Are you imagining how a new sunroom will look outside your home? Or, if you’ve recently had a sunroom installed, are you completely in love with the way it looks? If you want it to look that pristine over the many years of enjoyment it will bring you, then you’ll need to learn how to properly maintain it. That starts with one of the sunroom’s most important elements: its glass windows.
As a key visual component of the sunroom, the windows cannot go overlooked. The good news is that maintaining their like-new appearance is a straightforward process that doesn’t require any special equipment or skills. Read on to learn what you need to do to keep your sunroom glass clean and free of unsightly streaks.
Cleaning Your Sunroom Windows
The first thing to know about sunroom window cleaning is that you’re not going to clean the inside the same way you’ll clean the outside. Whichever side you choose to tackle first is entirely up to you, but here we’ll start by covering what you need to know for cleaning the inside of the windows.
Indoor Sunroom Window Cleaning
Cleaning the inside of your sunroom windows is arguably the easier of the two tasks you’ll have to perform. Why? Because you can clean them in the same way you’d clean the rest of the windows inside your home. Use glass cleaner or a mild dish detergent that’s been diluted in warm water, wash each section thoroughly, rinse or squeegee each section after washing, and use a soft cloth to gently pat your windows dry. Using a squeegee to remove water from each windowpane is ideal here, as it prevents moisture from affecting the windows and gradually damaging them. And to prevent any condensation from building up while you clean, you can simply open a nearby window.
Outdoor Sunroom Window Cleaning
Cleaning the outside of your sunroom windows is a bit more complicated, but not terribly difficult. Here’s a quick rundown of the steps you need to take:
- Put your garden hose’s sprayer on a low setting and use it to get as much dirt off of your windows as you can.
- If there are some dirt spots left that are giving you fits, you can wipe them off with mild soap or detergent. At this point, depending on how high up the dirt is, you’ll likely want to use a ladder—just make sure you’re using an A-frame ladder so as not to lean up against the glass.
- After you’ve gotten rid of as much dirt as you can, it’s time to break out the glass cleaner. Working one section at a time, spray it and let it sit for a few minutes before rinsing it with water and drying it with a squeegee or soft cloth.
Because the sun can affect the rate at which glass cleaners evaporate, your best bet is to clean your sunroom windows on cloudy days.
Have More Sunroom Glass Cleaning Questions?
If you have any further questions about glass cleaning or sunroom maintenance, it’s best to call the experts. Bear Sunrooms, for example, is one of the longest-tenured sunroom contractors in southeast Wisconsin. Between our decades of experience and our team’s factory certifications, we can assist you with virtually any questions you have so you can be proud of your sunroom for many years to come. Contact us today to learn more.