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Keeping Cool

If you live in the UK it’s likely you’ve been blessed with great summer weather recently, as a heatwave has visited most regions over the last few days. To the delight of many, the sunshine is set to continue for at least another two weeks, which means more time spent outdoors, BBQs in the warm evenings, and beautiful sunsets.

Although this favourable weather comes with many benefits, you may be finding it difficult to keep cool at home. This can be especially tricky if you are out during the day and cannot keep your windows open for ventilation, or if you have a garden room or conservatory that gets so warm it becomes unusable. The heat can be uncomfortable for children and pets, and the warm nights can make sleeping difficult for those who are used to cooler temperatures.

If you’ve been struggling this year, it may be worth thinking about having bifold doors installed in your home. They are perfect for garden rooms, conservatories, kitchens and living rooms which open onto your garden or patio space. Bifold doors have a unique design, which allows them to be pushed to the side to create a large, uninterrupted opening. Their super low or invisible threshold creates a seamless transition between the outside and the inside of your property, allowing for a fantastic entertaining space and providing optimal ventilation when the doors are open.

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Working With The Weather

Bifold doors don’t just come into their own during a heatwave, of course. No matter the temperature, you can configure your bifold doors in a variety of ways to best suit the weather. Most bifold sets can have a traffic door installed, which acts like a normal door, so you don’t have to create more of a gap than you need to. Depending on the number of door leaves you opt for, you can also open up a smaller section to whatever width is best. Opening up the doors during hot weather helps to keep your home cool, and creates an open space which is perfect for family BBQs and summer evening get-togethers. Having your bifolds open can encourage your children to venture outdoors a bit more during the summer holidays, and helps you to keep an eye on them while they play
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Uninterrupted View

If your home has a nice garden or great views, bifold doors can have a very positive impact on your interior space, as well as the exterior. The slim aluminium frames and large panes allow for uninterrupted views, connecting you to nature and the ever-changing seasons. At this time of year, when it’s light long into the evenings, being able to enjoy your garden once you have gone inside means getting so much more value for your hard work.

If you live in an area with little light pollution, your bifold doors will give you the opportunity to gaze at the stars from the comfort of your home. This can be exciting for young children and adults alike – your bifold doors provide an ever-changing picture that’s always interesting to look at.

A feature like this in any home can transform the space, and in turn make it more attractive to prospective buyers should you ever decide to sell. Your bifold doors are likely to add value to your home, especially as they can be perfectly tailored to your property in both size and colour

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Install Soon For Optimal Benefits

If you’re interested in bifold doors for your home, then getting the ball rolling as soon as possible is a good idea. This is due to a number of factors, with the most important being that you’ll have them installed before the weather starts getting cold again. This is something to consider because - while it’s perfectly possible to install bifold doors in the winter months - it’s always beneficial to do it when the temperatures are a bit more comfortable. The gap that bifold doors fill can be substantial, and it can take a long time to warm your house up again if it has been exposed to icy winds during installation! By starting the process now, you may also manage to get some good use out of them during late summer this year, and you’ll be more than ready for the first BBQ weather of 2019.
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Bi-Fold Doors this Winter

While bifold doors really come into their own during the summer months, you may also be wondering how they fare during the autumn and winter, when freezing temperatures are common. Thankfully, bifold doors are an extremely efficient option when it comes to keeping the heat in and the cold out. They are completely sealed when shut to keep draughts at bay, and the high quality materials have been manufactured with optimal thermal efficiency in mind. In fact, our bifold doors have an impressive U-value of 1.32, which is a better score than both solid and cavity walls. If you are replacing a set of sliding patio doors or similar, you may also find that your heating bills go down after having your bifolds installed, due to their superior thermal efficiency.

Bifold doors have year-round benefits, but are an especially good asset when the weather is as warm and sunny as it has been this year. If you’d like to book a free consultation and receive a no obligation quote, don’t hesitate to get in touch. You can also see all available options on our Bifold Door Builder, where you get to create your perfect bifold door set. Why wait? 

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