Composite Cladding

A simple guide to caring for your composite cladding

With our low-maintenance composite cladding, you can be sure that it will keep working well year after year. Weather, though, sometimes leaves a trace on the surface. Composite cladding boards can continue to look fantastic with a little maintenance and care. You can get some helpful advice about how to maintain your composite cladding.

Routine Cleaning

We usually advise our clients doing a routine cleaning of your composite cladding every three to six months, to remove surface dust and filth that might collect and settle on your boards. When gaining access to the cladding, we advise adopting the necessary safety precautions.

  • For general cleaning– we advise using a soft bristles brush or sponge to scrub the surface of the cladding boards with warm, soapy water.
  • For a deeper cleaning– you can choose to use a pressure cleaner for a thorough clean, but be careful not to harm the cladding boards. To remove surface particles from your cladding boards, use a high pressure cleaner with a maximum PSI of 3100. Make sure to keep the cleaner tip 500mm or more away from the boards’ surface when using it. By using these suggestions, you may protect the board’s long-term finish and avoid splintering.

No matter which cleaning method you select, make sure to clean each board throughout its whole length to prevent material collection that can obstruct drainage.

Water Staining

When the composite cladding boards are exposed to rainwater, these water stains will naturally fade over the course of around 6 to 8 weeks, but there are certain steps you may do to hasten this process:

The affected boards should be cleaned thoroughly with warm, soapy water. Once more, you might want to use a pressure cleaner on the affected area very carefully to help remove any surface residue.

Surface Mildew & Mould Growth

Composite cladding boards are immune to the harm that mold and mildew growth can do. On practically every outdoor surface, this kind of growth can, however, develop, and it may even gather on the surface of our boards. Regular cleaning can prevent the growth of mildew and mould.

Need More Information or Advice?

If you’ve still got questions that have not been answered here, or you would like additional advice, support or assistance then please give one of our friendly composite cladding experts a call and we’ll be happy to help.