Tips for cleaning and maintaining your aluminum veranda

10 October 2022

A veranda is a charming addition to your garden. Like a junction between indoors and outdoors, the terrace enclosure is a true extension, offering a luminous space open to your exterior. To enjoy it all year round, it’s important to take care of it and give it a little cleaning from time to time.

As the seasons change and the weather alternates between rain, sun and wind, your veranda has lost its original shine. To restore its shine, simply clean it from time to time. Here are a few tips torestore your veranda to its former glory.


The advantages of aluminium

A lightweight, durable material

Aluminum is a popular choice for construction projects because of its many advantages. It’s lightweight yet sturdy, making it easy to work with and transport. What’s more, aluminum is corrosion-resistant and can be easily molded into the desired shape. This makes it ideal for creating structures such as verandas.


Customizable color

Aluminum can easily be painted in the color of your choice, allowing you to customize the look of your veranda. In this way, you can match its color to that of your existing frames, for example.


An affordable alternative to other materials

Aluminum is a more affordable material than steel or wood, so it’s preferable to use it for the structure of a veranda. Steel is also heavier, which can make it more difficult to install. Wood is also sensitive to weathering and rotting, unlike aluminum.

Aluminium veranda maintenance

Not only are aluminum patio covers easy to build, they are also low-maintenance and long-lasting. With the right resources, an aluminum veranda can provide years of pleasure. Whether used as an oasis of tranquility or a gathering place for family and friends, a well-designed veranda can add value to any home.

However, to keep your extension’s profiles bright and shiny for as long as possible, it’s a good idea to clean it from time to time. To achieve this, it’s important touse the right products. Do not use detergents, abrasive products or scrubbing sponges.


Tip #1: Soapy water

It is the most effective, non-abrasive method. Use an ammonia-free washing-up liquid with lukewarm water. Using a soft sponge or microfiber cloth, scrub the profiles and rinse with clean water.

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Tip 2: Baking soda

It works for 1001 things and is also useful for cleaning your veranda. Recommended for moderately dirty surfaces. Mix baking soda with water and rub the veranda profiles with a soft sponge.


Tip 3: White vinegar

When the veranda is really dirty or stains persist. You can mix white vinegar with salt to make a paste. Apply this paste with a sponge to your veranda and rinse with water.


Tip 4: Olive oil

Now that you’ve cleaned the veranda profiles, all that’s left to do is revive their color and shine. To restore the shine to your veranda, simply pour a few drops of olive oil onto a cloth and work it into the profiles. Then wipe with a cloth. In this way, your profiles will regain their shine and beautiful color.

How often should you clean your veranda?

Aluminum doesn ‘t get dirty quickly. However, over time, dust and stains can accumulate. To keep your veranda clean and shiny over the long term, it’s a good idea to clean it from time to time. There’s no ideal frequency, as cleaning will depend on location, climate, exposure and use. Light but regular maintenance is appropriate for a veranda.


Window cleaning

It is also necessary to take care of the windows of your patio cover. To do this, the same tricks mentioned above can be applied. You can also use a conventional product available from supermarkets. However, we don’t recommend using olive oil, as it will make your windows greasy.

Clean from top to bottom in small sections to avoid streaking, and use a soft microfiber cloth or sponge to avoid scratching. Newsprint is also very effective for wiping windows.


What about the roof?

Depending on the materials used, cleaning a conservatory roof can be a simple or difficult task. For example, if your veranda roof is made of asphalt shingles, you can usually clean it with a garden hose and soapy water. On the other hand, if your veranda roof is made of metal or polycarbonate, you need to be careful not to damage the finish. In both cases, it’s important to regularly remove debris such as leaves and twigs, as they can clog drains and encourage mold growth.

Once a year, you should also give your roof a thorough cleaning with a pressure washer. This will remove any build-up of dirt and grime and help extend the life of your roof.



Maintaining an aluminum veranda is a relatively easy task. By cleaning it with a simple solution of dishwashing liquid and water, it will look as good as new for years to come.

If you have any further questions about themaintenance of your aluminum veranda, please don’t hesitate to contact us. Our team of experts is always happy to help!

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