All About Bi Fold Doors

When it comes to providing safety, security and privacy to a specific location in or around the house bi fold doors provide a beautiful, yet seldom used opportunity for the cautious consumer with an aesthetic eye.  These doors are often installed in specific areas of a house or establishment.  They can be completely interior inclusions or serve a purpose in an exterior location under the right circumstances.  Not too many people tend to think of including these features around their home.  They are not a common consideration for installation in a new home or a remodeled configuration.

bi fold doors

bi fold doors

Individuals that are interested in a unique application for bi fold doors have a wide range of possibilities worthy of consideration.  These doors are manufactured by several different companies each with their own method of production and purposes.  The majority of them are designed and developed as interior use door systems to separate certain areas of the house from one another.  They can be solid of solid wood, metal or glass construction and can be used to serve a purpose or as just a simple aesthetic accessory meant more for appearance than to serve an actual purpose.  They can be used in just about any door frame wide enough to incorporate them.

Curious customers can use bi fold doors in such places as the entrance to the dining room.  In most homes the dining area is situated adjacent to the kitchen area, normally with wide empty openings for entrance and exit from the location.  Placing a set of these doors in the door frames for this room is one of the aesthetic applications mentioned above.  Home owners will seldom use the doors to keep people out of the area.  They will choose a glass configuration for the simple reason that when the doors are actually in the closed position they will be an attractive feature for the visitor to appreciate prior to being permitted entrance to the area.

bi fold patio doors

bi fold patio doors

bi fold glass doors

bi fold glass doors

Bi Fold Closet Doors

In other areas of the residence the home owner may elect to go with bi fold closet doors to provide a little more privacy in the bed room.  Closet doors of this nature are generally of the full wood or metal model and allow the bed room occupant the ability to store items of interest in these areas without them being easily recognizable by anyone they allow access to their private living area.

bi fold doors interior

bi fold doors interior

Bi Fold Garage Doors

One of the areas most often overlooked by the individual home owner is the possibility to use bi fold garage doors.  The doors that are manufactured to fall into this category are again normally manufactured as heavy solid wood or massive metal such as iron.  They are designed to provide an extra level of security and safety with regards to the vehicles stored inside as well as any other items that normally find a resting place within the confines of this compartment.  These door systems do require a bit of maintenance from time to time to keep them functioning appropriately.  Parts associated with the operation of the system will eventually wear out and need to be replaced.

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Posted in Door and Windows on Jan 2nd, 2013, 4:36 pm by andre

 
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