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Maintain your bifold door

November 12, 2015 | 4 Comments

Now that the summer has officially ended and the dark nights come in quickly, making sure your home is in good shape for the colder months is important. This not only includes the security and internal parts of your home, but also your doors and windows too.

The chances are quite high that if you have had bi-folding doors installed in your home then during the summer you would have taken advantage of their great benefits. This will have kept your house cool in the summer and now it is getting colder help to keep the internal temperature more constant, along with the heating.

But whilst these are all good, maintenance is needed to ensure the doors work to their maximum during the winter. Leading bi-folding door companies across the UK are trying to educate the homeowner to ensure their doors are looked at during this time of the year. Some of the most useful and easiest to carry out tips are below:

Firstly, if you want to reap all the benefits that high efficiency glazing has on your home, then you need to make sure that it is clean and free of a layer of debris. This can be done easily by just washing the windows with some warm water on a cloudy day to avoid streaks. Again a clear window will offer better views of your garden and the outside scenery.

Whilst washing the windows, also check that the tracks are clear of any leaves and debris too. This time of the year is common place for issues to occur from autumn debris build up, such as leaves and twigs. If these are caught within any tracks it could cause the doors to not function properly leading to damage

Also look out for any damage that may have been caused during the summer without your knowledge. A professional company will come out look at any damage and recommend the best way to proceed. Don’t forget about the inside of the doors too. Make sure these are clean and clear of any issues.

These top tips should ensure that you can still reap all the amazing benefits of using of bi-folding doors within your home, despite the fact they might not be opening quite so often.

If you are unsure of how to carry out a maintenance check on you bi-folding doors, you should contact a local bi-folding door specialist quickly before the harshest of winter weather arrives. This is even more important if your bi-folding doors are about 8-10 years old as they may already be showing signs of wear and tear.

These are just a few top tips but they will give you more advice on how to guarantee your bi-folding door remains in fully working order during the winter months. A problem could be an expensive outlay so why not set aside an afternoon to carry out inexpensive checks which will allow you to enjoy your winter knowing everything is working properly.

 

 

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