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dinosaur1 05-11-2011 09:28 PM

Vinyl siding, white spots?
 
The back of our home is exposed to some hot sun in the summertime here in WI. I am starting to see more and more white spots (nickel size) show up that are in front of the nailheads beneath the siding. Is there any way to wash the siding or does this have to be repainted? The spots run straight down from top to bottom and they are spaced out between 1 feet of each other. These spots are noticeable on the entire back portion of our home.

Tom Struble 05-11-2011 09:57 PM

try washing with some Fantastick,it's probably just dust that collects on the condensation where the nails are

dinosaur1 05-11-2011 10:16 PM

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Originally Posted by tomstruble (Post 646127)
try washing with some Fantastick,it's probably just dust that collects on the condensation where the nails are

dust? how do I know for sure?

dinosaur1 05-11-2011 10:20 PM

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Originally Posted by tomstruble (Post 646127)
try washing with some Fantastick,it's probably just dust that collects on the condensation where the nails are

what if I usea pressure washer w/ all purpose cleaner like Fantastik lightly to clean the siding vs rubbing over 50 ft of vinyl siding?

Tom Struble 05-11-2011 10:30 PM

yea ok however you want

dinosaur1 05-11-2011 10:34 PM

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Originally Posted by tomstruble (Post 646156)
yea ok however you want

Which means....good or bad idea.

Tom Struble 05-12-2011 08:48 PM

well try it by hand first and see how it goes,if you know how to properly power wash a house do it

dinosaur1 05-12-2011 09:48 PM

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Originally Posted by tomstruble (Post 646738)
well try it by hand first and see how it goes,if you know how to properly power wash a house do it

what if I take a little bleach and warm water and lightly scrub with a firm brush. Is this something that insurance would possibly cover?

Tom Struble 05-12-2011 11:05 PM

do you have pictures?

dinosaur1 05-12-2011 11:24 PM

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Originally Posted by tomstruble (Post 646829)
do you have pictures?

Sure I can take some tomorrow evening and post them.

Ron6519 05-13-2011 08:01 AM

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Originally Posted by dinosaur1 (Post 646780)
what if I take a little bleach and warm water and lightly scrub with a firm brush. Is this something that insurance would possibly cover?

It's doubtful your insurance company will cover washing the house. They wouldn't cover a material issue either.
Try cleaning it with whatever you want and see if it comes off. If it doesn't, you can replace it or live with it. Pressure washing would need to be done very carefully or you'll cut right through the vinyl.
Ron

dinosaur1 05-13-2011 07:46 PM

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Originally Posted by Ron6519 (Post 646950)
It's doubtful your insurance company will cover washing the house. They wouldn't cover a material issue either.
Try cleaning it with whatever you want and see if it comes off. If it doesn't, you can replace it or live with it. Pressure washing would need to be done very carefully or you'll cut right through the vinyl.
Ron


wow Ron thanks for the "specific" advice.

dinosaur1 05-13-2011 07:50 PM

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do you have pictures?

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dinosaur1 05-14-2011 08:13 AM

Based on these pictures can I get a recommendation?

Ron6519 05-14-2011 08:20 AM

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Originally Posted by dinosaur1 (Post 647520)
Based on these pictures can I get a recommendation?

Advice doesn't change. Experiment with various cleaners an see what happens.
Start in an inconspicuous place.
It could be the heat from the nail heads has permanently discolored the siding.
Ron


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