Summertime is a great time to do some home improvement projects to enhance the look and feel of your home. Flip through any home decorating magazine and you’ll get plenty of ideas, but it’s still hard to decide what projects to do. A great place to start is by replacing that old, outdated, sliding glass patio door with aluminium bifold doors. Besides being beautiful, there are five advantages to choosing them over other door types.
Since aluminium is a very strong material, a smaller frame supports larger glass panes than wood or PVC. Larger panes of glass let more light in your home, which creates a brighter interior living space. Thinner frames also create a cleaner line-of-sight which gives you an unimpeded view of the outside. This is good news for parents and pet owners who want to keep an eye on what’s going on in the yard.
Wood framed doors need periodic painting or staining to maintain them. Additionally, heat, cold and moisture can warp them over time. Aluminium doors, on the other hand, are almost maintenance free. They will never warp, corrode, rot or rust and you’ll never have to paint or stain them. In fact, the only thing that you’ll ever have to do is clean them with a soft cloth when you’re doing the windows.
Traditional patio doors are restrictive when it comes to placement. Typical installation requires a flat wall with space on either end. Bifold doors, on the other hand, can be configured in a variety of ways. Choices include traditional installation, like your old door, but, they can even wrap around the corner of your home. No matter what, the results are a well-lit space.
You might not think so, but aluminium doors are as energy-efficient, if not more so than uPVC doors. In fact, many of them are manufactured with a thermal break that keeps heat from being transferred through the frame. The addition of energy efficient glass assures that your room stays comfortable whether it’s hot or cold outside.
Using aluminium is an environmentally friendly choice compared to wood or PVC. Creating doors from recycled aluminium only requires about 5% of the energy it takes to produce it from raw materials. In addition, it’s highly recyclable and never loses any of its strength, quality and integrity. That means if you ever remove the doors, the aluminium can easily be used again for other products.
As you can see, aluminium bifolding doors are a great way to improve your home. If you’re ready to take the leap and get rid of that old, worn-out patio door, contact us. We love to help homeowners like you, create a place that they can be proud of. You dream it we Make it at Central Glass and Aluminium.