Keeping your exterior neat and tidy can make even an aging home look as good as new. Thankfully, James Hardie® has got you covered. Cleaning up their siding boards is more than enough to give your home a fresh new look, often without having to resort to getting an exterior painting service. Not many homeowners, however, are familiar with the right way to get the dirt and grime out of their fiber cement siding.
Here are a few of the best cleaning tips from our experts at Masters Roofing.
Dirt and Dust
Over the course of the day, your siding boards are exposed to enormous amounts of dust and dirt. This is made even worse during stormy and windy days, where the air movements stir up the particles that stick to your siding. The best and safest way to clean up this problem is simply with a brush and some water. James Hardie fiber cement siding is designed to be durable enough so you can brush away dirt build-up without damaging your exteriors. Afterward, rinse away the remaining stains with water and your siding will be good to go.
Oil and Grease
In some homes, oily hands and greasy organic compounds are a more common problem than dust and dirt. For these cases, mix a fifty-fifty solution of mild liquid detergent and water and soap down affected areas to break down the organic contaminants. Then rinse the soap out completely with water and a hose.
Mold and Mildew
Mold colonies never look good growing underneath your windows and throughout your siding. James Hardie fiber cement boards are highly-resistant to these types of growth but on the rare occasion that they do take root in your home, you can use a mold or mildew-specific cleaners to wipe them out.
Our general contractors at Masters Roofing can help you with all your siding, roofing and other exterior remodeling needs. Give us a call at (844) 400-4774 or fill out our contact form to schedule a consultation and request a free estimate today. We serve Memphis, TN, and nearby areas.