Selecting BiFold Doors: The Key Do’s and Don’ts

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Bifold doors can be a great investment that adds a little modern touch and personality to any home or building, as well as plenty of space, but there are some pitfalls to look out for when choosing the right bifold doors. To find out some quick-fire do’s and don’ts, keep reading.


Find out as much information as possible
This may seem like a no-brainer, but finding out everything you can about the bifold doors your looking at is very important. What are they like in wet weather? Would this work as an exterior door? And, is there any form of weather guarantee? are all good places to start.

Look at the actual doors you’re going to buy
Seeing bifold doors in brochures or online is all very well and good, but the last thing you want is for the doors to be installed, and for you to absolutely hate them in person. Visit the workshop or showroom to get a real feel for the doors before you commit to commissioning a set of your own.

Get an insurance backed guarantee
Bifold doors are often expensive, so make sure they come with an insurance backed guarantee that lasts a good few years. Usually lasting for 10 years or more, you can sleep easy in the knowledge that if anything happens to your doors, you’ll be covered.


Order a door with ‘floating mullions’
Some salesmen recommend buying bifold doors with ‘floating mullions’ (which are an extra bit of material that fits between each door leaf). These just add an unnecessary cost to the door and make it look ugly, without having any real function.

Skimp and get a bifold door with an ‘external track’
Some bifold doors run along an external track. These are not technically purpose built bifold doors, just doors that have been adapted to work as bi-fold doors and have a serious security risk as the track can be removed.

If you are thinking of installing bifolding doors into your property and live in Oxfordshire or Buckinghamshire, get in touch with us today to see how we can help.