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How Energy Efficient are Aluminium Bifold Doors?

22nd July 2021 |


Aluminium Bifold DoorAluminium bifold doors have seen a huge surge in popularity in recent years, ideal for maximising natural light in your home and improving airflow. By creating a seamless transition between your interior spaces and your exterior landscapes, bifold doors can give your home an unobstructed vista of your garden.

Resilient to the elements with a long life span, aluminium is a particularly popular material for use in bifold doors. While aluminium may have a reputation for thick, visually unappealing frames and draughts, advancements in our industry allow modern manufacturers to engineer slimmer frames and double glazed panes of glass. The result is a bespoke, visually sleek door.

What are bifold doors?

Bifold doors are a series of glass panes engineered carefully together using an aluminium or uPVC frame. Like an accordion, bifold doors fold back on themselves. This allows the homeowner to open up a wall of their home. This creates a seamless transition between your interior and exterior living spaces.

Bifolding doors are great for large social occasions in the summertime. They also still allow natural light into your home during the stormy winter months. However, just how energy efficient are aluminium bifold doors?

Energy efficiency

While bifold doors certainly look stylish many are put off by aluminium’s reputation for low energy efficiency.

Modern technology and advancements in the window and door industry have allowed manufacturers to combine minimalist aesthetics with high-quality double glazing and innovative polyamide-insulated thermal break technology. Bifold doors benefit from these advancements and are engineered for optimal energy efficiency and thermal retention with multi-chambered frames for insulation from the elements.

Aluminium Bifold DoorsSecurity

Bifold doors are not only modern and aesthetically elegant, but also highly secure with multi-point locking systems. Multi-point locking systems allow your bifold door to be left slightly ajar. This allows for airflow while still retaining the security of your property.

Most bifold doors are also fitted with internal beading, a plastic strip that holds your panes of glass in place. In contrast to external beading, internal beading sits inside the recess of the frame away from prying hands.

Internal beading is a lot more secure than external beading. To enter a property through a bifold door with internal beading an intruder would have to smash the glass, waking you in the process.

Aluminium bifold doors at Majestic Designs

Bifold doors have become an increasingly popular choice for homeowners in recent years, with many properties now benefiting from improved ventilation and natural light as a result of installing a bifold door. Available in both uPVC and aluminium, bifold doors are visually modern and stylish, and are engineered to deliver optimal energy efficiency and security to your property.

Durable and long-lasting, aluminium bifold doors can insulate your home from the elements and improve energy efficiency and thermal retention, saving on costly utility bills. Majestic Designs engineers our range of high-quality aluminium bifold doors in our state of the art factories in Cheddar, Somerset. Our fully employed lead team of highly trained FENSA accredited and MTC registered installers will be on hand to assist you with any questions you may have, from consultation to installation.

If you would like any extra information about our range of aluminium bifold doors or are ready to book an appointment, do not hesitate to contact Majestic Designs today.

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