Helpful? 0

Is power-washing vinyl siding good for my house?

I live in a townhouse community and the maintenance company is starting the annual power washing. I noticed that the crew doing the power washing are power washing the vented soffits which in my opinion is forcing water up into the soffit and knowing the construction of the houses, water is getting into the insulation. First, it is a good idea to power wash vinyl siding, and if so or if not, can you direct me to sources showing the problems with power washing a vinyl house

Thanks,
Mark Yuschak

Asked by Mark Yuschak
Posted Wed, 08/06/2014 - 12:49
Edited Wed, 08/06/2014 - 13:21

Tags:

1 Answer

Select your preferred way to display the comments and click "Save settings" to activate your changes.
1.
Helpful? 0

Mark,
There's a right way and a wrong way to use any tool. You have to know what you are doing.

Plenty of people have written articles listing all the ways you can make mistakes with a power washer. Here is one of them:
Never Pressure Wash Your Home.

Answered by Martin Holladay, GBA Advisor
Posted Wed, 08/06/2014 - 13:25

Other Questions in General questions

Is a gas fireplace blower fan an energy efficient investment

In General questions | Asked by W. Timothy Ward | Dec 20, 14

Mechanical room size

In Mechanicals | Asked by Corey B | Dec 20, 14

Solar thermal systems for heating water

In Mechanicals | Asked by aj builder, Upstate NY Zone 6a | Dec 15, 14

Wet OSB - how much water can it take?

In General questions | Asked by colleen1 runyen | Dec 17, 14

Meanwhile at BSC ... PHIUS draft standard

In General questions | Asked by Jin Kazama | Dec 12, 14
Register for a free account and join the conversation


Get a free account and join the conversation!
Become a GBA PRO!