You’ve invested in a beautiful set of aluminium bifold doors which are allowing a lot of natural light into your property and connected your outdoor and indoor space perfectly. Now, you want to maintain that fresh, new, shiny look.
With the amount of glass associated with bifold doors, it will naturally attract sporting stains, dirt and more. Here are a few top tips to help make sure your doors look nothing but brand-new.
Keeping the glass clean is going to be your priority to ensure you enjoy the view of your garden as much as possible without the obstruction of dirt which has built up on the glass.
Using a cleaning solution of water & vinegar will leave you with a streak-free shine; the added benefit of this method of cleaning is it’s also eco-friendly.
Soap and water can also be used as an alternative, but don’t use too much soap as you may find this will leave behind streaks.
Microfiber cloths are great for achieving a streak-free look. Balls of newspaper can also be used to help you clean glass to perfection.
If you purchased Activ self-clean glazing and you find it needs a bit of help with removing the organic matter, simply wash the glazing down with a garden hose.
Always use a non-abrasive cloth when cleaning your aluminium frames so you don’t scratch the material and leave behind marks that can be hard to remove. Avoid damaging the finish of the frames by not scrubbing too hard at stains and stubborn marks. Investigate what these may be and treat accordingly.
Whilst cleaning, keep an eye out for any mould or mildew, as this could suggest there may be a condensation problem, which will need to be resolved.
Regular maintenance to the bottom track of your bifold doors is important, as this can affect the operation of your new doors. Natural debris from the outside can quickly build up in your new doors and needs to be removed to allow you to continue opening and closing the door smoothly.
Using a vacuum cleaner to pick up any dirt, dust or debris that has found its way into the tracks is found to be the best way of cleaning the track. If the door still feels like it sticks in places, use some silicon spray on the track (always check the instruction manual to make sure you’re using the right kind of spray).