With autumn in full swing and winter fast approaching, you may have thought that the benefits of bi-folds had been left far behind in the warmer months.
Well, we’re happy to tell you this is certainly not the case. You will feel the benefits to your home all year round.
Read on to find out why installing bi-fold doors will improve your home even in the colder months.
1. A warm winter
Winter brings chilly temperatures, so the prospect of having a warmer home will be music to your ears. No one wants to have a fridge as a home.
Ensuring that your bi-folds are double, or even triple, glazed will mean your home is kept as toasty as possible. The compelling technology of the glass doors means that no draught can creep through. The blinds or curtains that you choose for your doors will also have a positive effect on the inside temperature.
This in turn also means that damp will be kept at bay. It’s a win – win situation.
2. Have a light Christmas
With dark mornings and evenings, the amount of daylight hours we get during the winter is considerably less than summer.
So, why wouldn’t you want to make the most of the sunlight that we do have? Bi-fold doors seriously increase the amount of natural light which will enter your home.
Make the most of the little light that we get, as it brings many benefits.
3. Spend less money on bills
Bi-folds are thermally efficient. Wood and UPVC frames are generally more efficient than aluminium. However, recent research shows this difference is minimal so they all will help save the environment and lower your monthly expenses.
The efficiency of the doors means less heat escaping your home, whilst also keeping the cold air out – you won’t have to run the heating as much. An added bonus is that because they’re energy efficient you’ll also save a bit of cash as you won’t need so much artificial light.
You can spend more money on Christmas presents and less on your utility bills.
4. Admire the winter scenery
Unfortunately, you can’t sit out star gazing unless you are completely wrapped up now the temperatures have dropped.
Colder nights offer clearer skies. With bi-folds you can admire the crisp scenery from the warmth, and have the best view of the starry sky. Whether you’re entertaining guests or simply relaxing by yourself, it’s much more enjoyable with a good view – especially if you’re lucky enough to have rolling hills or snowy mountains on your doorstep.
You’ll also be able to admire any firework displays from the comfort of your own home. To make the most of your view, read our guide on how to clean and maintain bi-fold doors.
5. Flexible and practical
The seamless design of your doors makes it easy to either open up a small or a large gap with ease. Or opt for a traffic door which can be installed within the bi-folds. It can be opened on its own without releasing all other doors.
The choice is yours. You may want to let some air into the house without fully opening the door, which is a good choice to have as it gets chillier.
The practicality of the doors also mean it will be much easier to manoeuvre the Christmas tree into the house!