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Operating the doors

1) Insert the key into the lead door and turn anti clockwise through 360 degrees to release the deadbolt in the multipoint lock. Operate or handle in a downward motion to release the multipoint locking system and door latch. Open the lead door fully through 180 degrees and ensure that the magnetic door stays are holding the door fully open. (this will help the doors glide more easily)

2) Release the shoot bolts on the slave doors by turning the shoot bolt through 180 degrees and leave in this position. Push the doors away from you (if the doors open out of the room) or pull towards you (if the doors open into the room) to start the folding operation.

3) At the hinge side of the lead door, guide the doors along the track system until they are fully open. (Repeat steps 2 and 3 as necessary if you have more than 3 doors in one direction)

Closing the Doors

1) Guide the lead door at the hinge side along the track (do not use the lead door handle to drag the doors along the track as it will cause the doors to operate in an accordion type motion and restrict the effectiveness of the running gear.) Keep the lead door located on the magnetic door stays.

2) Use the “D” – handle above the shoot bolt lever to pull the doors closed. Turn the shoot bolt lever in a downward motion through 180 degrees to locate the shoot bolts into the track. (Do not use the shoot bolt lever to pull the doors closed. No warranty claim will be accepted in respect of this)

3) Use the lead door handle to pull the door closed until it latches then lift the handle upwards to engage the multipoint lock and turn the key clockwise through 360 degrees to engage the deadbolt in the multipoint lock.

Care & Maintenance

  • Maintenance – Your Easifold 3000 door system contains mechanical moving parts that will need to be lubricated – annually these include; hinges; multipoint lock; handles. Lubricate using a light oil or spray oil and wipe away any excess with non-abrasive cloth once you have finished. The “freeglide” running system in your Easifold 3000 door system is maintenance free and will not require lubrication.
  • Gaskets – When new, the gaskets will be quite firm making the doors feel tight when closing. This is perfectly normal and in the gaskets will bed together creating a near perfect weather tight seal massively reducing the chance of rain or wind from entering between them. Ambient temperature will also contribute to the length of time the bedding in process will take. All of our gaskets are manufactured to the highest standards and are specifically designed to allow for this bedding in period.
  • Care of your Easifold 3000 door system –1) Powder-coated aluminium profile – Use a light soapy solution and a non-abrasive cloth to wipe dirt from the doors. DO NOT USE an abrasive cloth such as a scouring pad as the Easifold 3000 door system is a painted finish and can be scratched. It is NOT recommended that you use solvent based cleaning products; care must be taken if you intend to use such products.2) “TPE” gaskets – use a light soapy solution and a non-abrasive cloth. DO NOT USE solvent based cleaning products on the gaskets. It is recommended that silicon spray is applied to the gaskets annually.3) Tracks – use a small brush to loosen any debris from the track. Using a suitable vacuum cleaner with a thin nozzle cleaning attachment. Vacuum up the debris in the track. (This should be carried out on a weekly basis) DO NOT allow debris to build in the track as this will affect the operation of the doors.

 

Schuco

schuco

Maintenance Guide

  • To be completed at least every 3 months
  • Any defects to be reported to Herts Bifold Doors immediately. Aluminium products should be gently cleaned and checked at least every 3 months to see of any routine maintenance is required such as:
  1. Mechanism & Hardware – Ensure ease of movement/ smooth running/ wheels are clean/ no rust. The Schuco door system contains mechanical moving parts that require lubrication every 3 months. These parts include the multipoint locking systems and the handles.
  2. Track – No obstructions/ clean. The top track is maintenance free and does not require lubrication, only cleaning. Use a small brush to loosen any debris from the track. Using a suitable vacuum cleaner with a thin nozzle cleaning attachment vacuum up any debris from the track. (This should be carried out weekly when in regular use or when any debris is present). DO NOT allow any debris to build up in the track as this will affect the operation of the doors.
  3. Glazing – Check for defects or damaged glass/ signs of moisture inside the cavity.
  4. Surface finish – Damage or wear penetrating the surface finish/ flaking powder-coat. Clean the powder coated paint surfaces with a light soapy solution and non-abrasive cloth to wipe dirt and contaminants from the doors. DO NOT USE an abrasive cloth such as a scouring pad as the aluminium product has a powder coated paint finish which can be scratched. DO NOT USE solvent based cleaning products.
  5. Aluminium – Cracking/ damage.
  6. Perimeter Silicone Sealant – peeling/ damaged (not warranted but should remain intact).Clean the TPE gasket seals with a light soapy solution and a non-abrasive cloth to wipe dirt and condiments. DO NOT USE solvent based cleaning based products. Seals should be lubricated with a silicon spray bi-annually.
  • In salt water environments apply a protective coating to the stainless steel external ironmongery as a specified by the manufacturer of the coating e.g. www.safeproductsltd.co.uk

 

Kloeber

Maintenance Guide

  •  To be completed at least every 3 months
  • Any defects to be reported to Herts Bifold Doors immediately. Aluminium products should be gently cleaned and checked at least every 3 months to see of any routine maintenance is required such as:
  1. Mechanism & Hardware – All mechanisms are subject to deterioration from everyday use, and also from environmental attack die to atmospheric and other conditions. Maintenance of mechanisms is even more important in severe environments such as coastal marine localities, and some industrial areas. Even stainless products require maintenance to prevent deterioration in some environments. Minimum maintenance must be followed to validate the warranty.Hangers, pivots and Brackets – Exposed surfaces should first be wiped down with warm soapy water and a soft rag, and then rinsed can before applying new surface protectants. A light spray application of a corrosion preventative such as CRC Marine 66, Innox or WD40, followed by a light wipe with a dry cloth to remove excess is recommended for all hangers, pivots and brackets.Hinges – Wipe down the visible surfaces with warm soapy water and a soft rag, then rinse off and dry by wiping with a clean ray. Application of a thin film of light machine oil or one of the corrosion preventative sprays mentioned above will help to maintain the original lustre of the metal finish and lubricate the moving contact surfaces. Be careful not to get these components on the timberwork itself as they may cause staining. For hinges with an oil-rubbed bronze finish, care should be taken when cleaning or re-applying surface protection. This finish is chosen because of its ability to be selectively removed to reveal the underlying base material, which will show through as a copper or brass colour highlight. It can also be removed unintentionally by vigorous rubbing or abrasion with certain compounds, so maintenance should always be undertaken with the materials softness in mind.In salt water environments apply a protective coating to the stainless steel external ironmongery as specified by the coating manufacturer, e.g. www.safeproductslts.co.ukDrop bolts – Sprayed application of a suitable lubricant such as CRC Merine 66, Innox or WD40 to the sliding pin inside the bolt and to the lock cylinder is recommended. A tube attached to the nozzle will help to concentrate the liquid with minimal over spray. There are access holes or slots on all drop bolt products so that this can be done without removing the locks from the doors.
  2. Track – Remove surface contaminants by wiping all visible track surfaces with a damp soft cloth and a mild detergent, then wipe dry with a clean cloth. Using a suitable applicator, spread small amount (typically a ¼ teaspoon) of clear petroleum jelly or similar lubricant to the running faces of the track. Ensure that the carrier wheels pass through the lubricant to the running faces of the track.
  3. Glazing – Check for defects or damaged glass/ signs of moisture inside the cavity.
  4. Surface finish – Timber – As timber is a natural product and expands and contracts slightly it is possible for cracks to appear. These are easily repaired and providing the maintenance guide below is followed correctly.
  5. Perimeter Silicone Sealant – The glazing, frame, bottom track and other areas are sealed with silicone. The silicone should be inspected for signs of damage and replaced immediately.

The period between maintenance applications will vary and is dependent upon the degree of exposure, elevation, aspect, design of the component, quality of timber and original application. The need for maintenance is indicated by a lightening in colour and reduction in sheen as the coating erodes, and a loss of water repellence. Special attention should be paid to the top of the doors and windows and bottom of doors where glass meets timbers, which are exposed to the weather when in the open position. The cill is exposed to the highest volume of water and door traffic, it should be cleared from all surfaces and not allowed to remain in contact with the product. Please note that the lighter the colour the quicker the UV rays will break down the finish; this may result in more frequent maintenance.

Herts Bifold Doors timber products are coated with Sikkens micro porous coating system and all products referenced below can be purchased from Sikken stockists. You may need to contact Herts Bifold Doors to confirm your colour reference.
If the above mentioned deterioration occurs please maintain the product as follows: If the coating is in a sound condition – clean down with a stiff nylon bristled brush, wash down with mild detergent solution. If surface mould or algal growth is present – use a fungicidal wash (follow manufacturer’s advice on use), rinse with clean water and allow to dry fully. Then apply one coat of Cetol 31 (apply further coats if required).
If there are bare areas the process is slightly different. The bare areas should be sanded to remove weathered timber (dark or grey areas), degreased if required and patch primed/ brought forward using Cetol BL21 PLUS TO MATCH SURROUNDING AREAS. Degrease thoroughly using methylated spirits and a lint – free cloth, frequently changing the face to avoid smearing. Allow to dry fully. Apply one coat of Cetol BL21 plus, allow to dry and then apply two coats of Cetol BL31 in full, flowing and even coats.
All coatings should be worked well into the joints (pay special attention to the tops and bottoms of the doors, bottom of doors where glass meets timber and undersides of cills and exposed end grain). Avoid over brushing and overlapping to eliminate brush marks and achieve a high quality finish. A good quality synthetic bristle brush, specifically designed for use with water-borne products, should be used for application. Ensure the coatings are not brushed out too thinly. Do not apply by cloth. Allow full drying time between coats.

UPVC

Below is some information to help you carry out the necessary cleaning and maintain your doors.

  • Glass cleaning – When cleaning glass use soap and water to remove any external grime. To produce a better finish you can use a household window cleaner and a soft cloth. Please be aware that any jewellery worn whilst cleaning the doors could scratch the glass if it comes into contact, removing the jewellery or wearing rubber gloves would prevent scratching. Also be careful not to drop cloths as stones or other debris picked up may also scratch the glass. Most scratches in glass can be removed with jeweller’s rouge or an equivalent rubbing compound.
  • UPVC frame cleaning – The faces of UPVC frames should be cleaned every three to four months with warm water and a mild liquid detergent. Clean with non-abrasive detergents as abrasive detergents may damage the frames.
  • Drainage – Eurocell products are produced with a built in drainage system. To ensure this system works efficiently the drainage slots must remain unblocked. To make sure the door is draining correctly remove any dirt or debris. Clear drain holes and check drainage operation by flushing through with water.
  • Weather Seals – Please ensure that you do not dislodge any weather seals. If this occurs immediately return to correct position. If the product is damaged or broken ensure to prompt replacement by contacting your installer.