Low Maintenance

One of the major benefits of choosing Freefoam PVC products is that, compared to more traditional timber, PVC fascia, soffit and gutter is an extremely low maintenance product.

All of our external PVC products come with weather-resistant properties that ensure they are durable enough to withstand harsh weathering and minimise the risk of severe wear and tear.

However, there are a number of steps you can take to help keep them looking as good as new for as long as possible.

Fascia, Soffit and Gutter

You can use specially formulated PVC panel cleaner, a mild, non-abrasive cleaner designed for PVC. Or you can simply wash down fascia, soffit and gutter occasionally with mild detergent and water (see below). Clean out gutters of leaves, debris and moss. This ensures they maintain optimum performance.

How to clean PVC if you’re not using PVC panel cleaner

Step 1: Create a solution of 1 tablespoon of washing up liquid, and 1 qt. of warm water in a clean plastic pail or bucket. Thoroughly mix the solution.

Step 2: Wipe the PVC panels with the solution using a microfibre cloth or sponge. Remove as much loose dirt and grime as possible. Frequently rinse the cloth with fresh water to avoid reapplying dirt to the PVC panel.

Step 3: Rinse the PVC panels with fresh water to wash away any of the soapy residue and/or the loosened dirt and grime.

Step 4: Buff the panels with a clean dry microfiber cloth to add shine and prevent soap scum from being visible.

Coastal areas

In coastal areas more frequent cleaning may be required.