James Hardie is a premium siding product and is a real investment in your home’s value and curbside appeal. Once you’ve invested in it, you’ll want to get the most of it. Luckily, James Hardie has very little maintenance involved and it doesn’t need to be cleaned very often. But when you go to clean it, it is best to know what you’re doing. There is nothing worse than getting too aggressive with a pressure washer and damaging something as valuable as James Hardie siding. Below we’ve shared some tips and videos that we find helpful for cleaning and maintaining your James Hardie products.
Generally speaking, a gentle wash with water and a soft brush or cloth is sufficient. Some mild biodegradable soaps can be helpful but aren’t always necessary. Of course, that is for regular dirt and build-up. If you’re dealing with mold or mildew then you may need to get some specialized products.
Don’t overthink it, James Hardie is a company that offers lots of resources for its contractors and homeowners. Below is the official video from James Hardie about how to clean their products:
In addition to that video, be sure to check the James Hardie blog for cleaning tips. Like this overview on How to Clean Siding.
If you’re interested in a perspective on pressure washing your siding, then you can watch this video from a professional pressure washer. We suggest the official James Hardie procedures, but if you do employ a pressure washer it is probably a good idea to trust an insured professional.
Here is another professional that offers an opinion on pressure washing James Hardie siding.
This company offers 7 tips filled with dos and don’ts for cleaning James Hardie siding.
If you have questions about how to deal with your James Hardie in terms or cleaning or any other maintenance, then call EMA Construction for a consultation and we’ll be happy to help you get the most out of your James Hardie products.