5 reasons to choose aluminium bifold doors
When you’re investing in bifold doors, the material you choose can make a big difference not only to the aesthetic of your property, but also its value. Bifolds have become a popular home improvement feature in the past few years, with UPVC and aluminium options proving the most desired. Here, we outline five key reasons why aluminium is a good choice.
So often in the past, strong has meant bulky, but with aluminium folding doors, this is no longer the case. Because it’s a low-density metal, aluminium can be both sturdy and slim while remaining rigid in all weathers: it has the advantage of not contracting or expanding in direct sunlight, meaning it is robust and low maintenance regardless of the conditions.
If your doorway isn’t of a standard size, you won’t have to miss out. Available in made-to-measure format, you can customise aluminium bifold door sizes to suit the space you have. Whether you have a modest room requiring a two-panel option or a larger space that demands four panels, you can specify the necessary size to ensure you get the most from your purchase.
The strength of aluminium means that whether you choose custom or express bifolds, they are robust enough to withstand the attention of burglars. With comprehensive locking systems and optional Secured by Design (SBD) variants, which are of a recognised standard, choosing aluminium means there’s no need to worry about theft.
Not only can you specify bifold door sizes these days, you can also choose the colour and style of the aluminium. Clean lines and maximum glass coverage mean you’ll benefit from optimum views into your garden, while a huge array of colour options is available, enabling you to pick the one that matches your space. If you choose a more vibrant colour, ensure it’s powder-coated, and employ a reputable supplier who will deliver good quality products without imperfections or blemishes on the metal.
We’ve already touched on the fact that aluminium bifolds can be customised in a number of ways, including bespoke sizing and colours. However, it’s worth being more specific here: frames can be as high as 3m, while panel width can reach 1.2m. If required, you can specify up to seven panels, with a total width of over 8m – this is ideal for both larger homes and commercial spaces.
In addition, you can choose how you want the doors to split – to the left, right or in the centre, and inwards or outwards. Aluminium bifold doors have such a wide range of tailoring options that it’s possible to enjoy a completely bespoke solution that matches your décor, property style and needs exactly.
Find the perfect doors
If you’re struggling to find the right bifold door sizes for your home or office space, contact Glass Openings today to find out about the sizes we can offer. With both express and custom-made products available, you’re sure to find the perfect option.