When it comes to installing your bifold doors at 6 Day Doors, we have you covered. Our efficient and professional service results in a lead time of just 6 days. But adjusting your bifold door is also a key skill to have as well because if your home is in an area with harsh and diverse climates. In addition to this, it is important to get it right because otherwise, your home and security levels will be exposed. But how do you adjust your bifold doors? Read on to find out more.
Adjusting your bifold doors can be tricky because if your doors are very old, they are prone to cracking and warping in tough conditions as they will have been exposed to them for a long time. But there are ways of minimising this. While uPVC is a sturdy and robust material, it can also degrade over time, so aluminium is tougher in poor conditions. This could mean replacing them; however, they are very easy to adjust if they are in a strong condition.
The first thing to do when adjusting the bifold doors is to look at it and see what the issue is. This could be to do with the lead door because if it is jammed, this will cause problems with it opening. As a result, this door will have to be adjusted first so the transition can be smooth and easier.
Bifold doors are very versatile in the way you can adjust them because they can be customised in various ways. If you are suffering from water leakage problems, they can be lowered to stop water seeping through. To do this, you have to adjust the hinges from the sill with an Allen key; then, there are mechanisms on each track in which you can fit the key in. You can try to slide the doors up until they are at a comfortable height.
However, if you want to put more detail on your doors, you can also remove them from their tracks and then put them back in. This can be very useful to get rid of any debris or mould that causes problems with the hinges in the first place. You have to push them down and apply a bit of pressure, but not too much. This will allow the doors to pop out of their tracks, and you can clean them with a damp cloth and soapy water. This will mean the tracks will be in pristine condition in the long run. You can also lubricate the door with some WD40 to tighten the hinges.
The height of the door can be adjusted further from the hinges being tightened in the process. To do this, you can either raise the bolt to make it higher or lower the bolt. When adjusting your door, one thing to bear in mind is that it is very important to find the right balance. If you are adjusting the door yourself, it is a case of trial and error because this is one of the easier ways to fix the door.
Bifold doors are very low maintenance; however, taking regular care of them will ensure that they don’t suffer from persistent problems. Cleaning them once a year will stop dust and grime from building up in the future, making sure that they will help stay secure for many years to come. If you live in an area where there is plenty of dust, it is important to clean the door more regularly to ensure that there isn’t as much build up. A good timeframe to clean the doors would be every two to three months because this ensures that the doors will last for much longer.
If your home suffers from turbulent weather conditions, a bifold door could be affected. As a result, it could be a two person job trying to fix it. If the door comes apart, you can tighten the screws, so they don’t fall off completely. Another way of repairing your bifold doors is to check that the stripping is intact. This can help you reduce condensation in the long run. When cleaning your bifold door, you should clean both sides of the panels to ensure they benefit from a slick finish.
We hope that this article has helped give you tips in adjusting your bifold doors. If you want more information, then you can contact the team at 6 Day Doors through our online contact form or by calling us on 020 8500 4900. We will be sure to help you with any queries.