High Falls Property Care

June 26, 2024

What is the Green Stuff on Your Siding?

Noticed some green stuff on your siding?

Green Stuff on Your Siding

At High Falls Property Care, we understand the pride you take in your home's exterior. Your house is your sanctuary, and it deserves to look its best. But that unsightly green creeping across your siding can put a damper on your curb appeal. But don't worry! This blog post will shed light on the culprit and the best course of action to restore your siding's beauty.

What is the Green Stuff on Your Siding?

The green stuff on your siding can be one of several unwelcome guests:

  • Algae: This single-celled organism thrives in moist, shady areas. It forms a slimy green film that can be unsightly and slippery.
  • Mold: Mold spores are ever-present in the air, readily taking root on damp surfaces. Mold can appear green, black, or brown and can sometimes cause allergic reactions.
  • Mildew: A close relative of mold, mildew also thrives in damp environments. It typically appears as a flat, powdery green or white patch.
  • Lichen: This unique combination of algae and fungus forms a greenish-gray, crusty patch on your siding. While not inherently harmful, it's not exactly aesthetically pleasing.

Where do these unwelcome guests come from? Mold spores are constantly floating in the air, landing on your siding whenever there's an opportunity. Algae thrives in shady, damp areas, and can be brought onto your siding by wind or rain splashing up from the ground. Mildew also favors damp environments, and can start to grow on your siding due to factors like poor ventilation or clogged gutters that allow moisture to build up. Lichen, on the other hand, is a slower invader, gradually establishing itself over time on damp surfaces where both algae and fungus find suitable conditions to exist.

Taking Back Your Siding: Effective Cleaning Solutions

Now that you've identified the green stuff on your siding, it's time to tackle it head-on! Here at High Falls Property Care, we recommend two effective cleaning methods:

  • Pressure Washing: For stubborn mold, mildew, and algae, pressure washing might be the answer. A high-powered stream of water effectively removes these growths and leaves your siding sparkling clean. However, pressure washing requires a skilled touch, as improper technique can damage your siding.
  • Soft Washing: This gentler approach utilizes a special cleaning solution to eliminate mold, mildew, and algae. Soft washing is ideal for more delicate siding materials like vinyl or wood.
Before and After Soft Washing
Before and After Soft Washing

The High Falls Property Care Difference

At High Falls Property Care, we're your trusted partner in keeping your home looking its best. Our experienced technicians are highly trained in both pressure washing and soft washing techniques, ensuring a safe and effective clean for your siding. We use top-of-the-line equipment and eco-friendly cleaning solutions to remove the green stuff on your siding, without harming your property or the environment.

Don't let the green stuff on your siding win! Contact High Falls Property Care today for a free quote and let us restore your siding. We'll have your home looking its best in no time, allowing you to focus on what truly matters: creating lasting memories in your beautiful space.

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