Newly Installed Bifold Doors Difficult To Initiate Closure When Fully Opened


Which should you use for closet doors? Have you ever been frustrated with a bifold or sliding door coming off the track? Another option to installing bifold doors is to use double swinging doors instead.

A bifold is actually a single door that is split vertical down the middle and hinged together. Depending on the width, a typical bifold door opening would actually consist of four separate doors.

Bifolds work great in areas that have space constraints. When a bifold is open it only protrudes less than half the width of the door itself. This is great in an area such as a door in a hallway, where a full door when opened would make it difficult to pass by. You will see bifolds used in small laundry areas and predominately in bedroom closet doors.

These doors have a track at the top, and guide pins on the top and bottom.

Adjustment of the doors can be tricky and can take some time to get the clearances correct. While this style of door does not protrude into...
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Bifold Door Prices Cost Considerations Of Bifold Doors Best Places To Use Bifold Doors Bifold Door Styles Bifold Door Materials Single Vs. Double Bifold Doors Advantages Of Bifold Doors Disadvantages Of Bifold Doors How To Install Bifold Doors Find A Pro

Bifold Door Prices

Bifold doors are generally more expensive than other types of doors because they contain multiple leaves and need to be set on a separate track system. A solid-core closet bifold door measuring 30 inches by 80 inches comes with an average price range of $78 to $120. Additional materials such as fasteners and connectors can cost $15 to $25, for a total per-door cost of $93 to $135.

Keep in mind that there are many variations with this price, which can change considerably based on how many panels you need, the size of the door and the door's material. If you pay for a professional to handle the labor and installation, then you can expect an additional $91 to $313 in charges...

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Don't park too close!

Parking not a problem


The One-Piece® hydraulic door acts as a large moving wall that swings outward when opening, requiring extra space as the door travels outward to the open position.


To avoid possible damage to equipment, vehicles and airplanes, clearly label the doorway or ramp area “No Parking Area”. By clearly marking the “No Parking Area” there will be minimal loss of valuable parking space in front of your hangar/fly-in home/shop/warehouse/storage building.

Be Aware

At airports with hangars located on each side of the taxiway, keep the door open or closed (not half open) to avoid damaging wings as planes taxi by the front of your hangar door.

For Safety Reasons: Windows are Recommended...

Schweiss recommends that all One-Piece® hydraulic doors have windows in the door frames. Windows...

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“When one door closes, another door opens, but we so often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door, that we do not see the ones which open for us.”
– Alexander Graham Bell –

“When one door of happiness closes, another opens; but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one, which has been opened for us.”
– Helen Keller –

These two quotes are so true! Read them again and think about them.

When one door closes another door opens

Most people are too attached to the past, to what they are familiar with, and therefore, miss opportunities that stand right in front of them.

Doors may close, but there are always, other, unlimited number of doors – new opportunities. The world is full of opportunities, if we could only see them. The Infinite Power is boundless, and so the possibilities are without number.

Not every plan works out. Sometimes, there are losses and failures. Sometimes, there are...

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Bi-folding doors are extremely easy to look after but do require a little bit of maintenance to ensure they last for years. To ensure your doors remain in their peak condition, you just need to follow a few simple operation and maintenance steps.

Click here to find our more about our bi-fold doors.

Operating Your Doors

Once your doors are installed, it’s important you know how to operate them properly so you can enjoy all the benefits they bring without any hassle. There are two main types of door systems, systems with a lead door and systems without a lead door.

If you have any issues relating the operation of your doors, your first point of call would be the people who installed them, so give them a call.

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By Todd Fratzel on Doors, Finish Carpentry

Installing Bi-Fold Doors

Installing bi-fold closet doors is an easy DIY project. In this article you can Learn How To Install Bifold Doors yourself with simple tools.

The level of effort in installing bi-fold doors really depends on the condition and type of door jambs you already have. In new construction this is pretty straight forward. You just trim out the door opening as if it were going to be a cased opening.

If you’re not familiar with the term “cased opening” then let me quickly explain. A cased opening is a door or window opening that gets a very simple trim detail. You use flat 1x material for the jambs (top and sides) then use your normal casing around the outside of that. The real difference between a cased door opening and a regular door are the stops on the jamb of a normal door. As you can see in the pictures below the cased opening is just a plain flat jamb.

Install Top Jamb...

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Swinging Door Hinges

The swinging door hinges are floor mounted hinges which have a spring tension. These allow a door to swing in or out of a room and return to the closed position, when left open.

How to Repair a Door Hinge

Have a squeaky, sagging or badly aligned door? Use these tips to take care of the problem yourself. Have a look...

Fire-rated Doors

This article tells you about fire-rated doors that we usually see in corporate houses, public buildings, dormitories, and multiple other establishments for safety reasons.

Front Doors for Homes

Front doors of our home are most prominent and hence, need to be extremely elegant in design. Well, these are commonly ignored during home improvement projects, and left unfinished. So make sure that you consider refinishing these...

Different Types of Door Locks Not Many of Us are Aware Of

Are you looking for a secure lock for the main door, but finding it hard to choose the...

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Home Services Guidelines and Best Practices

Bifold Door Installation guidelines, FAQs and unit pricing information

Are you looking for independent, trustworthy advice about Bifold Door Installation? Do you need to understand common installation options? If your project calls for Bifold Door Installation work, the following guidelines and best practices will help you understand: Is a subcontractor really necessary for Bifold Door Installation work? Will a permit be required? What are common problem areas? How much will Bifold Door Installation labor cost? What are the important Bifold Door Installation quality checks that should be included in the work requirements?

Bifold Door Installation - Frequently Asked Questions

Bifold Door Installation - Options, Quality Checks and Important Details

Use the list below to document your expectations for level of detail and finish quality for Bifold Door Installation. Make sure that relevant information is included...

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Choosing to add and then having installed bi-folding doors is becoming one of the most common home improvements during the past three to four years but is it really a surprise?

Unlike their counterparts, which still do offer many benefits, bi-folding doors have the ability to completely revolutionise the homes we live in, whether just for a momentary day of sunshine or for the rest of our lives.

The addition of aluminium bi-folding doors provides a stunningly modern aesthetic to your home, which can be taken advantage of for work, play and rest purposes. It is, without question, the easiest way of opening up space within your home and it can be a real point of focus within dining, kitchen and living areas. Homes which have full length doors and have an open plan downstairs living area also have the added luxury of superb additional natural lighting with the property.

Whilst for some people, the choice of adding bi-folding doors is particularly simple (a...

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EB123 Therapeutic Hypothermia After Cardiac Arrest/Anoxic Brain Injury: Cool Lessons Learned

Angela West, Darice Hawkins, Dawn Marie Kay, Victoria Barbara; Long Beach Memorial, Long Beach, CA

Purpose: To present analyzed data collected on 46 patients who were cooled from March 2010 through March 2012. Although a therapeutic hypothermia (TH) policy/procedure was written and inclusion/exclusion criteria were outlined, review of these cases demonstrated variability in clinical decisions. Situations occurred that caused clinicians to rethink some of the initial parameters. Our goal is to share the lessons learned from the outcomes of these decisions. Description: Although the benefits of TH were discussed in the 1950s, further research was required to support evidence-based practice changes in the care of patients comatose after full cardiac arrest. Literature review suggests variances in inclusion/exclusion ...

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