The bifolding door or sliding folding door market has seen enormous growth in the last few years and there are many companies now offering this excellent product which can truly transform your living space.
You will find many price points on these doors from the “budget” door available for several hundred pounds to several thousand depending on the size an design.
The cheaper bifolding door will invariably be in pvc however, with this complicated product it is very much a case of “you get what you pay for”.
The nature of bifolding doors in the way they open, slide and stack as well as being needed for a much larger opening than a normal patio or French door, demands precision design and engineering. PVCu bifolding doors can have issues for maintaining alignment and reliability over the lifetime of a bifolding door.
More importantly PVCu material by it’s very nature is prone to much more thermal expansion than aluminium particularly on south facing elevations therefore you may experience trouble operating the doors smoothly in the hot summer months.
PVC bifolding doors are regarded by many as unreliable in the longer term and possibly prone to persistent service calls to correct the doors going out of alignment.
If you are considering bifolding doors in your home aluminium is the preferred choice. Aluminium bi folding doors offer the perfect combination of strength and weight. A well made, well designed Bifolding door in aluminium will be a long term reliable product.
Additionally aluminium has far greater inherent strength than pvcu. Sliding Folding Doors in Aluminium will give you much slimmer doors, allowing for a narrow, more aesthetically pleasing frame and a far wider glass area than any pvcu door.
Bifolding Doors offer your home added value and versatile living however in buying bifolding doors – aluminium is widely regarded as better than PVCu.
Even all glass doors prefer to use aluminium.
Even specialist all glass bifolding doors that use virtually no framing prefer to use aluminium for the same reasons of very slim lines with inherent strength.