Question by  rdstaff (1)

Will new metal siding solve problem of mold on vinyl siding?

The mold/mildew is all over the vinyl siding, especially along the lap edges.


Answer by  Darry (3853)

Metal siding is less prone to mold buildup than vinyl siding but it can still grow without proper treatment. A power washer can remove most mold buildup when used appropriately


Answer by  Karen54 (971)

Vinyl or metal siding needs to be cleaned at least annually, especially if it is located in a shady area. The same problem will probably recur if not regularly maintained.


Answer by  donnybrasco (170)

Metal siding may not solve the mold/mildew problem. It may mold and mildew as well but probably not as severely. One way to get rid of mold and mildew is to wash it with a bleach solution. Try on a small concealed area first to make sure it doesn't damage.


Answer by  LeheckaG (1826)

Your "mold" is probably on a damp, shaded, or Northern-exposure of your home. Certain metals or paints can reduce the ability of mold or algae/moss to grow; but I have seen "mold" on some metal-siding structures (granted not as common as on wooded-siding ones). Some exterior & marine-paints contain anti-biotics.

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