When planning renovations or other types of work at your home, you may find it necessary to remove your bifold doors and to store them until the work is completed and it is safe for them to be re-fitted. Removing both the doors and the hardware can be a fairly easy job and, providing that you keep all of the pieces together, they will be even easier to reinstall.
Step 1: Hold onto the edge of the bifold and lift it down, out of the pivot at one end. If this doesn’t work, your pivot may have a spring; you’ll need to press it down in order to release the door. Swing the bifold back, away from the bracket, and lift it out of the other top pivot.
Step 2: Lift the bifold up and it should come directly out of the bottom pivot. If you have other bifold doors that you are removing for storage, you can remove them all now in the same fashion. Lay all the sets out on the floor.
Step 3: Unscrew the top and bottom brackets and the tracks from the doorway opening. Pop the brackets into a zip-lock bag and keep the tracks together with a rubber band.
Step 4: Remove all of the hinges from the bifolds with a screwdriver and pop these into the zip-lock bag. Then, remove the screws on the door pulls and put those in the bag, too.
If you wish, you can put the hardware from each individual bifold door into its own zip-lock bag and write on it, with a permanent marker, to specify which particular door they come from. Your doors are now ready to be moved into storage until you are ready to reinstall them in your home.