We love conservatories. Not just all of us here at Elglaze but it seems as a nation, nobody embraces the conservatory lifestyle like we do here in the UK. Of courses, our weather may have a lot to do with this. If there’s one way to make the most out of summer no matter what the weather may have in store – it’s a conservatory.
Whether you have chosen to add an Equinox Tiled Conservatory roof to your existing conservatory or whether your conservatory looks up at the sky, one thing all conservatory owners want to do is get the most from their investment. A conservatory enhances any home and can be utilised in so many different ways – if you’re searching for ideas on innovative ways to use yours then click on our post on getting the most from your conservatory here. But no matter how you decide to use your conservatory, maintaining it both inside and out, enhances your enjoyment and maintains its value.
Keeping that Sparkle: We’ve already written a blog post about keeping your conservatory glass clean. Conservatory glass should be cleaned at least four times a year and the guttering cleared too. If this all seems too daunting, bear in mind there are specialist companies who clean conservatories you can call in. If you do fancy doing it yourself however, you can clean the windows with the same kind of solution you use on the rest of your home. If you don’t have an Equinox Tiled Roof on your conservatory, remember to treat the upper glazing with a mould solution after cleaning to discourage mould and algae forming. And don’t forget the frame of your conservatory either! Clean the wood and again, treat it afterwards to protect it against the elements.
Although it may seem like a time-saving option, using a power hose on your conservatory can actually cause damage – especially to older conservatories. And above all, be safety conscious. Never walk on your conservatory roof. There are special boards available for this job which can be hired or else, leave it to the experts.
If you’ve yet to install a conservatory – talk to Elglaze. We know conservatories and offer a comprehensive design and build service using modern glazing with built in UV and fade protection and which is designed to keep your conservatory a true living space year round.
Don’t Forget Indoors: We usually spend just as much furnishing our conservatory as we do on purchasing furniture for any other room in our home. After all, our conservatory adds that touch of luxury to any house. If you have purchased cane, rattan or bamboo furniture for your conservatory, remember this needs a fair amount of TLC to keep it looking brand new. If you don’t have an Equinox Tiled Conservatory Roof installed or if you have an older conservatory which does not benefit from UV glazing, move your furniture around on a regular basis to prevent fading. Installing roof blinds is one way to prevent this in older conservatories as well as the Equinox roof system.
Whether we buy a home with an existing conservatory or add it ourselves, we usually have a vision of how we will enjoy it which often revolves around relaxing with a cup of coffee in the morning or a sun-downer later. Maintaining our conservatory both externally and internally, means we get to live that vision year-in-year out. And don’t whatever you do, neglect your conservatory in winter, even if you are not using it that much. Ensure you keep up to date with cleaning and DIY tasks or you will often pay in more ways than one once the weather turns fine and those chores you have been putting off become obvious. One way to cut these down is of course, to install Equinox which effectively transforms your conservatory into a regular home extension. However, should you wish to keep your conservatory as it is and the weather is putting you off cleaning it – calling in a professional conservatory cleaning company may save you – in more ways than one.
Love your conservatory and you will continue to enjoy it for years to come. If you’ve a question about conservatories – whether it’s about the Equinox Roof System or designing and installing the conservatory of your dreams, then talk to the company that loves conservatories too. Your dream home can often be created from the one you’re already living in. Which is why we say – don’t move – improve with Elglaze.