What Are the Benefits of Aluminium Bi-Folding or Sliding Doors


Whatever type of home you live in, choosing to have aluminium bi-fold doors or sliding doors will bring a whole heap of benefits. Not only do they look great, bringing a modern touch to your home, but they also open up the space without compromising on the room, and can be a great focal point to your kitchen, dining room, or lounge. There are many reasons why they are the ideal door solution for almost every home and here we will look at just a few of them.

They maximise the light coming into the room

Large amounts of natural light are allowed to flow into your space, making it appear more open, bright, and welcoming. Furthermore, increasing the amount of sunlight that enters your home can improve your mental health and boost your mood by increasing the release of a hormone called serotonin in your brain.

If you want a bright, airy space, consider aluminium bifold doors. They are inherently stronger than those made from wood or plastic, allowing for slimmer frames, maximum glazing, and plenty of light.

Maximise the light into your home

They allow you to bring the outside in

Because bi-fold doors fold completely back, unlike traditional sliding doors, you do not need to be outside to get a sensation of freedom, allowing a seamless transition between the outside and inside. You can enjoy the comforts of being indoors while also being able to take advantage of your outside environment.

Seamless transition from inside to outside


They are incredibly strong

Aluminium is a very solid material that is less likely to distort as a result of temperature fluctuations.

Wood can distort as it grows and contracts, allowing water to seep through. Some wooden doors might have aluminium cladding applied to them for added robustness. Vinyl is a relatively durable material, however, it can degrade when exposed to sunshine and is more prone to warping.

Bi-fold and sliding door frames are required to be strong enough to sustain big and heavy panes of glass, which is frequently toughened, tempered, or laminated. Aluminium is so robust that the frames may be kept as thin as possible while still providing adequate support.

Strong and sturdy design using aluminium frames


They require very little maintenance

Aluminium doors require merely a light wipe down now and again thanks to their low maintenance and easy to clean functionality. Each of the folding or sliding panels is comprised of only a frame and a pane of glass, which should be wiped down once in a while to keep them looking their best at all times.

Using mild, soapy water – dishwashing solutions or solvent-based cleaning products are not recommended – wipe debris off the doors with a non-abrasive cloth, Avoid using abrasive cloths, such as scouring pads) on the doors since they can scratch them.

A small brush can be used to dislodge any debris from the tracks, followed by a vacuum to remove the remaining debris. Avoid allowing dust and dirt to accumulate in the tracks since this will harm the smoothness with which the doors open and close.

They can add value to your home

The installation of aluminium bi-folding or sliding doors can increase the resale value of a home by 5-10 per cent, according to some industry experts. If you are considering selling your home soon, you may be more than able to recuperate the costs of having them fitted.

They add an extra layer of security to your home

Most bi-fold doors will come with a complex locking system with locks placed at various points as standard, which means it is much more secure than a normal patio door. These generally only have a single point of locking, which can be kicked or drilled out easily.

Bifold doors also come with robust glass panes so any attackers would need to manually move the doors off of their tracks to break the entrance. This would be exceedingly complex for them without a toolkit and knowledge of how the doors function, meaning your home is protected against break-ins.

Strong and secure sliding doors

To find out more about aluminium sliding and bi-folding doors, and receive a free quote, contact Express Bi-Folding Doors today. You can also see full details on our products by downloading our brochure today!

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