Skylight Windows: How to Know It’s Time to Clear Your Skies

Skylight Windows How to Know It's Time to Clear Your SkiesThe gorgeous city of Melbourne, Australia, offering a view of some of the most picturesque blue skies in the world. It’s no wonder so many residents of such a beautiful city choose to have skylights installed in their homes. They provide unobstructed views of the skies and let in essential natural light. Many a dark kitchen has had an epic ‘facelift’ with the addition of one or two of these stylish aperture windows.

The thing with skylights is that while they are beautiful in capturing light, they are an offset window set on the roof. While this gives them the optimal view of the sky, it makes their care and maintenance a challenge for any homeowner.

With this in mind, many homeowners turn to professional window cleaners to provide this essential service. Window cleaning skylights is a tricky business. That’s why letting the master window cleaners at Acorn Window Cleaning Melbourne handle your skylights is a must!

So, when is it the time to clear your skies? Here are a couple of ways to know when it’s time to call Acorn Window Cleaning for skylight servicing.

There is A Season For Everything – Even Windows!

Skylights need cleaning twice a year, depending on your location. That being said, in areas with more rain in the forecast – you might get away with a bit more time between cleanings. Rain tends to wash away most light levels of dirt and gives homeowners a bit of a breather when it comes to cleaning. Keep in mind, however, skylights should have yearly maintenance to ensure all seals are without cracks or breaks. This way you can avoid potential waterfalls with your morning coffee.

In addition, properly maintained seals on skylights allow for just the right amount of air to pass through. That way, your heating bill or air conditioning costs aren’t through the ‘roof’, so to speak.


One particular sign to watch for in your skylight is condensation. Many homeowners rely on rain to lift dust and dirt from their skylights. While this does work in theory, that’s not to say it doesn’t come without risks. Excessive rainfall in combination with poorly maintained window glass in skylights gives way for a build-up of condensation.

Condensation leaves streaks and a fog appearance on your skylight and limits light from getting through. Left unchecked, condensation will cause damage to your skylight too. Over time, it can stain the window glass and be a ‘welcome home’ signal for mold or mildew.

The Sky’s the Limit

Skylights are a wonderful addition to any home. They can be enjoyed year-round and provide your family a unique way to experience natural light. Remember to properly maintain your skylights with yearly check-ups and servicing using these helpful tips.

Contact Acorn Window Cleaning Melbourne and set up your skylight appointment today. Acorn Window Cleaning are the premier residential and commercial window cleaners in the Melbourne area. Our professional window cleaners will bring out the best in your skylight for the ultimate sky view experience!