When it comes to home improvement, Bi-Folding Doors are one of the most effective additions that can be made. They make your home look modern and slick and can add to the overall value of your property. But the best part is that they open up your living spaces to let in more light, creating a seamless flow between your indoor and outdoor space.
They are also a great option for those who love to entertain, as you can easily move from the kitchen to your garden without needing to pass through a door or window. And for those who love to keep their homes clean, they are easier to maintain than other types of windows or doors because there is a single pane rather than multiple glass and frames.
Bringing the Outdoors In: Exploring the World of Bi-Folding Doors
Bi-fold doors are available in a range of materials, colours and glass options. uPVC is the most budget-friendly but aluminium offers a premium finish. Timber has a more natural look but needs regular painting or staining and may require more maintenance than aluminium.
Ensure you choose a door with high security features, especially if your doors are going to be left open frequently. Look for twin point, drop bolts and keyed locks which all offer a degree of protection. Also request child proof locks to prevent little ones from slipping in and ask for finger safe gaskets so doors can’t slam against young hands.
Check that your doors meet the required energy performance standards by looking for a U-factor of 0.27 or lower. Origin’s bi-fold doors have a U-factor of 0.34, which is well within Energy Star requirements.