Southern Front Doors

Maintaining Iron Doors

Check out this stylish iron door transformation.

Your front door can leave many open presumptions about your home. Think of your front door as a first impression. Wrought iron entry doors are elegant and come in a myriad of patterns, designs, colors, and glass options. Sometimes it’s not painting or other outside aesthetics that need to be focused on, sometimes, it is the need for a new front door.

Iron Doors and Rusting

Iron doors can be a great addition to your home. With its elegance and style, your curb appeal will instantly increase. Although these types of doors have many benefits, if not maintained, your iron door can rust. Rust occurs when the iron is oxidized after being exposed to moisture. Rust can affect all metal and wrought iron doors are certainly not excluded.

In reality, some conditions make iron doors rust more than others. People who live close to the coast or in high humidity areas should keep an eye on the maintenance of their door in contrast to those who live in drier areas.

Reasons Your Iron Door is Rusting

  • Not Cleaning the iron consistently can lead to rusting.
  • Using acidic substances to clean the door can also damage the material.
  • Allowing moisture to build is another leading cause to iron doors rusting.

Prevention and Cleaning

  1. Alkaline soap or a store-bought cleaner modified for iron door cleaning is the best way to go as far as cleaning goes.
  2. Using a gentle cloth can give it that perfect finish that you need.  Do not use rags or towels that are harsh.
  3. Gently but thoroughly clean the door with the soapy mixture and gentle cloth.
  4. Use a water hose to rinse off the soapy mixture.
  5. Lastly, dry the iron door with a separate clean, gentle cloth. It is imperative to not to let the door air dry.

Be sure to contact Southern Front Door at (281) 890-5860 to begin shopping for your dream door!