Patio and Bi-Fold Door Differences

An excellent way to improve the natural light at the back of your property is to consider installing a patio or bi-folding door. Both of these doors create a large opening, making your garden an extension of your home. But, what are the differences between a patio and bi-folding doors?

In this guide, we will give you an overview of both doors. Plus, we will look at some of the pros and cons of each.

What is a Patio Door?

Patio doors originated from Japan and are an excellent choice for easy access into your garden. If you are regularly moving between the house and garden, the sliding patio doors will make the process effortless. 

Sliding patio doors usually consist of two panes of glass. To open the entrance, you can slide the patio door behind the other glass pane. Plus, these doors tend to come with a handy lock that you can flick open or closed.

One of the main advantages of sliding doors is that they do not take up much space. Because the doors slide behind each other, they do not require space to be left clear for opening.

Patio doors are an excellent choice for your home. However, if you are looking for a bigger opening, these doors may restrict your options. If this is the case, a bi-folding door may be a more suitable choice.

You can see more about our patio doors here.

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What is a Bi-Fold Door?

Bi-folding doors are a stylish choice for the back of your home. They usually consist of three panes of glass and instead of sliding behind each other, they fold away effortlessly. Therefore, the main advantage of bi-folding doors is that they can provide an enormous opening into your garden.

If you are looking to expand the amount of natural light that enters your home, bi-fold doors are an excellent choice. They can provide a much larger opening and increase the amount of glass that lets in the light. Plus, they are perfect if you have limited space for opening.

One of the main benefits of our bi-folding doors is that they are Aluminium. That reduces the size of the frame and creates a modern aesthetic. Furthermore, the Aluminium bi-folding door is low maintenance and easy to clean. 

Although these bi-folding doors are one of the best choices for your home, they can be a little more expensive than the other options. That is because they tend to fill larger spaces and require more glass. 

If you are unsure which choice is better for your home, get in touch. Our advisors can help discuss the options and give you a FREE quote for bi-folding doors, patio doors or any other home improvements you are looking for.

Patio And Bi-Folding Doors From St Helens Windows

At St Helens Windows, we supply and install a broad range of door choices. Plus, we are a reliable supplier that manufactures all of our doors to measure. That means you are getting a bespoke patio or bi-folding door for your home.

If you want to know more about our range of patio, bi-folding or french doors, get in touch. You can call our team on 01744 611 203.