How many door panels should I choose?

So, you have your opening or aperture, but how many doors should you choose to make up your bifold door system? Believe it or not, whilst the variables may seem endless, the solution is often simpler than you might think.

At NOW Aluminium, we instantly quote for the most popular (and usually the most cost effective) option. As a general rule of thumb, customers want to maximise the glass in their opening and therefore this means the least possible number of panels. More glass means better thermal efficiency and obviously more light. Fortunately, our online bifold door configurator automatically works this out for you – all you need to do is simply input your opening measurements and the configurator does the rest!

On occasions, there may be the desire to opt for an odd number of door panels if a traffic door is required. Also, if the space is limited inside/outside, then more panels reduces the amount encroachment. Should you wish to opt/cost for more panels, then simply contact our sales team and they will be happy to provide a quotation based on this reworked specification.

In addition, aesthetically, we often feel that an odd number of door panels looks more balanced on a property than an even number. Therefore, in summary, we would suggest that (space depending) the perfect number of panels for your bifold door system opening would be the minimum number of panels for the given width and an odd number which would allow for a handy traffic door.

So, if you are caught in two minds – odd or even, or simply want to discuss the options that are available with the opening you have available, why not get in touch with one of our helpful sales team who would be happy to discuss your project.