Door Maintenance

Want to keep your doors looking and operating their best? Here are some maintenance tips that will ensure your Ashworth Doors keep their visual appeal and ease of use for years to come:
  • The clad exterior finish must be cleaned periodically with mild soapy water.
  • Annual or bi-annual waxing (car wax suggested) will increase the longevity of the clad finish.
  • The finish on exterior field finished units may deteriorate quickly. Due to the fact that the finish protects the wood components from the natural elements, the finish should be inspected at least twice a year. The unit should be refinished as often as necessary to maintain its protective integrity.
  • Drainage weeps must be kept clean and unobstructed.
  • Cracks caused by settling or dimensional changes within the product must be filled and sealed.
  • Some woods, such as Ashworth’s Knotty Alder, are unique and require special attention to their natural wood characteristics. Please see our PDF for more information on Knotty Alder.
  • Ashworth’s Oil-Rubbed Bronze hardware features a living finish that adapts to its environment and use. Therefore, you should expect its appearance to change over time. Please see our PDF on Oil-Rubbed Bronze finishes for more information.
Many of the maintenance steps listed above can be completed with tools and materials available from your local hardware store and without the need of outside professionals.

Please note: Failure to comply with these instructions may void your warranty.