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3 ways to care for your ultra slim sliding glass door

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High-performance aluminium is one of the most corrosion resistant surfaces around, effectively lasting considerably longer than the majority of other sliding glass door materials. So, as an elated owner of a stunning ultra slim sliding glass door system from the viiu range, stay happy by following these simple yet helpful tips to keep your doors in the same superior condition originally installed from day one.

Take care of your slimline sliding glass doors

1. Avoid unnecessary difficulty & damage

Smoothly slide away from troublesome opening and closing issues, by keeping your sliding glass door tracks free from any form of harmful dirt or debris. Accomplish this by:

• Using a vacuum attachment, remove any dirt & debris from the corners
• Find two buckets & fill one with warm water and fill the other with warm water and a few drops of non-abrasive cleaner, e.g. mild washing-up liquid or a specialist aluminium cleaner
• Wipe over the handles, frame and tracks with the soapy solution & a soft cloth, regularly rinsing the cloth in the plain warm water solution to prevent reapplication of abrasive grime to the aluminium
• Remove stubborn grime from the track with the help of a nylon bristle brush
• Moisten another soft cloth with fresh warm water and wipe over the surfaces to remove any traces of the cleaning solution
• Dry all surfaces off with paper towels to remove any lingering traces of dirt.

Failure to regularly clear dirt, debris and dust from aluminium sliding door tracks can cause abrasive grime particles to scratch and impair precious aluminium surfaces over time. However, carrying out this quick and simple maintenance regime every 3-4 months will guarantee smooth operation and peak performance.

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2. Maintain endless views

Retain stunning views and optimum amounts of light by keeping the glazing in your sliding glass door spotless. Achieve this by:

  • • Mixing up a solution equivalent to 2 cups of water and ½ liquid soap (too weak to produce bubbles)
  • • Wipe over the glass with a soft cloth
  • • In a circular motion, dry off the glass using newspaper for a high gloss finish.

3. Preserve smart motorisation

If your sliding glass doors are above 320Kgs, make sure all motorised components are regularly serviced by a qualified viiu installer each year for matchless functionality.

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