How do bi folds work?

Last Updated: 28 September 2023

If you’re looking to replace your exterior doors, and are considering your options, bi-fold doors could be a perfect choice. Indeed, Bi-folding doors make any home look stylish and sophisticated. However, if you’re unsure because you don’t know how bifold doors work, then read our blog to find out. We’ve added some additional helpful information too!

What are bi-fold doors?

Contemporary Bi-fold Doors

Bifold doors make a perfect addition to any home, regardless of your property’s age or size. Bifold doors are doors with glass panels which open and close like a concertina. Unlike sliding patio doors and French doors, when opened, bifold doors allow uninterrupted access to your garden. Bifold doors can be beautifully configured to meet your own personal needs. For example, you can choose to have them inward or outward opening and with a traffic door too.

How do bi fold doors work?

Bifold doors are made up of individual leaves of framed glass, that fold back on themselves when opened. They operate in the same way as a concertina. The leaves fold together when opened and slide flat when closed. Due to their slim and sleek design, bi-fold doors are incredibly easy to open and close, gliding effortlessly on their tracks. Indeed, they require minimum strength to operate, making them perfect if you have elderly relatives.  Bi-fold doors can be designed to be left or right opening and can have a traffic door configuration too. A traffic door arrangement allows you to open a single leaf as you would a conventional door. Perfect if you don’t want to slide the whole door open wide.

What are the benefits of bi-fold doors?

The benefits of bifold doors are many. Firstly, due to their sleek and stylish design, they will enhance the appearance of any home. Secondly, bi-fold doors are incredibly robust and can withstand knocks and bumps from the most energetic of children and pets. Thirdly, they are supremely energy and thermal efficient, perfect for keeping the warmth in and the cold out. However, unquestionable the prime benefit of bi-fold doors is the unsurpassed view they allow you to have of your garden. And, the additional benefit, that bifold doors really allow your indoor living area to be flooded with natural light.

What materials do bi-fold doors come in?

Internal accoya wood bifold doors

Bi-fold doors are available in timber or aluminium frames. Both are exceptionally strong and durable and will offer you care-free enjoyment for many years to come. Both materials come in a range of colours and finishes to perfectly compliment your home and surroundings. Bifold doors are also fitted with exceptionally energy efficient double-glazed units. To protect your home and your loved ones, Bi-fold doors are fitted with outstanding security measures, making them resistant to unwelcome visitors. No matter what type of property you own, bi-fold doors will make a stunning addition to your home.

 Bi-fold doors perfect for any North West home

If you would like more information about our stunning range of bi-fold doors, and how they can transform your home. Why not visit our first-class showroom, contact us online or give us a call on 0161 969 7474

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