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Sliding Doors or Bi-Fold Doors? Which is Right For You?

Looking to enhance your home and add the wow factor? One of the best ways to do this is to open up your home to the outdoors with sliding doors or bi-fold doors. Not only will you have better views of your garden compared to other windows or doors, but you will also insulate your home and allow easy access in and out of your home.

But which is best for you? Sliding doors or bi-fold doors? Let’s take a look at some of the benefits of each so that you can make an informed choice.

Doors to Suit Your Lifestyle and Home Style

Bi-fold Doors

Bi-fold doors typically hang from the top track of your doorway and slide open and closed in a concertina style operation. When you operate the doors, they slide along concealed floor tracks, allowing all of the door leaves to be folded to one side. This is great if you want to open up an entire side of your home to the outdoors.

One of the best things about bi-fold doors is their versatility. These doors can be fitted so that they open inwards or outwards depending on your personal preference and the space in which they are fitted. However, one thing to bear in mind is that they will require a metre of space available to accommodate the folding panels.

Sliding Doors

Sliding doors are usually constructed by two or more large panes of glass. These doors glide sideways along a track and stack together at the end of the frame. This type of door offers excellent control, allowing you to vary the opening easily. Whether you want to open your doors wide to let the outside in or simply open them an inch or two to let in a summer breeze, sliding doors put you in complete control.

Design Options and Configurations

When it comes to the design and configuration of your doors, sliding doors and bi-fold doors offer a number of options. From the number of individual panes of glass installed and the way your doors open to the colour you choose and the area in which they are installed, sliding doors and bi-fold doors give you a lot of freedom.

Every set of sliding and bi-folding doors we install are subject to a bespoke design phase. Working closely with you, we will help you to choose the most suitable doors to suit your home and personal requirements. We’ll go through configuration options, the colours available and also learn a little about your lifestyle. For example, if you love to entertain during the summer or have children running in and out, we might recommend opening your home with bi-fold doors. If you only use your doors occasionally, you might prefer the simple styling and operation of sliding doors.

And when it comes to colourways, gone are the days when you only had one or two colours to choose from. Today, you can take your pick from a wealth of colours allowing you to choose a look that suits your personal style.

Speak to Us Today

To find out more about our range of sliding and bi-fold doors, get in touch with the team here at Essex Bifold Door Company. We would be delighted to show you our range and tell you more about the benefits of each type of door.

Call us on 01245 401196 to find out more