How to Measure for Bifold Doors
Bifold doors, also known as folding doors or accordion doors, are a type of interior and exterior door that consists of two or more panels that fold together in the middle in a concertina-like manner when opened, and stack neatly to the side when closed. These doors are commonly used to create open spaces between rooms, or to provide access to outdoor areas, such as patios or decks.
They are often made of glass panels, which allow for natural light to flow through and provide a seamless connection between indoor and outdoor spaces. Accurate measurement is essential when choosing new bifold doors as it ensures proper fit, clearance, compatibility with hardware and track, and desired aesthetics.
How to Measure a Bifold Door
Bifold doors are a popular choice for closets and other areas in the home due to their space-saving design. To obtain an accurate measurement of your existing bifold door, you'll need to measure the various internal bifold door sizes, width, door height, and hardware of a bifold door. Let us take a look at these steps in detail.
Step 1: Measure The Door Width
Determine Door Opening Width
Determine Door Panel Width
Bifold doors consist of two panels that fold together in the center, so the total width of both panels should be slightly less than the door opening width to allow for proper clearance. To determine the width of each panel, divide the door opening width by the number of panels you plan to install (usually 2) and subtract about 1 inch to allow for clearance.
Step 2: Measure The Door Height
Determine Door Opening Height
Determine the Door Panel Height
Step 3: Measure For Hardware
Depending on the type of interior bifold and door hardware you plan to install, such as top-mount or bottom-mount hardware, you may need to consider the location of pivot points, hinges, and brackets.
By following these steps, you can accurately measure for bifold doors and ensure that you order the correct size for your door opening.
Investing in high-quality bifold doors is necessary for their durability, energy efficiency, security, aesthetics, and functionality of the door. To purchase good quality external doors and internal doors, choose from Emerald Door's wide range of door options.
FAQs on How to Measure Bifold Doors
How do I know what size bifold door to buy?
Can you cut bifold doors to fit width?
How big a gap do you need for bifold doors?
Are bifold doors flush with the floor?
Whether bifold doors are flush with the door or not depends upon the design and installation of the door. Some bifold doors are designed to be installed flush with the floor, without any threshold or gap to create a seamless transition between the indoor and outdoor spaces or between different rooms, providing a sleek and modern look.