I recently bought an older house with 4 closets that have the bi-folding hollow closet doors like those from Jeld-Wen. Upon inspection 2 sets of doors had to be thrown away as the mounting hardware holes were broken.
A few weeks later, I discovered that two of the closets were not 80 inches tall, which would require the doors to be trimmed in order to be installed correctly. I lost track of which doors went to which closet. However, it seems like a pretty good guess that the thrown away doors were the ones that were trimmed making the places where the mounting hardware mounts smaller and more subject to breaking.
What is a way to mitigate this? I don't really want to modify the house so much to raise the closet door jamb, and I would prefer not having to install new ones each year. Any ideas?
One closet is 79.25" the other 79". This will require at least a .5" and a .75" trim. It could be a .75" and 1" trim.