Cleaning a conservatory roof is a tricky yet necessary task. Whether your conservatory is made of glass or polycarbonate, accumulated dirt really ruin aesthetic and prevent light coming in, hindering your experience of the room.
Conservatory roofs aren’t like other windows in the home and you need to take additional care during the cleaning process, as any missteps could lead to injury or window damage. However, with the right tools and techniques, you can restore the look of your conservatory with ease and confidence.
How often should you clean conservatory roof
It’s recommended to clean conservatory at least once every six months to avoid a build-up dirt and debris causing potential damage.
Tools needed to clean conservatory roof
To clean conservatory roof you’ll need:
- Telescopic cleaner with a non-abrasive brush
- Ladder that can reach up to your conservatory roof
- Cleaning fluid for the frame
- Cleaning solution
- Bucket for water
- Clean cloth
Step-by-step of how to clean conservatory roof
1. Prepare the cleaning tools
Firstly, prepare the solution that you’ll use to clean the surface of the conservatory roof. Then, assemble your telescopic cleaner
2. Clean the windows
Start by cleaning windows, before you clean the roof. Do not use harsh chemicals on the glass, in most case soapy water will clean any stubborn marks off.
Clean external glass with soapy water and clean cloth. It is recommended to use microfiber cloths to clean the glass, which perfectly absorbs moisture and allows to clean windows without leaving smears.
Repeat the same process inside but this time start cleaning with just damp cloth. To learn more about secret window cleaning tricks, read our blog article.
3. Clean the conservatory roof
Now it’s time to move on to the conservatory roof itself. Begin by washing off common things like moss or algae. Then use a telescopic brush to help with harder-to-reach areas.
If your telescopic cleaner isn’t long enough, then carefully climb your ladder and get yourself in a suitable position. Conservatory roofs are not designed to stand on them, so don’t try to stand, walk or crawl along them.
4. Clean the frame
After you’ve cleaned the windows and roof, finish off by cleaning the frame of your conservatory. Start at the top and work your way down, use a solution of soap and water.
5. Clean the gutters
Gutter cleaning prevents blockages backing up causing overspills, flooding and subsequent expensive damage to external and internal walls, decorations, furnishings and carpets.
Read our blog article to learn how to clean gutter.
Pro tips to clean your conservatory roof
Avoid cleaning your conservatory roof inside when the weather is hot and sunny
Plan your conservatory cleaning on a day when there is no wind outside, no heat from the sun and no rain. All these weather conditions make it difficult to clean the windows.
Hot weather will dry out water too fast, leaving streaks and marks. It will also make you feel uncomfortable and exhausted, as temperature inside the conservatory may rise significantly.
The best time to clean the conservatory roof is in the afternoon or early in the morning when the sun is not shining bright but there is still natural light.
Lubricate locking points and hinges
Spray the hinges, locks and adjustment keeps a couple times a year with a silicone based-product or with some WD40.
Advantages of conservatory roof cleaning service
Time saved, always a great result and no hassle – these are just some of the benefits that professional conservatory roof cleaning really provides.
At Cardiff Window Cleaner Ltd, we use special tools that ensure a great look and a long-lasting result. Call us for a free no obligation quote on 07971048128. If you are interested in a service not listed or unsure of what you require please get in touch. Our team of professionals will be happy to advise you on what is the best option.