Why choose bi-folding aluminium doors?
Bi-folding aluminium doors are a popular addition to any home. They are made up of several large panes of glass (typically double-glazed), each held in an aluminium frame. As the name implies, rather than sliding or opening on a side hinge, the door folds up, concertina-style, with each panel folding neatly to stand against the next.
In this article, we’re going to talk about the many benefits a bi-folding aluminium door can bring to your property:
Maximise Natural Light
Whether you install a bi-fold door on the interior or exterior of your property, they let in large amounts of natural light, making your home brighter and more welcoming than ever. Aluminium is a strong material, allowing manufacturers to produce frames that are incredibly thin but strong enough to prevent warping. This gives you a greater glazed area on each panel, improving the flow of sunlight through your home. This is proven to increase serotonin levels and enhance people’s mental well-being.
Bring the Outside In
With a standard external door and even a sliding patio door, you’re only ever creating a small opening to your backyard or garden. With a bi-folding aluminium door, you can take up the entirety of the rear wall and open it up, folding the door back one panel at a time. If you just need to pop out quickly, you can open a single panel as if it were a regular door. Alternatively, you can fold back the entire thing, letting in a lovely summer breeze. Perfect for garden parties, family gatherings, barbecues, and so much more.
Aluminium is famously corrosion-resistant, meaning it takes little effort to keep your bi-folding doors in prime condition. Since each panel of the door comprises an aluminium frame and a double-glazed glass unit, all you need to do is give it the occasional wipe down. Use a dry, non-abrasive cloth to remove any surface dust, and follow it up by wiping down with warm, soapy water. A final wipe with a clean, dry cloth will leave your bi-fold doors sparkling—that’s all it takes.
Installing bi-folding aluminium doors is a sound investment, typically adding between 5 and 10 percent to the value of your home. If you’re planning on selling soon, the cost of installation can easily be offset by the increased selling price.
Aluminium is one of the most resilient construction materials for glazed windows and doors, being strong, durable, and lightweight. Typically fitted with tough double-glazed panels, the glass is also extremely difficult to break by force. Multi-point locks set deep into the frame provide added security to the door and property, making it impossible to pick the lock or pry it open with a lever.
Get in touch
If you feel your property could benefit from bi-folding aluminium doors, contact Thextons today. We supply and install high-quality products, whether for a single home or across multiple properties. Call us on 0151 608 2278 to arrange a free consultation with one of our experts or to receive a free, no-obligation quote for our services.