Hello all -
Why is it that houses with vinyl siding seem to get buildups
of algae or mold on the vinyl?
I don't see the problem with wood or aluminum siding. This
old house I'm in (1911) still has its original stippled wood
siding (I -think- it's wood, have wondered if it could be
asbestos-based). The paint is at least 34 years old, but
still -- no mold.
Yet that stuff takes to vinyl like it belonged there. Any
way to keep it under control (other than washing or cleaning
Never noticed it. My house has vinyl siding and while the foundation
on the north side has had some mold, the siding above it never has.
Never took any preventative measures either. I may wash the house
down every few years if the rain does not do enough, but that is all.
Spray it down with a solution of 1/3 vinegar and that will kill any
mold spores. Strong bleach should not be used.
Trim any bushes and tree branches nearby too. Darkness and moisture
make a comfy home for mold.
My house has vinyl siding, and the north side, which is also very shady
in the summer, does get a little green mold. I just wash it off with
some bleachy water every year or two.
What's wrong with bleach in this situation?
I use a product called Jomax House Cleaner and Mildew Killer
Mixing instructions are:
3 1/4 quarts Water
2 1/4 cups Bleach
3/4 cups Jomax
It works very well on the mold I get on my vinyl siding. Spray it on,
let it sit a few minutes, hose it off.
replying to John Albert, Iggy wrote:
You are ABSOLUTELY CORRECT John Albert, in your observation AND fact! Vinyl is
THE worst and THE MOST environmentally UNFRIENDLY garbage! I got the Vinyl
Mistake for my first time ever 7-years ago and just spent painting efforts to
clean it back to new, 2-years after it got so bad. No, hosing it off annually
did nothing in avoiding the mess it turned into. I wanted the personal
It's actually funny to see you so clearly note in your question exactly how
environmentally and owner FRIENDLY NON-VINYL has been, just to STILL see the
ABSURD answers you received. UNBELIEVABLY, not a single answer agrees with you
and only and specifically tries to disprove you.
Well, I positively AGREE WITH YOU and your very astute assessment. However, I
cannot AT ALL agree with ANY of the other EXTREMELY POOR "answers", they ALL
pretend that they've never had anything but "PERFECT-FROM-THE-START" vinyl since
Well, that's why I waited and got vinyl DECADES after its RIDICULOUS inception.
Mine is top quality and touts, even in warranty, that it has fixed ALL of the
common problems-of-old with vinyl siding. Though, I still find that it DOESN'T
wash itself in the rain AND that YES Aluminum, Steel, and Wood beat vinyl in
most every way that even applies to probably 90% of vinyl owners.
Must live in a mold infested swamp with all of that.
My house was build in 1978. I do wash it with a hose very couple of
years to get the dust off of it. I've been here 36 years and in all
that time I bet I have no more than a few hours in maintaining it.
On Wednesday, September 13, 2017 at 9:41:00 AM UTC-4, Ed Pawlowski wrote:
And despite being told nicely now many times, iggy still refuses to
quote anything he replies to, so people can follow whatever 10 year
old thread he's dug up today to bitch about. I still think he's
probably a shill for HomeMoanersHub.
replying to trader_4, Iggy wrote:
Nope, that's just the beauty of a Website compared to Usenet. The comments
display chronologically and below the comment being responded to. Therefore, I
guess I am sort of a shill for HOH or anything that's not Usenet. Oh well, get
used to it.
On Wednesday, September 13, 2017 at 6:44:12 PM UTC-4, Iggy wrote:
Sure they display chronologically. You just replied to the oldest post
and then to Ed. We then have to go scrolling around to read those posts.
Almost everyone else replies with quoting the part they are replying to
so it's right there. And also, since many of these are long posts with
many points, if you quote what part you're talking about, or reply after
select points the other person made, it's much easier to follow.
And I'm not the only one to have told you that either. Very few people
just post without anything preceeding it as reference. Look at Ed's
post for example. He quoted what he was replying to. And you still
don't understand that your website is just a portal into Usenet,
that AHR is Usenet and you are posting on Usenet.
Now maybe you can explain something to us. How is it that you keep finding
these old posts from 5 and 10 years ago on a variety of subjects and
reviving them over there? Like what exactly is the process? ARe you
looking for them? Do they pop up there for you and say "what about this
thread from 2005?"
at that website?
See, I know how to do it and know what I'm doing...I used to be on Usednet back
in the beginning. It sucked then and is still the same suck, but now it swallows.
That's all just from a website that's organized by commonalities, very normal
and straightforward. Both, new and old are readily right here for me to twist
the knife whenever I want...I've been very kind.
On Wednesday, September 13, 2017 at 5:00:14 PM UTC-4, trader_4 wrote:
I'm viewing view google groups which i know people hate but it works well for me. I don't really understand why anyone cares
but I CAN see what iggy was replying to
I'm not making any value judgments, just saying GG does show the old posts automatically
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