ALUMINIUM: Best material for bifold doors



Aluminium is a superior material for bifold doors compared to uPVC or timber. uPVC doors tend to have thicker frames and they expand with heat, leading to sticking during hot weather. Both uPVC and timber have a shorter life span, and timber frames require continual maintenance.

The properties of aluminium make it the ideal material for bifolds. Keep reading to discover the benefits of this material, and why you should install aluminium bifold doors.

STRENGTH, SLIM SIGHTLINES AND MORE GLASS

Aluminium is a very strong material and as a result can support more weight. In aluminium bifolds, the frame is thinner, yet it still has the strength needed to support the glass panes. Slimmer frames means more glass, and more glass means more light, creating a brighter living space.

ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY

Aluminium is an environmentally friendly material too. Recycling aluminium saves up to 95% of the energy needed to produce it from raw materials. And even when recycled continuously aluminium does not lose any of its quality or performance benefits.

LOW MAINTENANCE MATERIAL THAT LASTS

Through manufacturing, installation, and the rest of its lifetime, aluminium is a very low-maintenance material. It will not warp, rust or need painting, and it doesn’t suffer from expansion problems in heat or cold.

THERMALLY EFFICIENT AND HIGH WEATHERTIGHTNESS

Contrary to popular belief, aluminium can actually be more thermally efficient than some uPVC systems. Our aluminium bifolds feature a thermal break that reduces the transfer of heat through the frame. Combine this with high-spec energy efficient glass and you have a high performance door that will help keep a room warm and comfortable.

Learn more about the benefits of aluminium bifold doors with our free downloadable guide.


For more information regarding our bifold doors contact us here or speak to the team by calling 01142 313 133.

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