Cleaning the Exterior of Your Conservatory – Our Top Tips

Is your conservatory in need of some TLC? Do you want to do an early spring clean? Then our guide on how to clean a conservatory roof is just what you need!

Glass conservatory roofs can be a little tricky to clean, so with this in mind, we’ve put together our top tips for keeping your conservatory looking great. 

Read on to discover our tips about how to clean a conservatory roof and exterior!

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Removing Moss & Algae

It’s perfectly normal to see moss and algae build up on your conservatory. When the weather is wetter during the autumn and winter months, the conditions give these plants the perfect environment in which to thrive. To make sure that your conservatory remains in tip-top condition for years to come, it’s best to remove moss and algae on a regular basis. 

To do this, you should try to gently remove it by hand. This can be achieved by using a sponge or cloth and hot soapy water. Once you’ve removed all traces, you can then move on to the next phase of cleaning your conservatory!

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Maintaining Your Gutters

Once you’ve removed the algae and moss, it’s a good idea to clean out your guttering. Plantlife and debris can accumulate in gutters and in some cases, cause blockages. If water cannot freely flow through gutters, it can cause leaks, mould, mildew and damage to walls. Remove the large bits of debris by hand, then hose the guttering down to flush any small bits away.

Cleaning the Roof

The next step is to give the roof a thorough clean. To do this, we advise using a telescopic brush, hot soapy water and a ladder, so you can get into those hard to reach spots. Once you’ve given the space a good scrub, rinse the glass with a garden hose or pressure washer. Take care when blasting water at the roof and don’t be tempted to increase the pressure flow to get the job done faster. 

Also, it’s important to remember that conservatory roofs are not designed to be load-bearing – so don’t be tempted to climb up there under any circumstances! 

How to Clean a Conservatory Roof: Image of a person wringing out a sponge into a bucket.

Frames & Windows

The frames and windows of your conservatory can be wiped down with hot soapy water to lift off dirt and debris. 

We recommend cleaning the outside of the windows first, as this gives you a better idea of any smudges, marks or smears that remain on the inside. Once the windows have been cleaned, polish them with a microfibre cloth for a sparkling finish. If you have self-cleaning glass in your conservatory, avoid the use of any harsh cleaning agents – they can damage the glass. 

What Next?

Now we’ve given you our guide on how to clean a conservatory roof, you can go forth and spruce up your outside space!

If you’d like to get a quote from us to build a conservatory, please get in touch with us! You can call us on 01752 786015 or fill in our contact form with details of your enquiry. Don’t forget, you can also connect with us on Facebook to keep up to date with the latest news and see images of our recent projects!

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At Crownhill Conservatories at the Plymouth Garden Centre, we supply & fit top quality conservatories to suit all types of home in the Plymouth area & across Devon & Cornwall.

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