When selecting a door for your property or building, you want to choose something which will provide you with the best possible access in and out, and also be the most efficient design possible. While people do choose to use sliding doors in their property, others have found bi-folding doors to be a better option. But why is the bi-fold door a better choice than the sliding door?
What are the advantages of a bi-fold door?
In order to understand why the bi-fold door is a more popular choice for people to use, it’s important to be aware of the advantages to a bi-fold door. The door itself is one which can, at the very basic level, fold in on itself to provide more space, as less is taken up by the door. This makes it good for smaller rooms or areas where a sliding door would not be helpful. It can also be very helpful in a domestic setting, as the wider space provided could help to create a more social area, for example if there was the door acted as a divider between the living room and the kitchen, or the living room and the conservatory.
As well as this, the bi-fold door is easier to install than it’s sliding counterpart, and is also very good for unique properties and homes where the sliding door might not be the best choice for a door, whereas the bi-fold can be configured to meet the demands of the home in many ways.
As you can see from the images below, sliding doors cannot be opened up completely, but with the other picture, you can see how the doors can be opened out fully
So why does this make it more popular than sliding doors?
The bi-fold door is a more popular choice than the sliding counterpart because it is a more versatile choice when looking at what can be best implemented into a home. The sliding door is very rigid in it’s design, and can not be adapted to fit a modern or alternative home. The folding door can be very adaptable in it’s configuration, and this allows it to be able to slot into any household without an issue, especially the smaller ones or those which are harder to access. As well as this, the fact that it folds over can really help to open up a living space in a way that a sliding door can not, by becoming basically invisible when needed, which makes it much more useful when you’re creating a social space for people to sit and talk in.
Overall, the bi-fold door has many properties which make it an appealing door to use, and it’s easy to see why it is more popular than a sliding door variant. For smaller homes especially, you need to be able to maximise the space which you have available, and the bi-fold door can help with this by tucking itself out of the way when required, which means that you can make a space seem much bigger when you’re entertaining guests or moving objects through the house, which a sliding door would almost prevent you from doing, making the bi-fold a more popular choice in increasingly unique and modern homes.
Alphamet are the UK’s leading installers of bi fold doors, based in Manchester serving Cheshire, Altrincham, Wilmslow and Hale homes and throughout Greater Manchester with stunning fabricated bi fold doors. If you want to open up your space this summer, then speak to a member of our team for a free no obligation quote and site survey today.