How Secure Are Bifold Doors for Your Home?

How Secure Are Bifold Doors for Your Home?

At Direct Roofing Systems, we supply bifold doors to installers. They have seen a rise in demand because they fold out like a concertina, letting in natural light. Our aluminium bifold doors are durable and long lasting. However, there is a common misconception the doors aren’t secure, so in this article, we will explore ways that you can bolster your doors’ security.

For your customers’ bifold doors to be secure, they must be installed correctly. To do this, you must check if the door is closed correctly and forms a tight seal around the door to improve its security. 

Bifold doors offer plenty of security for your customer’s home because they offer advanced double glazing. For many reasons, this is a strong selling point because the customers will feel confident that intruders won’t break into their home. You can inform customers that their doors will be fitted with toughened glass, which makes them impenetrable. Toughened glass is five times stronger than standard glass, ensuring that the doors will be safer in the long run.

When installing locking systems for your customer’s home, one of the most common is the twin point locking system. They easily fit into your customer’s home because they consist of locks positioned towards the handle, holding it firmly in place. This makes it impossible for intruders to break in, keeping your customer’s home safe. 

Aluminium Bifold Doors
Bifold Doors

Another selling point about bifold doors is the internal beading that is used. The internal beads are the long strips of aluminium clamped together on the inside of the door. This method ensures burglars won’t pop off the beads to gain entry. In addition, the locks include a Dropbolt/Deadbolt lock secured by a key or twisting lock. They are quick and easy to install but difficult for intruders to crack open, so your customer’s home will stay protected.

If you are installing for a customer who has a family, inform them that they can have childproof locks installed. The locks are easy for adults to design but hard for children to unlock, making your family much safer. These easy-to-install locks range from zip tie locks to locks that go over the top of your bifold doors. 

black bifold doors
Bifold Doors

Aluminium is a thermally efficient material which gives you outstanding heat retention in your home. This keeps the property comfortable and saves your customer money on their energy bills. Your customer’s home will stay warm all year round and keep cold air outside.

You can also inform your customers that triple glazing can be fitted on these doors, along with Secured by Design and PAS 24 certification. Your customers can have peace of mind that the doors will not resist hard impacts and tough conditions. The doors have been tested to an air permeability of Class 4, water tightness of 9A, and wind conditions of Class A3, so tough wind and rain will not damage the door easily.

Another way for your customers to improve the security of their bifold doors is by including an alarm system. The alarm is designed to be installed out of sight, ensuring the aesthetic value of your home isn’t damaged.

A security screen is another easy way to detect criminals because they enable the customer or homeowner to monitor clearly when an intruder is present. Furthermore, the screens will eliminate harmful UV rays and glare, boosting your customers’ ventilation.

What’s more, laminated glass can be installed on your property. Laminated glass brings an additional layer of vinyl which is impact resistant, keeping your home protected. It is cheap and affordable but comes with added strength and durability. This will keep your family safe all year round. 

We hope that you find this article helpful in making your customer’s bifold doors more secure. The deterrence measures installed will stop intruders from breaking into your home. If you want to find out more, call Direct Roofing Systems on 01623 651982

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