A newly installed sunroom is a beautiful thing to behold, and you’ll likely want to spend as much time as possible in the new space. However, any space that is lived in for a significant amount of time will need some care and maintenance in order to keep up that beautiful appearance. Sunrooms, fortunately, are fairly easy to maintain throughout the year. Here are a few tips for keeping your sunrooms as lovely as the day they were installed:
Clean on a Cloudy Day
Hot, sunny weather can dry the cleaning solution on your windows too quickly, leaving unattractive streaks on windows and screens before you have a chance to wipe them off. If you clean on a cloudy day, you’re less likely to run into this problem and you can avoid harsh glares that might make it hard to see clearly. If you can remove screens, do so and wipe them down before replacing them.
Trim the Surrounding Area
Everyone loves to look out at the natural scenery of their outdoor space from their sunroom. It’s not uncommon to have trees and bushes nearby. However, branches can scratch and cut into screens and windows, leaving at best unattractive marks and at worst serious damage. This is especially problematic when wind picks up during a storm. You can avoid this by trimming back your trees and bushes so that branches are less likely to reach your screens.
Keep Gutters Clean
If you have roof gutters or gutters that surround your sunrooms, make sure to keep them clean and free of debris throughout the year, as well as keeping your downpipes free of debris. Your gutters are designed to funnel water away from your home to a downspout. If they become too clogged, you can have issues with overflow that damages your windows, screens, and even the foundation of your home.
Consider Window Treatments
The point of a sunroom is to let in as much natural light as possible so you can enjoy all that sunlight from inside your home. However, too much natural sunlight can potentially bleach your furniture or flooring. Low-E window coatings can keep out some of the harshest rays of the sun, but if this is still a concern, you might invest in window treatments. Shutters, blinds, or curtains can help to protect your furniture and flooring while you’re not using the room, but won’t take away your enjoyment when you want to soak up the sun.
One of the most important things is to have a high quality sunroom in the first place, from a sunroom company you can trust. Sunspace Texas provides everything from porch enclosures to all-season sunrooms, and we can help you find the best choice for your home. Contact us today for more information or to order your sunroom.