The Benefits of Bifold Doors
Bifold doors are an increasingly popular addition to a fashionable home, but their cost can seem quite prohibitive when compared to other, smaller types of glass doors such as French or sliding doors. It is worth taking stock of the advantages before you invest; however, this is a home upgrade that has rocketed in popularity for good reason. Here are just a few of the benefits of bifold doors.
Modern and Adaptable Living
Bifold doors are the ultimate upgrade to make your space feel modern, and to give you flexibility in your living space.
As external doors, installing bifold doors gives you a smooth transition between home and garden. This can make for spectacular summer entertainment and living spaces. When installed as internal doors, bifold doors can offer you the choice between open plan living or cosy, intimate entertaining.
Increased Natural Light
One of the most obvious benefits of bifold doors, but one that cannot be overstated, is the huge amount of natural light they can introduce into a space.
Even the darkest of homes can be beautifully illuminated with the wall of glass provided by bifold doors and transformed into a much more usable, welcoming place.
The number of different configurations achievable is one of the key benefits of bifold doors. You not only have control over the colour, finish and material of your doors. You can also choose the number of leaves, the incorporation of a ‘traditional’ single-leaf door, and the direction in which they open.
This means that you and your supplier can design the doors that perfectly match your home and your style of living. Ensuring that you have a product that is as practical as possible.
Bifold doors are remarkably hard-wearing, requiring minimal maintenance. Apart from ensuring that the runners are kept clean from any debris, and the occasional application of oil lubricant on moving parts and locking mechanism, bifold doors should only require a small amount of cleaning and care to stay in perfect condition.
One of the additional benefits of bifold doors made of aluminium is their higher structural stability compared to PVC varieties. They’re much less likely to experience warping, further reducing required maintenance.
One of the most attractive benefits of bifold doors is the ability to enjoy your outside space all year round. Glass doors can allow you to enjoy your carefully cared for garden, or the land next to your property, from the warmth and comfort of your home during the winter.
Bifold Doors achieve this effect in a more seamless way than most other varieties of glass door, as their slimline, compact frames ensure that your view is unimpeded. Aluminium framed bifold doors are particularly well suited to achieving this effect due to their significantly thinner frames, ensuring that your view is unimpeded.
Increasing the Value of your Property
Finally, it is worth stressing the possible financial benefits of bifold doors as an investment. Combined with a lick of paint, bifold doors can make your property appear to be more spacious, more modern, and ultimately more attractive to a potential buyer.
This may not always be reflected in the estimate you are given from an estate agent. However, making your home appear more attractive to buyers can increase the likelihood of you receiving competitive offers from them. What’s more, you’ll achieve this at a fraction of the price of a more major investment such as a conservatory.