Like any other part of your home, a conservatory does require some maintenance. Regular vacuuming, dusting, and glass cleaning will help to extending the life of your conservatory. Solar suggests a simple solution of water, vinegar, and dish detergent to clean the glass. Depending upon your finish, you may be able to use a slightly stronger cleaning solution when necessary. The key is to remove any build-up from the frame, limiting future maintenance. Window and vent sill tracks should remain clear, removing dirt that may accumulate or mold/algae that may grow from moisture. Always test your conservatory accessories as a new season approaches. For example, test the heater in fall to make sure it is ready for cold winter temperatures. Motorized operations such as ridge vents will require lubrication from time to time. Leaves will also need to be removed from the gutters; gutter guard options are available.
Cleaning Solution Recipe
1 gallon of water
2 ounces of vinegar (More or less vinegar may be needed based on the mineral content of your water.)
1-2 drops of dish detergent (Adding more detergent will make the water too foamy and will not provide the desired result.)
Note: Depending upon finish, additional care will apply.