Regular Exterior Maintenance; How to Wash Your Garage Door.

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CLEANING THE DOOR

In order to prevent damage (rusting) caused by foreign matter adhering to the door, the door should be cleaned at least twice a year (normal environments) or 4 times a year (coastal environments). The door may need to be cleaned more frequently if road salt accumulates in a winter climate.

The door should be wiped down with a mild household detergent and rinsed with clear water.

NOTE: Be sure to clean behind stop molding on the sides and top of door.

WAXING THE DOOR (COASTAL AND HARSH ENVIRONMENTS)

For coastal and harsh environments, it will be necessary to wax the front side of the door following installation. Select a good quality car wax and apply according to wax manufacturer’s instructions. Wax should be applied at least twice a year, immediately after cleaning (see cleaning instructions above).

GLASS, PLEXIGLASS, STAINED LOOK, LEADED LOOK, BRILLIANCE® AND STUDIO SERIES WINDOWS CLEANING AND CARE INSTRUCTIONS

Clean with a mild solution of a dishwashing detergent and a soft cloth. After cleaning, rinse thoroughly. DO NOT use any ammoniated, abrasive or solvent-based cleaners of any kind.

Studio Series Windows Only:
Use a good grade of automotive paste wax and buff with a soft cloth. Windows should be cleaned and waxed at least once annually or more often based on the atmospheric conditions where installed.

Caution: Use care when handling decorative windows to avoid scraping or scratching the surface.

NOTE: Minor scratches or scuffs are not considered defects and will not be covered under the window warranty.

Please see Installation Manual for complete and/or additional instructions.