Advice on proper maintenance of VELUX windows, whether or not you need a replacement/repair, how to choose the right window or blind for you, and much more.
Help & Advice for all things VELUX
VELUX window maintenance
Once your new VELUX windows have been installed, it’s important that you care for them properly. This involves ensuring that they are regularly cleaned and any parts, such as the air filter, are maintained.
Snow, ice, and condensation can all affect the lifespan of your window. If you notice that snow and ice are building up during cold weather, you need to ensure that it drains well once it melts. Ensure that this water drains off from the roof and doesn’t get caught around or on the window.
If your window is located in a bathroom or kitchen, keep an eye out for condensation. If you notice condensation forming regularly on the window, it’s a sign that you should ventilate it more often. This will help to prevent any on-going damage.
For more in-depth advice on cleaning and maintaining your VELUX windows, click here.
How to choose the right VELUX window
Choosing the perfect VELUX window for your new project can be tough. With so many options available, it’s difficult to know which will look the best, provide the most natural light, and give you everything you’re looking for in a window.
We’re always happy to talk through your project and work with you to find the perfect solution. If you want to do some research yourself, VELUX have some great tools to help you out!
The VELUX daylight calculator allows you to put in your project’s basic details and provides potential solutions that might work well. You can then choose one of these options or discuss it with us.
VELUX’s brochures are also a great way to explore windows that might work for your project. They often include examples of usage and what kind of spaces each window works best in.
When should I replace my VELUX windows?
Our customers often ask us about when the right time to replace their VELUX windows is. There’s no perfect answer here, but there are a few signs that you might need to. If your roof windows are over 20 years old, it’s wise to start considering replacing them. At this age, windows lose a lot of their insulation and energy efficiency.
Older windows can also be less secure and have other flaws that can lead to leaks and cause damage to surrounding areas.
Newer models of VELUX windows are extremely energy efficient and provide unmatched insulation in roof windows. They let in more light too, whilst also having more advanced sun screening and ventilation technology. The range of available VELUX window models is always increasing as well, so you might find that a newer window better matches your design vision!
How to fit VELUX blinds
In general, fitting VELUX blinds is a quick and simple process. New models of VELUX blinds come with a mounting system that doesn’t require any cutting or trimming. All you have to do is click the top of the blind into the brackets provided. These brackets come with every VELUX roof window.
Certain models or sizes may vary slightly, but we’re only a phone call away if you ever have any problems. If you order your blinds along with your windows, we’ll install it all in one go! Should you ever want to replace your blinds, though, simply follow the steps above.
VELUX also provide in-depth guidance and a breakdown for installing every model of VELUX blinds.