16 Jul How to Look After Your Rockdoor Composite Door
It’s common knowledge that Rockdoor composite doors require very little maintenance, however, it doesn’t mean that they are completely maintenance-free! Your composite door will require some care and attention from time-to-time, to help extend its lifespan and ensure that it looks the part for many years to come.
It’s important to note that ensuring that you keep up with your maintenance will ensure that you won’t need to shell out for a replacement any time soon, therefore saving yourself a great deal of time, effort and money.
Make sure to read below for more information on our Rockdoor composite doors and how you can keep your door looking its best for years to come.
Clean Your Rockdoor Composite Door on a Regular Basis, Ideally Once a Month
First things first, you should try and clean your composite door once a month. Not only will this keep any stubborn dirt and grime at bay, but it will also avoid any discolouration appearing.
Composite doors are resilient and hard-wearing by nature, so therefore all you’ll need is some warm soapy water and a soft cloth to keep your Rockdoor sparkling clean.
It’s important to note that when you’re cleaning your composite door, you should avoid any scouring pads, abrasive chemical cleaners, bleach, solvents, adhesives and steam or high-pressure cleaners. There is a strong chance that these products and materials will leave you with long-lasting, irreversible damage. The same will go for your door frame and surround; which are made of the same materials as your door.
If you’re looking to clean the glass on your composite door, all you’ll need is some warm soapy water and then some glass cleaner. Then, the other hardware such as handles, letter plates, spy holes, numbers and so on can simply just be wiped clean with water and mild detergent.
Routine Maintenance Every Six Months
Not a DIY fan? Don’t worry! Maintaining a composite door is just as easy as cleaning it!
For your hardware, including hinges, handles, letter plates, spy holes, numbers and so on, we recommend a light engineering oil. You need to make sure that you avoid using WD-40 or other such cleaning agents, as these products can dry out quickly and won’t keep your door lubricated for long.
If you’re looking to lubricate your locking mechanism, choose a Teflon-based lubricant, which will reduce friction and wear.
Whilst you are carrying out maintenance on your composite door, make sure to check the weather seals and gaskets to make sure that they haven’t become dislodged. However, should this have happened, don’t panic! They’ll be easy to slide back into their designated spaces.
Looking after your Rockdoor composite door is a straightforward process, and keeping up with your maintenance will help keep the overall aesthetic of your door the same as the day it was installed. You’ll catch the eyes of passers-by and create a beautifully inviting entry point for friends and other visitors alike.
If you’re unsure as to how you should look after your composite door, our team here at Chase Garage Doors will be more than happy to provide you with the advice you need to keep your composite door looking exceptional for longer.
Make sure to get in touch with our team of experts today on 01543 467 175 to discuss your composite door further.
Lorna works on the Marketing for Chase Garage Doors and enjoys educating customers across the Midlands on the great products offered at Chase Garage Doors.