Fiber cement is a tough low-maintenance and long-lasting siding material, making it a great choice for any homeowner. As a siding board, it resists a lot of the common problems that other siding materials succumb to.
However, it’s not immune to getting dirty, which is why it needs to be cleaned periodically. Today, Northern Pacific Roofing, a top siding and roofing contractor, shares some tips on how to keep your fiber cement siding looking pristine.
Dry Dust and Dirt
Dust and dirt are never a good look on your siding boards. Even brand new siding will look old and worn down if it’s covered in dirt. Do not attempt to hose down dusty siding boards as this might cause the particles to turn into mud, which is much harder to clean. Instead, use a soft-bristled brush or a non-abrasive rag to remove as much of the dry contaminants as possible. Once done, you can hose the siding down with water. A siding and roofing company can help you with this.
If you touch your siding frequently, the natural oil from your skin can leave behind grease prints on the fiber cement surface. This can be cleaned away with a mixture of soap and water. Make sure you use a gentle cloth to apply the solution to avoid making scratches on the siding boards.
Mold and Mildew
Mold and mildew are not particularly damaging to residential roofing and siding systems, but they can leave your home looking the worse for wear. You can use store-bought anti-mold solutions from your local handyman shop but it’s best to leave this task to a professional for a more thorough clean.
Keep your exterior looking fresh and crisp with the help of our experts at Northern Pacific Roofing. Call us at (415) 456-3482 for San Rafael residents or (415) 456-3482 for Petaluma residents, or fill out our contact form to schedule a cleaning service and get a free estimate today. We serve homes in Petaluma, San Francisco, San Rafael and nearby areas in CA.