Maintenance Tips To Help Your Security Doors Last Longer

Security doors are some of the best ways to keep your home safe. Made from strong materials that are hard to breach they help deter intruders from choosing your home as a target, making your family feel safe and secure. Like all exterior doors, security doors can last longer with proper maintenance and care.

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Here are a few things you can do to prolong the durability of your security doors and keep them looking good for longer:

Maintenance Tips

a. Usual But Important – Regular Maintenance

Regular maintenance will avoid the build of dust and impurities, insects, and air pollution. A regular wash down of the mesh and frames will prevent stains from airborne impurities or salt build-up that causes fluffy white marks. If your security door came with specific wash and wax products you should use them, however, regular car wash and wax products will do the job just as well. Use a soft brush to scrub off any stains and wipe them down with clean water.

b. Prevention is Better than Cure – Repair When it is Minor

Do regular checks and repair small things where necessary such as:

  • Rewiring damaged mesh as soon as it occurs
  • Replacing or tightening loose locks
  • Replacing the door frame if it has become deteriorated or has warped due to the natural movement of the house making it difficult to close or lock the security door
  • Replacing damaged hinges and hinge mechanisms that are broken or faulty. 

c. Remove Dirt Regularly –  This One is Crucial

  • A screen door acts as a giant air filter that traps contaminants that can cause a build-up of dirt and grime that requires special attention to remove. Bird and bat droppings in particular should be washed off as soon as possible as the acidity will permanently damage the powder coating on your screen door.
  • If you live close to the coast, salt is a real problem as it will crystallise on the screen and start attacking the protective powder coating applied at the factory. The application of this powder coating uses the same process as the paint on a car but only thicker. If the salt is allowed to accumulate on the screen it will attack the coating and in time the screen will rust, just like a car that has been left standing on the beach for months.

Contact Betta Security at (08) 9250 1502 for more information on how we can help you prolong the life and efficacy of your Ellenbrook security doors and screens with regular maintenance and minor repairs.

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