What Kinds of Houses Do You Wash the Most?

What substrate ( [MENTION=3418]michaelmole[/MENTION] ) is most common among your customers? We mainly wash upscale custom homes and painted wood trim with brick is the most common with Dryvit/EIFS being a close second.

The vast majority are vinyl.

I love cleaning vinyl. It’s so fast and easy!

Vinyl mostly

There is a lot of Hardy board type siding also. I haven’t cleaned any yet.

Be careful with hardy board it can be either painted or have a factory finish.



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Thanks for the heads up

Today we did a huge Dryvit house with brick wainscoting (whatever you call that 4 foot high band around the bottom) and painted soffit and fascia. We mixed a little less than 5 gallons of sodium hypochlorite in 15 gallons of mix with about 10 ounces of FreshWash. We did the whole house (6000 sf) with about 7 gallons of mix and only had to reapply in a couple of places where the mildew was extremely thick on the Dryvit.

I voted painted wood. Did two vinyl siding homes today, which I wish was more common for us.

Most of ours are brick with vinyl trim and soffits…

Mostly Hardiplank and Vinyl

We live and work in the land of vinyl… Its everywhere…

Getting more into house washes after many window cleaning customers have asked for it…How would you clean a 6,000 square ft. home made of cement board/hardy board? It has a bit of paint peel in a few areas as well. We’re normally using 12.5% bleach diluted with water only 10:1 and it’s worked great on vinyl. I am a big newby as previous to this year I would hand brush diluted simple green and rinse off with a hose. Thanks for any help!

Vinyl vinyl & more vinyl. Followed by painted wood shingles

Stucco, Hardy Plank. Rarely vinyl.We mainly work on very high end custom homes which is the majority of our market.


Do you clean hardy plank just like vinyl, an sh solution? Gotta do a bid and have never done anything but vinyl

Yes we do. It cleans up very easy and nice. Next to vinyl about as easy as it gets.

Where mostly vinyl with a few of the other choices listed above as well. High end area’s by us there is no vinyl so that’s where we get the other type sidings that are much more expensive in cost but just as easy to clean except for one. Mold/mildew covered Cedar Shake siding that has no finish on it or use to have a transparent finish on it that was taken over by mold/mildew and the siding becomes dark grey/black.

Good money to restore that back to it’s original beauty so that one would be my “Other” choice listed in the poll that we get quite a few of as well.

I have really grown to dislike vinyl homes… For washing they are great… super easy… I just cant stand the way they look anymore… :slight_smile: