Caring for Security Doors & Screens

To ensure the longevity and optimal performance of your security screens and doors, you'll need to perform some routine maintenance. Our products are crafted with high-quality materials, designed to withstand the test of time, but a little care goes a long way, especially in varying environmental conditions.

Understanding Your Environment

  1. Mild Environment: If you're in a rural area, away from industry, urban regions, and bodies of water, maintenance is needed every 6 months.
  2. Moderate Environment: If you're in an urban area, far from heavy industry, and at least 15km from water sources, including homes with pools, maintenance is needed every 4 months.
  3. Severe Environment: If you're within 15km of coastal, riverfront, or marine areas, within 5km of heavy industrial, or 3km of light industrial zones, maintenance is required every 3 months.

Care and Cleaning Instructions for Doors and Windows

  • If your product doesn't contain flyscreen mesh, you can use a pressure washer with medium pressure and no detergents.
  • For products with flyscreen mesh, follow these steps:
    1. Gently wipe the surface with a wet cloth or sponge.
    2. Use a soft, non-abrasive brush or cloth with a mild detergent to remove dust, salt, and build-up. Avoid abrasive cleaning liquids, scourers, steel wool, or scrapers as they can damage the powder coat surface.
    3. For paint splashes, sealants, or residues, you can use methylated spirits, turpentine, or white spirits. Avoid harsh detergents that recommend gloves during application, as they can harm the powder-coated finish.
    4. Do not use scraping tools.
  • For locks, hinges, and rollers, use a soft bristle brush. Avoid abrasive tools.
  • Clean them with a diluted solution of mild detergent in warm water, ensuring the cleaning liquids do not penetrate locks or cylinders.
  • For products with gold or chrome plating, be extra careful not to allow dirt, dust, or contaminants to accumulate, as this can cause discolouration and finish damage. Depending on exposure, colour change, gloss change, or chalking may occur.
  • Lubricate key/lock cylinders annually or when you notice key resistance.
    1. Remove dirt, grime, or salt around the end of the cylinder barrel.
    2. Apply a small amount of powdered graphite to the key, insert it into the barrel, and operate it to maintain a smooth action. Avoid sprays or oils as they can attract dust and reduce the cylinder's life.

By following these simple care and cleaning instructions, you'll keep your security screens and doors in excellent condition, no matter the environmental challenges.