To enjoy the benefits of your uPVC windows & doors for a long time, it’s important to maintain them regularly. uPVC is a high-quality material that has outstanding insulating and soundproofing qualities and is one of the lowest maintenance options on the market. Their wide variety of options makes them a great choice for any home. DIMEX (Taicang) Window Profile gives some tips and tricks about how you can maintain and clean your uPVC doors to enjoy their benefits for a long time!
Cleaning the door frame and glass
Cleaning your uPVC doors is very similar to the maintenance of your uPVC windows, and it’s a great idea to maintain them together regularly. You will only need a few household items to clean your glass and door frames, including washing liquid and warm water. Because of the low maintenance of the uPVC material, you will only need to clean the surface every few months unless your home is located in a corrosive environment. If there is any soil or dirt on the frame of the door, soak the surface with the mixture of washing liquid and warm water for a short amount of time and rinse with clean water after. Wipe the surface with a micro-fibre cloth or paper towel to avoid any marks.
Avoid using any polishing agent on the uPVC frames because this can cause discolouration and damage the surface. Cleaning your frames and glass has never been easier than with uPVC!
Protecting the surface from scratches
No one likes scratches on their door frames and glasses, so when you are cleaning your doors, ensure that you don’t use any sharp objects, such as razor blades and metal scrapers. You might be inclined to use sharp objects, as hardened paint or dirt can be very difficult to remove, but we suggest you stick to the mixture that we mentioned above. Try to remove dirt before it hardens, and never use any knives and other harsh objects to keep the frames and glass of your uPVC looking new. If you are renovating, painting or doing some work in the garden, cover up your doors to avoid getting the surface dirty.
Caring for your opening hardware and door handles
To ensure that your doors open and close without any issues, it is also important to pay attention to the hardware, such as handles and gaskets, when performing maintenance. Use a vacuum cleaner or warm soapy water to remove any soil, dirt and dust from the gasket and ensure your door opens, closes and slides without any issues. Always rinse the hardware with clean water after the maintenance to avoid any damage. To extend the life of your uPVC doors, apply silicone oil to the gasket at least twice a year. This will make sure your door remains airtight at all times.
Eco Doors & Windows suggests that you complete full maintenance of your doors at least once a year, where you clean all surfaces, remove any dirt from the gasket and tracks and grease all moving and locking parts with an acid-free lubricant. Place a few drops of light machine oil in all guiding slots to make the sliding even easier. This will all make your operation of the system simple and will avoid any wear and tear to the hardware.
Other things about window and door to keep in mind
If you live in a corrosive environment, such as near the ocean, water treatment plan or in a location with high pollutants in the air, you will need to clean and maintain your uPVC doors more regularly. Perform maintenance every two months and regularly check for any damage and wear. This will help your door look good and work well for a long time, even in a corrosive environment.