How to Clean a Conservatory Roof

How to Clean a Conservatory Roof

Conservatories are a touch of affordable luxury that add value value to your home and create a beautiful and functional living area that can be enjoyed all year round.

While a conservatory can be one of the most maintenance free rooms in the home, a build up of mould, mildew, dust and continued exposure to the elements can lead to a dull and grubby looking roof. Cleaning this debris can seem like a difficult task, but if you follow our quick guide on how to clean a conservatory roof, your conservatory will be looking as good as new in no time!

Preparation and equipment

Take the time to research into the best soaps for outdoor use. There is a vast selection of cleaning products available on the market, and we recommend a deep-cleaning but gentle outdoor soap for your conservatory roof.

Before you start cleaning, you will need to gain access to the roof. Use a secure ladder as we would never recommend standing on the roof, particularly if it is made of glass. If you don’t feel confident climbing up to the roof on a ladder, you can use a sponge with an extendable handle or a water-fed pole as an alternative.

Method

Step one:
Secure your work area and assemble all of your materials. Set up your ladder on solid ground, and if possible, ask someone to hold the ladder and pass you the necessary tools.

Step two:
Working methodically from one side to the other, apply a liberal amount of soap and warm water to the conservatory’s roof in order to loosen residue and stubborn dirt. Apply a bit more pressure to harder-to-shift areas of dirt until all stains have been removed, and take care not to use any abrasive cleaners or tools as they can scratch the glass.

Step three:
When you’re happy with your work, rinse the roof thoroughly and wipe it down to avoid streaking. There are a number of telescoping tools with squeegee attachments fit for this purpose.

Step four:
Assess your work from ground level. Your conservatory roof should now be gleaming, and it might be worthwhile turning your attention to those dirty conservatory windows. Use a special uPVC cleaner for your conservatory’s framework.

Step five:
Don’t forget to clean out your conservatory’s gutters. Gutters can easily become clogged with leaves and moss, causing limited draining and leaks – especially in autumn when the leaves are falling. Use a gloved hand to remove any debris as excessive spraying can loosen the gutter.

There you have it, five simple steps for cleaning your conservatory. If I could give you one piece of advice though, it would be to make sure you don’t walk into the doors of your gleaming conservatory. I’ve been there, done that, and had to waddle away with a bent beak!

Love, Kenny x