So, you’ve bought your conservatory.
Built it yourself.
And now you’re enjoying the many benefits it provides.
But the perfect condition it is in right now can’t last forever. You’re going to have to do a little conservatory maintenance from time to time to keep it in good shape.
Here, we’re going to show you exactly how to do that.
There are three types of maintenance – cleaning, repairs and temperature control.
Keeping Your Conservatory Clean and Tidy
Conservatory cleaning can be a little and often to make it easy. Make sure to properly clean the windows at least once a month.
All the interior PVCu surfaces should also be wiped down with a damp cloth from time to time – once you start to notice dust and bits of dirt.
The carpet (if you have one) should also be taken care of occasionally. Especially if you have pets, who like to trot in and out of the garden, bringing in all sorts.
Aside from that, a weekly vacuuming and cleaning of furniture should be enough to ensure a nice, clean conservatory for years to come.
Another way to keep your conservatory tidy is to use storage furniture. Take a look at our conservatory furniture guide to get some inspiration.
Conservatory Repairs – What You Need to Know
Your Conservatory Land extension is guaranteed for 10 years.
If you have any problems within that time, give us a call and we’ll be on hand to help.
Should your conservatory suffer from accidental damage, then your options are based on the exact nature of that damage.
For example, Conservatory Land offers a replacement roof service. So if there is damage caused to the roof – we can talk about replacing it entirely.
If it’s the glass that has been broken, then we’d recommend getting in touch with a glazier to avoid any delivery charges.
There might be repairs you feel you can take care of yourself, if you consider yourself to be a DIY enthusiast.
In which case, we’ll leave it up to you. As long as you know what you’re doing.
Temperature Control – Keeping Your Conservatory Cosy
Not strictly maintenance.
However, if you want to maintain a cosy temperature throughout the year, there are a few things you can do. Obviously, your actions will depend on the season.
Depending on the type of roof material you have chosen, in winter you may need to warm it up, and in the summer you may need to know how to effectively cool down.
Keeping Your Conservatory Warm
The best answer is to invest in a small space heater.
Or a large space heater, depending on the size of your conservatory.
They’re fairly cheap to run, don’t take up a lot of space, and will quickly warm up the room.
Just don’t leave it on for too long. If you’re not spending time in your conservatory, then you don’t need to have it running.
And always turn it off when you go out.
Keeping Your Conservatory Cool
First of all, open the door and let some fresh air in.
If that doesn’t do the trick (on those really hot days), then we have another obvious solution.
Buy a fan – or invest in an air conditioning unit.
Air conditioning is the best way to keep the room at the exact temperature you want it.
But a proper unit can be expensive. So if you’re not too bothered about fancy, high-end equipment – then a regular house fan should do the job.
For more information about the conservatory temperature, please read our blog post Manage the temperature in your conservatory.
This covers the main bulk of our advice about maintaining your conservatory.
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