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LP® SmartSide® Cleaning & Maintenance Guide for Colorado Homeowners

Keeping up on maintenance and cleaning is an important part of taking care of your siding and will help extend its lifespan significantly. Even just the smallest amount of effort can go a long way. And, in the end, when you go to sell your property, you’ll be glad that you made the time to take care of your siding because it will be a major deciding factor in determining the value of your home.

Fortunately, maintenance for engineered wood is fairly simple. However, a little bit of advice and information never hurt anyone. That’s why we’ve provided the following details to help our Colorado customers care for their LP SmartSide after installation.

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How to Clean LP® SmartSide®

Cleaning your siding is important for keeping up its appearance and getting rid of harmful substances that shorten its lifespan. Gentle cleaning helps wash off stains and keeps your siding looking its best. And it will also protect your home from threats like insects, mold, fungi, and mildew. Here are some steps you can take to keep your siding squeaky clean and beautiful:

  • Every eight to twelve months, do a visual inspection of your siding. Check for signs of damage and potential concerns. If you see any dirt, moss, or mildew, you should clean it as soon as possible.
  • To clean your siding, simply fill a bucket with a mixture of warm water and a gentle cleaner. Use a soft cloth to apply the mixture and remove build up.
  • Never use a pressure washer or abrasive materials to clean your siding.
  • If there are stains leftover from mold or mildew, you can use a combination of water and white vinegar to remove them. You should dilute the mixture so that it is at least three parts water and one part vinegar.
  • Make sure to thoroughly rinse your siding after you’re done applying the solution or cleaner.

LP® SmartSide® Maintenance Tips

When you make the choice to install LP SmartSide for your Colorado home, your investment will be backed by an industry leading warranty. However, from time to time, or after your warranty period has passed, you may notice small aesthetic defects that you can attend to yourself. Any major repairs, of course, should be completed by a professional. Additionally, you should make sure to read your warranty carefully so that you don’t perform any actions which make cancel it and prevent you from redeeming the benefits. That said, here are some steps you can take to maintain LP SmartSide after installation:

  • If you notice any chips or flaking pieces, these can be easily touched up with new paint. Just make sure you get a paint match before you get started!
  • Install sprinklers away from your siding or position them so that they don’t hit your exterior directly.
  • Keep your gutters clean so that water doesn’t pool up in your yard and expose your siding to excessive moisture.
  • Caulking that loses its seal, cracks, hardens, or falls out may need to be replaced. Have a professional replace caulking as necessary.

For more information on care and maintenance, check out this brochure: lp-smartside-expertfinish-care-maintenance

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Get More Information on Siding Maintenance, Care & Cleaning

Do you have questions about how to maintain your newly installed LP SmartSide Siding? Our Colorado home improvement experts are here to help! Call our office today to speak to an expert and get the information you need!