An age-old debate where there isn’t a wrong answer!
If you’re a homeowner currently in the market for a replacement rear entrance door, it’s worth knowing that the choice isn’t as simple as it once was 20 years ago – But not to worry, more choice means more options!
Bifold door benefits:
A slightly more contemporary rival to the traditionally-styled sliding patio doors, bifold doors offer homeowners an innovative folding action that pushes each door panels neatly to one side, letting a property enjoy up to 90% opening width. They’re most commonly installed in aluminium due to the material’s ability to withstand a larger glass surface area, very much in keeping with the door style’s contemporary aesthetic.
- Sleek and minimalist design with unobstructed outside views
- ’Air glide’ track provides smooth and effortless sliding action
- Up to 90% opening width compared to a patio door’s 65%
- Available in uPVC or Aluminium high performance profiles
- Capable of accommodating anywhere between 2 and 7 independent panels
Patio door perks:
Classic in style though by no means any more hard work to transition through, sliding patio doors operate effortlessly along a premium track and work wonders in terms of enhancing a space with natural light and air. The main point of difference with patio doors compared to bifolds, is their ability to not intrude the home whenever they are opened or closed, neatly sliding alongside each other to help homes make the best use of space.
- Classical rear entrance door style that fits in with all home styles
- Adjacent sliding action that means no inside or outside space is invaded
- Large glass surface area and slim sightlines for maximum natural light entry
- Perfect for illuminating kitchens, patios, living rooms, and conservatories
- Capable of accommodating anywhere between 2 and 4 independent panels
Albion Windows can help you make the perfect choice
The selection you make will almost certainly be dependent on your style of home as well as personal preferences, but regardless, there is no wrong answer. Both sliding patio doors and bifold doors excel at spoiling the back of your home with lashings of light and make for some surprisingly seamless transitions to the outside.
For more information on these or any other home improvement product featured in our range, feel free to call a member of our team on 0500 344 028 or contact us online today.