Which Are Better, Sliding Patio Doors or Bifold Doors?
If you often find yourself watching property shows such as Grand Designs or Location Location Location, you will be well aware of the transformative qualities of glass. One of the most popular additions to both contemporary and traditional properties alike is the installation of bifold or patio doors. Delivering elevated style, improved security and optimal energy efficiency, both bifold and patio doors maximise natural light in your home with large panes of uninterrupted glass and minimal hardware.
If you’re looking to open up your home and create a seamless transition between your living spaces, then you might want to consider a bifold or patio door. Ideal whatever the season, both doors deliver indoor-outdoor flow in the summer. Your home will also be kept warm and dry during the winter months with superior insulating technology.
So, which one is right for your home? Patio doors or bifold doors? At the end of the day, it all comes down to the exact specifications of your property and your own unique tastes.
Modern bifolding doors
Bifold doors can add a contemporary and modern flourish to any home. Operating almost like curtains or a large accordion, bifold doors have the unique ability of folding back onto themselves. Operating smoothly along a durable track, bifold doors can be drawn back to create a wide, uninterrupted vista of your garden or other exterior spaces such as a patio. As a result, bifold doors create a seamless transition between your interior living spaces and your garden. The much-revered indoor-outdoor flow a bifold door can bring to your home is perfect for both intimate and large social occasions – especially in the summertime when natural light, warmth and airflow are of the utmost importance.
In the wintertime, bifold doors will seal your home from the elements with modern double glazing and innovative weatherproof seals. Optimised for energy efficiency and thermal retention, bifold doors are also engineered with minimal hardware meaning and expansive, uninterrupted panes of glass, so you’ll still be able to enjoy panoramic views regardless of any adverse weather.
Sliding patio doors
Cost-effective and requiring minimal maintenance, sliding patio doors are a modern, popular option for homeowners across the UK. Traditional in operation, patio doors slide back to stack neatly with one pane of glass behind the other and feature even less hardware than bifold doors. With two wide, expansive panes of glass, the installation of a bespoke patio door results in a beautiful, uninterrupted vista of your garden.
Patio doors are suitable in both contemporary and traditional homes but can look particularly elegant in older properties where the space in your home may be limited. Due to the way in which patio doors are engineered, they require less space than bifolding doors when open and can elevate your property with understated class and style.
Bespoke doors at Majestic Designs
At the end of the day, deciding between patio and bifold doors comes down to your own personal tastes as well as the unique specifications of your property. If you’re having trouble deciding, the team at Majestic Designs will be able to assess your home and guide you through the installation process.
Majestic Designs has been engineering our range of bespoke doors in our state-of-the-art factories right here in Somerset for over 18 years. Engineered for optimal strength, durability and elevated style, Majestic Designs uses A+14 rated double glazing across our range of windows and doors to ensure optimal energy efficiency and thermal retention. Whatever you decide, your door will be manufactured to your exact specifications and tastes, resulting in a truly bespoke finish unique to your property.
Our fully employed leading teams of knowledgeable, FENSA accredited and MTC registered installers have the expertise to guide you through the installation process from start to finish. If you would like any more information about our range of bespoke doors, then contact Majestic Designs today.