For those who aren’t aware, put simply, a bifold is a door that slides open while its panels fold up and stack neatly against the wall – like a concertina. Bifold doors are also known as bi-folding doors, folding sliding doors, glass sliding doors and sliding room dividers. They are an alternative to the traditional sliding door. So you’ve decided you’d like Bi-Fold Doors, now you need to decide what type to get…
In this post I’m sharing 5 reasons why aluminium bi-fold doors are a great choice when compared to alternatives such as PVC or timber. Aluminium was only discovered 200 years ago, yet its uses today are seemingly endless, and with good reason too!
1. Increased strength
Aluminium is a great choice for bifold doors because it is stronger than PVCu or timber frames, making these frames more durable and longer lasting.
2. Slimmer Frame
The increased strength of this material means that aluminium bifold doors can be manufactured with a slimmer frame than PVC or timber frame alternatives. The benefit of this is that it allows you to see more through your bifold doors and also allows more natural light into a property.
3. Lasting Colour
Unlike timber or PVC, aluminium does not discolour, peel or rust once it has been coated. This gives your bifold aluminium doors a long lasting finish, whereas timer, for example will need to be repainted during its lifetime. If desired, you can colour aluminium to give it a more natural looking timber style effect.
4. Environmentally friendly
Aluminium bifold doors are also an environmentally friendly choice. Aluminium can be recycled indefinitely without degradation and the majority of all aluminium that has ever been produced, remains in use today. This can only be a good thing. Manufacturing from raw materials uses 95% more energy than doing so from recycled aluminium.
I’ve already mentioned the increase strength that aluminium provides and that this allows a slimmer frame. These combined effects allow aluminium to be adapted to suit a wide range of projects. This is why many new construction projects often choose aluminium over other options. Visit the following link to find out more about available aluminium bifold door styles.
What do you think about bifold doors? What do you think about aluminium over other materials? Please leave a comment as I would love to read your thoughts.
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