Four top tips for staying on top of your front door maintenance

Posted on 13.04.2022

Front door maintenance is actually very simple with our composite doors as they require very little aftercare to keep them looking fresh. But, to keep them looking as good as new their lifetime, there are a few things that you can do to make sure the entrance of your home remains a show stopper. Here we have put together some front door maintenance tips for you to follow and look out for, to keep yours looking as good as new.

Front door maintenance and cleaning

Black Odessa scaled Hallmark door

To maintain the exterior appearance of your front door, all you need to do is clean with some warm soapy water and a soft cloth. Just give it a wipe down and focus on any dirt that might have built up from daily use. Doing this with the door both open and closed makes sure that you reach all the edges and get any hidden spots can be easily missed. It’s important that you don’t use any abrasive cleaners or rough sponges as they are harsh products that can damage the finish of your front door. When it comes to stubborn stains, use a non-abrasive cleaner to tackle any of those. Once you’ve given it a good clean, make sure you remove any excess liquid with a dry cloth, so you don’t leave any water marks.

Glass cleaning

White scaled Hallmark door

Sparkling glass can transform the appearance of your front door, and it’s a simple fix for removing the grime of finger marks. You can use soapy water to clean the glass windows on your front door as well, but it’s best to use a microfibre cloth for the glass so that you avoid any streaking. You can also use a general glass cleaner for the glass sections of your door, that can be found in the supermarket to add some shine, creating a glistening finishing touch to your welcoming front door.

Hardware maintenance

Honey Beige V2 scaled Hallmark door

Our doors are built for high traffic use, but to keep your door performing well throughout its lifetime, the hardware might need some light maintenance. Wiping down the handles, hinges, letterboxes, knockers or any other hardware features with warm soapy water can ensure they are kept looking fresh and like with the door, make sure you wipe away any excess water. Again, don’t use any abrasive cleaners that may cause any damage. Every now and then you might need to tighten screws on the hinges to ensure the door is opening and closing smoothly and doesn’t squeak. All moving parts should also be regularly lubricated with a 3-1 oil equivalent, not WD40.

Lock maintenance

The simplest way to maintain the locking system of your composite door is to make sure that you’re using it properly. So, when the door is closed, make sure that the top and bottom locking points are both engaged. This will help the upkeep of the locking system and provide extra security for your home.

Choose a Bowalker composite door for your property

So if these top tips have inspired you for a change, all our composite doors are easy to keep looking as good as new and last for many years to come. If you’re interested in updating the front of your home, don’t hesitate to pick up the phone and give us a call on 0800 881 5640. Our expert team are happy to help advise you on the best door for your home.

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You can trust us with your transformation plans as we’re members of Checkatrade, FENSA and the Plastics Window Federation.