Conservatory Maintenance - what are the main things to do?
Most conservatories are in fact pretty low maintenance house extensions (unless they are
of timber framing). Once a conservatory has been full rain tested and is proven not to leak, you can pretty much
leave it alone and enjoy the space without the need for regular maintenance.
However, there will come a point where it will start to look a bit tatty with moss on the roof and stained
framing externally. Therefore, after the second year of ownership some sort of planed conservatory maintenance may
be necessary but much of this could simply relate to visual inspections to satisfy yourself that there are no long
Consider making a simple check list and arm yourself with a digital camera that can zoom in for record taking.
Inspect the roof as being the main element for any excessive moss build up. Usually this is a sign of a hidden leak
where rain is coming in at one point but discharging elsewhere. Check the flashings and abutments for any signs of
gaps or movement stress. It is not unusual for a conservatory to move quite a lot from settlement and thermal
movement of the structure and glazing.
Go up into the first floor bedroom windows and look out onto the conservatory roof at any hidden valley of box
gutters. These are prime areas for filling with debris and require maintenance simply be cleaning or brushing to
avoid blocking. Why not cleans the moss off the roof by using a soft brush attached to a hose. Avoid jet washing
for the conservatory maintenance as the water pressure can blast under and dislodge neoprene seals or move the
actual glazed panel.