5 bifold door myths busted

Are you looking to replace your rear entrance door? Do you long for a near uninterrupted view of your beautiful outside space? Are you considering bi-fold doors, but have heard contradictory information? Read on and put your mind at rest over these 5-common bifold door myths.

1. Bifold doors aren’t secure

Aluminium bifold doors It can be mistakenly believed, that bifold doors aren’t secure and are easy to break into. However, this is simply not the case! Modern bi-fold doors are one of the most secure ways to secure your entranceway. Bifold doors benefit from having multi-point locking mechanisms, which means they offer more security than doors with only one main locking system in place.

2. Bi-fold doors aren’t safe

Another common misconception surrounding bi-fold doors is that they aren’t safe, especially if you have small children or boisterous pets.  Fitted with toughened safety glass, bifold doors are constructed to withstand accidental knocks and bumps from both excited children and pets.  Thanks to finger safe gaskets, little fingers stay safe too. Meaning you don’t have to worry about them being trapped between closing doors.

3. Bifold doors are only suitable for big Sunflex aluminium sliding doorshouses

If you think your home is too small to have bifold doors, you need not worry. Bifold doors are available in an impressive range of sizes and configurations, meaning that they are perfectly suited to many house styles. Whether your house is large or small, your new bi-fold doors can be uniquely customised to perfectly fit your space.

4. Bifold doors let out too much heat

With so much glass, you might think that bi-fold doors will make your home a cold place in winter. This couldn’t be further from the truth. Bifold doors, whether they are uPVC, timber or aluminium,  are fitted with energy-efficient glass, making them incredibly efficient at keeping the cold out and the warmth in. Meaning that whatever the local weather, your home will be warm and snug!

5. Bifold doors can only be fitted to an outside wall

If you think bi-fold doors are only be fitted to an outside wall, then think again. The beauty of bifold doors is they can be adapted to fit any suitable space either outdoors or in. If you have a large open plan space but want to have the flexibility to create a more intimate space, then bi-fold doors could be the perfect solution for you.


If you like the look of bifold doors and thought they were only available in your dreams, why not make them a reality?  Chase Windows offer a professional and customer-focused installation service across London and the Home Counties. For more information get in touch today. Visit our showroom, give us a call on 0208 366 6500, or send us a message online.


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