Most home improvement veterans (homeowners and installers alike) will have you believe that the fiercest battle in double glazing is the ongoing debate between uPVC vs Aluminium. However, quietly in the background there’s been a whole other war going on – this time with regards to the ideal patio door style. Bi-folds or French doors? Which should you choose? Thankfully there is no wrong answer. But we’ve put together the highlights and benefits of both:

Bi-fold doors:

Bifold Door Installers

One of the most innovate and modern-functioning patio doors on the market, Bi-folds are ideal for those with a wide home aperture to fill. Their slim lines and clean frames make for a real sleek finish, all while letting lashings of natural light to enter and successfully permeate the space. You’ll feel closer to outside and have a wider view of the garden. All this is achieved with a door style that is extremely easier to operate, with every leaf sliding and folding with a firm push.

  • Available in 3-7 leaf configurations
  • Ultra slim sightlines for large light entry
  • Smooth folding action that doesn’t disturb living space
  • Choice of aluminium or uPVC frames

French doors:

French Door Installers

French doors have proved themselves a design as practical as they are timeless. Allowing homeowners to enjoy either full or half opening, they allow for a lot of flexibility with regards to ventilation and light entry. This makes them a reliable and ever popular choice of patio door. Their classic design means they can be tailored to suit both heritage and modern house styles, meaning nobody need miss out on their benefits.

  • Classic double door opening action
  • Configurable for inward or outward opening
  • Suits heritage and modern property styles
  • Energy efficient – U-value of 1.3 W/m²K

Specific patio styles to suit specific purposes and people

Like the properties we work on themselves, every homeowner is different. Because of this there simply is no objective right answer as to which patio door style is the best. It’s all a matter of what you’d like to achieve. Want to enjoy as much natural light as possible? Bi-folds it is! Want the flexibility of two independent door panels? It must be French doors. The good news is that you’re your decision is made, both styles can further be customised to accommodate your needs and wants.

Change the way you think about your garden with Patio doors from DW

We’re aware that nothing compares to actually seeing the product ‘in the flesh’, providing untold inspiration for your impending home improvement project. At DW Windows we make this possible via our 3 window & door showrooms, situated in Coseley, Sedgley and Fordhouses. Furthermore, exceeding the industry standard guarantee of 10 years on installation, 5 years on glass and 2 years on furniture, the DW windows guarantee covers all of our products for 10 years, including a solid insurance backed FENSA guarantee for complete peace of mind.

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If you’ve been thinking about updating your home’s back entrance for a while now, we’re confident that bi-folds or French doors could prove a perfect solution. To find out more, get in touch with a member of DW Windows either via phone on 0800 999 0909 or send over a free online message.

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