Extending your property or converting an existing part of your home is one of the most cost-effective ways to improve your living space and get more without having to move. If any of your plans include a pitched roof, then we would highly recommend you have a source of natural light installed to flood the area without requiring electricity. One of the best ways to do this is to have Velux roof windows put in. They will provide you with the maximum light you need, are energy efficient, and can even provide ventilation and noise reduction if required.
They come in a range of standard formats and sizes, but you can also have bespoke styles made if you need something more custom-fit. They are really beneficial for building works such as loft conversions as they turn what would otherwise be a very dark area into something bright and airy. If you want to have a room as a studio or workshop, roof windows of this type can be your best course of action as they really will flood the room with light, particularly if the sun will point directly onto it.
Most high-quality roof windows will come with some sort of guarantee for their durability, often as much as up to 10 years. But with the right sort of maintenance schedule and cleaning, these windows will last far longer than that. If you are concerned about how to maintain your pitched roof windows, then take a look at our guidance below:
- Keep the windows clean. It is crucial to their wellbeing as a build-up of dirt could cause seals to rot around the edges
- When cleaning them, use a standard household cleaning product with some warm water and a cloth. Avoid abrasive products or any type of item to scrub that has a rough surface as you could damage both the glass and the frame
- If your window is within easy reach, clean the glass with a standard window cleaner regularly to prevent a build-up of grime and keep it clear of any marks or stains
- Proper ventilation is of paramount importance to ensuring your Velux roof windows last. This will help to prevent any condensation from forming on the surface, which can cause problems later down the line. This is particularly important if the window is part of a bathroom or kitchen where the humidity levels can be far higher than in other rooms of the house
- You can help to maintain adequate ventilation by washing the air filter at least every 12 if not 6 months. This will remove any dirt, debris, or dust that has built up
- You will also need to clear the flashing of any dirt and debris such as leaves or moss that might have fallen onto it
Maintaining your Velux roof windows will most likely take less time than you think and will be the best thing to do for their longevity. If you look after them well, they will last far beyond the guarantee which comes at the time of the installation.
DISCLOSURE – This is a collaborative post.