If you have chosen to install your own bifold doors or you need to replace the track or handles due to damage, you may be wondering how to install the various hardware that is needed. Providing that you have all the items that you need (the track, the hinges and the handles), installing your bifold door hardware can be a relatively easy process.
Begin by using a pencil to make marks on the doorjamb where you will need to install the hinges. Draw one mark 11 inches from the bottom of the jamb, 7 inches from the top and then one that is halfway between these two marks. Then, hold the bifold doors together (the way they will look when opened) and place the bottom of one hinge on the bottom mark with the knuckles between the doors, securing it in place with screws. Following the same method, screw the middle and top hinges in place.
Next, you will need to attach the pivot plates to the top and the bottom of the bifold door that is closest to the jamb. You will also need to attach the locking arm to the top of the door. As the location of this hardware will differ depending on what sort of bifolds you have, you should always read the owner’s manual before installing to ensure you have each piece in the right spot.
To install the handles, you will need to measure, on the inside, 36 inches up from the bottom of the bifold door. After making a mark with a pencil, use a 3/16 drill bit to drill through the door. Hold the handle over the hole on the front of the bifold, insert a screw through the hole from the back and tighten to hold it into place.