Aluminium Bi-fold doors are great for entertaining areas and locations where you desire the maximum unobstructed view. In residential spaces and homes, bi-fold doors can be used between dining or living areas and outdoor entertaining spaces. By using bi-fold doors in these areas, you have the ability to see more of the outdoor areas that are around you and you’re also able to open up the doors to combine indoor and outdoor living spaces.


Imagine being able to combine your indoor dining or entertaining area with your outdoor area. You can certainly imagine how much extra space that will give you and your guests! When you can combine indoor and outdoor living spaces, you can create several different entertaining styles, plus have the additional space for extra people that you didn’t have before.


For commercial spaces, aluminium bi-fold doors are also a great solution for opening up areas. Bi-fold doors are a wonderful solution for rooftop bars or for restaurants and other establishments who want to give their customers the experience of both indoor and outdoor areas. This style of door not only makes the establishment look larger, but it also lets guests who are indoors feel as though they are part of the outside scene as well. Imagine opening up your restaurant to the outdoors to increase table space or to give your guests and unbelievable view. It’s a cost-effective way to increase space without having to add permanent walls to your establishment.


Even if your business doesn’t have a majestic view to work with, aluminium bi-fold doors are also a good option for businesses that have shopfronts in shopping centres or complexes. The doors are easy to open, can be secured in different ways and gives potential customers easy access to your shop.

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How do Aluminium Bi-Fold Doors Work?


When opened, aluminium bi-fold doors form a discrete stack, which results in an opening that is unobstructed by beams or frames. When closed, aluminium bi-fold doors provide a crystal clear view of the outdoor space around you. Closed or open – bi-fold doors bring the outdoors in.


What’s the Difference between Framed and Frameless Bi-Fold Doors?


Framed bi-fold aluminium doors have frames in between each piece of glass, while frameless bi-fold doors are made up of glass panels that are top hung and fold back upon themselves, either to the left or right, inside or out, leaving a clear opening to the outdoor surroundings of your home or business. Both framed and frameless options are a great choice for any person or business who wants to expand space and have a beautiful view of the outdoors.


Where are Glass Bi-Fold Doors Most Commonly Used in Homes or Businesses?


One of the most common places to use bi-fold doors in a home or a business is in an outer wall that joins a room inside the house or business to an outdoor area, such as a patio or extended outdoor living space. Many people and businesses choose to use bi-fold doors in this manner because it increases living or business space and opens up a view to the outside world. However, there are also plenty of other ways that home owners and businesses can use bi-fold doors and here are a few ideas to take into consideration:
•    In between home offices or studies and other living areas of your home
•    As entranceways to walk-in closets
•    As the entranceway to a pool or spa area of a home or business
•    Between kitchens and other living spaces of a home or business
•    For businesses – as shopfronts
•    For businesses – to divide off a certain section, such as an area of the business that’s not open all of the time, but you want customers to be able to see in so that they know what there is to offer
•    To close off areas for private dining – people can still see their surroundings, but they can’t hear all of the noise going on around them
•    As conference room doors in an office space


What Are the Features or Benefits of Aluminium Bi-Fold Doors?


One of the best features of aluminium bi-fold doors is that they expand space. If you’re currently seeking to expand the living area of your home or add on to your business, first stop and consider whether your additional space requirements could be met by joining your current indoor living areas with an outdoor living area.


The beauty and the views also cannot be discounted when it comes to listing the main advantages of bi-fold doors. If your residence or business has a great view of the ocean or skyline, but the view is blocked off by standard windows or doors, imagine how nice it would be to take in all of the beauty around you without having to go through a door or stand next to a window.


Another great feature and benefit that isn’t often thought about is how bi-fold doors can help with heating and cooling. When opened, there is nothing obstructing the breeze, warmth or coolness (depending on the season) from coming into your home or business. Not only do you get the outdoor ambiance coming into your home or your business, but you also get the wonderful weather that can help you make your indoor temperature where you want it to be.


When the weather isn’t cooperating, there are no worries with aluminium bi-fold doors as the doors are weather sealed and proofed so that you never have to worry about wind or rain. Additional benefits of bi-fold doors include:
•    A wide variety of configurations and styles to choose from
•    Astounding acoustics – get the beauty of the view from outside, without the noise when the doors are closed


The Glass in Paradise Bi-Fold Difference


Glass in Paradise is a locally owned and operated company that offers full service fabrication, installation and glass repairs. Being locally owned and operated, we have the opportunity to work one on one with each of our clients to achieve the aluminium bi-fold door design of their dreams. With personalised local service, you’re not waiting long periods for return phone calls and appointment times. When you call Glass in Paradise, you get to work with local professionals who are experienced and professionally trained.


To get started on having bi-fold doors fabricated and installed in your home or business, call Glass in Paradise today!