Bifold door maintenance makes it sound like a huge job, but it really isn’t.
Bifold doors add light and the illusion of space to any room. They give you great access to other rooms or your garden and this will make you want to keep them looking great.
So how can you keep them looking perfect? Whether you have uPVC, timber or aluminium bifold doors, here are some tips to keep them looking their best for years to come.
Number one bifold door maintenance rule: check they were installed properly
If you’re unsure whether your contractor installed your bifold doors properly, get them checked. And if you installed them yourself, definitely get a professional to look them over. This way, you’ll ensure that they are kept free of any damage and keep your guarantee valid.
Incorrectly installed bifold doors might cause problems such as dropping or warping, so make sure you use a qualified installer.
Your bifold doors need cleaning… annually
You’ll be pleased to know that your bifold doors need cleaning no more than every year if you have uPVC ones.
You might need to clean them every three to six months if you live by the sea or in a busy city, but other than that there is very little maintenance involved.
But how should you clean each part?
Check your door runners and look for anything that might be trapped in there. If your bifold doors are your entrance doors to your garden, stones or bits of leaves could easily get deposited in there.
You’ll need to remove obstructions as they could damage the running mechanism, causing a lot of damage.
Tip: vacuum the runners every month to keep them going smoothly.
Door frames and hinges
All you need to do to clean your door frames and hinges is mix some warm water with some washing up liquid and use a soft sponge or cloth to wipe them down.
Never use anything abrasive as it might damage your bifold doors.
Spray the locks with a silicone spray which will keep them working properly.
So that’s all there is to bifold door maintenance. Treat them well and you will get many years out of your doors.