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Vinyl siding, white spots?

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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.
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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.
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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.
 

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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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