Window Cleaning Insurance

Insurance policies to safeguard your window cleaning business, whether you are working on commercial or residential properties.

  • Liability cover for self-employed and small businesses.
  • Insurance for water fed pole methods, and window cleaning kit cover available.
  • Access your policies and renewals in your online account with Markel Direct.
  • Towergate Insurance is working in partnership with Markel Direct. By clicking “Get a Quote”, you confirm you have read and understood the Towergate privacy policy and this will take you to a Quote and Buy facility provided and operated by our business partner, Markel Direct.
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Window Cleaning

Why choose window cleaning insurance?


Window cleaning insurance for heights

Specialist cover for working on high ladders and whilst abseiling or using cradles.


Window cleaning kit covered

Cover available for a range of equipment can be added to our window cleaners insurance, including whilst in transit.


Expert claims service

Dedicated claim handlers to give you peace of mind.

Direct Debit

Pay for window cleaners insurance by Direct Debit

Choose to spread your payment into 10 monthly instalments.

About window cleaning insurance


Protection for specialist window cleaners equipment

Window cleaning insurance can cover a range of specialist equipment and machinery so that you can rest assured the essential tools of your trade are protected should loss or damage occur. Your policy can be extended to include accidental, malicious damage and theft. 


Public liability insurance for window cleaners

As a window cleaner it is likely that you spend a lot of time working in public places. There is a range of liability packages to cover you for claims made against you by the public or clients for accidental personal injury or damage to property, so you can feel confident that you are protected.


Employers' liability for window cleaners

If you have employees, it is a legal requirement that you have employers' liability insurance. You can select this cover as part of your policy if it is required, otherwise you can add this cover at a later date as your window cleaning business grows and you employ staff.


Tailored window cleaning insurance

Your policy can be built to suit your needs, with different levels of liability and equipment protection to suit your business. 


By clicking “Get a Quote”, this will take you to a Quote and Buy facility provided and operated by our business partner, Markel Direct.

When you need to make a claim, Markel Direct will guide you through the process and get your claim settled as quickly as possible.

  • Find your insurance documents and make sure you have all your information at hand, including your policy number.
  • Call the Markel Direct claims team on 0344 748 0173 and explain what has happened.
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  • Make your selections and purchase your policy
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Window cleaning insurance FAQs

Markel Direct provide and administer this cover. Markel Direct is a trading name of Markel International Insurance Company Limited who is authorised by the Prudential Regulation Authority and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority and Prudential Regulation Authority (Financial Services Register no. 202570).

Yes, this policy can cover labour only sub-contractors, as well as PAYE staff for the same risks under your EL(Employers’ Liability) cover. it is very important to declare how your workforce are employed as this will affect how your risks are calculated.

No this would not be covered as damage to items being worked upon is a common exclusion throughout these policies. However, should the shards of glass fall and cause injury to passers by then this would be covered under the public liability insurance, subject to negligence on your part.

Vehicle insurance is not included as part of this policy. 

Yes. The policy covers window cleaning which takes place at private homes as well as at commercial properties such as blocks of flats, offices, shops, hotels, restaurants, garden centres, schools, hospitals and much more. 

No, cover is available for window cleaners that use the water fed pole method.  Window cleaners are only covered for working from ground level. Anything above that would have to be using a water fed pole method.

To help you spread the cost of your premiums, you can choose to spread payment over ten months with the Markel quick and easy Direct Debit scheme.

For details of the terms, exclusions and conditions applicable, please refer to the full policy documentation provided by Markel Direct which will be available during the quotation process.

If you bought your policy before 7th June 2024, you can view all your documentation in your online portal here. If you purchased your policy on or after the 7th June 2024, you can access your documents here.

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