House with green algae

Green Fungus, Algae or Mold Growing On Your Exterior Siding?

Green stains on siding are usually the result of mold, mildew, algae or moss. It’s natural for these stains to appear over time. When your house siding begins to turn green, it diminishes the exterior appearance of your home. The good news! The siding can be cleaned to remove not only green stains but other dirt and stains that may be taking over the homes’ exterior.

How to clean your exterior siding

According to the Vinyl Siding Institute, a simple vinegar and water solution is an effective way to clean mold from vinyl siding. Use your garden hose or a pressure washer are usually adequate tools for cleaning different types of siding, including vinyl siding. For tough spots, a scrub brush and cleaning solution may be useful. Be sure to clean the entire sided surface rather than just the green-stained area.

Pro Tip: When using your hose or pressure washer, do not spray upward at the siding so that you don’t get water underneath the panels. Always spray straight ahead or downward.

We are here to help you!

If the green fungus, algae or mold on your exterior siding is widespread or too dangerous to handle on your own, it’s time to call us at 815-235-9606 for professional help. Our experts will help you solve the problem and prevent long-term damage to your home’s structure or your health.