If you have the luxury of having that coveted room in your house like an indoor swimming pool or fully equipped gym with the fantastic view we all dream about, the bi-folding door is excellent and well worth being used as an entire wall of glass. The light that is let in and the amount of open space created when it is open means you can enjoy your favorite rooms even more.
They can be made from hardwood double glazing, aluminum or UPVC and will match any environment and style. UPVC is the everyday choice for replacement windows and most people will know what to expect with the material; how it looks, feels and cleans. But when it comes to folding doors this is not the best material to use as it is flexible and doesn't really cope well with the temperature changes that are so common nowadays.
Wood is the natural choice and is much more aesthetically pleasing. It delivers taste and a more structurally sound option. Wood though on the down side can absorb moisture and this can mean the door warps.
Aluminum is lightweight and very strong and because of this they can be made narrower and are not liable to flex or twist. This is the modern alternative and can match wood and UPVC in terms of performance, durability and now looks. They come in a choice of colors and do not have to be the usual steel color which made them so unappealing in the past.
Used as a wall replacement, theses folding or sliding bi-fold doors can also transform a cramped kitchen. A three door configuration installed in a dining area can provide a nice finishing touch and a wow factor when first entering a room and expecting it to be dark.
An indoor swimming pool can have visibility dramatically improved which in turn enhances security and also add value to your property. No matter the size of the wall you want to fill in with glass, large doors up to four meters wide will still glide easily on the track and feel very stable. This could give neighbors the jaw dropping envy you were probably striving for.
Whether you are opening just one side or fully to expose the whole of the wall just let the fresh summer air in or to let out the steam from the pool out, folding doors are very pleasing and transforming your living space.
These doors literally open up a multitude of possibilities in any home, making it a lighter more welcoming environment to live. No other item can transform your home and break down barriers between the inside and out and bring gorgeous sunlight flooding in. It opens up a whole new way of living and realizes the potential of you home and the space around it.