Lancashire is a county with outstanding scenery on its doorstep, and many North West properties have taken advantage of great views by installing aluminium bifold doors.

This is one great reason for switching to aluminium bifolds, and there are many more. Here are five of the best reasons to install aluminium bifolds in properties across Lancashire, Cheshire, and throughout the North West of England.

1: Excellent thermal insulation

Aluminium bifolds supplied by Great Harwood Windows offer outstanding levels of thermal efficiency, employing ‘thermal-break’ technology that retains as much heat as possible while reducing the level of condensation. A thermal break creates a barrier that separates the aluminium frame into two pieces. This reduces the flow of thermal energy through the aluminium, which means more heat is retained inside your living space. Such technology can deliver U-values as low as 1.5  W/m2k, (using a 1.0m centre pane), which more than surpasses current building regulations.

Warmcore Bifold Door Black

2: Unsurpassed strength

For many years, architects have known about the strength and durability of aluminium. The basic structure of the Empire State Building, completed in 1931, is made of the metal! And today, many iconic modern buildings use aluminium in one capacity or another. The reason is that it is incredibly strong but is also lightweight, meaning that slimline aluminium frames can hold a lot of glazing compared to other construction materials.

Aluminium is a great material for bifold doors. Its slimline frames provide more than enough support for large expanses of glass. It will not warp, rot, or buckle, and the method of powder coating makes it resistant to chipping, scratching, and fading. At Great Harwood Windows, we guarantee our aluminium bifold doors for 10 years, so it’s safe to say that the initial investment pays for itself.

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3: Amazing sightlines

Having aluminium bifold doors where conventional windows used to be is like entering a portal into a world filled with light – even on the dullest of days! Maximising light is important for homeowners who wish to create an open, bright, and welcoming space, and since ‘working from home’ became popular, those who have created home offices will understand the importance of natural light. Plus, you can open the doors to let the ‘outside’ in, in a way you could never do by simply opening a window.

4: Low maintenance, high security

Each pane of a bifold door’s sliding panels is made of a frame and a pane of glass. The only maintenance needed is a quick wipe down now and again with mild-soapy water and a non-abrasive cloth. You don’t even need specialised cleaning products to keep the doors looking their best all the time, and there is no need to re-paint.

Security-wise, despite appearances bifold doors are actually very secure indeed. Modern bifolds are installed with a multi-point locking system and an in-line tracking system that intruders find almost impossible to breach. The doors are attached to a gear within the bottom track, so to remove the doors, they would need to remove the gear too.

Grey aluminum bifold door

5: Colour, colour, colour!

Although neutral shades of white, black, and grey are the most popular colours for those having bifold doors installed, they are by no means the only colours on the market. At Great Harwood Windows, we have the full RAL colour selection at our disposal, which means we can supply and install all sorts of shades, from bold to subtle, and in any kind of property too. You’re only limited by your imagination.

This means Great Harwood Windows can supply and install them in properties of any age or style, regardless of whether it’s a country cottage, new build, terraced house, or something entirely different.

If you want to know more about our aluminium bifold doors, or any other product we supply and install, give us a call on 01254 690009 or use our online form to drop us an email today.

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