What You Need to Know Before You Buy Bi-Fold Doors
Planning on purchasing bi-fold doors? Many homeowners are opting for these doors this year and it is easy to see why.
They look fantastic, connect your garden and home and allow a huge amount of natural light to come through.
There are a few considerations and things that you need to be aware of before purchasing, though.
Read on to find out what you need to know before you invest in bi-fold doors.
It is essential that you purchase bifold doors that pass the latest building regulations. These often change so you should always ask for documentation and certificates.
Planning permission is not required but you should check with the Local Planning Authority if your home is in a conservation area of a listed building.
Find A Specialist & View Doors in Person
It is important that you find your bi-fold doors from a specialist and view them in a showroom before making a purchase.
As with any new home feature, bifold doors can vary greatly in cost and quality so you do not want to opt for the cheapest available.
You might be disappointed.
Specialists like Everest will be a good place to look. You will find that the doors are customizable to your needs.
There are a few material choices when it comes to choosing a bi-fold door. Ultimately, it will come down to personal preference.
Aluminum is a good choice because it is strong but lightweight while timber has a more traditional and classic look.
A good compromise is to opt for composite bi-fold which uses an aluminum frame with a timber internal facing.
Safety & Security
Safety and security are hugely important when it comes to bi-fold doors.
This is why you need to make sure that the doors that you choose have security measures. Like a multi-point locking system, locking shoot-bolts and thermally toughened glass.
Also, you should look for doors with a child safety system that uses a continuous hinge which can prevent fingers from getting trapped.
You should also look out for guarantees which can provide important peace of mind. Especially before installing bi-fold doors.
Coverage with a guarantee will provide protection in the unlikely event that you are not happy with your bi-fold doors or damage occurs.
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Bi-fold doors can be a lovely addition to your home. They look stylish and best of all, they’re functional.
It’s good to know what to look out for and how to find doors that will bring all the benefits while ensuring that they are safe, secure and of the highest standard.
I hope this helps because home renovation projects like this can definitely add value to your home.
Have you ever considered getting bi-fold doors?
Let me know, til then–cheers m’deres!
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Nancy Polanco is a freelance journalist, lifestyle content creator, and editor of Whispered Inspirations. She is a proud Mom to Gabby and Michaela and partner and best friend to Darasak. Having worked as part of a health care team for almost a decade, Nancy is happy to be back to her passion. She is a contributor to the Huffington Post, TODAY’s Parents, and an Oprah Magazine Brand Ambassador.