Anyone who has already installed the Compact door ones knows that the installation is a little different than with a standard sectional door. It’s just as easy, if not easier, once you know how it works. Because we regularly hear that technicians assemble the panels differently than intended, we have written this article for you. This way you can be sure that your technicians will install the door as intended: easier and faster.
What is different?
While the panels of a sectional door are placed upright on top of each other in the rails, the panels of the Compact folding door are stacked lying horizontally. So, you don’t have to stack the heavy panels vertically at height, but you can work comfortably from the floor. When all panels are mounted, the panels are lifted with the help of the motor and the steel cables. No lifting, highly convenient.
Properly packed, quickly installed!
The Compact door is packed in such a way that the panels are always stacked in the correct order. This means that the panel that is on top of the package will be hooked into the rails first, as this is the bottom panel. When stacking the panels, place the polystyrene from the packaging between them to protect the panels from scratching each other. Now the next panel follows.This is attached to the bottom panel with hinges. Repeat these steps until all panels are stacked on each other (still lying) and screwed together. The last panel, which is at the bottom of the package, is the top of the door, the so-called top panel. When all panels are mounted, lift the panels using the motor.
What is different about a wicket door installation?
However, if you have opted for a sectional door with wicket door, the installation of the panels looks a little different. The 4 lower panels, in which the wicket door is located, are already attached to each other, as the wicket door is integrated into the door leaf at the factory. Here, however, the panels are packed in a different order because this ensures safe transport. The top panel is on top and has to be set aside for now. Below is the following panel, which is best placed on top of the top panel to the side. Take out the panels one at a time and place them on the stack to the side. This way you already have them ready in the right order. The 4 bottom panels with the wicket door, already attached to each other, are at the bottom of the package. These 4 panels are placed first in the rails as a complete package. Do not disassemble the panels for this, so that the function of the wicket door is guaranteed. The remaining panels, which are located above the wicket door, are now in the correct order. Place the panel that is now on top of the stack in the rails above the wicket door panels. Connect them together using the hinges. Do the same with the following panels of the stack until you have installed the top panel.
Entire installation in quick run
Step by step installation videos
We are currently busy creating some installation videos for you. These show you step by step how to install the Compact folding door. Since that are single videos, you can always access the video you need for the installation step you’re working on. Here you get to the first videos of the installation. More videos will follow.