Transform Your Home with Aluminium Bifold Doors!
Open plan living has taken the interior design world by storm in the last decade, turning the focus from building walls to knocking them down. And with this trend, along came the wonder of aluminium bifold doors.
Versatile and functional, aluminium bifold doors allow you to blur the line between indoors and outdoors, merging your house and garden into one serene haven of birdsong. Enjoy the full beauty of your backyard from the airconditioned comfort of your kitchen during those long, hot Melbourne summers. Or get cosy with a hot chocolate while you watch the world go by from the warmth of your sofa in winter.
What Exactly Are Bifold Doors?
Aluminium bifold doors are the new and improved hybrid of French Doors and sliding patio screens. Working like a concertina, the doors themselves are made up of multiple leaves which are fitted to runners. When opened, aluminium bifold doors slide back seamlessly, folding on to each other. There is usually an option to include a ‘traffic door’ that can be entered and exited like a normal door without pulling the whole bifold back.
What Are the Benefits of Bifold Doors?
Compared to their more traditional counterparts, aluminium bifold doors have a number of key advantages. Unlike French Doors that typically open outwards or inwards, there are no considerations about how much space you need to open and close them. And they are much more compact than aluminium sliding doors, with the folded back leaves taking up only 10% of the entranceway, compared to the 50% taken up by the stationary pane of a sliding door.
However, the biggest benefit is that there are no limitations on the size of the doors. Aluminium bifold doors can run the entire length of a wall from floor to ceiling, allowing you to maximize the amount of light entering your home. This gives the potential to practically remove a whole wall of your house as and when it suits you. Who needs to build an extension when you can naturally extend into your garden whenever you feel like it?
Aluminium bifold doors are configured to the user’s spec, meaning they can be made to fit any space.
Are Aluminium Bifold Doors Energy Efficient?
One of the main misconceptions of bifolds is that they allow heat to escape. In general, they are built to be thermally efficient, though there are factors that make some bifold doors more effective than others.
Thermal efficiency is measured by a unit called U-Value. The lower the U-Value, the more efficient the door is.
The biggest influence on U-Value is the type of glass used. Bifolds come double glazed as standard, but there are also triple glazing options available. Along with this, customers can opt for enhanced glazing, whereby the glass is treated with special gas which further improves heat retention. Even something as simple as adding integral blinds to your doors can lower the U-Value.
As a leading provider of windows and doors for the Melbourne and wider Victoria area, our specialists are always on hand to answer any questions about your home renovation project. You won’t be disappointed with our range of aluminium products. Contact us here or give us a call on (03) 9594 8000.