Key Highlights

  • Replacing bi-fold hardware is necessary to eradicate common issues and to ensure the system continues to operate seamlessly
  • The key to successful hardware replacement is choosing the right tools and materials
  • Regular maintenance prolongs the life of bi-fold door hardware
  • By replacing or upgrading bi-fold hardware with components manufactured by Debar will guarantee durability, security and functionality


Over time the hinges, handles, locks and other hardware components of bi-fold doors can become worn or damaged. To ensure the complete system continues to operate seamlessly, we’d always recommend replacing it to prevent future faults or issues arising.

In this easy and comprehensive guide, we’ll highlight the main things to consider when replacing the door’s hardware. We’ll cover everything from the materials needed for the job to some of the most important installation techniques.

Whether you’re looking to replace old hardware or upgrade to a more secure and stylish option, this guide will provide you with the relevant information to get the job done.

When to replace vs when to repair bi-fold door hardware

When it comes to deciding whether it’s time to repair or replace, we follow these guidelines. Minor issues like loose screws or slightly misaligned rollers can be easily rectified with repairs. However, extensive damage, worn-out components or outdated hardware might need full replacement.

Tools and materials needed for hardware replacement

Before you begin removing and replacing the hardware on your bi-fold doors, make sure you have the right tools to hand. From our experience, the below equipment are the essential items needed to do a good job:

  1. Flathead and Phillips head screwdriver
  2. Tape measure
  3. Drill bit

Choosing the right bi-fold hardware

If you are replacing the hardware on your bi-fold doors, it’s important to choose the right components to ensure the seamless operation and functionality of the door.

Before making your final choice, measure the dimensions of your existing hardware to guarantee you choose the right sized replacement pieces. Also, consider the style of the bi-fold doors so that you pick hardware that perfectly complements the overall aesthetic. Please note that some bi-fold hardware, such as hinges, rollers and guides are specific to the system it was designed for.

Types of Debar bi-fold door hardware

At Debar we offer manufacture and supply a range of quality bi-fold hardware which not only enhance the aesthetics of the system but also improve its functionality and performance.

From stylish door handles to highly secure locks, our products cater to different door designs and preferences, allowing you to choose from a wide range of finishes and styles to complement both the interior and exterior of the property.

Bi-fold door handles

Velte Black

Our complete range of bi-fold shoot bolt handles are perfect for intermediate locking on bi-fold doors. Constructed from zinc die cast guarantees longevity and security, while our classic and contemporary designs are suitable for a range of applications.

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Bi-fold locks

Shootbolt lock


Our shoot bolt locks guarantee safety and security, helping to keep homes well protected from unwanted intruders. These heavy duty locking systems are designed specifically for intermediate panels of a bi-fold door and are made for different size sashes.

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Bi-fold catches

Mechanical door holder

We offer both mechanical or magnetic panel catches which guarantees stability when the panels are stacked. An incredibly practical solution for enhancing the seamless functionality of bi-fold doors, our catches are suitable for light, medium or heavy duty bi-fold doors.

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Bi-fold accessories

metal bin

As well as designing hardware, we also develop an innovative range of components for every bi-fold door requirement which includes rods and guides, gaskets, cleats and lever handles.

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Maintenance tips for bi-fold door hardware

Regular maintenance can help prolong the life of the door’s hardware so it’s worth sharing some useful tips with your customers after every installation. Check out our advice below that will ensure bi-folds continue performing effortlessly for many years:

  • Clean the hardware regularly using a soft cloth and mild detergent
  • Lubricate the hinges, tracks and moving parts annually to ensure smooth operation
  • Frequently inspect the hardware for any signs of wear, tear or damage – replace to make sure no long lasting damage occurs
  • Tighten any loose screws or fittings to again prevent further damage
  • Keep the hardware free of debris and dirt to prevent top functionality of the entire door

Debar: your partner for bi-fold door solutions

With our attention to detail and innovative designs, we’ve built a reputation for manufacturing reliable products, making us a great partner of choice if you’re looking for upgrading or replacing any bi-folding door parts. We can ensure that the doors will not only look great, but they will also operate smoothly and securely time and time again.

If you choose to work with us, you will gain a trusted partner dedicated to innovation and quality, offering robust solutions that deliver outstanding performance. Get in touch with a member of our team today to find out how we can support your bi-fold hardware requirements.

Frequently Asked Questions

How often should bi-fold door hardware be replaced?

The frequency of replacing bi-fold door hardware will depend on several factors including the quality of the hardware, frequency of use and how well it’s been maintained. However, as a general guideline, it is recommended to inspect and maintain the hardware annually and replace any worn or damaged components as needed.

What are the common issues or signs that bi-fold door hardware needs replacing?

A couple of common signs which could indicate that hardware may need replacing include sticking doors, misalignment, noise operation and visible wear or damage. If any of your customers are experiencing these issues, we’d recommend replacing the hardware to improve functionality and aesthetics.