If there is some issue with your bi-fold, you should consider solving the hardware problem before replacing the whole. Due to the unpleasant extreme weather, the hardware of your bi-fold door can be damaged. If the hardware is damaged, there can also be an issue with the bi-fold door.
Before going for the overkill and replacing the whole unit, you should consider the problems with the doors or locks' hinges. If they are the source of the problem, consider replacing them cheaply without any professional help.
Bifold door furniture is anything that can be added to the frame, and the frame improves its operation. The external bi-fold door furniture consists of latches, locks, tracks, hinges, and door handles.
Placement is the key to replace or install the handles of bi-fold doors. If you are replacing something already in the correct position, only a quick swap is needed. You should also make sure that the new and original handles are the same size so that the door can operate smoothly.
The first thing you need to do is to know the placement of the handle. It should always go to the top floor. If the door has panels, its grip must be in the vertical center of the middle panel. Without a panel, the door's handle will go into the door's horizontal center, which is 41 inches from the top.Now you need to drill holes and use your handle as a guide. When you mark the correct spots, use the drill to make holes. Use a 2mm drill to create small holes. When you are ready to start the final holes, you should use a larger drill. The size of the drill must be on the instruction manual of the handle. You must keep the drill level to the ground and avoid damaging the door.To drill the spindle holes, use a 25mm spade. For the locking functionality, use the 25mm spade bit to drill into the door's width.
The next step is to install the handles into the door. You have to chisel out the whole marked area. According to the instruction sheet, it would be best to keep the chisel at a 45-degree angle and chisel. Now place the latch into the chiseled area and screw it. It will help if you have the accuracy for the faceplate. The faceplate must be as precise as the latch to make sure the locking system works in and out. Once everything is correct, you must score the faceplate into the width of the door. After that, screw the handles back and front of the door.
One of the common reasons which the customers address is that their door is not closing. In many cases, the issue relies on the locking system.Mostly misalignment and faulty latches are the reason behind this issue. If you think you have the same problem, you should also get a replacement.You can choose from a variety of options when installing locks on the external bi-fold door.
Suppose you have chosen what kind of lock you want, it is now time to follow the instructions. You must have measured the width of the door properly. Mark the spot of the lock along with screw holes. To secure it, use mounting locks.Fit a latch plate to the frame of the door. You have to align the latch plate with the door latch and mark the frame. Now you must be able to place the latch plate in the position and screw it.`