Benefits of Aluminium Bifold Doors
Aluminium frames are a popular bifold door option as they are slim, durable and low maintenance. Modern aluminium frames are ideal for both residential properties and business premises alike; with benefits that can be divided into strength, aesthetics and longevity.
Aluminium frames are generally slimmer than timber or UPVC frames, enabling larger panes of glass to be used – letting in more light and giving a wider view of the garden. This is particularly beneficial when used in larger bifolding door configurations.
Custom made to your requirements
Aluminium frames can be customised to reflect the colour, finish and size of your choice. The configurations enable you to choose up to six door leafs, with individual sash widths and outward or inward opening options. Gone are the days when the brushed aluminium look was the only option, as they can now be manufactured in a huge range of colours – including many realistic and popular wood grain finishes.
Aluminium bifold doors come with a number of optional extras such as integral blinds, different types of glass and different frame colours. You can also choose from double glazing, triple glazing, solar control and even stained glass.
Thanks to its durability, aluminium offers a slimmer option for bifold doors that affords maximum visibility, while at the same time providing strength and security. This creates a contemporary, modern look and feel.
With a long lasting, aesthetically pleasing finish; aluminium will never discolour, peel or rust once it’s been powder-coated. When aluminium frames are coloured to produce a timber effect, you can enjoy the natural beauty of wood but with less maintenance requirements.
Aluminium will never warp or rust and you won’t be required to paint it! This surely makes it the door frame material of choice. Incredibly low maintenance, all that’s needed is a dash of oil periodically to keep the locks and tracks operating smoothly – oh and the occasional wash-down.
Aluminium bifold doors are recyclable. Statistics show that 70% of all aluminium ever produced has been recycled and is still in use today. Recycling aluminium requires only 5% of the energy used when producing it from raw materials.
Aluminium frames are so strong that they can take larger panes of glass in proportion to the frames, without having a detrimental effect on the strength and safety of the doors. This means they can be installed in a conservatory, for example, along three of the entire walls if you wish. Extra security is provided by the fixings and the attaching points for the handles, locks and hinges.
Thanks to advances in polymide technology that have increased its strength and thermal properties; aluminium is non-porous and non-corroding, lasting much longer than it did in the past. A modern aluminium bifold door can still look as good, while retaining its thermal properties, for decades.
Add value to property
Installing aluminium bifold doors will add extra value to your property, should you decide to sell in the future – aluminium’s longevity will ensure that you’re making a sound investment. Having interior bifold doors provides more space and opens up the house, while exterior doors make your property stand out from the rest – attracting more viewers if you put it on the market.