The Ease in Cleaning Fiber Cement Siding
Keeping fiber cement siding looking clean and new is an easy task. And, if you follow a few simple tips, your home's exterior will look brand new!
Tips for Cleaning Fiber Cement Siding
There are several things to keep in mind as you clean your fiber cement siding. Generally, fiber cement siding is most easily cleaned using a power washer. A hose can work, but the pressure is often not enough to get rid of any resistant dirt, mildew, or mold. Also, you should clean your fiber cement siding annually to keep the dirt and mildew from building up.
When you first begin cleaning your fiber cement siding, inspect your home. Look for areas that may need a little extra TLC. Some areas of the fiber cement siding may have accumulated more dirt, mildew, or mold over the year. You will need to scrub these areas a bit harder. This is also a good time to fix any areas that need more caulking or areas where nails need to be replaced.
Once you have inspected the area, use the power washer to wash and rinse the fiber cement siding. At this time, you may also need to use a wire brush, rag, and dishwashing detergent or vinegar mixture to clean any tougher mildew or mold stains. You can also use the power washer extensions to remove these stains.
During this cleaning, it may also be wise to trim any trees or bushes that are creating more pollen build-up on your siding. Also, the trees and shrubs should be cut away from your home. If you follow these simple tips for cleaning your fiber cement siding, you will have a house that sparkles!