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Door Maintenance Guide

With service areas including Milton Keynes, Northampton, Ampthill, Toddington, Leighton Buzzard, Buckinghamshire, and the neighbouring Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire regions, Fenster Glazing is proud to offer high-quality door installations throughout the Midlands.

Composite, uPVC & Aluminium Doors are exposed to environmental factors like wind, rain, and pollution, which can cause dirt to build up. Fenster doors can withstand dirt, but it is still advisable to clean them frequently to keep them looking good.

Cleaning Frequency:

We know that door maintenance can be tough for homeowners with busy lifestyles. However, routine is key, especially for door maintenance! In urban or coastal areas, clean the doors every three months; however, in rural areas, a biannual cleaning schedule should suffice. By periodically cleaning your doors, you will prevent them from being damaged in the long term and keep them looking fresh.

General Cleaning:

Tough Stains:

Post-Maintenance Instructions for Composite, uPVC & Aluminium Doors

Composite, uPVC & Aluminium Doors are exposed to environmental factors like wind, rain, and pollution, which can cause dirt to build up. Fenster doors can withstand dirt, but it is still advisable to clean them frequently to keep them looking good.

To make your door maintenance routine efficient, we recommend the following our comprehensive door maintenance guide. 

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Standard Glass Maintenance

The door maintenance for standard glass also has simple steps to keep it clean. For routine cleaning, employ a soft cloth and a mild soap or washing-up liquid solution to wipe away the surfaces.

Tougher stains can make door maintenance hard, but luckily, we only recommend two simple steps to look after your door. Use a commercial window cleaning solution or cream and follow the provided instructions to clean off stubborn stains. Be careful that the solution does not come into contact with the door frame to avoid damaging it. Rinse the glass thoroughly with clean water to eliminate any residue. Please refrain from using creams containing abrasive pastes, steel wool, or razor blades for the removal of stubborn marks.

If you have leaded glass in your door, maintaning it is a bit different than traditional glass. Over time, the lead used in leaded glass undergoes natural weathering, resulting in a uniformly oxidised appearance.

The duration of this process may vary depending on the level of exposure to the elements and the specific location (urban or rural). We recommend exercising patience and allowing this natural course to unfold.

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Cleaning Door Accessories

In your door maintenance routine, it’s important to remember to look after your accessories too. When cleaning your door accessories, use these simple steps to look after them. For regular cleaning, use a soft cloth and a mild soap or washing-up liquid solution to get rid of easy marks. When addressing stainless steel or letterboxes, remove surface dirt by gently dusting with a soft cloth.

While doing door maintenance, look after the stubborn stains by using white spirit or a high-quality, non-abrasive car wax polish. Avoid using alternative cleaning agents, metal cleaners, caustic or ammonia-based products, scouring powder, steel wool, or scouring pads.

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Lock and Hinge Maintenance

It’s important to maintain the locks on your door. After cleaning, it is important to lubricate the locks so they can last longer. Lubricate locks exclusively with light machine oil and refrain from using alternative oils, grease, or WD40 while doing door maintenance.

Ensure you have a spare key readily available, preferably entrusted to a dependable neighbour. Please note that removing a lock from a door without a key is not feasible. For all access and security emergencies, please contact our office at 01908 429200.

For hinges, apply light machine oil as necessary to lubricate catches, restrictors, and window hinges. We advise against using any other type of oil or grease. Also, don’t lubricate plastic moving parts during your door maintenance, as they possess self-lubricating properties.

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Maintaining your doors properly will help your new entryway installation last longer. By following these recommendations, you can make sure that your doors will continue to function effectively and efficiently for many years to come. 

Get in touch with us if you have any questions about our other products we install, double glazing, any of the door styles we offer, or door maintenance. 

Reach out to our team, and one of our devoted door specialists will get back to you right away!

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