Caring For Your Windows and Conservatories


A Salop Glass installation is a wonderful example of home improvement that will improve any property. As we’ve established before, our range of products can both revitalise and rejuvenate a home, and it can even add a noticeable amount of value to your property. As a result, they’re the kind of addition to a home that you want to last a long time. 

In order to help you make the most of your Salop Glass installation and ensure its longevity, we’ve put together this knowledge hub for you. In this short piece, we’ll be covering some practical tips to make sure your new installation lasts as long as possible, as well as some cleaning tips sourced from window cleaning professionals. 


In order to ensure that your installation maintains its pristine appearance, you’ll want to make sure it doesn’t get scratched. Generally speaking, glass has a great scratch resistance. However, it’s not perfect, and it’s still possible to damage your installation through scratches. 

In order to avoid any damage, you should make sure to avoid dragging abrasive objects across the surface of your installation or leaning hard and heavy things against the glass. These objects can easily cause scratches, even if little to no pressure is being applied to the glass. 

At the same time, you want to make sure that the installation isn’t subject to sudden and drastic temperature changes. This is because such excessive temperature changes can weaken or outright shatter glass. Of course, both the external and internal temperature of the glass installation will vary over time. However, these temperature variations usually occur slowly and over long stretches of time. As such, you shouldn’t worry about the change of seasons. 

Another great piece of advice is to clean your glass installation as often as possible. This is to ensure that dust and other particulates don’t scratch your glass surface. 


Everyone knows how to clean windows. But not everyone knows how to clean windows properly

Believe it or not, there is a proper art to ensuring a proper and thorough cleaning technique. To start with, you’re going to need the right equipment. Yes, you can clean your window with soapy water and a t-shirt, but your new installation won’t look as good as it potentially could. 

In order to ensure a proper job, you’re going to need the following supplies: 

  • Squeegee – appropriately sized for your installation. If you have an orangery or conservatory, you may need multiple squeegees. 
  • A scrubber or sponge. 
  • A bucket (we recommend one at least 5 gallons). 
  • Dish soap.
  • A small towel. 
  • Finally, if you need to reach, you should also have an appropriately long ladder.

If this sounds like a lot, remember that this is the typical toolset for a professional toolset for professional window cleaners – so that’s the kind of quality we’re going for here! 

Firstly, you should mix about a tablespoon of dish soap into the bucket, along with about 2 gallons of water. During winter months, you may want to consider adding windshield washing solution into the mix – to ensure that your solution doesn’t freeze on your windows. Likewise, during summer months, you may want to consider adding some white vinegar to the mix in order to ensure that it doesn’t evaporate  before the cleaning process is complete. 

Practical Cleaning 

To start the cleaning process, you’ll want to dunk your scrubber into the water-soap mix and then use it to apply a consistent coat over your windows – making sure to get into the corners and sharp angles. 

Once the entire surface of the glass has been covered in the solution, take your squeegee and place it in the top corner of your window with the blade pointing down. Pull the squeegee from one side of the window to the other, allowing the displaced cleaning solution to fall down. 

Next, you want to take your squeegee and place it at the top of the top left side of the window and slowly bring it down, allowing the solution to be displaced or to fall. Once you’ve done one ‘column’ bring your squeegee back up to the top and repeat the process, making sure not to leave any solution between your first column and the second one. 

Once this process has been completed all over your window, take your small towel and gently wipe the very bottom of the window, making sure not to leave streaks. 

Now that this process is complete, you should have a perfectly clean window. Repeat the process on the other side of your window and every other window you need to clean.  

Get In Touch With Salop Glass For More Information

At Salop Glass, we specialise in high quality double glazing, windows, and glass supplies in Telford, Shrewsbury, and Shropshire. 

For 60 years, we have served our community diligently, providing emergency replacement glass as needed, increasing the energy efficiency of our clients’ spaces, and ultimately making our clients’ houses feel like home. 

For more information about double glazing in Telford, windows in Shrewsbury, glass supplies in Shropshire, or any of our installations, get in touch with Salop Glass today.