Aluminium Bifold Doors
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Aluminium Bifold Doors
Here at Glass Door Centre, we offer some of the best aluminium bifold doors on the market that are excellently functional, low-maintenance, and very aesthetically pleasing. Our bifold doors are made using thermally broken aluminium. Thermal breaking is a process that provides the aluminium with increased strength and durability.
Aluminium is already hard-wearing and resistant to corrosion and rust, even when exposed to years of varying weather conditions. Additionally, the gaskets of our doors are filled with foam to encourage insulation and ensure that the warmth is kept in when it’s cold and kept out when it’s not. One of the great advantages of our doors is that they’re constructed of just one piece of welded gasket. This will eliminate the shrinkage that normally happens where gaskets meet.
These doors require very little maintenance and need only to be wiped with a cloth to keep them shiny and clean, so you don’t need to worry about the vast amount of glass posing a problem. Not to mention, these doors are the perfect solution for home extensions, as well as public buildings or hospitality establishments. So, why not contact us today for a bespoke quote!
Here at Glass Door Centre, we have a wide selection of aluminium bifolds that are meticulously designed to offer perfect insulation and temperature regulation, which will prevent heat loss in the winter and keep your house cool in the summer. These doors achieve this by using thermally broken aluminium. Thermally broken aluminium is stronger than average aluminium but remains non-thermally conductive. This reduces the flow of heat around the frames. We use impressive and industry-leading gasket technology known as ‘Q-Ion’ to seal any gaps that may remain in the frames and lead to increased insulation.
Combined with the high-quality glazing we use on each of our aluminium bifolds as standard, our products can surely help to reduce your heating bills by offering impeccable thermal insulation. Our aluminium bifolds will allow more natural light into your home, which is proven to increase serotonin levels and generally elevate your mood. Contact us today if you’re interested in learning more about our aluminium bifolds. One of our highly-experienced team members will point you in the right direction.
"It was hard to decide who to place our order with as there are so many Internet companies selling bi-folding doors and all claiming to be the best. Our builder recommended the Glass Door Centre and after checking prices we went with them as they were amongst the cheapest selling the Korniche doors. Everything turned up on time and the new doors look great. Thanks to Albert for his help & advice."
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What Are The Benefits of Aluminium Bifold Doors?
The benefits of aluminium bifold doors are endless. They allow natural light into your space, which improves serotonin levels responsible for high moods. They’re also durable, strong, and very secure. Aluminium frames provide enough strength to compromise size, which makes your room feel larger as they utilise far less space. Temperature fluctuations are very unlikely to distort or warp the frames of an aluminium bi-fold door as they would with doors with wooden or vinyl frames. Additionally, they require little maintenance, as the metal finish is not prone to dulling, unlike other materials.
Are They Cold?
Aluminium is a thermal conductor and will naturally react to the temperature surrounding it however, It gets a little more complicated when it comes to aluminium bifold doors. This is because the two sides of the same door will often face opposing temperatures. So, does this mean they will be cold if it is cold outside? No! all doors are manufactured with a polyamide thermal break between each aluminium section. This will prevent any heat from escaping and any cold from intruding. Thanks to this, the doors will not be cold to touch, nor will they remain permanently chilled.
What Material is Best?
The best material to use for bifold doors is aluminium. Unlike UPVC and timber, aluminium is naturally strong, durable, and corrosion resistant. The frames of these wonderfully hard-wearing doors can last up to 20 years, and the powder-coated finish is unlikely to fade with proper care..
How Much Do They Cost?
We at Glass Door Centre custom-manufacture a selection of products for many purposes that all have different requirements. So, it is impossible to publish estimated prices on our website. The cost of our doors completely depends on you, which is why we have a page just for quotes so that you can tell us all the information that we need to know to build your bespoke product. Once we have received your quote, a member of our highly experienced team will contact you as soon as possible with a cost estimate.
Are They Secure?
Absolutely! Most will include a multi-point locking mechanism and an inline tracking system. These two things alone will make your doors very secure. The doors themselves are attached to a gear that prevents the removal of the doors. Aluminium bifold doors also include steel lock pins formed from impenetrable hardened steel. These features each provide excellent security. You can also opt to install triple-glazed windows and compare the array of locks to ensure that your bifold doors are as secure as can be.
Do They Expand in The Heat?
Thankfully, they do not. Due to its high thermal conductivity, aluminium isn’t prone to warping or cracking in fluctuating temperatures, unlike UPVC or wood. Wood reacts to weather conditions and will contract and expand in cold and warmth, eventually leading to distortion. Similarly, when exposed to heat for prolonged periods, UPVC will warp. The natural properties of aluminium, including immense durability, make it a great choice for the frames of bifold doors.
How Often Will I Open My Door?
During the warmer seasons like Spring and Summer, it is likely that you will open your bi fold door a lot more than you would in Autumn or Winter. The design of bifold doors allows you to pull them back completely, bringing a lot of air into your room. And although this is refreshing when temperatures are higher, you may find that it is not so welcome when the air is freezing.
Can They be A Different Colour?
We have black and white options available to ensure that each feature of your room collaborates to create an aesthetically pleasing space that doesn’t feel disjointed or mismatched. Why not contact us today to find out more about the range of aluminium bifold door colours we have available? A highly-experienced member of our team will get back to you as soon as possible.
Are Aluminium Bifold Doors Tested Against Wind and Rain?
Before aluminium bifold doors can pass the manufacturing stage, they must undergo rigorous testing to ensure they protect your home from wind and rain. This process involves a Water Tightness Test that ensures that the doors are suitably airtight and perform excellently rather than simply meeting expectations. The Air Permeability Test subjects the doors to high pressures to ensure that the frames and panels can withstand large wind gusts. This is the EN1026 test, and all bifold doors must pass, or else they can’t be distributed.