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Tips for Maintaining Steel Doors and Windows

Steel is now a very popular material for making window and door frames. It is preferred due to its fire rating, security, strength, and durability even in extreme weather conditions.

Although steel frames are more costly than other common materials such as aluminium, it ends up delivering lower costs of maintenance, thereby giving you more savings.


Generally, most windows and doors made of steel frames require little maintenance. Some exceptional types are actually maintenance-free.

Only the accessories that are built in them and hardware will require occasional maintenance.

Windows and doors have some parts that require inspection from time to time to make sure that they’re still in good shape. For instance, it is always recommended to ensure that the hinges of the steel doors are inspected regularly.


Look for any visible defects and test your door to check whether it closes and opens smoothly and freely. Also check its locking mechanisms.

If all these are functioning well, and without forcing anything, then the door is in good shape. Also look for any loose screws. Ensure that strike plates are in place firmly.

Also check whether the window joints are properly sealed on a regular basis. In case of any problems, reseal the joints to prevent rain water from leaking into your office or home.

Besides inspecting the seals, you should also check the gaskets or any other moving part.


Periodic inspection means that your steel doors and windows in your Sydney property can last long while maintaining their performance and resist harsh elements, fire, and pests.

Besides regular inspections, most steel manufacturers recommend that frames made of steel require regular cleaning. Only use mild and non-alkaline cleaning products mixed with some warm water.

You should use a soft cloth or a sponge to clean a steel surface and rinse the surface after cleaning.

The cleaning mixture may vary as a result of grime and salt in your environment. Besides these maintenance practices, the frequency of cleaning the steel frames will depend on where you live.

If you reside around a marine or coastal area, cleaning the door or window should take place at an interval of 6 to 12 months. If you reside in an urban or industrial location, then cleaning should be done at an interval of 3-6 months.

If you reside in a rural or suburb area, cleaning can be done at an interval of 6-12 months.

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