Maintenance of the entrance door

Maintenance and care of the entrance door

news | 10.09.2020

When we plan to build our house, we spend a lot of time choosing available front door options as it will represent style of our new house. Once our new front door is chosen and installed we seem to never look after it well enough despite the door being used daily. Often necessary and crucial maintenance to keep the door fully functioning is forgotten.

PVC entrance doors

Doors made of PVC are relatively easy to clean and maintain using just warm water and some delicate cleaning agents which do not contain abrasive powder and high concentration of alcohol (which can dissolve the plastic or veneer and leave permanent damage on the door).

TIP: Each cleaning agent should be first tested on a small, surface of the door profile.


Aikon Distribution offers high-quality front doors that are covered by up to 11 years warranty.

PVC entrance doors

Aluminium doors

Aluminum doors are highly durable, but as any other material, they require regular maintenance.

Anti-corrosion coating makes aluminium doors well suited to withstand most demanding weather and environmental conditions where the doors are installed. Frequency of cleaning aluminum doors depends primarily on where the doors are installed. If aluminium doors are exposed to more demanding conditions, e.g. greater air pollution, industrial air pollution, moisture, etc. more frequent maintenance is required – usually four times a year.

It is also worth remembering to run relevant maintenance more often in case of commercial doors than residential houses.

Timber front doors

As  wood is a natural material it reacts to moisture and is subject to wear and tear as time goes by, therefore relevant maintenance is of vital importance for the long service life of wooden doors.

Regular cleaning and maintenance of timber doors should be run before winter and summer seasons using appropriate care products which do not include abrasive materials and aggressive chemical agents.

Apart from regular care, it is also necessary to pay more attention to the paint coat. Particularly when the doors are subject to the intensive impact of weather conditions.
Looking after paint coating will required immediate maintenance when any coating damage is noticed.

Renovation of front timber doors can be run by the owner according to strict recommendations of the manufacturer (or the door installation company), while using appropriate renovation products.

Door hardware and movable door elements

If we want the door to function properly as a unit we must also take care of the door fittings and any movable elements.

For proper and smooth door operation it is necessary to remember about regular door hardware lubrication. The best maintenance  products are agents with lubricants that are acid-free, such as adhesive lubricant with Teflon or of identical parameters.

What could be done to ensure faultless operation of fittings and movable parts of the door?

Apart from the hardware maintenance it is necessary to check and adjust it regularly if needed to make sure doors are align which will help avoiding unnecessary repairs.

Maintenance of the external doors

Gaskets

Apart from the fittings, an important element in the proper functioning of front doors are door sealings, which should also be maintained regularly:

Our home front doors serve practical as well as architectural and stylistic functions. The material they are made of depends on the individual preferences of the house owner.

Read: How to choose the external door?

Regardless of the material front doors are made of, it is necessary remember about door maintenance to ensure long-lasting operation.

See all our blog posts

Windows from Poland. Why it is worth importing windows and doors from Poland

Windows from Poland. Why it is worth importing...

blog | 02.04.2021

Polish window and doors beat records of popularity, and  have been considered a good and reputable brand eagerly chosen by people all over Europe. Poland not only is proud of their windows...

See all our blog posts
SASH WINDOWS - America in Europe?

SASH WINDOWS - America in Europe?

blog | 23.02.2021

Probably each of us has seen more than once in American movies windows that open in an up-and-down sliding system. We all wonder what it would be like to have such windows at our home? Would it...

See all our blog posts
All about Aliplast

All about Aliplast

blog | 20.11.2020

The Aliplast company is one of the leading European manufacturers of aluminium systems for the construction industry. Since its introduction, the company has focused on continuous...

See all our blog posts
5 ways to keep your house warm

5 ways to keep your house warm

blog | 14.10.2020

Saving energy and doing so in an environmentally friendly way is possible. Here are five tips to preserve the warmth inside your home. Windows with low heat transfer coefficient...

See all our blog posts