5 Reasons Why Aluminium is the Best Material for your Bi-Fold Doors
Posted on May 26, 2017
In recent years, the popularity of bi-fold doors has soared. This is primarily because they offer something which traditional Patio and French doors cannot. When open, they bring the exterior and interior spaces together in seamless fashion. When closed, they provide as much natural light as possible, without compromising on security or aesthetics.
So, it is safe to say that bi-fold doors are a great choice for homeowners. They are particularly useful if you have a large or small garden which you really want to amplify. They work well when installed facing out onto spacious gardens or courtyards, because they can be drawn back and folded away, much like an accordion or concertina door.
Bi-folding doors are available in a wide variety of colours, styles, designs and materials. However, this guide to aluminum frames will explain why it is often thought to be the best option.
Long Term Value
When looking for quality aluminum bi-fold doors, they do come at a premium compared to uPVC or timber products. However, they offer better value for money in the long term. This is because they require only minimal maintenance. Unlike timber, which has a tendency to warp and requires much maintenance, Aluminum is highly durable and hard wearing. It won’t absorb moisture warp or distort like timber and it comes with a 10 year quality guarantee.
If you’re in love with timber frames, but you know that the maintenance would be too onerous, why not invest in aluminum? There are a number of different Aluminum combinations which can include a timber internal finish. They make bi-folding doors or windows look wonderfully elegant and sophisticated. You get to enjoy the aesthetic that you want, without the constant maintenance or heavy bulk. Aluminum is lightweight, holds up well in the face of bad weather, and it always looks beautiful.
The Best Possible View
For most homeowners, the whole point of investing in bi-fold doors is to create exquisite, unobstructed views. So, it makes sense to opt for the material with the slimmest possible and elegant sightlines. Aluminum is the preferred choice here, because it combines a lightweight structure with strength and durability. This means that it can manufactured with very slim framework without putting the material at risk of fractures. This is simply not possible with alternatives like wood or uPVC.
Timber frames require regular maintenance if you want to keep them looking pristine. Timber is especially tricky. It can look very beautiful, but it needs almost constant protection from the elements. Aluminum bi-fold doors, on the other hand, require nothing more than a quick clean to remove dirt and grime. This can be done by hand with a regular soap and water solution, so they really are low maintenance.
Early aluminum products were not the most thermally efficient material for keeping heat inside a home. Our products are fitted withLow emissivity, or low e glass which is specialised thermal insulation glass that increases the energy efficiency in windowsand togetherwithpolyamide thermal break these jointly act as a thermal barrier which slows down the transfer of heat from the interior to the exterior surface. It means that more heat gets trapped inside the property and the reputation of aluminum for being an overzealous conductor can finally be shelved.
For more information and advice on shopping for bi-fold doors in Ipswich, visit IronGlaze. Or, call 01473 40022 to request a cost estimate for your home.