What Are Bifold Doors and How Do They Work?

What Are Bifold Doors and How Do They Work?

At Direct Roofing Systems, we supply aluminium bifold doors for your customers’ commercial or residential space. But you might be wondering what they are, so in this article, we will explain how they work and how they can help enhance your customers’ space.

The definition of a bifold door is that they are made of multiple panels that fold out like a concertina. This is a unique selling point because it will give your customers’ commercial or residential property more space. This will give your customer a full view and access to the outside world easier. It glides smoothly, resulting in a clear opening that lets fresh air and ventilation in the process.

One thing to understand about your customers’ bifold doors is they are incredibly easy to install. They can be installed inside and outside of their space, allowing them to split a room open without worrying about losing space. They are flexible, and what’s more, our doors are made from aluminium which means they are very thermally efficient. This is because they trap natural heat in your home.

A bifold door is very distinctive and easily recognisable. At Direct Roofing Systems, our doors are fitted with massive glazing panels that give your customer outstanding slim sightlines. This helps them get stunning panoramic views of the outside world while also bringing in plenty of natural light. This is another great selling point because, with the cost of living increasing, your customer will save money on their energy bills.

Bifold doors are an important addition to your customers’ residential or commercial space because they can be installed internally and externally. Internal bifold doors are useful for smaller areas because they don’t take up much space. They are useful for both laundry rooms and wardrobes, making them perfect for residential homes.

External Bifold Doors
Bifold Doors

External bifold doors, on the other hand, are much bigger. As a result, this makes them more suitable for outside spaces such as gardens or entrance doors. However, they are usually seen at the back of a commercial or residential space. A key requirement for this type of door is that they should be able to withstand harsh weather conditions because they come with double or even triple glazing. This will ensure that your customer will feel much safer in the long term.

Both internal and external bifold doors work in a similar way because they both operate on a gliding tracker. This is boosted by a series of wheels that quieten the process, leading to a smooth operation. However, you should advise your customer that if they pull the doors with so much force, they risk pulling the door out of its tracking system. Interior and exterior doors come in pairs which include two doors that fold on either side or four panels that come in the centre but fold onto either side. These configurations give your customer an optional choice of which door to consider.

These doors have plenty of benefits for your customer because they offer flexibility and versatility. They come in a selection of RAL colours that lets your customer choose how they want their door to look. They are also able to benefit from a selection of styles and configurations, leaving them with plenty of choices. Inform your customer that their bifold door is easy to clean because all it needs is to be wiped down with a damp cloth and soapy water, leaving it in superb condition.

9 Reasons to Choose Aluminium Bifold Doors

As mentioned before, an external bifold door offers outstanding views of their commercial or residential space. It creates a seamless connection to the outside while bringing natural light indoors. The double glazing that is included on the doors will give your customer outstanding security measures because they are extremely robust against hard knocks. Furthermore, they are equipped with multi point locking systems and advanced shootbolt techniques to keep your customers safe from any break-ins.

 Put your customers’ minds at ease by telling them that our doors are Secured by Design accredited. This is a scheme that is backed by the police, making sure every commercial or residential property is safe to live in. The doors are not just safe against intruders but also tough conditions. They have been tested to an air permeability rating of class 4, water tightness of class 9A, and wind resistance of class A3. You can let your customers know that these doors will keep them secure. 

We hope that this article has helped you understand how bifold doors work. They are extremely secure and weatherproof against tough conditions while being incredibly easy to operate and thermally efficient.

If you would like further assistance, call Direct Roofing Systems on 01623 651982, and we will be on hand to help you. Alternatively, fill out our online contact form and our friendly team will get back to you as soon as we can.

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