5 Things you Must Think About Before Getting Bifold Doors

Bifold doors are versatile doors that complete a room, whether it’s a living room, dining room or kitchen. Because of its concertina design, you can have a wall full of windows that opens out to your garden when you want to, meaning you can benefit from lots of light. They are a great way to create to create a flow into the garden, which is perfect for the summer when you will be in and out during barbecue season. Once you’ve decided you want to have bifold doors at your property, there are 9 things you should consider before choosing and installing them.

1. Understand the advantages of bifold doors

There are plenty of benefits to bifold doors:

  • Get a lot of glazing for the price you pay compared with windows
  • More affordable than high-end sliding doors
  • Open up space into the garden
  • Draughtproof, lightweight and strong
  • Quick and easy to install
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2. Use them to create the illusion of space

If you are short on space indoors, bifold doors can open out a room. Other windows or doors can make a back wall look cluttered and block out the scenery, but bifold doors give you a view out into your garden which creates a sense of space, as your eye can continue beyond the back of the house.

3. Consider the material you want

Generally, bifold doors come in aluminium, timber or both. Aluminium frames are lightweight, whereas you may find that solid timber is heavier. Lots of people choose grey if they go for aluminium doors, because going for black or white can result in the doors looking like uPVC which might not be your desired look.

4. Think about a corner system

If you live in a terraced or semi-detached property, you could glaze a corner. This involves two sets of doors that meet at a corner. This can look absolutely stunning, and will open up your room even more.

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5. Consider the frame thickness

You probably want your bifold doors because you want a big view into your garden. So you’ll want to think about the frame thickness before you decide, as you could end up with a lot of material blocking your view when you open the doors.

Once you’ve considered all avenues for your bifold doors, you will be ready to find a double glazing professional that can help you. Make sure that you get at least 4 quotes from reliable fitters before you make your decision.

5 Things you Must Think About Before Getting Bifold Doors
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Emily Rivers

Emily Rivers is the Customer Experience Manager at Quotatis. She informs customers of the latest developments in a range of products so they can make the best choice for their homes and ensures they get the best out of our service. For more information about Emily visit her Google+ profile.