Composite doors are a great option for homeowners who want an affordable way to update their exterior with less upkeep than typical wood. However, even this durable door requires some maintenance. Here is our list of the most common things you should do with your composite door regularly in order to ensure they look their best year-round.
If you are looking for an effective way to clean the frames and panels of your composite doors, all you need is some warm water and a soft sponge. Use soap or washing up liquid and then rub it around the frame and panel until they are completely clean. This will remove any dirt that has built up over time which could cause problems when opening and closing the door.
Maintaining the hardware
You may be wondering how you can maintain that shine on your door handles, knockers and hinges. Well, there are a few simple steps to follow which will get the job done in no time! For instance, if dust has collected on your hardware then use a dry cloth or lint free cotton pad with some water to wipe it clean. Be sure not to apply any strong cleaning agents as these could damage the finish of your hardware. Once you’ve wiped down all surfaces, buff them for about 30 seconds each until they have an even sheen again.
Cleaning the glazing
Window cleaning is easy and can make a big difference in the appearance of your home. The process for glass panes on doors is exactly the same as it would be for exterior windows. Warm water and a soft cloth will do just fine. You may want to use traditional window cleaner if needed so that you have some shine left over at the end.
We hope these maintenance tips have been helpful and we want to remind you that if you don’t maintain your composite door, it will show. You can get in touch with us at any time for questions about how to take care of your composite doors. And if you feel like your door needs replacing, contact us for a free, no-obligation quote!