If you are looking to refresh your home with new doors, you are probably aware of the variety of doors available to you, and it can be difficult to know which one best suits your tastes and property.
Folding doors incorporate large glass panes in their design, which means that they allow natural light to flow into a room. Of course, blinds and shutters allow you to fully control the number of lights coming in, but when the windows are open, the doors let in a lot of lights, whether they are open or closed.
The concertino-type mechanism of the double-leaf doors makes it possible not to encroach on a room when they are open, as other doors might do. They do not pivot inward or outward but fold back on themselves in the opening. If you have a smaller room, this space-saving mechanism is an advantage: you don’t have to sacrifice space or rearrange your room to accommodate the door itself. In addition, the opening mechanism also has an elegant and refined look.
The doors themselves are equipped with multipoint locking systems. While patio doors have only one locking point, multi-point folding doors allow each panel to be locked, making it much more difficult for intruders to enter and young curious children to leave. Some folding doors also use panel locking technology, which prevents the door from being blown shut or from accidentally closing and causing injury.
Folding doors are visually great, no matter where they are installed. They add a level of modernity and contemporary shine to any home, whether they are installed as a two-panel door in the back of an extension or as a six-panel corner door in a large contemporary home. Because the doors can be equipped with flush or low threshold tracks, they can be installed almost seamlessly, as if one room simply opens onto the next room or the outside world.
The versatility of folding doors is unmatched by patio doors – folding installations are available as a corner or curved installations, so they can be installed in even the most unusual properties.
The doors themselves need little maintenance: the door track should be free of debris, and wood-clad folding doors should be treated to protect them from the elements, as is the case with all outward-facing wooden furniture.