You have spent quite a bit of money to install a glass sliding door on your patio and now you are wondering how best to care for it. Glass sliding doors add benefits to any home where they are installed. They make small rooms look larger, they don’t take up much space and you will be able to enjoy a view of your garden from inside your home. So what is the best way to care for your door?
A glass sliding door is made up is several parts – the tracks, the handle, the frame and the glass, and each of these parts needs to be taken care of if you want your glass sliding doors to last. The tracks are the most important. Over time they will accumulate bits of debris and this will get in the way of your doors sliding open and closed. You should clean the tracks using a brush and make sure that you take out all dust and dirt. Next, you will need to lubricate the tracks to ensure that they slide smoothly at all times. There is special oil that is for this purpose and your installer can supply you with a bottle or two.
The handle of your glass door will be touched each and every time someone wants to open the door which means that every few weeks it will need to be cleaned. This can easily be done using a soapy sponge. Wipe the outside of the handle and the inside as well as a lot of grime tends to accumulate there. The frame also needs special care if it is to remain in good condition and it can also be cleaned using a sponge. Wipe it down, buff with a soft cloth and if there are any stains make sure to get rid of them by rubbing gently. If the frame is made out of wood you should polish and shine it.
The last part of your glass sliding doors to clean should be the glass itself. Again, this is a relatively easy task. A sponge and a little soap is all you need to wipe out the smudges and the stains. Afterwards, buff with a soft cloth until the glass is completely clean. You should be careful about the cleaning agents that you use on your glass. Some are highly abrasive and they will leave scratches.
Lastly, although your glass sliding doors are made out of tempered glass it doesn’t mean that they cannot break. If hit with a substantial amount of force they will come down, so you should make sure that everyone in the home is aware of this. To avoid people walking into them you can have the glass etched or you can install tinted glass.
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