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Our Focus on Rooflights, and Here’s Why You Should Too

When it comes to maintaining a building’s roof, there is a lot that needs attention, including the rooflights. Rooflights are an essential part of any roof that provide natural light to the building below. However, they are often overlooked when it comes to maintenance. At Cladding Coatings, we have made it our focus to ensure that rooflights receive the attention they require. Let’s take a look at the importance of rooflights, their maintenance needs, and why you should focus on them too.

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Rooflights are a crucial component in any building’s roofing system. They provide natural light to the below building, thus helping to reducing energy consumption and costs. Rooflights also improve the aesthetic appearance of the building and enhance the well-being of the occupants. However, many building owners overlook the importance of regular rooflight maintenance. Rooflights should be cleaned regularly, maintained appropriately, and replaced when necessary. This ensures that the rooflight continues to function as it should, reduces the risk of damage to the building, and ultimately saves on costs.

At Cladding Coatings, we understand the importance of maintaining rooflights. We have invested in the latest technology to ensure that our clients’ rooflights receive the attention required. Our surveyors can use a drone to safely inspect the rooflights and identify any issues. This technology allows us to thoroughly inspect the rooflights without having to put any persons at risk. Once we have identified any problems, we can then provide our clients with the best solutions to address those issues.

It’s essential to look for cracks in brittle rooflights regularly. As rooflights age, they become brittle and are more prone to cracking. This can cause a potential risk for water ingress and pose a safety hazard. At Cladding Coatings, we can look for these cracks during our regular maintenance visits. We can then advise our clients on the best action to take – maintain or replace the rooflights. This early detection of potential problems is a cost-effective method to avoid costly damage issues or urgent repairs.

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Here is an example of a cracked rooflight that we discovered on a recent project. If left this would worsen, it allows water ingress to the internal roof build up, air leakage and is dangerous should it become loose. At this stage the only option is to replace the entire rooflight. Read the full case study here.

GRP rooflights have a limited lifespan, and their condition may depend on environmental factors. The location, surrounding trees and vegetation, the weather conditions or position of roof can all affect the speed at which deterioration occurs and it’s difficult to put a time on this at the outset hence the need for regular checks and good maintenance. At Cladding Coatings, we have experience in maintaining and replacing GRP rooflights. Our team can advise when the best time is to replace them, given the conditions the rooflights are in and the environmental factors affecting them. We also understand that maintaining or replacing rooflights can be a significant investment for our clients. Still, with regular maintenance, this investment can pay off in reduced repair costs and long-term benefits.

Here is a before and after of a rooflight refurbishment which included cut edge corrosion repair and respraying of the roof.

Greengate Mechanical Services Newbury Rooflights Before
Greengate Mechanical Services Newbury Rooflights After

Rooflights are an essential component of any building roof, and they require regular maintenance to continue functioning the way they were intended. At Cladding Coatings, we have made it our focus to ensure our clients’ rooflights receive regular maintenance. Our investment in the latest technology and expertise allows us to thoroughly inspect the rooflights, identify and address any issues, and provide cost-effective solutions. So, if you’re unsure about the condition of your rooflights, don’t hesitate to contact us. Our teams are ready to help and provide support to ensure the longevity and safe functionality of your building rooflights.

Take a look at our rooflight refurbishment service here.

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  • Address: Tanners Business Centre, Waterside Mill, Chew Valley Road, Greenfield, Oldham OL3 7NH
  • Phone: +44 (0)161 626 3493, +44 (0)7961 798 799
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