Bi-folding vs sliding doors – which is best for you?

Bi-folding vs sliding doors – which is best for you?

Bi-folding vs sliding doors – which is best for you?

As the company name suggests, Express’ chief offering is bifolds. But along with this fantastic product, we boast a range of other installations, including aluminium windows, doors and roofing systems. Express also offer impressive sliding door systems, which can often lead to customers struggling to decide between those and bi-folding doors.

We’ve decided to help you out, and have put together a comparison of bifolds and sliding doors. Covering the pros and cons of each, we explain which system is best for you and your home.


Bi-folding doors

It goes without saying that bifolds create a wow factor – when open, they completely transform the space, bringing the outdoors in. We recommend bi-folding doors for a size up to four metres; within this measurement, bifolds look much more impressive than sliding doors. A greater clear opening can also be achieved, creating more sociability between your indoor space and garden.

We also wholeheartedly encourage bifold customers to opt for integral blinds, which are both stylish and functional. Big benefits include no cleaning or maintenance, as well as the blinds fitting perfectly into your bi-folding doors. Less bulk means more light, and that’s exactly what we want to achieve! On the flipside, however, we have to remember that with a bi-folding installation comes extra framework, which some may want to avoid. That’s where sliding doors come in€¦

Sliding doors

A more traditional option, sliding doors may be the perfect choice for you. They tend to look better when they’re closed, as the large panels of glass welcome light into the home without being broken up by framework. For installations over the four metre mark, they are the ultimate choice; the wider the door, the wider the clear opening.

At Express we offer sliding doors with 2, 3, 4 or 6 panels, so you can select the most appropriate one for your home. And of course, as with bifolds, they come with the same colour options and guarantee, so you can sure they fit into your home seamlessly as well as having peace of mind. We also have to mention that sliding doors are extremely easy to use, and there’s no concern about guests misusing them, which is often a worry with the innovative bifolds we offer!

Which is best for you? If you have any other questions about bifolds or sliding doors, you can get in touch with a member of our team by tweeting @expressbifolds or visiting our Facebook page. And if you’d like to see the installations in action, be sure to visit one of our showrooms in Glasgow, Leeds, Romford or Redhill; here, you can speak to a knowledge member of Express and discover your perfect door system.