Monday, 20 April 2009

BiFolding Door Frames: metal, wood, pvc comparison. aluminium framesThe irony is ... you can spend thousands of pounds on something you DON'T want to see!

Bifolding doors from your home to your conservatory or garden. You need them to keep the weather out but you probably want maximum natural light and the least interrupted view. The less you see of the doors, the better! Click on the picture for an enlarged view.

There are three main choices of frame: aluminium, wood and pvc. Aluminium, being the strongest material, requires the least amount of frame, therefore enabling more glass per square metre and the slimmest profile for when the doors are opened and pushed aside.

PVC is sometimes reinforced with metal; the strength of the pvc in a make of doors will vary and the frame width may therefore range from maybe just under twice as wide as aluminium to almost three times as wide, leaving a much smaller panel of glass.

Wood is somewhere in between.

The comparisons are illustrated in the scaled image of a six-panel bifolding door with a view of horses in a field. The green door frames represent aluminium which is powder-coated in the colour of your choice when you place your order. The brown frames represent wood and the white frames pvc. Choose your horse and compare how much of it is visible through the glass panels. No bets taken on the winner!

Take a look at the SunSeeker Doors web site for more details and an obligation-free quotation.

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