Tips to Maintaining House Siding

With plenty of siding types, you’ll need to know how to care for the specific siding installed on your home. With Rhode Island Remodeling, we can help you make your siding look good as new with these helpful tips on maintaining siding!

Cleaning Siding on Your Home

You’d be surprised to learn that the best way to maintain your siding is merely through cleaning it. Here’s the best way to clean each siding type.

Wood Siding

Start by inspecting your wood siding. Look for cracks, warping, and deterioration. Once a year, you’ll want to clean your wood siding with a 1:4 part solution of bleach and water. Do NOT use a pressure washer here!

Vinyl Siding

Look over your home’s vinyl siding for any signs of weakness. From there, you can use a regular water hose for basic cleaning. Depending on the level of grime, you may need to employ a power washer on tough stains.

Steel Siding

Be on the lookout for any damage to this siding. It requires a power washer, so you may need to buy or rent one.

Fiber Cement Siding

Fiber cement siding can withstand tough cleaning, so a power washer and a soapy water solution are necessary to provide a thorough cleaning.


Here are a few questions we often get about siding maintenance.

Can You Power Wash Vinyl Siding?

Yes! However, the strength of your pressure washer is vital. Vinyl siding can withstand a pressure washer that outputs 2,500 to 3,000 psi.

How Often Should You Clean Your Siding?

Typically, it’s wise to clean your siding annually – usually before the beginning of spring or before summer.

What Types of Siding Are Easiest to Maintain?

It depends on your climate! However, vinyl siding is known as being one of the easiest to maintain, thanks to its durability and resistance to deterioration.

How Long Does Each Type of Siding Last?

Wood siding can last 20 to 40 years, and vinyl siding can last the same. However, fiber cement siding can last up to 50 years!

Make the Wise Choice in Siding

Rhode Island Remodeling is the area’s premier siding company. From wood siding to fiber cement, our capabilities run the gamut. If you’re ready for a premium siding experience, contact us to learn more!