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Vinyl Siding Facts

Published May 14th, 2021 by Energy Plus Home Improvements

What is vinyl siding?

It’s a second skin for your house: long strips of polyvinyl chloride (PVC) fashioned to look like traditional wood siding.

Do I need to remove my current siding first?

You can do this, but for renovation projects installers typically install over existing siding.

Vinyl siding just comes in beige or wimpy pastel colors, right?

Traditionally, this has been the case. More recently, though, techniques have been developed to infuse vinyl siding with richer, deeper colors.

Will high winds rip it off?

Most siding installation is rated for winds up to 110 mph. If wind does rip it off, note that vinyl siding is much easier to re-install than other types of siding.

I hate power washers. Do I have to use one to clean vinyl siding?

No. Actually, you’re better off with less water pressure. Just use a garden hose, a soft-bristled brush, and diluted solutions of Fantastik® or Windex®. Solutions of vinegar (30%) and water (70%) will also do the job.


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