Bifold door installation is professional job. Not every home improvement task is a DIY, but you can assist in the installation process by making it easer for technicians. There are several ways to get prepared which will accomplish this.
Maximize access: Once you schedule a day for installation, clean house and remove any furniture, appliances, and wiring from where the installers will be working. Make sure there’s enough clearance and cover up any delicate furniture. Also clear the room of easily moved or broken objects such as toys, plants, lampshades, and others. This helps installers navigate and move doors into position. Clearing a parking space and the entrance to the house is a good idea too. Heavy lifting can take a toll on even experience installers.
Structural survey: Most of the time, installers survey the space beforehand, but you should consult with the appropriate organizations on having a structural survey and a close look at supporting walls. Specialized equipment is often placed along the wall. It is generally safe but keep children and pets away from there anyway.
Use: Frameless glass Bifold doors may take some getting used to. Be sure to ask questions, even though installers usually show you how to operate the doors and review their security functions. Get familiar with how the locks work and pick a safe, easy to remember spot for keys. Other aspects such as maintenance and cleaning should be discussed as well. Runners can get dirty and impede movement so be sure to understand the best maintenance tips.
Bifold doors are a great addition to any home. By being prepared, installation day can go smoothly and you can end it with a full understanding of these state-of-the-art home improvements.