Bifold doors are a wonderful part of your property, bringing natural light into your home.
They seamlessly allow the outside of your home to become a welcome addition to your property.
Bifold doors are luxurious and give your home an incredible edge that will impress your guests.
With a simple push on your bifold doors, you can seamlessly join the outside of your home with your indoor living area, allowing you to make the most of the space and the view outside.
But like most things, this luxury comes at a cost…
What Happens If You Don’t Service Your Bifold Doors?
Several issues will arise if you don’t service your bifold doors.
You may experience difficulty opening or closing your doors smoothly, so entry into and out of your property may become cumbersome and awkward.
You might notice that it becomes difficult to close the door or the latch securely, which might cause you a security concern.
If left unserviced, your bifold doors may develop alignment problems resulting in a situation where they won’t meet evenly in the middle. Alignment issues are not ideal, and regular servicing can help you prevent this.
Unserviced bifold doors are likely to develop warping or sagging, so they’ll start to stick, and you’ll find them challenging to operate. The main culprits that cause this problem are extreme weather, moisture or excessive weight on the doors.
In time, you’ll begin to hear noise or squeaking when you open or close your doors. The likely root cause is worn or damaged hinges and a lack of lubrication.
These things are all warning signs that your Bifold doors require a service.
Servicing your doors will prevent you from incurring a more considerable expense in the future should you fail to maintain them.
How Do You Service Your Bifold Doors?
Our best advice is to service your Bifold doors twice per year, as these types of doors are affected by adverse and different weather conditions.
Here are a few simple things you can do to service your Bifold Doors.
Start with cleaning the doors with a nice soft cloth and warm water. Doing this will remove any dirt or debris that may have built up on the surface. It’ll also allow you to identify any further issues that may have been covered with dirt.
Inspect the door hinges to investigate for wear or damage and check if they are loose. If you notice any movement, you’ll need to tighten them, and if they are damaged, you will need to get them replaced.
You should check the door tracks. You’ll need to look for obstructions or debris that might prevent your doors from moving smoothly and remove any blockage or debris with a cloth or brush.
Use a silicone-based lubricant on the door hinges and tracks to help the doors move smoothly.
You should always check the door alignment if your doors are not functioning correctly. To do this, you’ll need to adjust the hinges or use shims to raise or lower the doors.
If you’ve performed all of the above and still have issues, you’ll need to consult a professional, as you have a more severe problem that needs to be fixed.