• How to Maintain your Aluminium Door?

    How to Maintain your Aluminium Door?


    Like any proactive home-owner, you’ve taken all the security measures to safe-guard your home, possessions and the lives of your loved ones. A security door was probably among the first 5 things you went and bought. Now I’m sure you’ll agree with me that anything that has been manufactured requires timely maintenance. This helps keep it useful to you and to meet the need you bought it for in the first place.

    Aluminium is a great constructive element to work with. Additionally, it also is a preferred choice amongst most consumers. The main reason is its sturdiness and durability. Several people opt for aluminium security door.

    However, aluminium doors too require maintenance. You cannot merely leave them without cleaning as this will eventually affect its functionality. And more than anything it is extremely important to maintain hygiene. You sure wouldn’t want to take a look at it to find gathered up dirt and grime staring right back at you!

    How do you go about with the cleaning?

    OK firstly it depends on which part of the house you have your aluminium door installed. This is only so that you can gauge how exposed it is to the weather elements.

    Over a period of time, dust, rain, rain, etc can lead to particles and other grime getting deposited between the grooves and holes. These materials will affect the look and might even cause the aluminium to rot soon.

    To start with you should spray down the aluminium door with normal temperature water. The water will get between the crevices and clear out the dirt making things easier for you. With the water washing away the surface dirt of the aluminium door, you now will have to scrub less!

    Next take a damp sponge and dip it in lukewarm water that has a mild detergent in it. You could also make use of the car wash detergent to clean away the dirt and grime.

    Now lightly go over the grooves and crevices allowing the soap to get into those areas and ease away the dirt. Do not apply too much pressure as you could land up causing scratches on the surface.

    Finally rinse down the aluminium door with running water again. As you let the water flow throw take a look to see if any particular parts of the door need special attention or another run down with soap and the sponge.

    Do I need to repeat this often?

    Well it would be advisable to repeat this procedure on a half-yearly basis. This helps protect your aluminium door in the long haul.

    Also if you feel this might be too much of any effort think of it this way: 6 months is a good enough time for you to gather your strength that you would need to clean down the door right?

    Also if you need a little bit of extra motivation then you should definitely keep in mind that this aluminium door was bought for your security in the first place.

    It must have cost you something and you do want to protect that investment. Your timely maintenance of the aluminium door will help it to continue do what it has been doing all this while - i.e protect you!