How To Take Care of Your Slimline Sliding Doors
If you’ve just invested in beautiful slimline sliding doors you’ll want to keep those gorgeous floor-ceiling views looking as good as the day they were installed. In this guide, we’re listing the top ways you can care for your slimline sliding doors to preserve the views and prolong their lifespan. Whilst they don’t take much maintenance, there are a handful of things you can do to keep them in pristine condition.
Keep the door tracks clear
Favoured for their smooth opening and closing mechanisms, you’ll want to keep half an eye on the door tracks. A build-up of dirt or debris over time will not only create friction but could also damage the tracks.
That’s why we recommend incorporating the following into your seasonal cleaning routine (every 3-4 months):
- Remove dirt and debris from the corners with a vacuum attachment.
- Remove grime from the track with a little help from a nylon bristle brush, sponge or soft cloth.
- Fill one bucket with warm water and another with a few drops of mild washing-up liquid or aluminium cleaner. Wipe the handles, frame and tracks with the soapy solution and a soft cloth, regularly rinsing the cloth in plain warm water. Remove the cleaning solution by wiping with a damp, soft cloth. To dry, simply rub with paper towels.
- If you live by the sea or areas affected by saltwater, cleaning should be done at least every 3 months to avoid corrosion issues.
Keep windows clean
You can always get your trusty local window cleaner to regularly maintain the mirror shine of your slimline sliding doors, but if you’d rather do it yourself, here’s how:
Mix a weak soapy solution, soak a soft cloth and wipe it over the glass. For a high-shine finish you can dry the glass by rubbing newspaper in a circular motion. This will help you get the most out of your windows all year round.
Allowing abrasive grime particles to build-up could lead to scratches, create visible imperfections on your aluminium surfaces, or in extreme cases even result in corrosion – something you’ll want to avoid. However, by giving your aluminium doors a thorough clean every now and again you should be able to avoid these issues.