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Conservatory Roof Cleaning

 Conservatory roof cleaning thankfully only comes round once or twice a year. This task can take several hours to complete and involves quite a lot of effort as well as some specialised tools. But the cleaning reults can be quite dramatic.

What is the best way of Conservatory roof cleaning?

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 I have found that using water fed poles with purified water whilst standing on multi-purpose step ladders is the best way to clean a Conservatory roof.This is the method that we use for cleaning the rooves on conservatories, orangeries and garden rooms.

 Nowadays small water fed poles are available to purchase in large stores. If these are not available, then house-holders can use a soft bristle long handled brush and rinse off with a garden hose pipe, this will produce acceptable results.

These pictures demonstrate just how effective Conservatory roof cleaning can be, especially in removing moss and algae. It is amazing how grubby these conservatory rooves become after a couple of years.

 

algae covered conservatory roof   cleaned conservatory roof

 The real challenge is to be able to reach to the top of the roof and this means you will need to stand on either step-ladders, multi-purpose ladders or ladders.

To check out how to work safely with ladders click here.

Can the trellis on the Conservatory roof be cleaned this way?

 Yes it can. The trellis can be the most difficult part of the clean, as the algae builds up on the edges and it can be very fiddly to remove it all.

 The soft bristles on the brush agitate the algae that has already been softened up by the purified water, they are then rinsed clean. You do have to work carefully as not all trellis are securely fitted and can fall off, at times.



Conservatory roof cleaning without the use of chemicals?

 The purified water, that is an integral part of the Conservatory roof cleaning system we use, softens the moss and algae that has built up on the roof. We are then able to reach over cleaning the Conservatory roof with the extendable poles, aided by the use of multi-purpose step-ladders.

 Tap water does not clean as well as purified water, neither does it rinse off as well, but it will produce acceptable results, especially if you can squeege off the excess water.

 You would need to use a squeege on an extendable pole to do this.

atrium roof cleaning

 At the end of the poles there are soft bristled brushes, with which we are able to agitate and loosen the moss and algae, and then this is rinsed off with the stream of pure water that sprays out from between the bristles.

 When the Conservatory roof , orangery roof or garden room roof has been cleaned and rinsed off, it is left to dry off, and as the only water left on the panels is pure, they dry off with a spot free finish.

 If these panels were rinsed off with normal tap water, then the chemicals and calcium in the water would leave a patchy finish.


After cleaning the Conservatory roof and the gutters, it is time to clean the rest of the conservatory.

Again this is best done with the water fed poles, which enable you to clean all the frames and panels as well as the windows.

Obviously you can clean the windows and panels with traditional window cleaning methods or even with damp and dry cloths, but this will take you significantly longer.

Conservatory trellis

If there are snail trails all over the windows, these are best removed by using a micro-fibre cloth before the cleaning method you will be using.

If you do not have access to pure water, you will need to squeege off the windows, as tap water will stain the glass.

How can you clean windows over the Conservatory roof?

 If you have an extremely large conservatory then it is possible that your windows may be out of reach, but we haven't come across this very often.

 

   

cleaning window over conservatory roof

  • Using the water fed poles, it is possible to just reach over the conservatory roof and clean the windows the same way as other windows.
  • If you have reversible windows then cleaning them is straight forward, if not, then a short extendable pole can help you to reach across from an opening window. Clean with strip washer and then squeege off.
  • There are also magnetic double sided window cleaning tools available, which can be used for windows that can not be reached any other way.

What about my skylights?

  • Yes, we have even cleaned skylights on 3 storey houses and apartment blocks,with the water fed poles. But poles this long are expensive.
  • If the sky lights are reversible then cleaning them from the inside from step ladders is your only option.

Conservatory roof cleaning with a pressure washer?

  • Well I only ever used a pressure washer the once to clean a Conservatory roof, and I found that it was not able to remove all of the grime.


  •  I have heard of some Conservatory rooves leaking when being cleaned with pressure washers, so I would not recommend using them.I found that most of the rooves needed a brush to loosen the grime.

    How often will I need my Conservatory roof cleaning?

    Well, I found that once every 12 months was normally sufficient. But if you have some trees overhanging, it might be that your Conservatory, orangery or garden room roof would need cleaning every 6 months.
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