Spring’s mild weather conditions are less harsh on your exterior compared to other seasons. However, this is no excuse for neglecting to maintain your patio doors. Routine maintenance is a must if you want to keep your patio doors in good condition.
To help you get started, the shower replacement experts at Impact Home Solutions share some maintenance tips below:
Clean and Lubricate the Tracks and Hinges
Sliding patio doors’ main appeal is their ease of operation. A gentle push is all it takes to slide them open. However, their tracks and rollers easily collect dirt and grime, which is why they need to be routinely cleaned and lubricated. The rollers, in particular, should be cleaned every six months. Run a damp cloth through the tracks to remove dirt. To remove stubborn stains, use a toothbrush.
The same goes for hinged patio doors—their hinges need to be lubricated frequently. After lubricating the tracks, try sliding or swinging the patio doors open to check if their opening mechanisms are working properly. Don’t push the doors too hard, as doing so may damage the rollers.
Clean the Glass on Your Patio Doors At Least Once a Week
Another advantage of patio doors is their wide glass areas, which can provide ample natural lighting for your home. As a rule of thumb, you should clean the glass on your patio doors at least once a week. Remember: stains become harder to remove the longer they’re left on the glass. Make sure to use two squeegees, one for the interior glass and another for the exterior, to prevent cross-contamination.
Check the Security Latches
To make sure unwanted guests don’t enter your home, it’s important that you check your patio doors’ security latches as well. If the security latches won’t close properly, you should have them replaced as soon as possible. To learn more about your options for patio and shower replacement doors, consult a local contractor.
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Impact Home Solutions, a contractor with nearly a decade of experience, offers professional exterior services as well as a wide variety of bathroom fixtures, including shower replacement faucets. To get a free estimate, call us at (502) 641-1023 or leave us a message here.