How To Properly Clean Skylights On Your Roof
Posted 14 May 2020 By :Panoroof
Our skylight supplies are incredibly popular, and allow homeowners to add so much more light to their property. We deal with a wide range of enquiries from clients every day, and something that a lot of people are worried about is how to clean skylights on a roof.
If you’ve been wanting to add a skylight to your home but you’ve been worried about cleaning it, you’ve come to just the right place. We’ve put together the comprehensive guide to cleaning your skylight, and why buying yours from Panoroof could save you plenty of time and effort in the long run.
How to Clean Skylights On A Roof
If you’re going to clean your skylight from the inside of your property, be sure to grab the following:
- A bucket of mild soapy water
- A non-abrasive sponge
- Paper or towels to catch any drips
- Microfibre cloth or similar
- Lint-free cloth
- Glass cleaner
Begin by washing the glass with the soapy water, with as few suds as possible. Then dry the glass with the cloth of your choice, before making sure that the window surround is dry too. Then finish things off with some glass cleaner and your lint-free cloth. Don’t leave this on for too long though, as some formulas can be very strong.
Panoroof tip: This is a great chance to check the overall condition of your skylight, so keep an eye out for any leaks and other issues.
How to Clean Skylights On a Roof from The Outside
Cleaning your skylight from the outside can be a little more of a challenge. However, it does need to be done. A skylight has to stand up to the elements 24/7, and in addition to that bird’s droppings are a common problem. In order to access your skylight from the outside of your home, you will need a ladder (this probably isn’t a job for someone with a fear of heights!), and all the cleaning materials we previously mentioned.
Panoroof tip: Avoid cleaning your skylight in very sunny weather. The heat that comes with the sun can dry liquid too quickly, resulting in streaks. It’s much better to clean your skylight on an overcast day.
How Often Do You Need to Clean Your Skylight?
Now that you know how to clean your skylight, you are probably wondering how often you should be doing it. We recommend cleaning yours at least twice a year. Remember, how quickly dirt and grime build up can have a lot to do with the room the skylight is in. If your custom skylight is in your kitchen, you will notice it getting dirty much quicker than a skylight in somewhere like a living room or bedroom. This is due to the smoke and steam generated by cooking, as well as grease splatters depending on the height of your skylight.
So you may need to reach for your cleaning materials more frequently, depending on where in your home your skylight is.
Self Cleaning Glass Skylights
Our bespoke skylights are made from self-cleaning glass, which will undoubtedly make your life a lot easier! Self-cleaning glass is coated with a compound that, when it reacts with natural sunlight, breaks down dirt. It can really help to reduce how often you need to clean your skylight, and will maximise the amount of natural light coming into your property.
When to Call in The Professionals
Of course, not everyone is able to clean their skylights so easily. If you have mobility issues or suffer from a condition such as vertigo, it’s not worth putting your own safety at risk in order to clean your skylight. There are sure to be plenty of experienced window cleaners in your area, many of whom know how to clean skylights on roof efficiently and effectively. So why not let them take care of all the hard work?
Get in Touch
If you have any additional questions, then please do not hesitate to get in touch with us today. A friendly, knowledgeable member of our team will deal with your enquiry in no time at all. Our number one priority is the satisfaction of our customers all over the UK, and if you want to know more about cleaning your skylight before you invest in one, we’re here to offer advice in whatever way we can!