How Bi-Fold Doors Keep You Cool in Summer

orangery extension with white bifolds and roof lantern

The reason many people choose to have bifold doors installed is because of the way you can open up your home during the summer. When it’s getting hot outside and you want some protection from the midday sun, it’s the perfect location to sit and relax without feeling uncomfortable.

Bifold doors are also brilliant for those summer entertainment events such as barbeques, providing extra space and comfort.

If you have kids too, there’s no better way to prompt them to go out and play than opening up your doors to the back garden. And should you want to dine outdoors but don’t want to be in the full glare of the sun, setting up your dining table and pulling across those bifold doors is a another perfect solution. You can stay cool but still take advantage of all that fresh summer air.

Our bifold doors are much more than just for the summer, however. While they’ll keep you nice and cool during those heat waves (if we get any), they’ll also keep you pretty comfortable if the temperature drops a bit.

Solar controlled double glazing comes as a standard in most fittings nowadays but you still want to make sure you get the best. Our bifold doors are highly energy efficient and, despite their size, are guaranteed to keep you perfectly warm in the winter as well.

Once the summer comes, however, you get exactly the opposite effect. When the sun’s beating down, that energy efficiency works to keep your space cool and relaxing at all times. The doors do this by reducing the effect of direct heat by over 50% while also cutting any glare substantially.

Of course, when you want more protection and shade, and perhaps more privacy, you can also choose to fit blinds with all our bifold doors, something that gives you the opportunity to control the temperature and light even more. Bifold doors have a distinct advantage over traditional sliding doors in that you can open up more of that space to the big, wide world. Basically, they work like a concertina and can be pushed back as much or as little as you want.

Whether it’s early in the morning, midday or getting on for evening, you can always keep close control the temperature in your room. It’s a great way to spend breakfast, with the bifold doors open and the garden in full bloom ahead of you. Or you may want to relax with a proper cup of coffee, or a nice glass of wine during the early evening while you read a book or listen to some music.

Many people choose to have bifold doors installed when they build an extension to add that little extra style and elegance. If you combine it with a roof system it can make a big difference, creating a space with plenty of light that you can enjoy for many years to come. If you’d like to find out more about bifold doors and how they can transform your home, take a look at our products online and contact us if you have any questions.

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