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Adding bifold doors to your home can not only completely transform your living space, but it
can add value to the sale price too. Old-fashioned folding doors would often present many
problems to the user. They were difficult to use, not very versatile, short-lived and leaky.
Luckily, technology has advanced and the modern bifolding door is far superior to past designs.
Wooden Concertina Doors
The wood bi-fold doors of the past would cause issues such as the door sticking, the door
rotting, mould growing and frames becoming twisted and out-of-shape. Due to the nature of
the wood, changes in temperature cause the wood to warp and bend. This leads to the problem
of doors sticking or twisting. Water which becomes trapped in the frame leads to the issues of
mould and rotting Bifold 13 LTD
Nowadays, the wood is split into different pieces, placed so the grains run against each other
and then glued back together under a high pressure. This process is known as laminating and it
prevents the frame from changing shape when exposed to changes in temperature. After being
laminated, the wooden frames are then treated with anti-rot and anti-fungal treatments to
prevent the issues caused by exposure to water. Modern designs include a water ingress within
the frame, which prevents water and condensation from building up internally.
Aluminium Folding Doors
The aluminium bifold doors of the past would be susceptible to frequent build-ups of
condensation. As well as this issue with condensation, they were also not very energy efficient.
Modern aluminium bifold door frames are thermally-broken which improves their energy
efficiency and reduces the build-up of condensation Bifold 13.
uPVC Folding Sliding Doors
uPVC bifold doors are the best of modern technology. More affordable than the other types of
folding door, the uPVC frame provides condensation-free, energy efficient functionality that is
versatile and suits many different situations. The easy-to-maintain profiles offer a modern
appearance to homes that need smartening up.
Clad Bifolding Doors
Clad bifolding doors are made up of two different materials. The main frame is usually the
strongest mater and usually the external side for strength and stability. The cladding is then
clipped on to the inside with glazing beads. The example I am going to use today is aluminium
and timber clad bifold doors. In this example, the aluminium makes up the main external frame.
It provides a strong, secure and virtually maintenance-free exterior, while the wooden interior
offers a very attractive appearance. The wooden interior can easily be clipped off, so it can be
sanded and repainted or swapped for a whole other species of wood without needing to
replace the entire door. This offers a permanent, long-lasting door that can easily be changed to
suit your interior style. This is especially useful if you change the style of your interior
seasonally, or if you are planning to sell your house and wish to appeal to as wider audience as
In conclusion, bifold doors have improved a lot over the years and now offer an attractive and
viable addition to your home that is functional and long-lasting. They can now be used to open
up virtually any part of your home or business, inside or out, to create a large, unrestricted