Over the last 15 years, Bifold doors have taken the home improvement industry by storm and are one of the most popular choices of finish for the rear aspect of a property. The product development is continually improving and standards of insulation, aesthetic and performance continue to get better and better.
Whilst the doors have obvious benefits during the Summer and warmer months, they tend to get forgotten during the darker, colder months. Aluminium bifolds don’t stop being useful once the weather turns in Autumn and Winter.
You may assume that a wall of glass could never be energy efficient, but you will be amazed at what NOW Aluminium bifolding doors can achieve. The bifolding door frames are thermally broken to ensure minimal heat loss. The glass itself – which can be double or triple glazed – is from planitherm as standard.
While bifold doors function well during the summer in terms of opening up, they certainly help to make winter more comfortable, particularly if your current doors are inefficient. You will find that your heating and energy bills will drop compared to previous winter months!
When fully open, Bifolds give you the option to fully open entire walls, providing obvious benefits in the warmer months although something you are unlikely to do in the depths of Winter!
Traffic doors are a popular option for NOW clients – this is a single door located at one end of the bifold set, and opens just like a normal door. When you want to open the full door set, it folds to the side, allowing you to fully open up your home. Even when sliding the bifolding doors, the smooth stainless steel runners allow you complete control how far you open the doors.
Improve the view from the inside and out
A clear benefit of NOW bifolding doors is how they look from the outside of a property, but often overlooked is the view of the outside from the inside of a property. In the autumn and colder months, you can begin to appreciate a different kind of view of your garden. Everyone enjoys looking at frost and snowy scenes, so bifolding doors with expanses of glass can bring the beauty of winter inside without you having to brave the cold. Bifolds are also ideal for keeping an eye on your children if they’re out playing in the winter months. With the shorter days during autumn and winter, NOW bifolds will help maximise the amount of sunlight in your home and can help to lift the mood. With more people spending time at their home during the day during the COVID lockdown of 2020 and an increased number of us working from home, bifolding doors help transform our home into a more functional, open plan space that can be used for both home and work environments.