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What Are Bi-fold Doors?

Are you looking for doors for your new home or do you need to replace the doors you’ve had forever? Bi-fold doors could be exactly what you need! Not only do they provide unique beauty but they create a convenient, wide entrance as well. Call Quality Window & Door to learn more about our bi-fold door services in Maryland, Washington, DC and Northern Virginia!

What is a Bi-fold Door?

Bi-fold Doors

Bi-fold doors have two panels (which can vary in length and width) connected by centralized hinges. The panels are supported by a track on which they slide open and closed. Bi-fold doors are becoming increasingly popular in homes and are used as alternatives to sliding doors and standard closet doors.

Bi-fold doors, also called folding doors, can be used anywhere in a home, including:

  • Laundry rooms and closets
  • Kitchen pass-throughs
  • Walk-in closets
  • Pantries
  • Linen closets
  • Utility closets
  • Room dividers
  • Patios
  • Sunrooms
  • Decks

Benefits of Bi-fold Doors

Bi-fold doors, in addition to being visually unique, have a number of advantages, including:

Energy efficiency: installing a bi-fold door, especially an aluminum one, can help cut your energy costs in both the warm and cold season.

Maintenance: you won’t have to spend a lot of time cleaning your bi-fold doors! Though they function differently than standard doors, they don’t require any extra maintenance.

Functionality: bi-fold doors can be used to divide rooms but still retain a sense of openness (perfect for offices with cubicles, closets, etc).

Size: due to their unique opening systems, bi-fold doors help save space!

Our Selection of Bi-fold Doors

From wood doors to aluminum doors to fiberglass doors, Quality Window & Door offers it all. We carry bi-fold door systems from the best manufacturers in the industry, including:

  • Weather Shield
  • Panda
  • Parrett
  • Simpson
  • Norwood

Contact our bi-fold door experts to learn more about folding doors and how we can help you choose the best doors for your home or commercial building. The next part of the What Are…Window & Door Series blog is coming soon – lift and slide doors!

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