It’s getting colder by the day with winter right around the corner here in Bloomington. Many residents think of summer as the best time to keep up with their home’s exterior and tend to let things go during the winter. However, your home may need exterior maintenance more than ever during the winter season. That’s why it’s a good idea to put on a jacket or coat when temperatures are a little higher and give your vinyl siding a little attention to reduce your chores when spring comes.


At Window World of Bloomington, we offer a wide range of custom siding solutions for your home. In this post, we’ll talk about what is involved in winter siding maintenance to keep your siding looking good all year long.


Supplies Needed for Cleaning Your Siding

To get started on cleaning your vinyl siding, you’ll need to first start by gathering the right supplies for the job. You’ll need a soft-bristled brush with a long handle and a bucket. Fill your bucket using one part chlorine bleach and three parts water. Or you can use laundry detergent if you’d prefer not to work with bleach. For a more natural cleaning agent, some homeowners prefer to use a water and vinegar solution.


Using the Brush to Clean Your Siding

You may wish to cover any nearby bricks or stones before you get started on cleaning your siding. To clean your vinyl siding without leaving stains or streaks behind, you’ll want to work from the bottom up. Although you may be tempted to use a power washer, a soft brush is much less likely to damage your vinyl siding. Regularly keeping up with your vinyl siding will help you avoid the need for a power washer down the road. It will also help you keep your vinyl siding looking its best longer.


Beautiful Siding for Years to Come

Although it requires a little elbow grease and a warm coat, keeping your home’s siding clean during the winter is an important step, just as it is during the warm months. If you put in the work now, you can expect your vinyl siding to look great years from now. If your siding is in need of replacement, we offer beautiful vinyl siding solutions that won’t fade or chip.


Choose from one of these high-performance vinyl siding solutions:


●        1000 Series

●        1500 Series

●        2000 Series

●        4000 Series, Reinforced Siding

●        4000 Series, Energy Plus Siding



Bloomington Vinyl Siding Solutions You Can Count On

At Window World Bloomington, we specialize in providing homeowners with beautiful vinyl siding and home improvement solutions that will protect their home for many years. We’ll help you create a protective thermal barrier around your home that keeps your energy costs down and protects your home from mold, mildew, and damage.


Check out our siding selection by visiting our gallery to see examples of our past work or visit our Design Center to imagine your new siding. You can also connect with a member of our siding installation team by calling us at 309-827-5237. Or contact us online to get your free siding and accent quote.