How to clean storm entry doors
Cleaning storm entry doors often involves two distinct processes. One is the cleaning of the glass itself, and the other is cleaning the pocket screen that's often hidden away inside the door.
Before cleaning your storm door, remove the screen if you can and set it aside.
Phase One: Cleaning Storm Entry Doors
Traditional commercial cleaners work well for cleaning the glass of storm entry doors. However, you can also go the more eco-friendly route and, instead, use a mixture of vinegar and water. Spray the cleaner on the glass and use a squeegee to remove it, without leaving streaks. Once most of the residue is gone, buff the glass with a soft, dry cloth.
Clean the frame around your storm entry doors with a cleaner appropriate for the material. For instance, the cleanser you use on steel probably isn't ideal for use on wood. In most cases, a mild soap and water do the job. Use commercial cleaners on more difficult-to-remove grime.
Don't forget to clean the hardware as well, including the door closer. Clean the sweep at the bottom of the door and the threshold.
Phase Two: Cleaning Screens
With a water hose, douse the screen you previously removed from the door. Then use a rough sponge to brush both sides of it, gently moving from the center outward. Rinse with the hose. Allow the screen to air dry or dry it yourself with rags. Once the screen is dry, replace it in the door.
If the screen has rust spots, small tears, or other problems, consider contacting the manufacturer to obtain a replacement.