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Choosing Between Aluminum Or UPVC Bifold Doors

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Choosing Between Aluminum Or UPVC Bifold Doors

For many homeowners, deciding to replace the exterior doors at the rear of their property can be more exciting than replacing their front door, especially if they use their garden on a regular basis. Whilst there are many different types of back doors to choose from, it is becoming increasingly popular for homeowners to opt for bifold doors and with numerous benefits to doing so, it is easy to see why they’re so many peoples’ first choice. 


When looking into bifold doors further, you will notice that they are available in different materials and usually, there are two main options to choose from; aluminium and uPVC, both of which are a brilliant choice. Often, deciding between these two materials is something that homeowners struggle with, so to help anyone currently trying to do so, our team here at Park Lane Windows have put together some information on both aluminium and uPVC bifold doors that may be beneficial to you. 


Aluminium bifold doors 


Not many people will consider aluminium as a material to make windows and doors from until it is offered to them, but it is an innovative option to consider. Below are the main reasons why people tend to choose aluminium bifold doors;


  • Thermal efficiency advantage – This material is known for being thermally efficient and providing warmth and comfort to homeowners. When choosing this material you will have a reduction of heat loss and you can expect your heating bills to be lower.
  • Slimmer frame – Many choose bifold doors due to the fact that they offer such a wide opening and even when aluminium bifold doors are close your view won’t be interrupted by the frames. This material provides a slim and sleek option for homeowners. 


You have the option to customise your bifold doors too, so not only can you choose from a wide range of colours, but you can choose a configuration that works well for the space that you have as well. The only thing that some homeowners question when considering aluminium bifold doors is their price, they tend to be more expensive than a uPVC alternative. 


UPVC bifold doors 


UPVC is an incredibly popular material and the vast majority of homeowners will have either uPVC windows or doors already at their property, so this makes it a safe choice. Below are the main reasons why people opt for uPVC bifold doors


  • Realistic wood effects – You can get uPVC in multiple different colours and you can also get it in different finishes too. Homeowners like the fact you can get a realistic wood effect finish, especially if their home is more traditional in appearance on the exterior. 
  • Cost-effective solution – UPVC is known for being an affordable material and often it allows homeowners to have designs that might not be within budget in another material. Even though it is less expensive, it is still incredibly durable and long-lasting. 


Similarly to aluminium, you have the ability to completely customise your bifold doors when you choose uPVC and it is easy to design them so that they work perfectly in your home. The one downside to uPVC is that the frame is slightly thicker and will be more obvious/eye-catching when the doors are closed. 


Investing in aluminium or uPVC bifold doors 


Hopefully, the information above will be beneficial to any homeowners who are interested in getting bifold doors installed at the rear of their property. Now you know a little bit more about both of these materials and why each is beneficial in its own way, you can begin to consider which is more suitable for your property and your needs. Of course, if you have any questions at all about aluminium or uPVC bifold doors, our team is more than happy to assist you further. 


Here at Park Lane Windows, we are able to design, manufacture and install both aluminium and uPVC bi-fold doors for you too, so no matter which material you end up choosing, we are the perfect people to reach out to. You can guarantee that when you choose our team to help you in this regard, you will be more than satisfied with both the exemplary service that you receive throughout and also the industry-leading doors that are installed for you.