Are aluminium bifold doors worth the money?

Whether you are refurbishing your home or building a new one, installing aluminium bi-fold doors comes with numerous cost benefits, which will certainly be worth the initial investment.  Let’s look at the ways that aluminium bi-fold doors benefit your home.

Energy efficiency

Aluminium bi-fold doors are thermally efficient due to their thermal break, which prevents warm air escaping and cold air coming in. The latest Building Regulations must have a U-value of 1.4 W/m²K for replacement doors and for new-build properties or extensions, it’s 1.2 W/m²K – the lower the U-value, the better the insulation it provides for the home.  All our aluminium bifold doors meet the latest Building Regulations for complete peace of mind.

Double or triple glazing and Low E glass also contribute to provide optimal thermal performance and make a property warmer, lighter and more energy efficient.  With the cost of heating bills soaring, keeping the warm in a home and the cold air out is increasingly important, even more so now that winter is setting in.

Weather resistance

How well will aluminium bi-fold doors stand up against the elements and keep the rain and wind out? Our bi-fold doors have undertaken tests for air tightness, water tightness and wind load.

  • Air Tightness – doors are tested to see how much air travels through a glass elevation under pressure from the elements, such as wind, and measures the amount of air that escapes through gaps or building fabrics. Having an airtight building means that less energy will be wasted through the leakage of heated air.
  • Water Tightness – water is forced at the door, replicating rain and air pressure increases, this is continued until the necessary standard is met or until water penetrates the surface of the door.
  • Wind Load – to ensure a building is structurally sound, designers must understand the nature and impact of local winds. This test measures the doors overall strength and is conducted in a similar manner to the water pressure test, levels of air pressure are increased slowly to measure the extent to which the door bends and at which point draughts begin to get through

 

Our aluminium bi-fold doors excelled in all these tests to ensure that they perform for years to come.

Highly recyclable material

Aluminium is 100 percent recyclable and is called the ‘green metal’ because it is so environmentally friendly. It is estimated that 75 percent of the new aluminium produced since the 1880’s remains in circulation today.  Aluminium doors will not warp, crack, peel or rust, and there is no need to fill cracks, sand, varnish or paint aluminium doors to keep them looking their best.  Specifying aluminium reduces the homeowners’ carbon footprint and reduces the impact on the environment.

 

How secure are aluminium bi-fold doors?

Our doors conform to PAS 24 and Secured by Design accreditation, and utilise multipoint locking systems, industry-leading cylinders, secure hinges for exceptional security.

We also offer double glazed, triple glazed, toughened or laminated glass options to minimise burglary risk and give you peace of mind that your home is safe and sound.

 

How long will they last?

Aluminium bi-folds have been manufactured to the highest quality standards, fully accredited and your doors will stand the test of time – you won’t need to replace them for decades. Our aluminium bi-fold doors come with a 25-year manufacturer’s guarantee.

 

Will they increase the value of my property?

Are aluminium bi-folds worth the money?  This style of door is highly sophisticated and will enhance any home.  By extending your living space, flooding your home with natural light, adding additional security and adding doors with energy saving properties, will certainly increase the value of your home and bring you a great return on your initial investment.

If you’d like to learn more about how bi-fold doors can save you money and add value to your home call us today on 01273 287 287 or visit our contact page to request a quote or call back.

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