Folding Door Maintenance - Easy and Simple Care Guidelines
Panel Protective Film
Remove all protective film from panels, frames and any other metal extrusion within 30 days of job delivery. Failure to do so could cause finish damage voiding the product warranty.
Wipe down the visible surfaces with warm soapy water on a soft cloth and then rinse off by wiping with a clean damp cloth.
Locks and Hardware
Wipe down the visible surfaces with warm soapy water on a soft cloth and then rinse off by wiping with a clean damp cloth. Spray a thin film of light machine oil or one of the corrosion preventative sprays such as CRC Marine 66®, Innox® or CorrisionX®. Be careful to avoid getting these compounds on wood or fiberglass panels or jambs as they may cause staining. Be sure to wipe down any overspray.
Track and Bearings
Apply white petroleum jelly (Vaseline) or equivalent, to inner lip of each side of head track with a clean cloth. Distribute lubricant evenly along track. Ensure wheels and bearings receive sufficient lubricant. Wipe all contaminant from track surfaces with damp cloth and mild detergent, clean surfaces with clean soft cloth. Apply thin film for systems installed in severe environments by wiping surfaces of track with anti-corrosive substance, such as, CRC Marine 66®, Innox® or CorrosionX®.
Hangers, Pivots and Brackets
Before applying anti-corrosive substance, wipe exposed surfaces with clean soft cloth soaked in warm soapy water; then rinse, clean and dry. Spray thin film to hangers, pivots and brackets with anti-corrosive substance, such as, CRC Marine 66®, Innox® or CorrosionX®.
Regular maintenance is required for all hardware, even stainless steel, to keep manufacturer’s warranty in place. Failure to provide proof of maintenance will void any warranty.
Carry out maintenance procedures with the following minimum recommendations:
General environments - every 3 months
Marine, industrial environments, within 5 miles of a body of water and / or a pool area - every month.