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How to Maintain Your Composite Door

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Quick FAQs

How should I clean my composite door?

Clean your composite door regularly, using a soft cloth or sponge and mild detergent to wipe down the door's surface. Avoid using abrasive or harsh cleaners, which can damage the door's finish, and pressure washers, which can damage the door's finish and weatherstripping.

How can I repair scratches on my composite door?

For minor scratches, you can use a touch-up paint or repair kit designed for composite doors. For deeper scratches, it is best to contact a professional to repair the damage.

How do you lubricate a composite door?

You can lubricate the hinges and locks of your composite door yourself. Use a silicone-based lubricant and apply it to the hinges and locks every six months or as needed.

Can I paint my composite door?

No, composite doors are designed to look like wood, but they are not meant to be painted. Painting the door can cause the material to warp or crack.

Composite doors are a popular choice for homeowners due to their durability, energy efficiency, and aesthetic appeal. They are made up of a combination of materials, including uPVC, timber, and glass-reinforced plastic, which makes them strong and long-lasting.

You use the doors in your home every day, so it’s no surprise that sometimes they may require some repairs or maintenance to ensure it’s both looking and working at their best. However, there are some easy tips to follow, to ensure your composite doors remain in top condition.

Read on to discover the do’s and don’ts to help you maintain your composite doors.

Dos to help maintain your composite door

Do: Clean your composite door regularly

Regular cleaning of your composite door is essential to keep it looking new and fresh. Use a soft cloth or sponge and mild detergent to wipe down the door’s surface. Avoid using abrasive or harsh cleaners as they can damage the door’s finish.

Do: Lubricate your door’s hinges and locks

To keep the hinges and locks working smoothly, lubricate them with a silicone-based lubricant. Apply the lubricant to the hinges and locks every six months or as needed.

Do: Check the weatherstripping seals on your composite door

Weatherstripping is a sealant that prevents air and water from seeping through the gaps around the door. Check the weatherstripping regularly and replace it if it is damaged or worn out. This will prevent drafts and help reduce energy costs.

Do: Repair damages to your composite door promptly

If you notice any damages to your composite door, such as scratches or cracks, repair them promptly to prevent them from getting worse. Many common issues can be easily fixed, so get a professional to sort out the problems as soon as you notice them. This will prevent more costly repairs or even replacements in the future.

Do: Keep your composite door dry

Composite doors can withstand moisture, but prolonged exposure to water can cause damage. Make sure to wipe down the door after it gets wet and avoid leaving wet items leaning against it.

Don’ts to help maintain your composite door

Don’t: Use abrasive cleaners on your composite door

Abrasive cleaners, such as bleach or ammonia-based cleaners, can damage the door’s finish and cause it to fade over time.

Don’t: Paint your composite door

Composite doors are designed to look like wood, but they are not meant to be painted. Painting the door can cause the material to warp or crack.

Don’t: Slam the door!

Composite doors are sturdy, but they can still be damaged if slammed shut. Make sure to close the door gently to avoid any unnecessary damage.

Don’t: Use high-pressure cleaners on your composite door

High-pressure cleaners can cause damage to the door’s finish and weatherstripping. Avoid using them to clean your composite door.

Maintaining your composite door is easy

In conclusion, maintaining your composite door is essential to ensure it remains in top condition. By following these simple do’s and don’ts, you can keep your composite door looking new and functioning correctly for many years to come.

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David Bryant
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