Bifold Door Rollers and Tracks Need Care

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Bifold Door Rollers and Tracks Need Care

bifold closet doorsWhen aging bifold doors stick together, bind, or otherwise fail to operate properly, the problem can usually be found in the track at the top of the door frame.

Often the trouble with a balky bifold is a loose bracket on one or both ends of the track. This is a repair virtually anyone can perform. First: Loosen, don’t remove, the bracket’s set screw, then position the bracket so the door closes properly and tighten the screw. It may take a few attempts to get the bracket in the right position, but once it is, your door should operate smoothly.

But if the track itself is damaged, then the rollers, which are the plastic wheels that move within the track when the door is opening and closing, won’t move freely. Rollers that are jammed within the track cause bifold doors to bind.

You can avoid damaging the tracks by taking care not to operate the doors too roughly. Also, don’t hang clothes or other items from the top of the open doors – the extra weight can bend the tracks. If the bifold does not move smoothly, don’t put off repairs. Using force to open and close the doors only causes more damage.

Maybe your brackets and tracks are in good shape, but the bifold doors still bind. The cause may be bad rollers, which can crack or break over time, especially if doors are frequently opened and closed.

Replacing the rollers requires removing the doors. Even handy homeowners take pause when they realize roller replacement can be a bit complicated.

A-1 On Track can install a new bifold door, or make your old door work like new, in an hour or so. Call 408-866-0267 to schedule an appointment, or contact us online.


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