Patio doors or Bifolds? What really is the difference?
October 28, 2021
At Jack of Glass, we often get many enquiries from customers asking us whether our patio doors or bifolds would be better for their property. We have fitted many of both styles throughout Buckinghamshire. Therefore, to help you become better informed to make the right choice for your property, read on…
When it comes to replacing your back doors, both styles let in lots of natural light – making the most of every hour of daylight – and both can be easily fitted into most properties. This also isn’t about a cost difference – aluminium patio doors and aluminium bifolds are of a similar price. Furthermore, there is no need to be concerned about choosing a certain style because it offers more security: bifolds and sliding patio doors both offer a high level of security, being fitted with advanced locking mechanisms as standard. This includes the latest multi-point locking systems and toughened glazing for your total reassurance. Our bifolds and patio doors are equally thermally efficient and have low U values, to both be cost effective options. Both styles offer a quiet operation to make either a great choice for when wanting to enjoy an evening without the concern of waking children or disturbing neighbours.
What the difference predominantly comes down to is how both styles operate and, as such, which better suits your needs.
At Jack of Glass, we are pleased to offer our High Wycombe customers Smart Systems Bifolds. They neatly concertina in a fluid motion to seamlessly help you connect your room to your outdoor space. When fully open, they will give your property the illusion of having much greater space, working for smaller and larger properties alike. Additionally, if you wish to have a master door to work in the same way as a back door, then this can be done for you if you order an odd number of leaves for your bifolds. Our stylish bifolds are made with strength and durability in mind and would be an asset to your home.
Our Smart Systems sliding patio doors are the perfect choice for you to benefit from uninterrupted views of your home’s exterior – whether that’s your garden or one of the many wonderful views that High Wycombe has to offer. Because they don’t have the same concertina as a bifold, they are an ideal choice where space is restricted. Their smooth sliding tracks ensure effortless opening and closing each time. The incredibly thin sightlines of sliding patio doors are the choice for you if you’re looking to bring a sleek, contemporary look to your property, whilst ensuring minimal disruption to the view when you have the door closed. They are a fabulous product.