Moderate Dirt

An occasional washing with clear water using a garden hose and soft-bristled brush is recommended. (A long-handled car-washing brush is ideal for this purpose.)

Environmental Black Streaking

Black streaking can also collect on the surface of a structure as a result of numerous environmental factors. Please consult with the installer on the best way to remove the streaking from your unit.

Caulking Compounds

Use mineral spirits in reasonable amounts, apply directly to foreign substance. Rinse the area thoroughly with water immediately after cleaning.

Heavier Dirt Accumulation

Wash in the manner indicated to the left but use the following solution:

1/3 cup detergent (e.g. Tide® )

2/3 cup trisodium phosphate powder (also known as T.S.P.)

1 gallon water

Mildew Accumulation

Mildew can collect on surfaces of all types of building products and is often evident on surfaces that have not been properly maintained. Normally, mildew will appear as black spots. Mildew is easy to remove by using the following cleaning solution:

1/3 cup detergent (e.g. Tide)

2/3 cup trisodium phosphate powder (also known as T.S.P.)

1 quart sodium hypochloride 5% solution (e.g. Clorox® )

3 quarts water