The benefits of bifold patio doors
Bifold patio doors have become increasingly popular in recent years. Suitable in both contemporary and traditional homes alike, bifold doors are ideal if you’re looking to combine the benefits of an expansive window with the practicality of a functioning door. Bifold doors are also highly resilient to the elements and feature the added benefit of maximising natural light within your property regardless of the season and any adverse weather conditions.
What is a patio bifold door?
A patio bifold door is a series of expansive glass panes, or leaves, that are carefully engineered together using either aluminum or uPVC. Operating almost like an accordion, bifold doors operate along a smooth track to fold back on itself. The unique operation of a patio bifold door allows homeowners to essentially transform a wall of their home into an expansive window that allows for beautiful, panoramic views of their exterior spaces. Fully open, a bifold door creates a seamless transition from inside to outside. This is ideal for both intimate summer occasions and large parties.
The most common reason homeowners opt for bifold doors when refurbishing their property is the natural light. As a patio bifold door is installed ceiling-to-floor, your interior spaces will benefit from an influx of natural light regardless of the season, even if the doors are closed.
With a guaranteed resilience to the elements and a long lifespan, you may expect patio bifold doors to be relatively high maintenance. Engineered from your choice of aluminum or uPVC, bifold doors actually require very little maintenance.
It is a common misconception that a bifold door is not as secure as a patio or French door. This is not true. Modern bifold doors are engineered with modern multi-point locking mechanisms as well as internal beading and durable, double-glazed glass. With a long lifespan, a patio bifold door will keep your property secure from unwelcome intruders for decades to come.
Closer to nature
When open, bifold doors create the revered and sought-after indoor-outdoor flow. As well as increasing the ‘curb appeal’ of your property, the seamless transition created between your interior and exterior living spaces by an open bifold door fosters a sense of intimacy and brings you and your family closer to your garden. This is particularly pertinent in winter. With your bifold doors firmly shut, you can still enjoy a wide, uninterrupted panoramic view of your outdoor spaces without compromising on the warmth and comfort of your home.
Bifold doors feature large, uninterrupted panes of glass. As a result, many homeowners are concerned the installation of bifold doors may have an adverse effect on the energy efficiency ratings and thermal retention of their home. Modern bifold doors are engineered with energy efficiency in mind. They feature innovative polyamide-insulated thermal break technology, durable multi-chambered frames and modern double glazing.
Bifold patio doors at Majestic Designs
Featuring high levels of security and optimal energy efficiency ratings, it’s not difficult to see why bifold doors have become increasingly popular in recent years. Available in uPVC or aluminum, bifold doors are an aesthetically stylish, distinctly modern addition to any home, bringing an influx of natural light and contemporary style, regardless of the age or design of your property.
For more than 19 years, the team at Majestic Designs have been engineering our range of bespoke bifold doors right here in our state-of-the-art factories in Cheddar. Our fully employed leading teams of highly trained FENSA accredited and MTC registered installers boast a wealth of combined industry expertise and experience, and have a country-wide reputation for friendly customer service and superior craftsmanship.
If you would like more information about our range of bespoke bifold doors or are ready to book your at-home consultation with a member of our team, please contact Majestic Designs today.