While steel doors are incredibly durable, they still need a little bit of maintenance every now and then. Spending ten minutes every few months inspecting, maintaining, and caring for you steel your doors will keep them lasting for years.
Here are several tips to help maintain your steel doors:
Inspect your doors regularly
To keep smaller problems from becoming larger ones, you should inspect your doors regularly. There are several things to look for:
- Check for scratches, chips, or other imperfections to the exterior steel coating.
- Check if there is any oxidation on all metal surfaces.
- Inspect all windows to make sure there aren’t any cracks or other damage.
- Make sure the door is properly aligned.
- Check the weatherstrip on the bottom of the door.
- Make sure the hinges are working smoothly.
If you see any problems, address them as soon as possible. Left untreated, small problems can become much bigger ones. If you take care of your doors, you can avoid many expensive repairs and keep them looking like new.
Lubricate your door’s hinges
You should lubricate your door’s hinges at least once a year. Not lubricating them regularly may damage your hinges and/or door.
Clean your doors regularly
Every few months, you should make sure to clean your doors. Dust, dirt, or abrasive substances can build up your doors. Over time, this dirt and grime can damage your door’s exterior surfaces.
Clean your doors with a solution made of mild detergent and water. Avoid using harsh chemicals or power washing.
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If you need more information on maintaining your doors, check out our detailed guide on caring for steel doors.
If you have more questions or need help maintaining or repairing your steel doors, contact us today! We can give you personalized advice that will keep your steels doors looking brand new for years to come.