Spring is just around the corner. The days are already getting longer and soon enough, the snow will begin melting. This means it’s a great time to begin planning your annual spring to-dos, and somewhere on that list, sunrooms need to figure. After the long Calgary winter, undoubtedly there’s at least a layer or two of grime and dust to clear away. Here’s what you’ll need to do to get your sunroom spiffy for spring.
Clean the tracks and weepholes
Using a vacuum or microfiber cloth, remove debris and dirt that’s accumulated in tracks and weepholes—the small opening along the edges of window frames that allow moisture to escape. Once the tracks are clean, use a silicone spray to lubricate them to ensure that windows continue to be easy to open and close.
Clean the screens
Remove all the screens and use a garden hose to spray them off. Use a soft bristled brush and a mild detergent to dislodge any stubborn patches of dirt or grime. Allow the screens to dry completely before reinstalling them.
Clean the windows
Using a store-bought glass cleaner and paper towels, or an eco-friendly solution of vinegar and water along with black and white newsprint, clean all the windows and doors. To avoid streakiness, clean on an overcast Calgary day and completely wipe away all moisture from each panel before moving on to the next.
Reinvigorate the space with fresh décor
Calgary sunrooms really start to take on personality and charm when decorated to suit the tastes of their owners. Spring is a great time to add to or embellish the décor you have with new furnishings or accents. An inexpensive weather-resistant throw rug or brightly coloured planters can give the space a burst of freshness and energy. New cushions, curtains or candles can add softness and luxury to the space.
Want your very own sunroom?
If you’ve fantasized about converting an existing space into a sunroom and are ready to start exploring the possibilities, give Rusco Industries Calgary Ltd. a call. In the last 60 years, we’ve created a wide variety of sunrooms for Calgary homeowners. Rusco offers 3 season sunrooms ranging from simple enclosures to elaborate spaces.