FAQ / Folding
There are many reasons why you should choose doors moved by Centor folding hardware. The systems are reliable, secure and weatherproof, offer complete design freedom and can be operated with just the touch of a fingertip. These benefits are brought about by one of the largest Research and Development teams in the industry and a commitment to innovation and quality. They are also backed by a 10-year warranty.
Centor creates the systems for folding doors, but not the door panels themselves. Choosing folding doors moved by Centor ensures your doors will operate with just a fingertip, while being reliable, secure, weatherproof and versatile. You can buy doors and windows moved by Centor hardware from window and door joiners and fabricators. To find your nearest manufacturer moved by Centor hardware, call 630-957-1000.
You can buy folding doors moved by Centor hardware from door and window manufacturers. Call us on 630-957-1000 to find your nearest or visit our Where to buy page for a list of manufacturers.
Folding doors can sometimes become difficult to maneuver due to a building’s movement, shrinking or swelling in wood, or an opening not being plumb and square. All Centor folding hardware can be adjusted horizontally and vertically to compensate for these issues – a feature unique to Centor folding systems. Centor recommends you speak with the company that built your doors or engage a qualified contractor to adjust your doors.
Yes. Centor invented the first folding system to meet weather standards for doors, allowing them to be used externally for the first time. All Centor systems use this technology, patented by Centor in 1998. Complete door sets using Centor systems have passed American standards, including Miami-Dade County hurricane testing – the most stringent weather testing in the world.
An appropriately qualified contractor should install your Centor folding door system. Your door manufacturer may be able to either offer an installation service or direct you to qualified contractors in your area. You can also find contractors in the phone book, online or in printed advertisements. You should consult the relevant government body to ensure the contractor you hire to install your doors is appropriately licensed.
Centor systems require just simple maintenance. In general, all that is required is regular cleaning to keep components clear of grit, and occasional lubrication. For full details, visit our maintenance page.
Yes, Centor folding systems come with a 10-year warranty. However Centor systems are built to last, and you can look forward to trouble-free operation far beyond the warranty period. For full details on Centor’s warranty, visit our warranty page. Please note this warranty only covers the Centor folding system. Contact your window and door manufacturer for warranty information for your door panels and other components.
Centor folding systems come in a range of finishes to suit any door or décor, including gold and natural anodised, custom powdercoat, stainless steel natural and polished, and PVD brass and black.
Availability varies, so please speak with your door manufacturer about your requirements.