Start by cleaning up your patio doors with these five simple tips to help you get started:
1. Check the door itself
It is best to check if there are parts of the door that are rotted, damaged, worn or rusted. You should also inspect knobs, handles, faceplates, hinges and screens to see if any of these components need replacing. Tracks for sliding doors need to be cleaned, too.
2. Ensure weatherstripping is in place
Aside from checking if the door itself is still sound, you should also see if your patio door’s weather stripping is still in place. To test the quality of your door’s weatherstripping, close the door then check the bottom and sides of the door using your hand. If you feel a draft, you need new weatherstripping.
3. Clean the door
Just like any part of the house, patio doors have to be cleaned. Simply combine some mild soap and water and use the solution to clean your patio door. Make sure you rinse well with water and don’t forget to wipe the door dry. To give glass sections of your door an incredible gleam, you can clean them with a water and vinegar solution.
4. Give your door a new look
While a replacement is the best way to revamp a door’s appearance, you can also give your patio door a new look by giving it a fresh coat of paint. This will make your door not only look like new but is also an easy way to breathe new life into your home.
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