How Can I Clean My CT Sunroom Windows?
By fiderioandsons Aug 15, 2015
CT Sunrooms are designed with a lot of windows to allow the sunshine in freely. You will notice that after awhile the windows will get dirty. This is especially true if your sunroom is near trees. Leaves, branches, bird droppings, and even sap can fall onto the windows. If allowed to sit there for a period of time, they can become hard to wash off with regular cleaning solutions.
Cleaning ct sun room windows may be a time consuming job simply because of the number of windows. Using the proper products and techniques can make the job go by quicker, leaving your windows clean and streak-free.
What you will need:
- Scaffolding (Depends on Size of Sunroom)
- Large Pole Brush
- Flat Squeegee
- Strong Cleaning Solution
Cleaning your sunroom to maintain beauty requires a little elbow grease and common sense. These are the “Dos and Don’ts” regarding cleaning your sunroom:
- Don’t walk on your sunroom roof
- Don’t lean ladders against your sunroom
- Don’t use razor blades to remove stuck-on grime because the sharp metal and trapped dirt will scratch the windows.
- Do consider using scaffolding when cleaning the roof
- Do wear non-slip rubber boots
Cleaning your sunroom frame
Use a garden hose to spray down your metal or vinyl sunroom frame several times a year. Don’t spray with the highest setting or use a power washer because it can force water through the seals. Mild soap and water or a non-abrasive cleaner such as Soft Scrub and a soft bristle brush works well for tougher dirt. For hard to reach spots, use an extension pole/brush combo that works with your garden hose.
Cleaning your sunroom roof and gutters
Every few months, remove debris from your gutters and make sure down spouts are not clogged. For the roof, remove debris using an extension pole with a brush attachment, being careful not to scratch the surface. If simple spraying doesn’t do the trick, attach your garden hose to the brush attachment, scrub with a mild soap solution and then rinse. Finish up with a squeegee on an extension pole, using overlapping strokes. If any spots or streaks remain, buff with a microfiber cloth attached to your extension pole.
Step By Step:
One of the main issues with washing the windows of your sunroom is safety. If you have windows that extend and operate as the ceiling, you will not want to walk out on the glass. It will break and you could be seriously injured. The best way to wash your sunroom windows is to rent scaffolding high enough for your sunroom. Rent enough to not only reach your sunroom’s roof, but also go past the edge by a foot. Assemble the scaffolding as close as you can to the edge of the sunroom.
With a long brush attached to a long extension, begin sweeping off the windows on the roof. Do this easily by moving the dirt and debris towards you. This will pull it towards the edge where it can fall off.
Fill a Bucket with Water and a Cleaning Solution
This step is self-explanatory. Fill a large bucket with water and a relatively strong, industrial cleaning solution. If the dirt on the sunroom window is really caked on, it will not come off with regular glass cleaner.
Squeegee the Window Dry
Once the windowpane has been washed, you will have to get rid of the water or else water spots will appear once it is dry. Use the squeegee to pull all the water towards you and let it run down the side of the sunroom.
Repeat Until All Windows Are Finished
Repeat this process for each window. You should do all of the windows separately. If you try to do them all the first windows will dry and have water spots.
Fiderio & Sons
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