Solar screens are an effective way to reduce heat in both outdoor areas of your home as well as indoor areas. Homeowners choose solar screens as an exterior home improvement often due to their low maintenance nature, as well as their remarkable effectiveness. But, just like any other area of your home, it’s sometimes necessary to clean solar screens to keep them looking as good as new. In this post from the Tucson Rolling Shutters & Screens blog, we’ll discuss some of the best ways to clean exterior solar screens to maintain their aesthetically pleasing appearance.
Cleaning Your Solar Screens
Cleaning solar screens is quite simple and requires the use of only common household items. Screens from TRSS can be cleaned while in place, or removed for more thorough washing. With the proper cleaning methods, anybody can clean and maintain their solar screens, while blocking direct sunlight and preventing heat from entering the home during those particularly warm summer months.
Use A Microfiber Cloth & Mild Soap
First, dampen a soft, microfiber cloth with water and mild soap to begin cleaning your screen. Wash both surfaces of the screen using the dampened cloth to loosen up any dirt or debris.
Scrub With A Soft-Bristled Brush
Then, to fully remove dirt or debris, use a soft-bristled brush to scrub your screen. Toothbrushes might be too small to get the job done effectively, so something like a vegetable brush may be more efficient.
Rinse Your Screen
Now that you’ve wiped and scrubbed your screen, it’s time to wash the surface of any remaining dirt and soap residue. Pour clean water over the surface to completely remove any soap residue. You can also use a garden hose, or a low-pressure pressure washer to rinse down your screen after cleaning.
Dry Your Screen
Once your screen has been cleaned and rinsed off, you can dry the screen with a dry cotton cloth. When solar screens are wet, it’s easier for them to collect dirt, dust, and debris, so it’s recommended to dry them in a deployed state after cleaning.
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