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How Long will my Bi-fold Doors Last?

You’re ready to take the bi-fold plunge but you may be hesitant about one thing… How long will your new bifolds last and when would you need to replace them? The life span of bifolding doors is dependant on the manufacturer, material and how well its looked after. With UK Doors Online, we can provide high quality aluminium bi-fold doors that will last for many years with minimal maintenance.

Durable Materials

Our doors are all manufactured from aluminium. Aluminium is an incredibly robust material, and when fabricated, can last up to 45 years on a property. Aluminium’s balance of malleability and strength is a lot less likely to warp or rot compared to timber or uPVC bi-folds. Aluminium bifolds and doors are, hence, expected to have a life expectancy of 45 years, which can be almost double that of uPVC 25-35 year expectancy. Aluminium’s strength allows us to offer market leading sash sizes of up to 1200 mm wide or 3000 mm tall. Enabling you to exploit natural lighting and paramount views.

Aluminium framing is built to last and is effectively resistant to corrosion, as aluminium does not rust due to the oxide layer on its surface. The hard oxide layer is resistant to further corrosion and protects the underlying metal. Enabling protection through the elements of rain and acidity, especially in coastal regions.

Minimal Maintenance

Aluminium bifolds extended lifespan can be largely due to the doors requiring minimal maintenance. No specialist cleaning treatments nor techniques are required when cleaning aluminium bi-folds making them extremely easy to maintain over its lifetime. Our super slim 120 mm sightlines enable larger frame and glazing sizes, making cleaning and maintaining the bifolds even easier.

Our bifolds are finished in a thick powder coating, which obtains a dense finish that is more durable and longer-lasting than the conventional paint used in many uPVC installations. Because powder coating does not have a liquid carrier, it can produce a thick coverage without running or sagging. Visual appeal aside, this thick coating creates a robust finish which is highly thermal and UV and corrosion resistant. Lasting for many years with minimal maintenance.

Trusted Manufacturer

We manufacture high quality bi folding doors that are built to last. Handcrafted by our highly skilled workforce to our customers’ specifications using the class leading and accredited Alutech BF73 Bifold Door System. As such, our bifolding doors comes with a 10 year warranty on factory power coating and 12 months warranty on hardware as standard.

Our large, streamlined factory allows us to manufacture multiple high quality product types, all within a fast turnaround time. We have a showroom at our head office in Dewsbury. So if our customers want to come get a feel for our products, they can do. Our products are all manufactured to the highest standards, compliant with British standards, building regulations and security standards.

When to Replace Your Bifold Doors?

You now know that your aluminium bi fold doors will last a long time. But you may be wondering – when would you need to replace them? Replacing your bi-folds should only be mandatory when your windows are no longer energy efficient and/or have developed a draft. Or if the security of your property is at risk due to insecure or single-glazed bifolds.

Luckily, with UK Doors Online we can offer you insulation value of 1.4 U W/m2k for double glazing. To ensure supreme thermal efficiency and energy saving properties. Alutech’s system also incorporates dedicated shoot bolt intermediate locks operated by low projection handles and a traditional lever 3-point dead latch and hook lock. Making our bi folds both energy efficient and secure.

If you are ready to replace your bi folds get in touch today to receive a quick quote via our online door designer. For any other design queries, our friendly sales team can assist you on 01924 929 600. To find out more about our range of bifolding doors view our product page or email sales@ukdoorsonline.co.uk.

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