Bi-Fold sliding door repair in the home is not a task that a professional technician can handle. Because these doors are designed to fold and be propped open, they are difficult to fit into tight spaces.
Even if the door itself is structurally sound, if it isn’t secured, it can prove more problematic than the do-it-yourself person thinks.
Only a professional will be able to get this type of job done right. The average homeowner will have to depend on a technician to perform the job properly and safely.
Types of Bi-Fold Sliding Door Repair
There are two common types of Bi-Fold sliding door repair that can be carried out at home. The first is to simply replace the existing opener with a new one. This should be accomplished if the old opener is defective or has failed. Some people who buy used Bi-Fold sliding door shutters, however, will just try to use the existing door handle on the interior of the doors. This is rarely the best idea because the handle isn’t designed to fit into tight spaces.
The second type of Bi-Fold sliding door repair is to replace the entire door completely. If the door is cracked or warped beyond repair, it should be replaced. If the door is in need of repair because it is missing a few of its hardware components, replacement parts can be purchased online. Or, the door could be replaced using the same set of parts as the existing door is used. Both methods carry their own risks.
A professional will have more tools at his disposal than the average homeowner, including rollers, material cutters, hammer, measuring tape, cable ties, hinges, and much more. Only an experienced do-it-yourself person would attempt a DIY project like this.
Frequently Asked Questions
We are pleased to give free estimates for sliding and patio doors. Since maintenance and repair work includes on-site inspection by a qualified technician, we can charge a minimum service fee to diagnose equipment problems.
We guarantee our rollers replacement within one year, we guarantee that the rollers are free from manufacturer's defects. We do not guarantee the adjustment of old rollers or rollers that we have not installed.
One of the most common problems with sliding doors is dirt that gets stuck on the track. This dirt accumulates and can cause problems with the movement of the door itself. Another common problem with sliding doors is the standard wheels and ball bearings. They can quickly become corrosive, and this causes problems when you open and close the door.
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We currently service all of South Florida including Broward County, Palm Beach County, Miami Dade County.