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What to Consider When Adding Bi-Fold Doors to Your Home

Bi-fold doors are one of the best, if not the best, way to create a clear connection between your home and your outdoor space. They also increase the amount of natural light coming into your home and give a feeling of freedom of movement and space.

But what should you consider when choosing bi-fold doors and how can you ensure that you get the best return on your investment? Let’s take a look.

Choosing the Best Material For Your Bi-Fold Doors

The material that you choose for your bi-folding doors can play a big role in a number of areas. Doing a little research on factors such as installation, maintenance and, of course, the cost is important.

While timber bi-fold doors are available, it is aluminium that wins on many counts. Aluminium bi-fold doors offer a high level of versatility thanks to their lightweight composition. Their slim frame also makes them a great choice for modern homes.

The benefits of aluminium bi-fold doors include:

  • Easy to look after
  • Slimmer sightlines and uninterrupted views
  • A powder-coated finish that lasts a lifetime
  • Can be made wider than a timber door so that fewer doors are needed within the frame.
  • Offer a number of finishes in a huge array of RAL colours

There are many ways you can bring more light into your home. In this article, we’ll take a look at some of the most effective methods you can use to create light in even to the dingiest areas of your home.

Choosing the Best Material For Your Bi-Fold Doors

There are a number of different configurations you can choose for your doors and we can give you advice on the best configuration to suit your home. An odd number of panels will ensure that your panels stack and create a complete opening. A master door is also recommended so that you can come in and out without opening the entire door system.

Now, you may be wondering how to control privacy and shade when you have such a large door track. Curtains might seem like the obvious choice, but think about how many curtains you would need and how they would interfere with your views, the sleek good looks of your doors and the door operation.

Another option is to house integral blinds within the door unit. These not only look modern and stylish but are all maintenance-ree. A simple touch of the controls will give you full control over light, shade, privacy and also temperature control.

A Seamless Transition

One of the biggest attractions of bi-fold doors is that they create a seamless transition between your indoor and outdoor space. Whether the kids are running in and out all day or you are carrying glasses and plates through to the kitchen, the flush finish created by a level threshold is a very welcome feature of bi-folding doors.

Which Glazing Options Are Best For Bi-Fold Doors?

When considering bi-fold doors, look for units with low U values for extra assurance. Double glazing is the most common choice, but triple glazed units have become more readily available over the years.

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To find out more about our bi-fold doors and the difference they could make to your home, speak to our team today. We would be delighted to tell you more and provide you with a quote to consider at your leisure.

Call us on 01245 401196 to find out more