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19th March 2020  |  News

Spring Cleaning Your Conservatory!

It’s almost time to say goodbye to the winter blues and look forward to (hopefully) some nicer weather. The colder season has probably taken its toll on your conservatory so now is the time to give it a good spring clean, starting with the exterior!

Spring Cleaning Your Conservatory

Cleaning Essentials that you’ll need are:

  • Hot water and a cleaning agent (or warm soapy water!)
  • A squeegee or telescopic brush
  • A good quality micro-fibre cloth
  • A sturdy ladder/stepladder
  • A bucket
  • A garden hose or pressure washer

Clean the windows inside and out! Make sure you do this regularly. Whilst a squeegee and some hot water can do the trick, we’re big fans of our Kärcher window vac!

Clean the window frames! Both uPVC and wooden frames can be cleaned easily with warm soapy water. Once the wood dries you can also treat it with oil to bring out the grain & protect it against the elements.

Check the gutters and drains! Make sure you remove any leaves/dirt. Use a sturdy ladder and work your way around the gutters, scooping out as much of the debris into a bucket as possible with either gloved hands or a narrow garden trowel. Regular maintenance of your conservatory’s gutters will ensure that it remains in good condition for years to come and helps keep your conservatory and house walls free of any costly water damage. We’re impressed with the Hedgehog Gutter Brush to help keep our gutters clear and they come with a 10 year guarantee too!

If you’ve an older polycarbonate roof you’ll also need to check for moss/algae on the roof. Purchase a special mould removing product to clean and protect your roof from this. Use a mild moss, algae and mould removing solution to treat the roof afterwards and prevent re-growth.

Once you’ve done all the above, get the hose/pressure washer out and clean the area around the conservatory to tidy up any of the additional mess you might have just made.

You should try to clean the exterior of your conservatory at least once every six months to prevent roof damage, leaks or decay.

Looking to update your conservatory roof?

If you are getting tired of having to clean the moss off the roof, perhaps experiencing some leaks or even just fed up of your old roof looking tired then a solid tiled roof on your conservatory could be the answer. As well as giving your space a lease of life, it will allow you to use the room all year round. No over heating in the summer or being far too cold to venture into during the winter. A solid roof gives your conservatory the look of an extension of the home rather than an outdated conservatory.

Contact us today for a free quote or call us on 0800 625 0000 for more info.

Post by Sarah Fretwell