Cleaning Vinyl
Cleaning vinyl siding is typically a strightforward process. It usually just involves a quick wash with a garden hose. If this does not work, or you have mold or mildew stains, a more detailed cleaning might be in order.
Repairing some types of siding can be a difficult process. Often, this calls for a trained professional since it can be difficult to seal things properly. However, some damage is easy to repair.
Exterior Cladding
If you are thinking about purchasing exterior cladding for a home, you have many options. One of the most popular is vinyl siding. Brick veneer, aluminum, wood, fiber cement, and stucco can also be used as alternatives.
Brick Exterior
Brick veneer is usually the preferred option for the exterior of homes. The only reason why it is not used as often as other alternatives is because of its high cost. It does offer some advantages as well. Brick is easy to maintain. It is also energy efficient. It also ooks good from the outside and if done well, is very study and does not deteriorate as easily as other types of siding.

Vinyl siding is economical, looks good, and is relatively easy to maintain. It also affords good protection from the elements. Its cost and benefits make it very popular with most homeowners.

Wood siding is a distinctive option for some homes. Some of the more common wood types used for siding are pine, fir, redwood, spruce, or cedar. Wood can also be somewhat difficult to maintain.

Many types of siding are sold in panels. Panels are the pieces that you see that give the siding its lined look. This happens when the panels are placed on top of each other on a home's outside wall.