How to Clean Your Conservatory Roof

Conservatories are a fantastic way to bring the outdoors in, offering a bright and airy space to relax and enjoy the view. But like any exterior surface, conservatory roofs can get grimy over time, blocking out the sunlight and making the space feel less inviting.

In this blog, we’ll guide you through the simple process of cleaning your conservatory roof, whether it’s made of glass or polycarbonate.

Safety First!

Before we dive in, safety is paramount. Conservatory roofs can be slippery when wet, so ensure you have a sturdy ladder and wear non-slip shoes. If your conservatory is very high, it might be safer to hire a professional cleaner.

Steps to Leave your Conservatory Sparkling

Choose a cool, overcast day to clean your roof. Avoid direct sunlight, which can cause cleaning solution to dry too quickly and leave streaks. Remove any furniture or plants from under the conservatory. Use your soft brush or broom to gently remove leaves, twigs, and other loose debris from the roof.

Fill your bucket with warm water and add a mild detergent or a conservatory cleaning solution appropriate for your roof material (glass or polycarbonate). Starting at the highest point and working your way down, use your sponge or microfiber cloth dipped in the cleaning solution to gently scrub the roof. Pay special attention to areas with visible dirt or grime.

You can use a squeegee or a hose with a spray nozzle to rinse the cleaning solution and achieve a streak-free finish. Avoid using a pressure washer, as the high force can damage the material. Rinse thoroughly with clean water from your hose. 

Allow the roof to air dry completely, or use a clean, lint-free cloth to remove any excess moisture. Step back and enjoy the sparkling clean view your conservatory now offers!

If you encounter stubborn stains like moss or algae, a special moss treatment or a diluted bleach solution (never use pure bleach on glass!) can help loosen them up before scrubbing. For large conservatories, clean the roof in sections to avoid missing any spots. 

Cleaning your conservatory roof once or twice a year will help prevent dirt build-up and keep it looking its best.