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How to Clean the Exterior of Your Home

Have you ever driven down a street and looked at all the homes thinking how one home looks beautiful and the next don’t have that same appeal? This can naturally happen over time. That means homeowners must take an active role in keeping up with their home to keep their curbside appeal. EnergySmart NewHomes builds beautiful homes that are also energy efficient; take a look at the homes we have available today. However, like anything, you have to maintain your home and that includes the exterior of your home as well. This is essential especially if you’re wanting to sell your home. We want to help you to be able to do that in a safe manner.

Your first thought about cleaning your house might go straight to power washing. There is a lot to consider before you pull out your power washer or go out and rent one. Power washing your siding can void the warranty or even damage it. So, you’ll want to make sure that you do your research about it. Once you figure out that your siding can take power washing then you’re free to have at it. But what if your siding isn’t strong enough to take the power washing?

Soft washing is the next best thing and many professionals offer this service to clean the exterior of your home. However, in addition to this they also provide a cleaning agent that helps to really clean the exterior of your home allowing them to take the mold and algae off. If you’re looking for a cheaper option though other than paying for someone to do it, then you might be looking at just using your hose with the addition of a cleaner. You’ll need to do some research on what is the best cleaner though.

Adding a scrub brush might be in order as well. There are going to be some tough spots that will need more than just a cleaner and spray. Getting a nylon bristle brush with a long handle for some harder to reach areas will be handy. Keep in mind that you don’t want to get a bristle brush that will damage your siding. By putting a bit of elbow into it you’re able to get the exterior of your home looking beautiful.

When someone drives past your house you want to make sure that your house stands out on the street. Getting you home in tiptop shape is important and summer is the best time of year to do it. EnergySmart NewHomes builds homes to last. Take a look at the homes we have available today!

6-19-2018

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