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Bi-Fold Doors – A Buyer’s Guide

Bi-fold doors are an increasingly popular feature on many properties, particularly on new-builds and extensions. Bi-fold doors allow you to fully open up the space between rooms or (more commonly) to the outside, essentially giving you a ‘wall’ that you can fold back to create an opening.

Doors like this really come into their own in the warmer months, when they can be pushed right back in a concertina fashion to create a bright and airy space. For those who like to enjoy the warmer evenings, bi-fold doors which lead to outside areas can be fully opened to allow ease of access and air circulation to the home.

Consider Efficiency

In the winter months, when we tend to spend very little time outdoors, bi-fold doors can help to bring as much light as possible into your home, which could really help with ‘the winter blues’. Although you may think that large glazed doors create heat loss, modern bi-fold doors are made to a very high specification and are thermally efficient, so you can enjoy the beauty of winter whilst remaining warm and dry. In fact, the larger the glazed panels in your doors, the more thermally efficient they will be, as there are fewer joining points. This provides a strong selling point for fewer door panels, although having many smaller bi-fold panels can have other benefits when it comes to space considerations.

BiFold DoorsHow Many Panels?

The amount of panels you choose is up to you, but the space you have to fill does dictate what you can realistically fit in to some degree. From the most basic 2 fold doors, where the door folds in the middle and moves across to one side, to 5 or even 6 fold doors which may move to both sides of the frame at once, there is likely to be a number of combinations to fit your home. Consider each option carefully before making any final decisions, as bi-fold doors can often be configured in many different ways.

Making Your Home Look Great

Bi-fold doors are available in many different configurations, so it’s easy to create something which gives your home that certain je ne sais quoi. In addition to this, however, is the finish on the doors themselves – the frames can be given a variety of finishes, from wood-effect to metallic, depending on the material you choose. Opting for a classic and simple style should help your doors stand the test of time and keep them looking current, no matter how long they’ve been there.

Shop Around

It’s important to shop around and see what different companies can offer you when you’re in the market for bi-fold doors, as you’ll find a lot of variety when it comes to cost, quality and choice. Understanding what benefits different companies can bring to the table will help you to make an informed and beneficial decision which is best for your needs. Here at Evander we are confident that we can offer you a brilliant package which includes excellent quality products and a high level of aftercare. Our knowledgeable team are available 24/7, so we’d be happy to answer any questions you may have no matter the time of day or night, with no obligation.

Think About the Future

Our bi-fold doors are made to last, but with so many moving parts it’s always beneficial to keep them well maintained. If you ensure that the tracks are kept clear of debris, and that the opening mechanism remains free of grime or obstructions, then your doors should last for a very long time to come.

When enquiring about your new doors or when having them fitted, our knowledgeable engineers can give you advice on how best to look after your doors. They’re an investment that can bring value, light and fresh air to your home so they’re worth doing right first time. For more information about Evander’s bi-fold doors, call us on 0345 145 0130 today, or use the contact form.