Here at Newlite we offer the very latest bifolding and sliding door products. Both bifolding doors and sliding doors have their advantages in the home. In this article we are going to try and help you if you are trying to choose between a sliding door or a bifolding door.
Features of a bifolding and a sliding door.
Every customer will have a different requirement when it comes to what is the better option. Both products offer benefits as well as things to consider rather than disadvantages.
The key feature of the bifolding door is how all the panels can slide and fold to one or both sides to fully open up the home. This feature, in conjunction with the flush or low threshold capability, makes folding doors ideal.
The key feature of a sliding door is that it can accommodate far larger glass panels than bifolding doors, giving you a much better view when closed. Did you know, that you can have a two-panel sliding door at over 6 metres wide?
Comparatively, bifolding doors offer more visible mullions in the closed position, and each folding door panel can only be made up to about a maximum of 1.2 metres wide. When the bifolds are closed you see more visible aluminium than with a sliding door.
Choosing between a bifolding sliding door
If your home is a property by the coast, one that enjoys stunning views of the countryside or has any other type of desirable aspect it is worthwhile considering a sliding door. With a sliding door you can enjoy this view all year round thanks to the larger glass panes.
If your home is more inland, perhaps has a smaller garden or is a property on an estate, town, or city, a bifolding door enables you to use your home better in the summer when you can naturally extend out into the garden.
There is no right or wrong solution, only what works better for you and your property.
If the back of your home is large enough to have more than one type of door, there is no reason why you cannot have a sliding door as well as a folding door.
Why you should consider a sliding door if you have not already.
Some of the customers we talk to think that sliding doors are old fashioned because they envisage them in a hardwood subframe, only available as a two, or four-panel door and generally quite restricting. The reality of a modern sliding door is somewhat different.
- Sliding doors can create a link to the outside just like a bifold.
- Sliding doors can slide, lift and even tilt.
- Even the heaviest doors slide with a two finger operation with most products.
- Sliding doors can completely slide into a wall
- Sliding doors can even have an open or cornerless design.
Contact Newlite, your local sliding and folding door experts.
To help you decide, whether you opt for a folding or a sliding door will depend on the type of property, the views you wish to enjoy and how much you use the outside space in your home.
Both sliding and folding doors will transform your home, add masses of light and give your property a contemporary look. There is little to separate the doors in terms of security, U-Values or reliability. Both are excellent.
Contact us today for a free consultation and quotation.