You must care for glass doors if they're going to stand the test of time.
The rough eastern Ontario winter can take a toll on various aspects of our homes, from our roofs down to our windows and doors and that is why when spring came you have done a traditional big ‘spring clean’.
In this post, we're going to give you a glass door care routine that'll keep your doors clean and until next spring.
Doing a Fall Glass Door Inspection
Inspect them inside and out, paying special attention to cracks in the glass, but also damaged caulking that could compromise the seal.
Without a good seal and weather stripping on your doors, you could have leaks and your energy bills could go up. Replace the caulking completely, as new caulking will create a better seal than trying to patch up old stuff.
If there's significant irreparable damage, replacing your glass doors might be necessary. When you aren't sure, the best thing to do is contact your local glass window and door company to get a professional inspection.
Pick Up Glass Door Cleaning Supplies
Most of the time, you're going to be dealing with dirt and debris on your glass doors. You must take special care with your doors if you're going to keep them spotless until the spring. Make sure to only use non-abrasive, gentle cleaning products on your glass.
Use a soft microfiber cloth when applying the cleaning solution, then a squeegee to avoid streaks. There are plenty of glass cleaners on the market but you can do a great job with a simple homemade vinegar solution.
Glass Door Care Routine
Your glass door care routine should always occur on a cloudy day, this is the secret! The sun and the heat combined creates glare, streaking, and prevents you from seeing all of the dirt.
Get your tools ready (clothes, squeegee, solution), and tackle the inside of the door first. The outside glass is dirtier, so you'll have to replenish your water and solution if you do it first.
Apply the cleaning solution using a spray bottle. Use gentle circular motions with your cloth first, then do vertical motions, followed by horizontal ones. Use your squeegee to get any excess moisture wiped away and, if need be, use cotton swabs to tackle the corners and edges of the glass and frame.
Care for Glass Doors and They'll Care for You
If you care for glass doors, they'll care for you. Follow this fall glass cleaning method and you'll always treat yourself to perfect-looking glass doors until next year.
Whether you're looking to replace a damaged glass door or install a new set of them, Canadian Comfort Windows & Doors can help. We've been helping Ottawa residents with their glass window and door needs since 1968. Contact us today to get more information about our products and services.