Atmospheric corrosion is the deterioration and destruction of a metal caused by a mixture of water (rain or condensation), atmospheric oxygen and air pollutants. There are several factors involved:
Regularly cleaning a door’s paint coating significantly limits the risk of corrosion. Just simply scrub the door using water and a mild detergent (pH 5-8) and then carefully rinse with clear water and finally wipe it down with a soft absorbent cloth. To avoid scratching or damaging the lacquer layer, do not use any abrasives.
A door should be cleaned in accordance with its geographical location.
Doors can also be washed more frequently if their setting requires them to look immaculate at all times (building entrance, shops, etc.)
In accordance with the french NF T 36.001 standard, our doors come with a 2-year performance warranty. The finishing treatment on our doors includes a primer (epoxy powder gelled at 160° acting as a shield against corrosion and as an adhesive layer), as well as a finishing coat (textured polyester powder cured at 190° for polymerisation). This process guarantees an extremely durable paint finish, and can repel the effects of salt spray for over 500 hours.
In areas where the risk of corrosion is high, we recommend choosing the optional stainless steel that is available on all our product ranges.