Helpful hints for maintaining your bifold doors

Your bifold doors are an important part of your home, as such you want to make sure you look after them. Maintaining their running takes vert little time but it is important that you do it regularly.

 

1.Keep them clean:

When cleaning the glass, ensure where possible that the solution does not run onto the frames too much. Also, don’t forget to remove all jewellery, rings and watches as they can easily leave scratched on the glass. It’s a good idea when you are cleaning the glass in your doors to make sure to take ¬†look at the moving and working parts too. Ensure they are free of dust, grime or anything which could compromise their movement. Use a small cloth to clean in the gaps and vacuum (with the cleaning nozzle) out the track weekly/ monthly.

2.Check the hardware:

Although many of our doors are maintenance free it is wise to make regular checks of your hardware, this includes; handles, hinges and screws. It only takes a moment, but checking nothing had come loose can prevent damage and make sure the smooth running of your door is not affected in any way. With some doors, is it advised that you lubricate the tracks and mechanisms with a silicon spray. If you feel this is needed focus on the area where the wheel and guide disks connect with the tracks to ensure smooth running.

3.Look after the frames:

Your bifold door frames should be cleaned regularly, n most cases all they need is a wipe down, for the more stubborn stains wash with a little soapy water and leather them down for a perfect finish! If there are any stubborn stains that won’t shift with washing, try using an ink rubber to lift the mark. You will know immediately if it is going to work, so don’t keep scrubbing away if you can’t see an initial change.

 

Overall as long as they are not abused, bifold doors should last a lifetime. They will be subjected to a lot of use over their lifetime, which should not effect their longevity. Any maintenance issues that may arise will be very minor and easily rectified.

 

Clean your doors regularly and you will continue to benefit from your beautiful bifold door! If you have any further questions please do not hesitate to contact us!