Choosing a Bifold Door or a Sliding Patio Door
There are many things to consider when making a decision to fit a Bifold Door or a Sliding Patio Door in your home. Visit our website to read our Features & Benefits and view the images within our Gallery.
How much space do you have available?
It’s important to think about the main reason you’d like to fit either a Bifold or Patio Door in your home and how often you are likely to open and use the doors.
Do you have the space to stack the Bifold Doors to the left or right, or on both sides, when they are fully open, without feeling that you are restricting the space available within your garden or patio? If so, then a Bifold Door could be ideal for you. Bifold doors can be fully opened to around 90 per cent of the full opening width allowing you the flexibility to let in lots of fresh air and move around freely. On days when you don’t wish to open the doors fully, you can choose to have a single traffic door, which can be opened without the need to open the bifold door fully, allowing you easy access between your home and garden all year round. We would recommend that your doors open outwards rather than inwards so that when it has been raining, you won’t have puddles inside your home.
A low threshold can be fitted to your doors so that the flooring inside your home is flush with your patio outside. When deciding whether to have a low threshold or standard threshold, it is important to consider whether you live in a sheltered spot. KAT standard thresholds have been fully weather tested to keep your home warm in winter.
If an uninterrupted view is important, then a Patio Door might be a better option for you. The weight of a Patio Door is carried by the rollers within the track, so each door sash can be made a little wider than the sash of a Bifold Door, giving you more glass per door sash. Patio doors can be opened just a little to allow air into the room, or doors can slide to the left or right to stack behind one another. With our 3 pane Triple Track Patio Door, all 3 sashes can slide either to the left or the right, offering greater flexibility. Our Schuco Sliding Patio Doors can feature a SmartClose option, watch our video.
Contact KAT on 01625 439666 to speak to one of our Customer Services Team or visit our website at katuk.co.uk