Are aluminium bifold doors easy to operate and maintain?

Discover the unparalleled features of Sussex Glazing’s aluminium bifold doors, offering a seamless connection between indoor and outdoor spaces with a range of customisable options. Unlike any other door, aluminium bifold doors provide a completely uninterrupted view when open, enhancing the flexibility and aesthetics of your living space.

Opening and closing instructions

Operate the doors effortlessly by following these steps:

  • Insert the key into the lock, turn 360°, and remove.
  • Rotate all slave handles 90° horizontally.
  • For doors opening out, push the door frame above the slave handle to open fully. For doors opening in, pull the handle to open.
  • To close, guide the doors along the track, using the handle for doors opening out and rotating slave handles 180°. For doors opening in, push the frame until shut.
  • Ensure all slave handles are in the locked position, and if keyed locking is installed, lift the master handle to engage the locks.

Helpful tips:

  • Always remove the key from the lock to prevent damage.
  • The lead door is the first to open and the last to close.
  • The lead door must remain attached to the magnetic keep when open.

Maintaining your aluminium bifold doors

Enjoy the full benefits of your bi-fold doors by keeping them clean and well-maintained. Follow these tips:

Cleaning the glass

  • Use a 50/50 solution of water and vinegar or a soap and water mix.
  • Use microfiber cloths and squeegees for a streak-free finish.
  • Avoid solution runoff onto frames and remove jewellery to prevent scratches.

Cleaning and maintaining the frames

  • Wipe frames with a non-abrasive cloth or sponge and mild detergent.
  • Avoid heavy-duty cleaners; seek advice for stubborn stains.
  • Lubricate tracks with silicone spray and wash external surfaces in saltwater environments.

Cleaning the tracks and seals:

  • Use a vacuum cleaner nozzle to remove debris from tracks.
  • Lubricate tracks and mechanisms with silicone spray.
  • Clean external surfaces for properties in coastal areas

Maintaining the locks:

  • Apply a small amount of silicone spray to the lock and key for smooth operation.
  • Avoid using oils like WD40.

Choosing high-quality energy efficient doors:

Choosing high-quality aluminium bifold doors from Sussex Glazing ensures durability and enhanced security features, such as multipoint locking systems, kitemarked locks, secure hinges, heavy-duty handles, and toughened glass. For complete peace of mind, opt for doors that are accredited to PAS 24: 2016 testing to ensure the safety of your home.

At Sussex Glazing, we’ll help design your bespoke aluminium sliding doors. If you’d like to know more, get in touch today by calling us on 01273 287 287 or visiting our website. If you already know what you’d like, request a quote today!

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