Cleaning the outside of your home? What? Who has time for that? I had these same thoughts, trust me. But then when I took a close look at my siding, I knew what had to be done. I did some research to make sure I was doing it right because power washing is very powerful, I didn’t want to ruin my siding.
Here’s what I learned.
Power Washing Makes Your House Look Like New
If you want a quick way to spruce up the outside of your home, power wash the siding, honestly. It really transforms the way your house looks and for a fraction of the cost of replacing the siding. You may be disgusted by all that your house is covered in when you do this, I’m just warning you.
Rain, leaves, dirt, and debris all leave a filthy residue on your house. You may even have mold or mildew on your siding. Yuck, right? Power wash that filth right off your house and discover the color of your siding again – that’s what I did.
Power Washing Helps Prevent Expensive Repairs
Washing your house does more than make it look pretty. It helps prevent rot and decay. If you leave dirt and leaves and filth on your siding, it will eventually wear away at the siding. I don’t know about you but I want to avoid my siding from decaying as long as possible. As much as I’d love new siding, it’s not something I want to spend my money on at the moment, so I’ll happily power wash it to lengthen its life.
You Should Power Wash Before you Paint
If you plan to paint your siding, you need to prepare it. Power washing the best way to do it. It gets rid of the filth on the home, giving the paint a smooth surface to adhere to. You could use this technique on any outdoor part of your home, such as the deck, driveway, or patio. Before you stain or paint, always power wash.
Power wash your home at least once a year. It’s what I do. Trust me, my house looks so much different and it really didn’t take that much work. I’m so glad I started doing it.