How to Clean Solar Screens

How to Clean Solar Screens

Solar screens offer homeowners an added layer of protection against harsh outdoor elements while still providing scenic views of the beautiful outdoors. They create luxurious patios and outdoor living spaces for all to enjoy. To ensure these functional home features last many years, homeowners need to take the necessary precautions, such as proper maintenance. Here, Solarus USA details how to appropriately clean your solar screens and the importance of routine upkeep.

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What You Will Need

Before you begin cleaning, you will first need to acquire the correct tools. Not having these items may cause damage to your solar screen. The supplies you will want to have on hand include:

  • Screwdriver
  • Small secure plastic bag
  • Garden hose
  • Bucket
  • Mild soap or cleaning solution
  • A soft cloth or nonabrasive soft bristle brush

Get Ready to Clean

Now that you have everything you need for your project, it is time to begin cleaning. The first thing you will want to do is remove your solar screens from your structure. For easily accessible solar screens, use your screwdriver to remove all screws and hardware. Place all screws and other hardware items into your plastic bag for safekeeping. Once all screws are removed, take away the solar screen from its brackets and gently lean it up against a wall or any flat, clean surface.

With all your solar screens removed and lined up, you are ready to mix your cleaning solution. Fill your bucket with warm water and combine it with the mild soap or screen cleaning detergent. Take your cloth or brush and dip it into the solution and begin cleaning your screens. You can scrub either vertically or horizontally, but make sure you wash in both directions, as solar screens are tightly woven. Additionally, be sure to scrub both sides of your solar screens for a thorough cleaning.

Next, rinse your solar screens with a rose. Proceed carefully, as too much water pressure may cause damage to your screens. Make sure you rinse both sides to prevent any soapy residue from being left behind. Thanks to the Florida sunshine, drying won’t take long.  After your solar screens have completely dried, they are ready to be reinstalled. Take the screws and hardware pieces that you safely set aside and use your screwdriver to secure your solar screens back onto your structure.

Please note: We do not recommend you attempt to remove any solar screens from hard-to-reach places, as doing so may result in injury or damage to your home. For these jobs, we suggest reaching out to the professionals at Solarus USA for safe and effective service.

Importance of Maintaining Your Solar Screens

The dirtier your solar screen gets, the shorter its lifespan will be. If you are not cleaning your screen fairly regularly, you are exposing them to more than just dirt. Over time, debris can build up on your solar screens. This debris may begin wearing them down, causing damage and ultimately replacement.

Another reason why solar screen maintenance is important is that it keeps your screens functioning correctly. The purpose of these screens is to provide much-needed ventilation. If screens are dirty and contain debris build-up, they may not serve their purpose and provide the ventilation you require.

Lastly, regularly cleaning your solar screens preserves their appearance. Dirty screens lower the overall look of your home. Routine cleaning of your solar screens translates into the enhanced curb appeal of your home.

Solar Screens Offered at Solarus USA

Residents and commercial business owners in Palm Beach, Martin, and Broward Counties in Florida looking for a solution to the sun’s harmful rays should add solar screens to their structures. Solarus USA, a premier provider of awnings, screens, and solar shade systems, has a wide range of sun-blocking products, including Sunesta solar screens. Each item in our inventory is made from the highest-quality materials and designed to withstand harsh Florida conditions.

Our award-winning company handles custom jobs to ensure your home or business is completely protected from the sun. For more information about our solar screens and our other solar solutions, please contact us today at Solarus USA.

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