How to Prevent Mildew Growth on Your Siding

exteriors-unlimited-4Mildew isn’t always harmful for your siding, but it can make the surface look dull, dingy, and worn beyond its years. Fortunately, preventing mildew growth on your siding can be an easy part of regular home maintenance.

Maintain Your Siding

Regularly check your siding for greenish or brownish splotches. Mildew often grows in areas of the siding that typically receive shade. Areas of the siding that surround vents are also prone to mildew growth.

Clean Your Gutters

Clogged gutters can leak rainwater onto certain areas of the siding. This is also the case if there are cracks, splits, or other openings in the gutters.

Removing Mildew

Mildew removal is quite easy. You don’t need to use any fancy and expensive commercial sprays. All you need is a washcloth and a bucket filled with three parts water and one-part bleach. Apply the solution on the surface and let it sit for about 30 minutes before wiping the area clean and rinsing with a garden hose.

This DIY method may not work for older mildew stains. If this is the case, then you may need to bring in a professional cleaner to have the area pressure washed.

Prevent Mildew Growth with New Siding

If your siding is several decades old and has been collecting mildew, dust, and grime, then give us a call for new siding replacement. Exteriors Unlimited can install new siding for greatly enhanced curb appeal and home efficiency. We also recommend that you have your windows replaced for a more efficient home renovation. We have special offers for both services.

Preventing mildew growth on the siding will preserve the surface’s original look, thus giving your home a clean and timeless appeal.

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