If you are thinking about having new bifolding doors in your home, one of the things you will need to consider is whether your bifolding doors should open in or out.
Our frameless slide and fold doors are designed to offer you far more options than conventional doors. We know that every home is different in its style and design, the number of doors leading to the outside and how you use it. Frameless slide and fold doors are therefore an excellent way to open up your living spaces when you need to while letting in far more light than conventional aluminium doors and give you a fantastic open aspect to the outside.
Should bifolding doors open in or out? Some Tips and Advice.
To help you decide between an opening in or opening out door, there are a number of considerations.
Where will you fit your new slide and fold doors?
Whether your doors open in or out can depend on where you fit them and what the function of the room is. For example, if your new slide and fold doors are in your dining room, your furniture may determine whether there is enough space inside for them to open inwards.
How often will you use your new folding doors?
Some properties only have one door leading out into their garden. Many homeowners use the rear door to let pets out, take the rubbish or your washing out or for access to the side path of the house. If you use your rear doors frequently, we recommend a door set with a traffic door and a door that opens outwards as you will find this more convenient in daily use.
Another benefit of an opening out door is that should it be raining heavily outside and you need to open the door, the wet door will drip water to the outside, not inside your house.
How big is your outside space?
We frequently fit our frameless slide and fold doors opening outwards onto large gardens. If you are not restricted by the size of your patio, decking area or garden, opening out doors are ideal.
If you have a smaller garden, and the inside space allows, consider opening in doors. You may find the opening in folding doors better for not encroaching on a small patio area, garden or balcony. If you have young children that often play in the garden, it is worth considering whether doors folded outwards will get in the way of the available space your kids play in.
Finally, if your doors open straight out onto a pathway, opening in doors may be the better solution for not blocking the path.
Frameless slide and fold doors with flexible opening options.
Our doors are designed so you can choose whether they open in or out. We have also designed doors for clients where the lead door opens in, and the remaining panels slide and fold out. That is the flexibility of our design that does not restrict your options in the way that conventional bifolding doors can.
If you would like more information about our doors and to see how they have been installed in many different types of homes, contact us today.