Why Are Bi-Fold Doors So Expensive?
04 Sep 2018
Bi-fold doors have been gaining in popularity, not least because they have the ability to open up a home to the outdoors, creating a luxurious feeling of space.
They look sleek and can provide light all year round and have become the door of choice in recent years.
Watch any ‘make-over’ television program or flick through any renovation magazine and you’re sure to find a refurbishment with bi-fold doors.
Versatility Of Bi-Fold Doors
Bi-fold doors are made up of multiple leaves which fold back on themselves in order to open up, so they work a lot like a concertina.
One of the biggest advantages of bi-fold doors is that they can transform your living space by giving you unobstructed views out onto your patio and garden.Whole walls of glass can be opened up creating a seamless flow from indoors to outdoors.
If you don’t want all the doors open, it’s possible to just have a standard-style door at the end, giving you easy access inside or out.
Opened bi-fold doors can bring a cool breeze into your home on hot muggy days, and in the winter the glazed panels will mean natural sunlight will stream through the glass bringing natural warmth to your home.
Costs Of Bi-Fold Doors
The price of a bi-fold door can vary depending on material and size but because of the way they operate, there is more complex manufacturing involved which adds extra costs.
Imagine how a sliding door opens compared to a bi-fold door and you’ll soon realise the greater engineering required. You get more of a door profile when they’re shut closed, which is heavier on materials than compared to a sliding door which is a large expanse of glass.
Bi-fold doors are built with longevity in mind, so they are produced to be hardwearing and durable with quality, year-round weatherproof glazing panels and impressive ironmongery. They are available in different finishes, the most popular being aluminium, wood and upvc.
They require hardware systems with a greater capability and sophistication than a sliding or hinged door because there is a greater load when the doors are opened or closed.Wheels run on flat tracks which allows for a smooth operation.
The vast majority of bi-folds are top hung which means the weight comes from above.Bi-fold doors will need good structural support to withstand the weight.
Our bi-fold doors are made from a solid wood and provide great thermal insulation.Aluminium bi-fold doors offer minimum maintenance and a long lifespan and many see them as a long term cost-effective investment. They also add value to your home as they enhance the look of your property.
If you’d like to find out more about our range of bi-fold doors and whether they’re suited to your home, why not give us a call at Door Stop.We are a Perth based company and have two showrooms in Osborne Park and Joondalup, so come and see our vast range of premium quality doors for yourself.
With 35 years’ experience, we can guarantee you’ll receive quality advice and service from our friendly staff.
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