you are distracted by smudges, smears, or dirt.
How to Clean Your Windows Like a Pro
- Wash with a long strip applicator and a bucket of a mild cleaning solution like dishwashing liquid or white vinegar in water.
- Wipe clean with a squeegee using a reverse-S movement pattern.
- Wipe dry using a soft dry chamois.
How To Tell If Your Windows Need Replacing
There are lots of signs that it is time to replace your windows. The most obvious is that replacing damaged windows restores the beauty and comfort of your home. Older windows may let in dampness and drafts. Replacing them with new, energy-efficient windows is a wise investment that pays off because easier to heat or cool your home throughout the year. A warped window can ruin your view and may be a sign of other problems.
How To Clean Your Vinyl Siding
Homeowners love vinyl siding because it is low maintenance. That said, you still want to clean it regularly to remove built-up dirt, mildew, mold, or debris. Clean your siding using a garden hose with the nozzle set to medium. Set the spray to a wider, more dispersed spray rather than a narrowly focused jet to gently clean the surface. Be sure to start at the bottom and work your way up once the lower levels of your vinyl siding are clean.
How Often Do You Need To Clean Your Vinyl Siding
Sometimes, customers ask how often they should clean their vinyl siding. The answer depends on a variety of individual factors, but for general maintenance cleaning once a year is usually sufficient.
How Do I Make A Solution To Clean My Vinyl Siding
Use one-third cup of laundry detergent diluted in a gallon of water to make a mild cleaning solution for your vinyl siding.
Some homeowners prefer to use a solution of white vinegar and water to clean their vinyl siding and remove mold and mildew. Always check your manufacturer’s instructions as they may have specific recommendations.
With so many vinyl siding options the best decision can often be to trust your choice to the experts. Kingsford Siding has been serving satisfied homeowners throughout the Raleigh-Durham NC area for almost 30 years. For a free consultation, call [phone] or contact us at our website.