Door Care Simple steps to prolong the life of a Solidor

Composite door maintenance is minimal in comparison to traditional wooden doors but there are a few simple ways of keeping the appearance and functionality of a Solidor in pristine condition.

Step-by step monthly tasks

Put a recurring monthly date in your diary reminding you to clean your Solidor, something that should only take a few minutes and is extremely easy to do. Those living in a coastal area or close to a busy major road may need to clean their door more frequently.

Cleaning your Solidor

The door frame and door panelling can be cleaned using a soft sponge and warm soapy water, washing up liquid or Car Shampoo has been shown to work well.

• Dry the surface with a soft lint free cloth.
• The external glass can be cleaned with a traditional glass cleaner.

• Avoid using harsh chemicals or solvents. Some of these products have the potential to damage the ABS door skins.

A Solidor front door

Polishing the door hardware 6 Monthly

• For Non Stainless Steel Hardware like handles,
letterplates, knockers, hinges, and any other door hardware should be thoroughly cleaned with a soft cloth and warm soapy water, washing up liquid or Car Shampoo has been shown to work well.

• Never be tempted to use a strong cleaning agent as it may damage the finish of the hardware.

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Polishing / Cleaning Stainless Steel hardware 1 Monthly

• Stainless Steel Hardware must be cleaned every month using a general household stainless steel cleaning product, for any hard to remove residue on any stainless steel hardware please use a wadding cloth first than followed by a general household stainless steel cleaning product.

Step-by-step yearly tasks

Certain components of a Solidor (lock, handle, hinges etc.) only require your attention once every 12 months to keep the door working as smoothly as when you originally bought it. Your yearly Solidor to-do list should consist of the following:

Lubricating your Solidor

• Begin by opening the door and placing a dust sheet underneath the door, before lubricating any moving parts.

• For lock mechanisms, Handles, Knockers, letterplates and Hinges please follow the instructions below and repeat every 12 months.

• Apply 3 in 1 oil or silicon spray to the lever handle where the handle meets the backplate, the multipoint locking mechanism will need lubricating by opening the door and spraying a small amount of lubricant through the hook and latch gaps, Hinges will also need lubricating by applying a small amount of lubricant. You can also add a small amount of grease to the hooks, latch and deadbolt faces to increase the smoothness of the operation.

• Lift the handle up and down 6 times to ensure that the lubricant works its way through all parts of the mechanism. Alternatively, wind the key several times if you do not have a door with lever handles.

• Those who are extra attentive may want to do this twice a year

Cylinders

• For Cylinders please follow the instructions below and repeat every 6 months.
• To maintain the smooth operation of your Ultion Cylinder please lubricate it every 6 months using Graphite powder, please do not use any oils or WD40 on the cylinder as this will invalidate your guarantee and potentially could seize your cylinder

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