Whether it be the huge amount of light they provide in your home, or their strength and aesthetic; it’s fair to say that bi-fold doors have taken the home-improvement industry by storm, with more and more homeowners choosing to install them to their home.
If you’re looking at installing bi-fold doors in your home, then here’s everything you need to know…
How Does A Bi-Fold Door Work?
Bi-fold doors can be manufactured in uPVC, timber or aluminium. They are made of a series of large, glass panes which are connected so that they form a concertina arrangement when opened or closed. The ‘doors’, or panes, slide along a runner which makes them very easy to open and close. As well as the double or triple glazing of the glass panes, bi-fold doors are also considered safe, protecting your home from intruders or burglars thanks to their multi-point locking systems.
Why Should I Install Bi-Fold Door?
There is a long list of benefits when it comes to installing bi-fold doors. The majority of homeowners choose to install them in order to ‘bring the outside in’. They’re perfect for summer parties or BBQ’s as they are versatile and allow a seamless integration between your garden and the inside of your home.
As well as maximising the view of outside, the glass panes of the doors allow a large amount of light to be let in to a home and it’s this that can help transform your home.
Bi-fold doors can also increase the value of your home, with some adding an estimated value of 5-10%. On top of this, you’ll also find your energy bill starting to decrease as the frames in both uPVC and aluminium bi-fold doors are insulated, so very little heat is lost. The mechanics means that when they’re closed, the frames fit together and have weathertight seals that ensure they’re draught free.
What Should I Consider Before Installing Bi-Fold Doors?
Obviously, bi-fold doors don’t suit all spaces. They’re best placed on the rear of the home in either a kitchen or dining room area, so that they look out onto your garden. If you’re looking at replacing a standard window or door of your home with bi-fold doors, then you must consider the structure of the building and how opening up this wall would affect it.
If you have any other questions surrounding bi-fold doors, then don’t hesitate to get in touch. Our friendly team are happy to discuss with you further, so contact us today.