How Are Bi-Fold Doors Measured?
29 Nov 2018
Replacing your sliding doors to the garden with bi-fold doors can be a great investment, as they bring the outdoors into a room almost completely, increasing light and improving air flow. When fitted properly, they also provide security and efficient weatherproofing.
The latest technology has made bi-fold doors an attractive and affordable option for homeowners who want to upgrade their house. At Door Stop, our current range of bi-folding doors has an option to suit every door opening and buyers’ budget.
On the right track
While early versions of the bi-fold door were fitted on hinges in the wall at one end only, modern track-fitted doors have an even weight distribution, which gives a smoother, lighter operation. This means less stress to the fittings for a longer lifespan.
No one wants their new door to let in draughts or to stick when opening, so a correct fit is vitally important. Accurate measuring is key to achieving a neatly-fitted door which will enhance your room and glide open and closed smoothly. Seasonal changes in temperature and humidity can actually affect the fit of a door, so a good door fitted correctly will take this into account and allow year-round integrity.
What’s your angle?
Each track and door system has its own sets of instructions, and will vary slightly in the fitting, although the principles are the same. These include:
It takes two to measure
There are several measurements that need to be taken to ensure your new doors are a perfect fit. Get help for this as two people can measure more easily than one. You’ll need to take four sets of measurements:
If you don’t want to take the measurements yourself, Door Stop offers a complete professional measuring and installation service in and around Perth. Book a no-obligation free consultation with us to find out more
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