A clean, clear skylight is an incredible aesthetic feature to your property but they must be maintained and managed in order to allow the beautiful sun’s rays to illuminate your home. Skylights, like any window, collect dirt, grime, mold, dust, and debris over time and if you ignore them for too long, can become unsightly and hinder their function.
Simple Steps For A Clean Skylight:
Over the course of a year, your skylights can become cloudy and covered in a dirty film. During the fall, leaves, sap, and debris fall on your roof and skylights. In winter, cold rain and snow bring dirt to your skylight’s glass. And in spring, pollen will coat your skylight in a yellow paste that is unattractive and hard to manage. Use these tips to clean your skylights and keep them clear all summer long.
# 1 Start From The Inside
Use a ladder and an extendable pole with a soft cloth to remove any spider webs, dead bugs, dust or grime. If there are harder spots on the glass, simply spray some window cleaner on the cloth and wipe away.
# 2 Exterior Glass
Once the inside glass and frame are clean, gain access to your skylight’s exterior glass. First, take a dry rag and remove any hard debris. Next, using a mixture of warm water and dish detergent, gentle soap down the exterior glass. Let the soapy water penetrate the glass before removing. Then wash clean with water. Sap can be removed with nail polish remover and a cotton ball. Finally, spray the skylight surface with a glass cleaner and soft clean rag.
#3 Ongoing Maintenance
Once your skylight is cleaned, keeping a regular checkup schedule will ensure that it stays that way and will help build up of more dirt and grime. Using glass cleaner and soapy water once a month will keep your skylight’s frame and glass clear of mold and dirt while maintaining its lifespan in your home.
As with any roof maintenance on your home, skylight cleaning is a dangerous task and should not be performed if you do not have the proper tools or are incapable of working in such heights and circumstances. Hiring a professional to service and clean your skylights is the safest and most trusted way to maintain clean skylights in your home.
Skylight Cleaning & Repair In Atlanta Ga
At Atlanta Skylights, we pride ourselves on being project base contractors for all the skylight installation and repair work we do. We even offer a written warranty on all of our work. Why go beyond what most other skylight contractors do? It’s simple; we want you to feel comfortable and have peace of mind with your skylight installation or repair project. Rest assured, your home is in good hands with Atlanta Skylights and call (678) 896-1082 or contact us today for a free estimate!