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What is a bi-fold door?

A bi-fold door is a type of door that is made up of two or more panels that are hinged together.


These panels fold back against each other when opened, creating a compact space-saving solution. Bi-fold doors are commonly used in places where space is limited, such as closets, laundry rooms, and as dividers between rooms or to connect indoor and outdoor spaces.



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Advantages of Bi-Fold Doors:

  • Space-Saving: Bi-fold doors fold back on themselves, requiring less space to open compared to swing doors.

  • Flexibility: Can be used in various settings, including small closets, room dividers, and large openings to outdoor spaces.

  • Wide Opening: Provides a wider clear opening compared to sliding doors, which can be limited by the width of the panels.

  • Versatility: Available in different materials, finishes, and configurations to suit different aesthetic and functional needs.


Disadvantages of Bi-Fold Doors:

  • Complexity: Can be more complex to install due to the need for precise alignment and tracks.

  • Maintenance: The folding mechanism and tracks may require regular maintenance to ensure smooth operation.

  • Cost: Can be more expensive than standard swing doors due to the additional hardware and installation complexity.


In summary, bi-fold doors are a practical and stylish solution for various applications, particularly where space-saving is a priority. They offer a good balance between functionality and aesthetics - contact SRN today to arrange a free quote.

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