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How Secure Are Bifold Doors?

22nd February 2024 |


Aluminium Bifold DoorsThere is no understating the enduring appeal of beautiful bifold doors within a home. Whether your property is a modern new build or a heritage building that you are restoring and updating, bifold doors can add a beautiful architectural feature that comes with a whole host of inbuilt benefits.

Whatever the age or aesthetics of your property, choosing to install premium uPVC or aluminium bifold doors can allow you to effortlessly create a seamless transition between your interior and exterior spaces. Bi-folding doors are not only eye-catching, but also incredibly hardwearing, safe and energy efficient.

Bifold doors supply an unobstructed view of your garden and outside landscaping as well as providing better, unimpeded access. Vital for homes where fuss-free, easy access is needed for wheelchairs or mobility aids.

In a list of home improvements, bifold doors are one of the most valuable additions you can install in your home for a wide variety of reasons. They undoubtedly add value to your property, but also allow far more natural light and fresh air into your living areas, provide the chance to open out your entertaining spaces, offer better views of your garden, balcony or terrace and come in a broad selection of styles, colours and designs – making the perfect fit for your home an easy choice.

Bifold doors are attractive, versatile and add value to your home, but are they as secure as traditional door, window and conservatory options including uPVC, casements and french windows? Are external bifolding doors secure enough for a modern home?

In this blog we’ll explore the safety and security benefits of bi-fold doors, looking at the materials they are made from, their door lock functions and security credentials.

What Are Bi-Fold Doors Made From?

Bifold doors have been chosen by many people for their home improvement projects because of the benefits they offer.

Usually bifold doors, that operate using a hidden track system, are made using robust aluminium frames with panels of safety glass that can be triple or double glazed.

Although timber frames are also an option, aluminium is a far stronger and more durable material with lower maintenance requirements and potentially a longer lifespan. Aluminium also offers greater security features.

Why is Aluminium a Suitable Material For My Bifolding Doors?
Aluminium Bifold Doors

Over the past twenty years we have seen huge advancements in door manufacturing technology and locking systems that mean aluminium windows and doors are no longer draughty, provide better insulation and can be manufactured in a way that is more aesthetically pleasing for residential properties.

Maintained correctly, aluminium is very resilient to adverse weather conditions and bifolding aluminium frames can last for more than 30 years. The aluminium frame bifold doors from Majestic Designs are engineered with high-security multi-point locking systems as well as utilising a premium quality aluminium track for smooth operation. Although most folding doors can be considered secure, aluminium bifold doors with premium, cylinder based multi-point locking functions can be up to five times more secure than older single point lock systems.

With a high rating for energy efficiency, our range of aluminium bifold doors can also save you money on your utility bills.

Aluminium frames are naturally sleek and lightweight, and these slender frames engineered from high-quality aluminium allow for larger panes of toughened, laminated safety glass, which in turn maximises the amount of natural light flowing into your interior living spaces.

Are Bifold Doors Safe and Secure?

Yes, bifold doors are not only attractive and useful they are also an incredibly secure option for your home. Besides the obvious aesthetic improvements bifold doors can bring to your property, bifold doors are as secure as more traditional sliding doors, patio doors or French doors. Bifold doors from Majestic Designs come with top of the range multipoint locking systems as standard and with toughened safety glass designed to withstand repeated blows. This means that your bifold doors are not only beautiful but also safe and highly functional. Just a few of the many reasons why they add value to properties whether used as internal or external doors.

Using optimal thermal glazing technology and internal beading, your bifold doors will not only be energy-efficient but incredibly robust and securely fixed to a hard-wearing and durable track.

A potential intruder will be unable to lift your bifold door from its frame or break in without causing a lot of noise and drawing attention to themselves.

What Are The Other Benefits of Bifold Doors?

Perfectly adapted to help you benefit from cooler or hotter weather, bifold doors provide superior insulation to reduce your energy consumption and the opportunity to create a bright, open living space with plenty of light and fresh air when the weather heats up.

Aluminium bifold doors can be engineered with up to seven panels or ‘leaves’ and are fabricated to sit on a durable and smooth track that allows you to effortlessly open and close your bifolding doors.

Bifold doors offer:

  • Superior locking and safety functions leading to increased home security
  • Greater levels of natural light
  • Laminated glass panels that protect your possessions from harmful UV rays
  • Better energy efficiency and lower utility bills
  • Space optimisation with neatly folding panels and a durable, non-invasive track
  • Robust, hard-wearing materials that can withstand British weather
  • Better access to outdoor spaces
  • Beautiful design features that enhance your home

Stunning Aluminum Frame Bifolding Doors from Majestic Designs

Majestic Designs have been designing, engineering and expertly fitting a wide range of beautiful, bespoke windows and doors across the South West for over twenty years.

Our aluminium bifold doors are custom made in our own factory from the highest quality aluminium, and are designed to fit your exact specifications. They can give your property a contemporary flourish regardless of the age or style of the building and the vast choice of colours and finishes means there is always an option to suit your tastes.

If maximising natural light and airflow in your property and enhancing your home security are your priorities, then our range of bifold doors may be the perfect solution. Elegant and secure, our bifold doors come in your choice of aluminium or uPVC to fit your design aesthetics and budget.

From consultation to installation, our fully employed team of highly trained FENSA accredited and MTC registered lead installers will be on hand to assist you alongside our in-house customer service team.

If you would like any extra information about our range of bifold doors or are ready to book your initial consultation, contact our friendly, helpful team today.

Call us on 01934 741 294 or send us a message online.

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