In recent years, bifold doors have become increasingly popular with UK homeowners. Their innovative opening action and stylish appearance has proven a hit with people looking for an alternative to traditional sliding patio or French doors. If you’re considering bifold doors for your home, one of the main decisions you’ll need to make is which material is best for your bifold doors. To help you make a fully informed decision, here’s our expert opinion on both aluminium and uPVC bifold doors.
The benefits of aluminium bifold doors
Aluminium is a naturally strong and lightweight material. It is 100% recyclable and can be formed into almost any shape imaginable. These qualities make it the perfect material to manufacture large folding doors. Our bi folding doors open up concertina style with each door panel folding back neatly to create a wide opening between the inside and outside of your home.
From an external perspective, aluminium bi fold doors are finished with a durable powder paint coating. The finish can be matt or gloss, is available in a wide range of colours, and is extremely resistant to harsh weather conditions. Aluminium bi folds are also popular because of their super slim sightlines. Because of aluminium’s inherent strength, their slimmer frames can support large sections of glazing. This allows you to reduce visual obstructions to create a panoramic exterior view.
Why choose uPVC bifold doors?
uPVC is a popular material for a wide range of fenestration products. A high percentage of properties in the UK are now fitted with uPVC windows and entrance doors. uPVC products provide excellent levels of energy efficiency and security and are a low maintenance home improvement solution. For bifold doors, however, the contraction levels of uPVC at an ambient temperature can sometimes have a negative effect on products used for larger openings.
uPVC bifold doors are the most cost-effective option and in situations where only two or three sliding door panels are required, they are worth considering. For larger areas, however, we would always recommend aluminium bifold doors.
As you can see from our product review, aluminium bifold doors are the best option when you want a high performing concertina style folding door for your home. If you’d like to find out more about our range of bifold doors or any of our products or services get in touch today. Call Landmark Window Systems on 01752 283 834 or send us a message online.