If you’re installing new bifold doors at your home or business, you’ll want to know everything is in place for a smooth service. A door company will always provide advice about what to expect on the day and anything you can do to help prepare the area for their installers. Here are some top tips about how to prepare for bifold installations in your property.
When Should You Order New Bifolds Doors?
There’s no right or wrong answer about when to replace windows and doors in your home. However, many people like to avoid colder months or when there’s a higher chance of rain, although the latter is a little harder to predict. Many people decide to get their bifold door installation organised for the start of Spring, meaning they can enjoy them in time for the warmer weather. One of the joys of bifold doors is the fact they create wide opening spaces to the outdoors, creating a seamless flow between indoors and out.
Confirming the Final Door Specifications
Many modern bifold doors from leading manufacturers will have fast turnarounds, so before the order is placed, a reputable supplier will confirm all the specifications with you. This will prevent hiccups on installation day if you suddenly find the products aren’t as expected. Your supplier will run through the order with you, from measurements and configurations to the bifold door material and colours selected. They’ll also check everything is correct when it arrives to help things run smoothly at installation.
Bifold Installation Site Preparation & Access
Homeowners often worry about how they need to prepare the site for the bifolds, but the main thing is to keep access clear for the installers. If you can help the vans park as close as possible to your property, that’s always useful (e.g. clearing a space in the driveway), as well as ensuring the route to the installation point isn’t blocked by items like boxes and bags. It’s also helpful to clear the area where the doors will be installed so that your installation team doesn’t have to move your furniture or personal belongings on the day.
When your supplier performs their risk assessment of your home, they may specify whether they will be carrying doors in through the back gate (e.g., where bifolds will replace rear patio doors) or through your front door and corridors. Make access easier by pinning doors securely open (including back gates) as wide as possible. Expert installers will be very careful not to damage anything when transporting materials through your home. However, you may like to consider moving anything out the way (if easy to do so) that you wouldn’t want accidentally knocked.
Are you ready to order new bifolds?
Get in touch with Hamiltons. We’re a leading bifold supplier and installer in South London and Surrey, covering areas such as Claygate, Cobham and Coulsdon. Contact us now to arrange a free consultation and quote.