If you’ve invested in the beauty of a skylight, you are going to want to make sure it lasts. A bit of infrequent attention can go a long way when it comes to looking after your skylight in London. But, can you do it yourself, or do you need to hire professionals? 

This guide will help you find out…

Frequency And Types Of Maintenance

Your skylight should be properly inspected about once a year. Make sure you get onto the roof, and up close and personal with your skylight, to give it a thorough checkover. Skylights are usually pretty hardy, but an annual inspection will increase their lifespan significantly. 

You should also take the time to give your skylight a good clean. You should use a combination of dish soap and vinegar to clean, if you use anything harsher you might damage the glass!

It might be difficult to get so close to your skylight, especially if this involves climbing onto a high roof, so you might want to hire an expert skylight company in London to do this for you!

Skylight Maintenance Myths

Many people think it’s only a matter of time until skylights start to leak… but that couldn’t be further from the truth. With professional fitting and maintenance, this isn’t something you’ll have to worry about!

Some homeowners also believe that tinted skylights don’t need cleaning, but this is untrue. Tinted skylights don’t get as obviously dirty, because their shade hides the debris, but that doesn’t mean they don’t need cleaning. Regular cleaning will ensure the sealings and flashing are all in good condition.

Thinking About Installing Skylights?

If you are thinking of installing skylights, don’t be put off by the maintenance. This upkeep is minimal and the benefits are endless, so get in touch and talk to our skylight team in London, who can recommend the perfect skylight for your home!