Aluminum Care and Maintenance

How to care for your siding

While Quality Aluminum products resist most common household stains like oil and grease, they do become dirty like any other product that is exposed to atmospheric conditions. Chalk may accumulate on the surface, which is a normal condition for all pigmented materials that are constantly exposed to sunlight and the elements. However, soil, grime and chalk can be simply removed with the help of your garden hose and a bucket of soapy water.

If you encounter any stains that are especially stubborn and cannot be removed with normal household detergents, request a cleaner from your siding contractor. Always test any cleaner in an inconspicuous area before full use.

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Mildew Treatment

Mildew will appear as black spots on surface dirt and is usually first noticed in area not exposed to rainfall, such as under eaves and porch enclosures.

To remove mildew, you can prepare this simple solution:

  • 1/3 cup of detergent (such as Tide)
  • 2/3 cup of Trisodium Phospate (Such as Soliax)
  • 1 quart 5% Sodium Hypochlorite (such as Clorox)
  • 3 quarts of water

*Greater concentration may cause damage to the finish

*If the above solution does not remove the mildew spots, you can request a mildew cleaner from your contractor.