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Bi-folding sliding doors seamlessly bring outdoor and indoor space together. In addition to increasing living space, bi-folding doors can increase natural light and ventilation, while aesthetically improving and increasing the value of your home, plus your lifestyle.
When it comes to planning which bi-folding doors are right for you, it’s important to do your research as they’re available in many different styles, finishes and materials. Important considerations when selecting your bi-folding doors include:
With top-hung style, the overhead operations are easier to conceal and it’s less likely to jam due to grit in the operating mechanism. However, this does require a strong lintel/beam to take the weight of the doors. While with bottom rolling design there’s less weight on the frames, but the sliding motion can be affected if grit gets into the tracks/rollers.
The types of framing materials include:
Triple or double glazed is a must, as the right glass choice/configuration can improve thermal efficiency and also reduce unwanted noise. These also offer safety and security, as both toughened and laminated glass can offer you reassurance and protection.
Plan a master door that will be used most often and think about thresholds. A low threshold provides a seamless look into the outside space with little or no step, whereas a rebated threshold offers increased weather-resistant performance.
Use a GGF member company and get peace of mind that you are getting a quality product and professional installation from a company supported by the main trade authority in the sector.
If you’re planning on installing bi-folding sliding doors, here are some more helpful tips.
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Thursday, 19th August 2021
Bi-folding sliding doors seamlessly bring outdoor and indoor space together. In addition to increasing