Bifolding Doors Vs Sliding Doors: How To Choose

When homeowners are looking for advice about which products would be best suited to them and their property, it’s essential that you have the answers to hand because it can be something of a minefield for people with less experience of the different options available to them.

While they may absolutely love a feature and want nothing more for their house, it might well be that’s simply not the most practical option or perhaps it wouldn’t work because of the layout or structure of the property. That’s why you need to know your stuff, so you can advise them properly and ensure you’re left with nothing but a happy customer at the end.

If your customer has expressed an interest in new door installation and can’t decide between sliding or bifold products, make sure you have all the information at your fingertips so you can advise them properly. To help, here are just some of the benefits of both bifold and sliding doors.

Bifold Doors

Bifold doors are the perfect option for bringing lots of natural light into a house, creating a brilliant blend between the indoors and the outdoors. They come in a wide range of materials, sizes and operating systems so it’s no surprise that homeowners might struggle to come to a decision or two without your help.

Engineered timber may well be the best choice for anyone with a period property or someone who wants to create a traditional look at home. Softwood engineered doors may seem like a good choice because they’re cheaper than hardwood but they may well warp over time because of exposure to moisture and heat, so clients may find they need fixing or replacing well before their time.

Make sure you tell your customers about aluminium as an option for materials, perfect for more contemporary homes. They come with very slim minimalist frames, they’re easy to maintain and they can be made wider than timber products, so you don’t have to have as many doors within the frame.

Sliding Doors

What’s particularly good about sliding doors is that they boast wide panels with huge expanses of glass and because the vertical frames are so minimal, your customers will enjoy an expansive view of the outside world.

These are usually the preferred choice when someone wants to maximise the view from the property or the amount of natural light that comes flooding in. However, unless they slide into a pocket, these kinds of doors won’t typically provide a complete opening in comparison to bifolding doors.

It really does generally come down to personal preference, however, so make sure you discuss everything in depth with your clients to find out exactly what they want and what their requirements are.

To find out more about our range of aluminium sliding doors, get in touch with us today.