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Low Maintenance Vinyl Siding, Vinyl Shakes and Trim

McKee Homes uses low maintenance vinyl siding, shakes and trim on all our Heritage Series homes. Our Autograph Series homes come with painted fiber cement siding and trim.

Most of our homes offer a mix of lap siding, shakes and board and batten along with trim, accessories and accents to make the exterior design more interesting and enhance the beauty of the home.

Advantages of vinyl siding, shakes and trim:

  • Never needs painting
  • VSI certified to withstand extreme winds up to 180 MPH or more
  • No visible nails
  • Color is fade-resistant, beautiful and resilient
  • Lifetime limited warranty

Our Heritage Series vinyl siding is .042″ thick, has a light roughsawn texture and a rolled nail hem for increased rigidity. There are many attractive color choices available for selection by homebuyers.

vinyl siding and shake colors

*Not all colors available in every neighborhood

AN ECO-FRIENDLY CHOICE

As a sustainable product with a long service life, vinyl siding is environmentally responsible in several ways. In addition to conserving wood and other natural resources often used for building materials, vinyl siding helps reduce the deposit of paint, stain and maintenance-related materials into the environment because it never needs to be painted.

MAINTENANCE

Unlike wood or cement board siding, which need to be painted every so often, vinyl siding only needs to be washed with mild soap and water. Most vinyl siding can be pressure washed to save time. While some homeowners prefer to hire a professional to pressure wash their home, others prefer to rent a pressure washer and do it themselves. However it’s not necessary to use a pressure washer to clean vinyl siding. A garden house and nylon brush will work just fine to keep vinyl siding looking like new.

For more information about cleaning and maintaining low maintenance vinyl siding, please visit vinylsiding.org.

For more information about McKee Homes neighborhoods and homes for sale, please visit McKeeHomesNC.com or call us at 910-672-7296. You can also take a 3D virtual tour through our design studio and see samples of siding and other selections.

How to Maintain Vinyl Siding

Vinyl siding is the top siding option in the United States for remodeling and new construction. Its popularity is primarily due to its upscale appearance, outstanding durability, easy upkeep and exceptional value.

vinyl siding

Vinyl siding is not maintenance-free, but is definitely reduced maintenance. Here are a few tips to help keep your vinyl siding looking food for years to come.

  • Wash it yearly. Siding accumulates dirt, grime and other stains throughout the year. It can also grow mold and mildew in damp, shady areas. To clean your siding, use a cloth or soft bristle brush starting at the bottom and working your way up to avoid streaking. There are several types of cleaning products you can purchase, but a homemade solution can work just as well. For a homemade solution mix the following ingredients: 1/3 cup powered laundry detergent, 2/3 cup powered household cleaner, 1 quart liquid laundry bleach and 1 gallon water. Be sure to cover any brick facing or landscaping so it’s not affected by the runoff. (vinylsiding.org) You can also pressure wash your home, but you have to do it carefully. You need to hold the power washer straight at eye level to keep it from going behind the siding.
  • Don’t hit it. Be mindful where you park your lawn mower or bicycles. Vinyl siding won’t dent, but it can crack or break. If it does get damaged, be sure to replace it as soon as possible.
  • Inspect it. Vinyl siding can conceal moisture-related issues, so checking to make sure there are no loose areas can help you spot small issues before they turn into larger problems.
  • It can melt. Open flame can do a lot of damage to your vinyl siding. Keeping your grills at least 2-3 feet away from your home is a safe distance.

As you can see, vinyl siding is a low maintenance siding option. Doing these simple steps will keep your home looking like new for years to come.

Source: http://www.almanac.com/content/maintaining-your-vinyl-siding; www.vinylsiding.org.