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How To Maintain Your Conservatory?

17th March 2021

Whether you’re looking to add a dining room or just want a place to relax in the sun, whatever it may be, there is no better way to add extra living space and flood your home with natural light than with a conservatory. 

A well-fitted conservatory has the potential to completely transform the look of your home. 

With that being said, a conservatory doesn’t come without its upkeep. Regular maintenance can not only make sure it looks its best but you are able to catch any damage early. 

But how do you maintain your conservatory exactly? 

In this article, we take a look at what to consider so you can enjoy it all year round. 

Your conservatory windows

As the majority of your conservatory consists of glazing, making sure you clean your conservatory windows regularly is essential. You should clean your conservatory windows in the same way you would clean any other windows in your home. However, we advise that you start with cleaning the exterior of your windows first as this will be the dirtiest and when it comes to cleaning the interior of your windows, you will have a better view of the stains. 

To clean your conservatory windows, all you need is a bucket of warm water combined with a glass cleaning solution, a sponge, a dry microfiber cloth and a squeegee. 

Cleaning your conservatory windows may be a long process but it is definitely worth doing as your conservatory will shine and you will have crystal clear views of your garden. 

The conservatory roof

A leaking conservatory roof is never ideal and can actually be detrimental to the whole interior of your home. There are a number of reasons why your conservatory roof may develop a leak but all, if spotted early, can be prevented from further damage. 

For example, If the roof of your conservatory starts leaking from the centre, this is generally due to a slipped roof panel, a worn seal or a cracked glazing unit. These conservatory panels can be repositioned and resealed and, if the damage is beyond repair, can even be replaced entirely to ensure that your conservatory roof is watertight. 

By carrying out regular and good maintenance of your conservatory you can help prevent leaks from occurring to begin with or spot potential damage before it becomes a more serious problem. 

The temperature of your conservatory

It is well known that conservatories have the tendency to be pretty uninhabitable in the winter months and also can get far too hot in the summer – but that needn’t be the case. 

One thing to consider when trying to warm up your conservatory is its glazing. Not all glass was created equally. If your conservatory is only fitted with single glazing, this may be one of the reasons it is struggling to stay warm. By replacing single glazing with double glazing you can drastically improve the heat retention of your windows – helping prevent warm air from escaping and cold air from getting in. 

Another, yet more expensive, option is to replace a glazed or polycarbonate conservatory roof with a more solid tiled roof. In the same way, heat escapes from your head, heat can escape through the roof of your conservatory. By fitting a solid roof to your conservatory you can help to better insulate your conservatory making it a more comfortable space to enjoy all year round. Thanks to the better insulation of a solid tiled roof you can also save money on your energy bills making it a worthwhile investment. 

As you can see, there are plenty of ways to keep your conservatory at a more comfortable temperature so that you can enjoy it come rain or shine. 

Decorating your conservatory 

When it comes to decorating your conservatory, this can be a daunting task. The colour scheme and furnishings can completely change the ambience and style of your conservatory. 

A light and pastel colour scheme is a popular choice for conservatories as it reflects the airy and bright nature of a conservatory whilst giving the illusion of space.

The style of your conservatory will also impact the way you choose to decorate your conservatory. 

For a modern look, the idea is less is more. By creating an open-plan space with a light colour scheme you can create a space that is clean and sleek. This doesn’t mean, however, that you can introduce a splash of colour. By introducing hints of colours you can create a welcoming and inviting feel whilst still achieving a contemporary look. 

Traditionally, homeowners tend to make their conservatory an extension on their garden through natural materials and introducing greenery throughout their conservatory. A neutral colour scheme with accents of colour is one way to create a living space that is relaxing that is perfect for more traditional conservatories. 

Choose a trusted conservatory installer

It might sound like a lot of work but regular maintenance of your conservatory is just as important as maintaining any other area of your home. By investing time and effort in maintaining your conservatory you can unlock its full potential and create a space that you can enjoy for years to come. 

However, to ensure that you get what you want from your conservatory, it is important to choose a trusted conservatory installer to carry out any work. 

At Classic PVC, we believe that there is no substitute for quality which is why we have made it our mission to provide each of our customers with a service carried out to the highest standard using only the finest products. 

If you’re interested in installing a new conservatory to your home, get in touch with us and a member of our team will be happy to talk you through your options.