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Maintenance Programs

MAINTENANCE PROGRAMS
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How to maintain and care for your investment
Vinyl Siding.To care for and clean your vinyl siding try the following recommendations from the Vinyl Siding Institute.
  1. Use a soft bristled brush and a non-abrasive cleaner for general cleaning.
  2. To remove soot and grime, wipe down the siding with a solution made up of the following: •1/3 cup powdered detergent like Tide, Fab ect.
    • 2/3 cup powdered household cleaner like Spic & Span, or Soilax.
    • 1 gallon of water.
  3. If mildew is a problem, use the solution previously mentioned, but add 1 quart of liquid laundry bleach.
  4. When washing entire house, start at the bottom and work up to the top in order to prevent streaking.
Windows . Follow these tips when cleaning glass.
  • To remove heavy dirt or grime, first wipe debris with a soft, clean cloth.
  • Apply soapy water, vinegar or liquid window cleaner and wipe in a circular motion.
  • Remove cleaner with a squeegee or lint free rag.
  • Avoid cleaning glass in direct sunlight.
  • Avoid the use of razor blades.* Refer to manufacturer recommendations when caring for hardware or frame. They may have specific guidelines that are covered under warranty.
Gutters and Downspouts Safety should be your biggest concern. When using a ladder, every precaution should be taken to avoid injury. Ladders have safety labels and weight ratings. Follow them carefully. Remember to stay clear of overhead wires! Helpful Hint When leaning a ladder against your gutter, try to position it over a fastener to avoid crushing the gutter or purchase a ladder stabilizer to hold you away from the gutter.
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What to look for
  • Check for screws or spikes that may have been damaged or bent. Replace damaged fastener if necessary and add new fastener next to it for better support.
  • Check for voids or cracks in sealants. Clean area thoroughly and re-seal with a quality sealant.
  • Make sure gutters are free from obstruction. If there are large deposits of shingle granules, you should also inspect your roof. This may be a sign of an aged roof and shingle deterioration.
  • Clear your downspouts. Run a hose from the outlet down to clear any blockage. After you’ve cleared the downspouts, shower the roof to simulate a rain shower and observe the water flow. The water should drain to the downspouts and not settle in one place.
  • Check seams. A seamless gutter system will still have seams in the corners, end caps and back of downspouts. Check corners and end caps to make sure they are still securely attached to the gutter. Run your hand down the seam of the downspout to make sure it hasn’t bulged and separated during periods of freezing.
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Let us do the dirty work
Why is it that we buy a brand new car and then routinely take it in for an oil change or a tune-up? Or purchase a new computer and then pay for upgrades and features to automatically download in order for them to perform better? The answers easy; we know if we don’t take care of it, then it won’t work. But what about our homes? Why is it all too often that low maintenance, gets no maintenance. Well for starters, you can’t drop your gutters off at the corner to get cleaned while you run a few errands.That’s why we have designed an optional, low cost maintenance program to go along with the services we offer. This is not a one size fits all program. You choose the services and the frequency that is right for you. And there are no long term commitments. Ask us for details. And if it’s not for you, then see our section of “How to maintain and care for your investment”.
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