The similarities between aluminium bifold doors and sliding patio doors begin with their popularity and, natural light enhancement. But what are the differences?

Let us explain.

The benefits of aluminium bifold doors for your home

Aluminium bifold doors, also known as ‘folding sliding doors’ fold back against themselves in a neat concertina style. varying numbers of panels or panes are connected by hinges and run along a flushed concealed track on the floor or ceiling, ultimately creating a seamless transition from the outside to the inside.

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Bifold doors can open inwards or outwards to suit the space in which they sit. However, something to bear in mind is that they require a meter of space to always be clear for the panels to be stacked to one side so consider how much space there is in the room and outside when deciding on this.

Take a look at our 5 reasons to upgrade to aluminium bifold doors, from boasting superb strength through to ultra-sleek impressive sightlines and, exceptional insulation. Get in contact with us today to learn more about our bi-fold doors.

The benefits of sliding patio doors for your home

Sliding doors also known as ‘patio doors’ or ‘patio sliders’ are shaking off their previous old fashioned connotations to be a modern favourite. These doors consist of two or three large panes of glass that smoothly slide behind one another. Offering greater control, this transition allows you to vary the opening of your sliding patio doors more easily – something we know all our customers love.

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You could perhaps open them an inch for a light breeze, a couple of feet for you to step out into the fresh air or all the way to let natural light and airflow through your home. They really are versatile.

Sliding patio doors from Great Harwood Windows also offer great weatherproof sealing to prevent any draughts, whilst offering you enhanced protection from the harshest of weather and, maximise high security with thanks to their multi-point locking systems. Ultimately, giving you and your family peace of mind that you will be safe and sound from unwanted visitors.

Doors in Lancashire that create a beautiful and practical result every time

Great Harwood Windows range of door styles boast a 10-year guarantee as standard. And we are more than ready to keep up with the demands of the modern homeowner, whether required for use at the front or back of the house.

Our sliding patio door buying tips (and why aluminium may be best for you!) will help you decide what style and material are best for you. But if you still can’t decide, please contact us,  call us on 01254 690009 or email info@greatharwoodwindows.co.uk and our team at Great Harwood Windows will happily advise.

Great Harwood Windows have over 30 years of combined experience in both aluminium and UPVC products supplying and installing throughout Lancashire and Greater Manchester.

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