Fiberglass doors are highly valued by homeowners owing to their beauty, strength, and ability to be customized with paint and hardware. However, they need to have regular maintenance done every so often since the elements can wear them down. Being proactive about maintaining your fiberglass doors is the key to ensuring they last a long time. Here are a few tips for maintaining your fiberglass doors.
Staining and Finishing
Refinishing your fiberglass doors is a great but simple way to keep them looking stellar. Staining fiberglass doors works the same way as staining a regular wooden door. Check your manufacturer’s warranty – you may not even need to pay for refinishing!
Just like any other door, a fiberglass one will come in contact with the elements, from snow and rain to high winds. These elements can erode the fiberglass and cause the finish to wear down. Keeping the door clean, both on the inside and the outside, will protect the door and make it last a while. Use some mild soap mixed with water to clean it.
Updating and Maintaining Fixtures
You would be surprised just how much wear and tear front entry doors go through over the span of a year. The hinges, knobs, and other pieces of hardware are engaged multiple times a day and will wear out over time. Fortunately, it is relatively easy to keep up with the maintenance of these items through oiling, and if the fixtures are worse for the wear, it is also simple to replace them.
Fiberglass Doors and Door Guards
Fiberglass doors can also be outfitted with metal or rubber door guards on the top, bottom, and door knob side. These can protect the door from dings, scratches, scuffs, and other general wear that results from daily usage. Door guards also add insulation to your home, so they can help you save energy and money at the same time!
If your fiberglass doors are past the point of repair and you need replacements, stop by our showroom to check out our selection!
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