Recently, we were shocked to see a homeowner in the Weymouth areas spending a super hot summer afternoon scrubbing her vinyl siding by hand with a bucket and scrub brush. When we asked her what was up, she told us that she was planning to use her pressure washer to do the job, but a friend had assured her that the pressure washer would damage her siding.
Let us be very clear here: if you have high quality vinyl siding installed on your Weymouth home, using your pressure washer to clean it shouldn’t cause any damage whatsoever. Today’s top quality vinyl sidings are extremely durable and made to stand up to New England winters. The siding that can endure whipping winter winds should be more than adequate to stand up to the invigorating spray of your pressure washer.
If you’re concerned, take some time to practice with your pressure washer before you start cleaning your house. Most pressure washers are adjustable: you can control how much water is being forced through the system and with what intensity it sprays. Play with these settings while spraying a very durable surface, such as a paved driveway or concrete sidewalk. You don’t need your pressure washer on full blast in order to clean your vinyl siding in most cases; adjust the spray until it is just forceful enough to accomplish your cleaning goals.
Vinyl siding is the ideal choice for many Weymouth homeowners specifically because it is easy to maintain. If you have any questions about how to care for your vinyl siding, let us know. We’ll be happy to help you out!